OX, founded in 2008 by Mica Sigourney, explores the landscape between spectacle and intimacy, personal and political, object and subject, viewer and participant through non-traditional physical theater, improvisation and site specific performance. OX self-produces large-cast live theater events, participates in large group shows and co-curates evening-length performances using traditional queer modalities of theatrics such as drag, nightlife entertainment and go-go performance as a point of departure. OX presses against the edges of genres, complicates the "work" of creating, and questions assumptions about what performance is, can be and produces.
OX is a loose knit group of fiercely committed, magically present solo performers who come together to make whole works greater than the sum of their individualities.
With the aim of building artistic exchange between San Francisco and larger performance OX has been building international professional and artistic connections to European performance scenes and stages, since 2013.
We have received financial support from Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, YBCAway Program.
OX is funded by the SF Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax fund. OX is a fiscally-sponsored project of CounterPulse.
Mica Sigourney is a performance artist, drag queen, curator, gogo dancer, instigator, emcee, and nightlife enthusiast. Utilizing 15 years of performance training Sigourney creates drag numbers, performance installations, gogo happenings, and theater pieces that ride the tension between artifice/construct and vulnerability/authenticity. Sigourney took part in the danceWEB scholarship in 2014 and has a degree in art from Antioch University. He founded OX in 2008, and has curated, produced works and collaborations with the organization since that time.