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Live Performances / Member Events

That Damn Horse: The Stories of the Gay Rodeo

Thursday, November 2, 2023 7:00 p.m

Wells Fargo Theater

$5 for Members | $10 Non-members
Reservations Required | Space is Limited

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About the Event

Drawn from over 60 interviews in the Voices of Gay Rodeo Oral History Project, (housed in the Autry archives) That Damn Horse weaves together the many voices who represent the diversity of gay rodeo, from old timers to newcomers and across gender and sexual identities. By bringing together imagination and fact through verbatim theater, the playwrights hope to combine gay rodeoers' broader individual experiences to capture a message about joy, survival, and family.

Performance followed by a conversation with Roger Bergmann, former president of the International Gay Rodeo Association, and Voices of Gay Rodeo Oral History Project team members Rebecca Scofield and Court Fund.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so audiences can visit the galleries and purchase food at Trail Grill.

Written by Rebecca Scofield, Robert Caisley, and Court Fund

Directed by James Still

Produced in partnership with the University of Idaho


That Damn Horse is part of the "Sharing Stories of the Gay Rodeo" program, supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library, and California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

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