creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

Friday, May 2, 2014

Announcing: Behold the Bridegrooms Revisited!

“Behold the Bridegrooms Revisited”
Saturday, June 21 at 7pm
Fiesta Hall – Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
“Behold the Bridegrooms Revisited” is a poetic celebration of the wondrous words by award-winning filmmaker and poet James Broughton. Performance artist Jason Jenn brings to life some of James Broughton’s most inspiring, love-infused poetry set to live cello music by David Mergen followed by several guest artists (full list TBA) recreating a colorful staged reading of Broughton’s 1978 marriage to partner Joel Singer. The wedding text is full of lyric beauty and splendor that stands as a monument to queer love and sexual liberation.

2014 marks Broughton’s centennial year and this program is part of bringing greater awareness to this California cultural figure alongside the recent documentary “Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton.” Broughton was an original member of the Radical Faeries, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and a pre-beat poet who was part of the San Francisco Renaissance movement. 
More information and the movie trailer can be found at There will be a special screening of “Big Joy” at 8pm on June 10 in The West Hollywood Public Meeting Room Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Ave. Free (but donations encouraged).

The June 21 presentation will include a slide show of rarely seen photographs of James & Joel. “Behold the Bridegrooms: A Connubial Masque for James and Joel” originally took place on board the hundred-year old ferryboat SS Vallejo belonging to the Alan Watts Society for Comparative Philosophy. 

“Behold the Bridegrooms Revisited” is preceded by “A Midsummer Afternoon's Queer Wedding Reception” in the Fiesta Hall courtyard hosted by Apt 3F & Planet Queer from 2:30-6:30pm, so it will be a fully festive Summer Solstice program of events to remember.

This event is presented as part of the City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which this year celebrates marriage equality with the theme 'I Do' between May 22 - June 30, 2014. To see a full roster of events please visit

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