Carlisle Evans Peck


The Southern Theater is proud to present this performance in our '23-'24 Performance Partnership Program!

Performance Dates:
July 12 at 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm, House 7:00pm)

July 13 at 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm, House 7:00pm)

Performance Length: 2 hours including intermission and post-show Q&A

Iconoclasm - from Greek: eikṓn, 'figure, icon' + kláō, 'to break'

Welcome to The Roses - a garden, a parlor, a shrine, and a cabaret where the boundaries between past/present/future, ancestors/descendants, the earth and the grave blur and thin. Here - queer ancestors long passed gather, voices freed from generations of a history they did not choose. And, let me tell you, they have songs to sing. 

Iconoclasm is a sweeping ritual-cabaret conceived of by songwriter and performer Carlisle Evans Peck. They are out to queer what it means to be a bard. With stories drawn from familial lore and oral histories, Carlisle invites queer ancestors known and unknown onto the stage and into the spotlight - embodying the bachelor farmers, the coal miner lovers, the genderqueer witches, and the ancestral drag mothers of their family lineage. Part ritual, part music-theater, and backed by a live rock orchestra, Iconoclasm traverses balladry, glam rock, and drag, breaking cracks in the veneer of history to release the glittering forgotten lives within. 

If you can’t see yourself in the stories you’ve been given, write yourself in - with maximal glitter. 

The Iconoclasm performance ensemble is Willow Waters, Adrian Cox-Thurmond, Peter Morrow, Toby Ramaswamy, Sarah Larsson, Kasi Misseldine, Alijah Goetting, Crystal Myslajek, Emma Evans-Peck, and Carlisle Evans Peck.

Content Warning - The ancestral life histories recounted in this performance illuminate historical traumas and oppressions, specifically of LGBTQIA+ individuals, and include references to events that some viewers may find difficult to hold, including suicide, domestic abuse, anti-queer violence, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and accidental death. None of these are depicted in a graphic way. 


Date and Time
Fri, Jul 12, 2024 7:30 PM - ICONOCLASM
Doors 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM
Sat, Jul 13, 2024 7:30 PM - ICONOCLASM
Doors 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM