News | April 03, 2017

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Performance artist collaborates with students

The Theatre Program in the Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University presents artist-in-residence Tim Miller in a solo performance April 4 and a student-devised performance under his supervision April 7-9 at FGCU’s TheatreLab.

An internationally acclaimed artist, Miller is a pioneer in the field of autobiographical performance art and has particularly focused on LGBTQ-related issues in his work. He is the recipient of numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts but became a household name in 1990 when he was awarded an NEA Solo Performer Fellowship that was overturned due to the gay themes in his work. He and three other artists, who have become known as the “NEA 4,” sued the government in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Miller will present one of his original solo acts on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. followed by a post-performance discussion. Performances of the student-devised piece take place April 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m.  Performances contain adult language and situations and are not recommended for children younger than 18.

Individual tickets to “Artist Residency with Tim Miller” at Florida Gulf Coast University are $10 for the general public and $7 for students. Tickets are available online or at the door, based on availability. The TheatreLab is in the Arts Complex on FGCU’s main campus at 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. Parking is available in Lot 7 for patrons of the theatre and other guests.