Community Events

PUNKIN' CHUNKIN' (1995-present)
The first Sunday after Halloween in a parking lot in Railroad Square, contestants, adults and children, literally toss their rotted jack-o-lanterns in a quest for prizes. 
Short video documents 2007 Punkin' Chuckin'

FROM BAD TO VERSE (1996-present)
At the Mickee Faust Clubhouse, members of the community perform good literature poorly or bad literature well; prizes are awarded for the best/worst performances. From Bad to Verse, Bring Your Purse. 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996.

FAUSTIAN FIRST FRIDAYS (on-going)
On the First Friday of the month, it has become a tradition that all of the art emporiums in the city of Tallahassee stay open late and offer free admission. The main beneficiary of this monthly event has been the many art studios and galleries in the area of town affectionately called, " Railroad Square". With over twenty art studios in a single area, people are free to park their cars and simply walk around the square visiting galleries large and small. As part of the city's First Friday experience, the Mickee Faust company offers interactive experiences...with a typically Faustian bent. Each First Friday of the month finds the doors to our Clubhouse open with something unusual happening: Faustian Art Shows, Video Premieres, Musical Jam Sessions, Evenings of Bad Jokes.

QUEERIOKE (2014 - present)

A gay themed sing-a-long, typically presented on First Fridays at Railroad Square as part of Mickee Faust's Queer as Faust Festival in celebration in Tallahassee's LGBTQ+ Pride Month. 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014.

FAUST XMAS SING ALONG (2013- present)

First Friday crowds invited to sing along with company parodies of well known Christmas songs. 

THE INAUGURAL BAWL/BALLS (2001 - present)

The 2017 Inaugural Bawl was a community event that interspersed Mickee Faust musical performances and skits with addresses from figures such as attorney Chuck Hobbs, environmental activists Susan Cerulean and Dr. Andy Opel, poetry professor Virgil Suarez, transgender activist, Dr. Petra Doan and political commentator, Diane K. Roberts. The evening included additional performances by Tallahassee Hispanic Theater, Theatre with a Mission, and spoken word groups Black on Black Rhyme and Cap 6.

3rd Quadrennial Inaugural Ba(w)ll was a celebratory, community event in response to the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Inaugural Ball 2001 and 2005 were community events in response to the 2001 and 2005 Inauguration of George W. Bush. All three evenings featured a number of community performances and interactive events, such as ballroom dance lessons, a reading from our Poet Laureate, and satirical performances by Mickee Faust Club.

The Inaugural Bawl, January 20, 2017, The Warehouse, Tallahassee, FL
3rd Quadrennial Inaugural Ba(w)ll. The Warehouse, Tallahassee, FL. 17 January 2009.
The Inaugural Bawl, Too. The Warehouse. Tallahassee, Florida. 21 Jan. 2005.
The Inaugural Bawl. Holiday Inn. Tallahassee, Florida. 20 January 2001.

PUBLISHED POEM FROM INAUGURAL BAWL

Love, Monifa.  "Small Change-Yet Not Despairing." Performed at the Counter-Inaugural Protest in Tallahassee, The Inaugural Bawl, on January 20, 2001. The Progressive. 1 March 2001.
IMPROVIZATION WORKSHOPS (2008, 2007)
Free and Open to the Public.  Led by John Fort.  Mickee Faust Club.  Fall 2007 to the present.

SHAKESPARODY (2004, 2002, 2001)
(See Shakespeare & ShakesParody Listing.)

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL (Summer 2006, Summer 2004, Summer 2003)
In collaboration with Tallahassee Film Society, Mickee Faust presents a series of outdoor films, such as a sing-along to My Fair Lady.

ANDREW JACKSON AND SPRINGTIME (1999)
Members of a satirical cabaret company stage two performative protest events surrounding the Andrew Jackson/Springtime Tallahassee Controversy

Will the Real Andrew Jackson Please Stand Up: A Party, Parade, and Performance Event. Lake Ella. Tallahassee, Florida. 13 February l999.
"World Leaders Through the Ages" Float. Springtime Tallahassee Grand Parade. Tallahassee, Florida. 27 March l999.

MICKEE FAUST CLUB: OTHER CREATIVE WORK OR CELEBRATIONS (Producer or Co-Producer).

Truth Be Told Workshops. October 11-13, 2019.
Writing and Performance Workshops focused on the themes of Trauma, Grief, and Healing, culminating in a Staged Reading. 

