March 31, 2010: Conference: Superstar! A Tribute to Mario Montez

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Superstar! A Tribute to Mario Montez

announcementSuperstar! is a one-day conference celebrating and discussing the career of one of New York’s most gifted performers.

Born in Puerto Rico in 1935, Montez moved to New York while still a child. He first appeared on screen in Jack Smith’s queer classic Flaming Creatures (1962–63). Later he became Andy Warhol’s first drag superstar, starring in more than ten of his films. Montez was also a favorite of underground theater, appearing regularly in Theatre of the Ridiculous productions by Charles Ludlam, Ronald Tavel and John Vaccaro.

For the first time in 30 years, Mr. Montez will return to New York to talk about his work and life. Joining him will be Callie Angell, Douglas Crimp, Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé, Ronald Gregg, Maja Horn, Brendan Joseph, Agosto Machado, Ricardo Montez, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Marc Siegel, and Carmelita Tropicana.

Columbia University
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Hall
538 West 120th Street (get map)
New York, New York 10027
10 AM – 5 PM , with a reception to follow

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Organized by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (CU); Co-Sponsored by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (NYU); Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CU); CC/SEAS Office of Multicultural Affairs (CU); Institute for Research on Women and Gender (CU); Barnard Center for Research on Women (BC); Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (CU); Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference (CU); Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures (BC); Department of Theatre (BC); Department of English and Comparative Literature, (CU).