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  • Jackie Mantey @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to celebrate PRIDE at Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series this year!. AND ... we're delighted to welcome Jackie Mantey to YBR to share a story with us and help us celebrate ... learn a little about Jackie here and get your tickets!

    Jackie Mantey is a freelance writer, multimedia artist, podcast co-host, and aspiring cat herder. An exhibition of her embroidery artwork and writing was on view at Chicago’s Slate Arts + Performance Gallery in 2018. Follow her on Instagram @jackiemantey!

    Who is your favorite queer icon?

    Marlene Dietrich always tops my list. I love her fearlessness. She was so courageous in her androgyny, her bisexuality, her political opinions, her mouthiness, her performances, and her wartime heroics. (She used her salary from a 1937 movie to help refugees escape Germany.) Plus, to this day, no one can pull off a tux, top hat, lipstick, and cigarette quite like my girl Marlene.

    Jackie is sharing a story with us at Steppenwolf Thursday, June 20.

    Follow this link to purchase tickets