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Rose: You Are Who You Eat, a work in progress installation of films

May 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John Jarboe (she/her) standing in front of a wooded, green scene holding red roses and a red covering over her hair.

Installation open hours, May 12, 2023 5-9PM
Open to the public, come by anytime between 5-9PM!
Registration not required.

Rose: You Are Who You Eat  is a work in progress installation of films made at Bethany Arts Community following the gender journey of artist John Jarboe.  

Viewers will walk through the domestic spaces of Bethany Arts Community discovering various digital tellings of the myth of John and Rose. Over ten films found in refrigerators, underbeds, and on ceilings, viewers will explore the inner workings of a “gender cannibal” and be asked to reflect on their own journey with gender.  

Featured Image: Photograph by Christopher Ash

All films and photos were made with the support of Works and Process at The Guggenheim.

John Jarboe (she/her) is a director, singer, writer, producer and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She is the founding Artistic Director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, the largest queer performance organization in Philadelphia, known for hosting a 12 hour International Festival of Cabaret called FEAST as well as making a mobile stage out of a 15 foot box truck called The Beardmobile. She has directed and written original work performed at La Mama ETC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joe’s Pub, Opera Philadelphia, The Wilma Theater, Guggenheim’s Works & Process, and Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series. Jarboe has directed and helped create shows for Cookie Diorio, legendary Mezzo Stephanie Blythe, and for Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. As a writer and performer Jarboe has toured to Paris, Poland, New Zealand, and most recently received commissions and two residencies from Works & Process at The Guggenheim.  

Instagram: @johnjarbeard / @beardedladiescabaret | Facebook: @johnjarbeard 


May 12, 2023
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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