A person in a brightly colored outfit and tall yellow hair poses in a white room

Goodnight Cowboy by Jody Kuehner aka Cherdonna Shinatra



ADF is pleased to host informal showings of dance pieces in our Scripps Studio. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for entry, Audience is limited to 25 attendees and registration is required.
The deadline to register is 4/7/2022.  If you would like to be placed on a Waitlist Register Here

If the children’s book Goodnight Moon crashed into a spaghetti western you would get Goodnight Cowboy in the wreckage.

This work includes performance, theater, dance, and film. Goodnight Cowboy investigates themes of life and death, propaganda, toxic masculinity, soft endings, and how we invest our worlds with meaning.

This is the first moment of investigating this new work at ADF and the best part of the creative process is sharing. This showing will include Jody Kuehner/ Cherdonna Shinatra, choreographer and creator as well as dramaturge Maggie L. Rogers, and Videographer Stephen Anunson.

Jody Kuehner

Jody Kuehner is a Seattle-based dance artist, director, drag queen Cherdonna Shinatra. Cherdonna takes what you recognize about dance, what you believe about drag, what intrigues you about improvisation and what delights you about entertainment, Cherdonna effortlessly tosses it in a mason jar, shakes it up, and opens the lid. Cherdonna exists between dimensions and quantum shifts in time through everyday objects and emotions. While she provides a brightly decorated avenue to explore and question what is “normal,” she remains a child, innocent of rancor. Cherdonna is aggressively sweet. The subtext is the made-up surface belying what exists beneath and the commentary of truth beyond what’s advertised. She is always seeking (even while struggling), what is beautiful and shiny. http://www.cherdonna.com/index.html#about1

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Goodnight Cowboy by Jody Kuehner is co-commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.