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Art is the voice, spirit and conscience of every community and is a vital tool for community reflection, dialogue and pride. Through Gay City Arts, Gay City collaborates with local LGBTQ artists to galvanize an audience for queer arts, foster the development of LGBTQ artists, and facilitate artistic excellence that is accessible, including the promotion of new works. Gay City Arts is committed to presenting challenging, dynamic and excellent queer art across a wide range of disciplines, including theater, music, dance, film, spoken word, literary and visual arts.

Gay City Arts Season 2: Crossing the Line included theater, dance, music, performance art, spoken word, and comedy. The performances pushed the boundaries, perception and perspective of queer performance by asking the questions: What lines have been crossed in the past? What lines need to be crossed now and in the future?

Past Shows: Season 2

Gay City Arts presents Out & In

With James Adomian October 2-4

Out & In brings together funny queer people to tell jokes in the Northwest. Headliner James Adomian has been seen on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Bang Bang, and Late Late Show. Also featuring a hilarious lineup of local comics.

Gay City Arts presents The Billy Strayhorn Project

Featuring Tyrone Brown and the Nate Omdal Trio
Nov 14-15 & Nov 21-22

THE BILLY STRAYHORN PROJECT, a celebration of the life and music of William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 - May 31, 1967), an American jazz arranger, composer, lyricist, and pianist, best known for his three decade long collaboration with Duke Ellington. Featuring Tyrone Brown and the Nate Omdal Trio, an exciting new Seattle-based jazz trio, playing original arrangements from the Billy Strayhorn songbook such as "Take the A Train," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Lush Life".

Gay City Arts presents Harry the Hiker Heads to the Woods

Jan 8 - 1

In HARRY THE HIKER HEADS TO THE WOODS, Harry, who is bored to tears with modern urban gay life, plunges into the forest to find adventure and romance. And yes, there will be bears. It's a shadow puppet show that you probably won't want to take the kids to.

Gay City Arts presents Member-Dismembered

Feb 12-15

If you’ve ever wished you could have somebody else’s body, now you can! When Ken’s penis disappears into the Internet, his partner and friends embark on a surreal and often naked odyssey into interchangeable torsos, anonymous genitalia, a gigantic, atomic-penis straight out of the 1950’s, and the question: who are we, when we can be anything?

Gay City Arts presents Safe

Mar 12-15 & 19-22 / 8pm

The controversial, sold-out piece of theater, that was almost banned from Cornish, returns to the stage. Sean wants to purposefully contract Rob's HIV. Rob doesn't want to put Sean at risk, for fear of the stigma against them both. When they get in bed, will their connection be the most important? Or will it be undetectable? Safe looks to deconstruct what "safe sex" really means.

Gay City Arts presents Out To Dance

Dogged & the other side of silence
Apr 9-12 & 16-19

Out To Dance is a queer, dance, double-feature curated by Gay City Arts featuring the work of Jim Kent, Dylan Ward, Becca Blackwell, and Grace Cormack.

Gay City Arts presents Turnback Boyz

May 29-30

Turnback Boyz, an inter-dimensional, intergalactic queer boyband, will bring their Origins tour to Seattle's Gay City. Oliver Gold, Tommy Tugunns and Peter Pansy, your favorite superstar time traveling trio, will be performing their classic hits; Consent is Sexy, Narcisexual and Love is Cheesy, along with brand new tracks from their new album Turnback Boyz: Origins.

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