Grantee News: Bunkin' With You in the Afterlife

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Equity Foundation Grantee BroadArts Theatre presents “Bunkin’ With You in the Afterlife”, with opening night February 3.

Here is the press release from BroadArts Theatre:

What: Bunkin’ With You In The Afterlife! an ecumenical lesbian cowgirl musical by Jody Seay

When and Where: PREVIEWS: Friday, January 27: Celebration Author’s Reception with Jody Seay: Saturday, January 28, 8:00 p.m. at the Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, 97217                                  

$ 7 in advance, $10 day of show

OPENING: Friday, Feb 3, 8 p.m. and continuing Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through March 10th, at the IFCC/ ETHOS, 5340 N. Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

$18 in advance, $22 day of show

 “SET-LESS SUNDAYS,” Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 at 7 p.m  at In Other Words Bookstore, 8 N. Killingsworth at N. Williams, Portland OR

$ 8 in advance, $10 day of show

Tickets online through: BroadArts Theatre and (secure server)

Group rates available for IFCC and In Other Words Shows

Contact Address: BroadArts Theatre, PO Box 13370, Portland, OR. 97213-0370

Contact Phone: (503) 288-5181  Email:

Contact: Melinda E. Pittman 503-288-5181

Bunkin’ With You in the Afterlife is a cowgirl musical written by award-winning author, Jody Seay and produced by BroadArts Theatre. From its beginnings as a reading in last year’s Fertile Ground Festival, BroadArts is kickin’ up our delighted collective heels to bring the full musical production to the stage!

Bunkin’ has preview performances scheduled for the Q Center, January 27 and 28th, and the grand opening at the IFCC/ Ethos on Friday, Feb. 3. Bunkin’ continues at the IFCC/ Ethos on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. through March 10.  In addition, BroadArts is offering our special “Set-less Sunday” shows at In Other Words Bookstore and Community Center, on Sunday nights Feb. 5,12,19,26, and a special International Women’s Day show and party March 4th, all beginning at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available online through the BroadArts website, through Box Office Tickets at Group rates are available and each venue is accessible.

Full of rambunctious fun, the comedy musical play takes square aim on the sometimes touchy subject of religion and spirituality, as well as homosexuality, equality, and women’s rights. The musical features Minnie Rhodes, a lesbian minister, and her Many Roads Ministry, Cowgirls for the Lord, who ride around on horseback in the deep green hills of conservative southern Oregon spreading, and singing, the good news – not of having been saved – but, indeed, of never actually having been lost.

Bunkin’ With You in the Afterlife features Portland star actress and singer Hillarie McKenna as Minnie Rhodes herself, and a cast of extraordinarily talented singing actresses, including Kate Mura, Promise Nunn, Mollie Hart, Jean Hiebert, Sarah DeGrave, and Natalie Jacobs. The onstage CowBand is fronted by singer/ songwriter Renee Muzquiz, with Dan Linn on guitar and Aaron Linn on percussion. Willie (pre-Drammy) award-winning director and Oregon Book Award-winning playwright Melinda E. Pittman directs the show. You’ll hoot and holler at lively, original songs like The Boy I Fell in Love With is a Girl, Saddle Soarin’, The Perfect Girl, Brave Enough, and the cowgirl kickline of the title tune, Bunkin’ With You in the Afterlife.

Statewide celebrity and Bunkin’s playwright, Jody Seay, is the producer of Back Page on Oregon Public Broadcasting, and the author of The Second Coming of Curly Red, a novel about the clash between lesbians and rightwing evangelicals in 1992 rural Oregon. Her second book, a memoir called Dead In a Ditch, Growing Up in Texas and Other Near Death Experiences, released last November by Koho Pono Publishing, is available through Amazon and at local and nationwide bookstores.

BroadArts Theatre is the award-winning progressive, feminist comedy musical theatre company famous for productions like WonderBroads, Fat & Sassy, AmBushed! and A/Broad For All Seasons.

Tickets range from $7 at previews, to $22 at the door day of show. Advanced tickets can be ordered through BroadArts Theatre’s website, click on the “Donate now” button to go to the secure ticket order screen.

Bunkin’ With You in the Afterlife and BroadArts Theatre are supported in part by the Kinsman Foundation, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, The Equity Foundation, The Pride Foundation, The Arkansas Community Fund, Kickstarter, and many dozens of donors like you! BroadArts is a tax-deductible, not for profit, touring theatre and music company, now celebrating our Tenth Year of producing original, live musical theatre locally and regionally. Yee haw!


MISSION: BroadArts Theatre creates artistic performances that celebrate women and minorities building a more equal, peaceful, compassionate, sustainable and just society. BroadArts is supported in part by the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, the Kinsman Foundation, the Polk Family Foundation and donations. BroadArts Theatre is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.  BroadArts Theatre Inc. PO BOX 13370, PORTLAND, OR  97213-0370     Voice mail: 503-288-5181

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