TUE, JUN 21 | 7 – 10 PM

On the Boards – Merrill Theater | Map

Under 30 – $18 | Senior – $21 | General Admission – $25

This is an in-person show with space limited to 100 people per performance. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 24 hours will be required for entry. Patrons are required to wear masks during the entire event.

MELTED RIOT: SPECTRA(L) uses tactics rooted in dance, punk music, durational performance, and visual art to investigate the effects peaceful and violent forms of support and sabotage have on the bodies, minds, and spirits of the transgender and queer community. Inspired by the Stonewall Riots of 1969, seances and apocalyptic cinema, this Gender Tender performance event happens on the summer solstice celebrating the longest day of the year and the journey we travel physically and spiritually from the darkness into the light.

MELTED RIOT: SPECTRA(L) is co-produced by Velocity Dance Center and On the Boards.



Fox Whitney’s transgender and queer point of view is at the heart of his performance project, Gender Tender, founded in 2012.  He creates experiences that investigate the nature of queer relationships, trans histories and the surreal nature of transformation. GT engages a team of artists trained in Fox’s unique methods modeled on cults, sitcoms, pandemic parties and riots. He is also a musician, filmmaker, actor, dancer, teaching artist and is the Artistic Director for Velocity Dance Center based in Seattle WA . Melted Riot, a Gender Tender performance inspired by the Stonewall Riots of 1969, was presented at Velocity Dance Center on the 50th anniversary of the uprising. His work has been commissioned and produced by the Henry Art Gallery, On the Board’s NW New Works Festival and Solo Festival; Velocity’s Next Fest NW and Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation; the Seattle International Dance Festival; Yellow Fish Epic Durational Performance Festival and was selected for the inaugural season of Seattle’s Gay CIty Arts. He has performed in work by Will Rawls, Heather Kravas, keyon gaskin, Morgan Thorson, CommonForm Dance Project, Malic Amalya and Gabrielle Civil, is the drummer for the bands The Gender Tender Experiment and Rachaels Children and has exhibited his dance films and visual art nationally.