Trans-Q Television
Fall 2012
Professor: Suzie Silver (suziesilver@cmu.edu)
TA: Scott Andrew

Course/Project Description
Interested in Gender/Queer Theory and Sexuality?  Wanna make a TV show?
Do it all in Trans-Q Television!

Trans-Q is a dynamic interdisciplinary experience.  We’ll read queer theory and talk about it.  We’ll write, imagine, dream-up and produce the most amazing video variety show series ever! Trans-Q Television explores gender expression, sexuality, desire and ecstatic acts of being!

Programming for Trans-Q includes:

Stand up theory, micro documentaries, video art, dance, animation, comedy, interviews, literary presentations, performance art, music and much more. It is a Dadaist Variety Show for the 21st Century. A truly warped Lawrence Welk meets Andy Warhol’s TV meets Ernie Kovacs meets Sonny and Cher meets Flip Wilson meets Carol Burnett meets Wigstock meets YouTube. Local and national visiting artists and scholars will participate in the ongoing development and production of Trans-Q Television.

Prerequisites:  An open-mind, enthusiasm and an interest in the infinite ways that gender and sexuality can be expressed and experienced.

For all course meetings and other important Trans-Q related events see the calendar tab on this website.




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