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CI Presents Internationally Acclaimed Performance Artist Tim Miller in 'Sex/Body/Self'

Camarillo, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 – The Performing Arts Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller in “Sex/Body/Self,” a highly stimulating, fiercely funny one-man show about identity, the culture wars and queer strategies for the future. The performance, Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m. at Malibu Hall is $15 for the public, $10 for faculty and staff, free for CI students, and $5 for all other students. Tickets can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/343505, by phone at 1-800-838-3006, or in cash at the door. Following the performance, the artist will engage in Q&A with the audience.

The performance caps a weeklong artist’s residency at CI, in which Miller will visit classes, conduct intensive performing arts workshops, and consult with faculty and students on their own upcoming presentation of “Thresholds,” an original play. It is Miller’s third such residency on the CI campus.

Miller's work as an award-winning international performer and writer explores the artistic, spiritual and political topography of his identity as a gay man. Hailed for his humor and passion, he has tackled this challenge in dozens of critically acclaimed pieces, including “Glory Box,” “US,” and “1001 Beds,” in theatres from New York to London. He is the author of three books, including the recent “1001 Beds,” an anthology of his performances, essays and journals, and is the recipient of numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Miller co-founded two of the nation’s most influential performance spaces: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. He has taught performance at UCLA, NYU, and at universities throughout the U.S.

Miller’s creative and political work focuses on marriage equality and the injustices facing lesbian and gay couples in America. A member of the legendary “NEA 4” in the 1990s, Miller joined three other artists in suing the federal government after his NEA fellowship was overturned under political pressure from the Bush White House because of the gay themes of his work.

Limited complimentary parking is available on campus in designated spaces only. Upon arriving at the campus, please follow event parking signs. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo, with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the VISTA bus to the campus; the cash only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

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