Clothes Get in the Way
Clothes Get in the Way is a one man live presentation by artist Kendall Kelly about body history and self acceptance performed mostly in the nude. Kendall uses video, monologue, simple props and costume to express his own body history and explore cultural ideas about body & body image.
The show is a series of short pieces which range from comedic and outrageous to deep and emotional. For the central autobiographical piece, Kendall uses a jump rope as a symbol for many people and things in his life as he moves and jumps through a touching and inspirational story of survival and acceptance.
" Even though most of the show is about me the audience always comes first. I give myself over fully and honestly with a sense of adventure and playfulness even in the darkest places. The audience should always be engaged and walk away with a sense of contemplation, completion and hope"
Kendall has been traveling the country since May of this year performing in peoples homes and other alternative venues.
The show is designed for a smaller audience ( 15- 40 ) and in a small or mid-sized room.
For booking visit the CONTACT page on this website.
Kendall is also available to play bars or clubs dates with material suited more for that crowd or space, while wearing as little as state or regional laws allow.
To find out when Kendall will be in your area check out the itinerary page and subscribe to his mailing list below.
Kendall is best known for his music videos and appearances in many international publications such as OUT , 100% BEEF and Bear Magazine, adult videos and television programs such as Craig Ferguson, and MTVs Logo Television. He has won a best video short award for my music video Hip Hop Dykes at the Rochester Gay film festival, had a number one single on Sirius Out-Q satellite radio, has produced a live performance piece for Buffalo's fringe festival and a video about autism with an in artist residency at Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo NY.
Thank You to CLTGeek for helping put together this website and all the support
Original Kendall/Bear illustration above by Denis Vargas.