Atlanta Queer Arts Showcase Moves Online

The Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance (AQuAA) have moved their Atlanta Queer Arts Showcase event, originally scheduled for April 18, online in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The event, “AQuAA—At Home Together” will bring together some of Atlanta’s best queer performers on Sunday, April 26 at 7pm on Facebook Premiere.

The evening will include an unprecedented sampling of work from Voices of Note: The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus, OurSong: the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Freedom Bands, Out Front Theatre Company, and Out on Film.

The featured work will include readings, performances, musical numbers, a short film, and looks at each company’s upcoming seasons. Morgan Jon Fox’s award-winning film “The One You Never Forget,” starring local actor Owen D. Stone, is among the offerings.

“The queer arts play a huge role in the economic and cultural fabric of Atlanta, the region, and the Southeast,” said Jim Farmer, the festival director of Out on Film, in a press release. “Very few cities in the country can boast that they have a men’s and women’s chorus, a combined chorus, a philharmonic orchestra, a premiere band association, a theater dedicated to LGBTQ work, and an Oscar qualifying LGBTQ film festival in their backyard. The work we all do serves thousands of patrons each year.”

“At a time when COVID-19 has had a huge, overwhelming effect and put society on hold,” Farmer continued, “we hope ‘AQuAA—At Home Together’ will bolster and serve as a reminder of the work we do as well as the importance of arts culture in our society—and some of the challenges we face.”

You can watch “AQuAA—At Home Together” through any of the six members’ Facebook pages on April 26.