Photo by Abby Mahler at Them Fatale, April 2023

Butch Visions

Davidson/Valentini Theatre

1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Butch Visions is a facilitation and solo performance that wrestles with generational queer wounds that impede us from finding the love that engines liberation.

Utilizing performance, teaching facilitations, and improvised community involvement, Butch Visions sets out on a collective building experience that asks us to reckon with the ways we need and want to be loved by queer community. Resisting overanalysis and discourse, Butch Visions guides us towards unraveling the emotional and relational strata of what being queer means so that we can be loved in real time.

Doors open 7:30 PM. Performance begins at 8:00 PM.

This event is sold out. An encore performance of Butch Visions has been added on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available here.

This program may not be suitable for all ages.

Participant Bios

Provvidenza Catalano (Writer/Performer, Enza/they/them) is a community motivator and performance artist working in Los Angeles. Enza’s work explores shame, revolutionary optimism, queered value systems and the creation of care-based communities. Provvidenza organizes with Them Fatale, the Los Angeles “Lady” Arm Wrestlers and Unauthorized Gays. They are currently pursuing an MFA in Performance Pedagogy building upon over 10 years of organizing and direct action work.

Molly Prather (Director, she/her) is a former member of The Solo Collective, her solo shows have been featured at UCB LA & NY, Comedy Central Stage, IO West, Toronto’s Impatient Theater and the Piccolo Fringe Festival. She’s collaborated and co-created numerous solo shows, most notably Drew Droege’s Bright Colors and Bold Patterns (SoHo Rep). Her work has been named “BEST THING TO DO LA” and “COMEDY PICK OF THE WEEK” (LA Weekly), COMEDY PICK” (LA Times Brand X), “TO DO” (Backstage), and “LAist FAVE” (LAist). She currently works in live action and animated features as a screenwriter.

Kathleen Jaffe (Projection Designer, she/her) is a community organizer and event producer. She is the founder of Them Fatale Drag Kings, a monthly drag show dedicated to giving back to local LGBTQ organizations and fostering queer community. Kathleen’s stage management credits include: Closely Related Keys (Lounge Theatre), The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (LA LBGT Center), The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (LA LGBT Center), Into the Woods (Madrid Theatre), and Feminist Invasion (Fountain Theatre). 

Sarah Simon (Creative Consultant, they/she) is an educator, certified communication + relationship coach, tarot reader, and scholar. Sarah received their M.A. in Gender and Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College and holds an MEd from Widener University. Presently, Sarah is earning a PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University, where her research explores the relationship between femme identity, haunting, and decolonial theory. Sarah is certified in embodied conflict transformation and somatic parts work through the Embody Lab and loves to integrate that into their coaching and teaching practices.

Kira Kull (Consulting Mythologist, they/she) hails from an integrative background of classical and experimental theater and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology. As an earnest seeker of the mysteries, they often navigate toward themes of multiplicity, repression, and the imaginal. Kira’s specialties include gender expansive archetypes across religion and culture, ancient goddess traditions, and sacred psychedelia. With a deep belief in the generative potential of conflict, she aims to build bridges of relational understanding between the past/present, collective/personal, and conscious/unconscious realities through storytelling and embodied practice. Find her on social media @kkmiracle.

This program is organized by Provvidenza as part of 2023 Circa: Queer Histories Festival, presented by One Institute. The program is co-presented with the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

  • The Los Angeles LGBT Center is a safe and welcoming place where the LGBTQ+ community finds help, hope, and support when it is needed the most.