Afternoon workshop at Mickee Faust Clubhouse. October 11, 2019.
Afternoon workshop at Serenity Coffee Bar. October 12, 2019.
Staged Reading at Mickee Faust Clubhouse. October 13, 2019.

Film Shoot for "Genius of Nefarious Requiem for Individuality" . April 28, 2019.
Approximately twenty Mickee Faust Club company members appeared as extras in Goth Barbie's music video, "Genius of Nefarious Requiem for Individuality," which was shot at a local cemetery. Music video, is currently posted on her website, on YouTube and being submitted to national music video festival competitions.

Leadership Tallahassee. (April 4, 2019)
Artistic Director of Mickee Faust, Terry Galloway, gave a presentation on our company and led the Leadership Tallahassee Class on a tour of our facilities.

Shakespeare Workshop #3: Stage Battle . August 25, 2018.
Christie De Rodriguez, doctoral student in FSU's School of Theatre, led a workshop for the Macbeth cast on battle movement. 

Shakespeare Workshop #2: Macbeth: Voice and Speech. August 5, 2018.
Arden Kelly, trained at Julliard, led a workshop focusing on performing Shakespearean language.

Shakespeare Workshop #1: Shakespeare at Play: Creating Environment And Character through Physicality and Vocal Choices. July 12-14, 2018.
Dr. Leah Lowe, chair of Theatre Arts Department, Vanderbilt University, conducted free workshops for the community on performing and staging Shakespeare

Drag Queen Bingo. June 16, 2018.

Pulse Wake (and Benefit) . June 9, 2018.
All donations given to OnePULSE Foundation to support the construction and operation of the official memorial and museum, community grants and educational programs and scholarships.

Dedication of Marc Masonbrink Memorial Stage. December 9, 2017.
With a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Mickee Faust was able to level our backyard and refurbish our stage to make our backyard more hospitable to people in wheel chairs. With the generous support from local philanthropist Janet Hinkle (through the Community Foundation of North Florida), Mickee Faust added a beautiful secure fence (separating Faust from the City's linear park and playground which now abuts our backyard.) This celebration christened the Marc Masonbrink stage and thanked our donors who made it happen.

L. Lamar Wilson: Sacriligion: The Gospel Truth (June 2-3, 2017)
Staged Reading

32 Odd Enhancements by Nancy. 5-6 June 2015.

Minature Curiosa: An Excrutiatingly Ordinary Toy Theatre Show, 24-25 April 2015.

Shakespeare's Death Scenes. Southern Shakespeare Festival, Cascades Park, 18 April 2015.

Come Out Through Art: Coming out stories shared by members of the LGBTQ+. Mickee Faust Club. 11 April  2015.

Queer Wedding Reception:  Amy and Marcy. 7 February 2015 

Memorials for Queer and Disability Artists and Activists:  Maryanne Ward, Disability Activist and Faustkateer (2006); Peggy Gage, PLFAG Activist (2014);  Kristie Jtwou, LGBT Family Friend (2014) 

Behind Closed Doors:  The Dark Legacy of the Johns Committee. 28-minute documentary followed by Panel Discussion. 14 June 2014)

Queerioke, Mickee Faust Clubhouse.  June 6, 2014. 

CD Release:  Rodentia Preharmonium's Wheel of Cheese, May 17, 2014; Reprise, June 6, 2014.

Act Symposium: ACT interdisciplinary Symposium.  28 February 2014.

Inauguration of the Hinkle Tinkle. Mickee Faust Academy.  29 October 2010.

Eclectic Acoustic's 11th Anniversary Bash.  9 October 2010; 

10th Anniversary Bash. Mickee Faust Clubhouse.  21 November 2009.  

Testimony: Trial and Error of Proposition 8. Mickee Faust Clubhouse.  20 June 2010.

Zombie Walk and Roll. Street Theatre. Downtown Tallahassee.  29 October 2009.

"The Performance of Drowning." Reading of recently published memoir, Mean Little deaf Queer, by Terry Galloway. Borders on Apalachee Parkway with celebration immediately following. 28 June 2009. 

First Cut of MFDP (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party). Compiled, Edited and Directed by Joe Davenport.  FSU Master's Thesis Film.  Co-Producer FSU Dept. of Communication. Mickee Faust Clubhouse. 2 May 2009.



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