San Francisco's EPI-CENTER For Queer and Activist Performance
Queer Cultural Center
YBCA Public Programs
The Mission of Mama Calizo's Voice Factory is to nurture the development of Queer Performers, Educators and Activists by providing them with Artist in Residence Programs and Arts programming. We believe that the process and product of creative activity have equal value, that all talent is worthy of development, and that artistic expression is essential to our community's health. We place special emphasis on supporting the work of Queer People of Color, Trans People and artists living with HIV/ AIDS.
March Madness Begins With The Premiere of 3 New Works That Pussssshhhh the Envelope...
STICK-what does it mean to want to watch? - Jorge De Hoyos and Company
Out of Order: a musical that comes out of a toilet.- Fou Ha Ha
Does This Piano Make My Ass Look Big?- Kitten on the Keys
Details about these performances are below.
March 12 – 21 , 2009
Thur-Sat at 8pm
New Work By Resident Artist----Jorge De Hoyos and Company
Buy tickets now at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/55893
De Hoyos and company create searingly intimate encounters in this original
theatrical performance experiment. Unfiltered. Violent. Surreal. STICK’s
all male cast confronts the raging underbelly of human attraction.
In collaboration with fellow Bay Area performance artists Jesse Hewit, Ernesto Sopprani, and Nathaniel Justiniano, De Hoyos mines the tumultuous experience of same-sex desire with an aesthetic inspired by the surreal imagery and physical abstractions in the works of Pina Bausch; the fractured, cerebral aesthetic of film maker Jean Luc Godard; and the chaotic condition of our post-modern, high-speed, globalized society. The cast risks more than the revelation of their flesh, but their very own dreams and profane imaginations in an unfiltered performance that is at times combative and fragmentary, at times mired in solitude, and always relentlessly authentic.
S. F. Slam and Experimental Mic----Every Second Sunday of The Month
March 8th Sign Up at 6 and 7 Show time
Slam Master- MONA WEBB & Co-Host:CHARLES EKABHUMI ELLIK
COST: $6 ALL AGES VENUE $100 Cash Prizes to top Slam Poets--------Info:myspace.com/thecityslam
The City SLAM is San Francisco's POC and Queer forum for lyrical creativity. Poetry, music, dance, and all avenues of expression mingle each month in a lovely upstairs theater. The world's top touring poets perform each month. Aspiring locals compete for $100 CASH PRIZES and a spot on the S. F. Poetry Slam Team. Sign up! Poems judged by the audience
March 27- 29 and April 3- 5
Fridays, Saturdays, 8PM and Sundays Matinees at 2PM
New Works by Spring 2009 D.I.Y. Artist in Residence
Kitten on The Keys - In Her First Full Length One Women Show
Does This Piano Make My Ass Look Big?
Words and Music by Suzanne Ramsey
Directed by Dwayne Calizo and Suzanne Ramsey
Buy tickets now at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/56774
On a side note: Her favorite female role models are Alice Cooper, Liberace, and Freddie Mercury. She composes, writes and choreographs all of her material while playing the piano, accordion, and ukulele all at the same time. Come experience this spectacle of Songs! Sequins! Sass! and A#%.
March 27, 29 and April 5-7 at 8PM
Mama Calizo's Voice Factory and Fou Fou Ha! and Everyday Theater present:
Out of Order: a musical that comes out of a toilet.
New Works by Spring 2009 D.I.Y. Artist in Residence Maya Culbertson-Lane
Buy Your Tickets Now at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/59785
Fou Fou Ha! www.foufouha.com is a gender-blending comedy dance ensemble that combines satire and buffoonery with old-time animated cabaret numbers. Recently featured in The Guardian as one of the up-and-coming performance troupes in the bay area and co-winners of the Guardian’s Best of the Bay for best dance company, Fou Fou Ha! was named San Francisco’s “favorite new burlesque troupe” by the Examiner as well having “wonderfully choreographed performance of comical buffoonery that left the crowd in laughter borderingtears” by Metrowise Magazine.
We are currently accepting applications from artists and companies for the D.I.Y. Residency Program, The Hazardous Waste Project and The Natives are Restless 2009 season. Don't think about making art, JUSTDO IT! We will provide you with the support and tools you need to manifest your project and enrich our communities landscape. We have 3 different types of programs, all with a different focus and structure. By doing this we hope to provide artists of all levels an opportunity to participate in our community and it's programs.
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We founded MCVF in order to provide a home for emerging and self-producing Experimental Queer/Activist Artists and Activists. Everyone involved is here because they are committed to the vision of creating sustainable models that encourage a lifetime of art making. We are dedicated to making a positive contribution to the S. F. alternative arts landscape, in educating through mentorship and breaking down social injustices. We are a community who collectively share tools necessary to help achieve these goals. We value and depend on volunteers, and on the volunteer mentality of supporting each other’s work, as well as the greater cause of self-determination for radical, queer, activist and experimental artists. Get involved now and help make our community even stronger! Contact Tavi at email@example.com