Literature Program

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

$15 general admission, $12 students/seniors, $10 members

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SEX/BODY/SELF - A Performance by Tim Miller

Internationally acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller will perform his solo show SEX/BODY/SELF. Praised for his charged, funny, and sexy performance work which takes up the most challenging queer social texts of our time, in SEX/BODY/SELF Miller charts the origin of queer love and desire from his moment of conception as a queer sperm, to a 9-year-old’s perspective on marriage, a lifetime of battling homophobia in the U.S., a tug of war at Niagara Falls (written the last time Miller performed at Hallwalls in 2001 and borrowed Ed Cardoni’s car to go to the Falls!), and finally to the moment  he married his Australian husband, writer Alistair McCartney, in NYC on the day the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned in the U.S. Miller will share this fierce and funny performance exploring the slings and Eros of outrageous queer fortune.

"Tim Miller sings that song of the self which interrogates—with explosive, exploding, subversive joy and freedom—the constitution and borderlines of selfhood. You think you don't need to hear such singing? You do! You must!"

~ Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America

Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. His performance works have been presented all over the world at venues such as Yale Repertory Theatre, the London Institute of Contemporary Art, the Walker Art Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, and Hallwalls: in 1981 (Live Boys, with the late John Bernd), 1984 (Democracy in America), 1988 (as part of Hallwalls' first Ways In Being Gay festival), and 2001 (Glory Box). He is the author of the books Shirts & Skin, Body Blows, and 1001 Beds, an anthology of his performances and essays which won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for best book in Drama-Theatre. Miller has taught performance at UCLA and NYU. He is a co-founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. He lives with his Australian husband, writer Alistair McCartney, in Los Angeles. He can be reached at his website

His appearance at Hallwalls is made possible with program support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and is co-sponsored in part by the UB Dept. of Visual Studies and Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay & Lesbian Art in NYC.