Artist in Residence: Jody Kuehner/Cherdonna Shinatra

In Kissing Like Babies, part three of one great, bright, brittle alltogetherness, OtB audiences will explore the infantilization of the feminine, the conundrum of being, the amazing circumstance that we exist, the tie from birth to death and back again with the help of drag queen Cherdonna, a chorus of adult toddlers, and a seven piece brass marching band. Cherdonna Shinatra is a queer, fem, female, professionally trained contemporary dancer who uses dance traditions, clowning, drag, theater, comedy, performance art, camp, pop culture, feminism, absurdity, and subversive commentary to make art. 

Kissing Like Babies will premiere at On the Boards on October 12th-15th, 2017.  

Jody Kuehner is a Seattle-based dance artist, director, and drag queen Cherdonna Shinatra. She is 2015 Stranger Genius Award winner, a Henry Art Gallery 2017 Artist in Residence, Velocity Dance Center's 2014 Artist in Residence, and 2010 Spotlight Award winner. Her choreography has been presented by every major contemporary dance venue in Seattle and her current project is touring nationally. Jody received funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project which supports a two-year, three-part project, one great, bright, brittle alltogetherness. Jody was Dayna Hanson’s Production Coordinator and Assistant Director 2010-2015 for various projects. She danced with Pat Graney company from 2007 - 2016 also assisting Graney’s KTF Prison Project. As Cherdonna, she performs with award-winning international sensations Kitten N’ Lou and BenDeLaCreme (RuPaul’s Drag Race).