Peepshow takes-back objectification and sexism, widens the feminist frame, and kicks the patriarchy where it counts. Over the span of Peepshow’s five spectacles, performers will review the history of feminism in the wrestling ring, explore the complexities of the male gaze through Broadway show tunes, and expose the modern woman’s complicity in her own oppression through a synchronized-swimming-inspired-ballet.
Peepshow is a theatrical exhibition created and presented by an entirely non-male identified collective of artists, and 100% accessible to Deaf and hearing audience members. Recommended for 18yo+. Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. #WomensVoicesFest
Peepshow is supported in part by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to our Ensemble Sponsors:
- Jonathan Zucker and Nadra Wass for sponsoring Annie Wiegand, deviser and designer
- Evelyn and Scott Schreiber for sponsoring Sandra Mae Frank, deviser and featured performer
If you are interested in becoming an Ensemble Sponsor, email [email protected]
Peepshow is also supported by Comfort Zone, your party supply, novelty, and gift headquarters.
Content advisory: Peepshow addresses objectification and sexism/cis-sexism, as well as racism, ableism, classism, and other forms of oppression. It references, describes, and/or depicts: sexual language and movement, sexual activity, sexual harassment and assault, violence of all kinds perpetrated on women and between women, the emotional and psychological impact abuse, racial fetishism, body-shaming, personal grooming, vaginas, menstruation, childbirth, and menopause. Peepshow is vegetarian but not vegan. Please contact dog & pony dc with any inquiries before purchasing tickets at [email protected].
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable. They cannot be converted into donations. Exchanges can be requested starting 48-hours before a performance; we for sure cannot fulfill requests made less than 90-minutes before a performance. If we are able to honor a request, a $10/ticket fee will be added.
Is this event participatory?
Yes and no. dog & pony dc believes the audience completes our ensemble. Our shows are created with you live in the room every night. But that's what all theatre is--live, ephemeral performance happen in real time. Peepshow has interactive elements, but no audience member will ever be made to do or say anything. There will be invitations but there will be no expectations.
Is this event interpreted?
This event features Deaf and hearing talent. The event itself will be accessible to hearing, Deaf, and Hard of Hearing attendees. The event will alternate between captioning and signing. Some parts of the event will be gestural or movement-based. ASL interpreters will be at the box office.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Peepshow is strongly recommended for persons 18yo+. While an ID is not required, dog & pony dc reserves the right to turn anyone away we feel is too young for the content of this show. Please see content advisory.
What are my transportation/parking options?
This show is being performed at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in their Rehearsal Hall. Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 D Street NW. We strongly recommend public transporation and suggest giving yourself enough time--you know how Metro can be. Take the Green/Yellow line to Archives Navy Memorial or Green/Yellow or Red to Gallery Place-Chinatown (Arena exit). Nearby buslines include 70, 79, X2, Circulator. There are also a number of Capital Bikeshare docking stations and Zipcar spots in the area. There is metered parking using Parkmobile Monday-Saturday; meters are not in effect on Sundays. There is a parking lot directly across the street from Woolly Mammoth.
Can you tell me what to expect?
We started creating this event from the premize that part of the definition of being a women is that we are always on display. So what happens when we control the frame? This event is our attempt to take back objectification. We are placing ourself on display. If gender is a performance, this is ours.
Will there be nudity?
Do you document performances?
Yes, not all but many by both video and photography. By attending this experience, you acknowledge that your likeness may be captured in photographs and/or video and give permission for dog & pony dc to use these materials for non-commercial purposes, including marketing, promotion, publication, archival, and non-commercial broadcasts or webcasts.
When: Fri Feb. 23
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Address: 641 D Street Northwest
Washington DC,US 20004
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