presented by Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin / Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
Fridays & Saturdays | April 3 – 26May 3 | 8PM
Davidson/Valentini Theater
1125 North McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tickets: $20 general admission at: dfunqt.eventbrite.com

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D’FunQT (pronounced “Defunct”) is the brilliant new solo show by D’Lo, the acclaimed queer transgender Sri Lankan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian, and music producer.

D’FunQT is a stand-up storytelling show that shares hilarious and poignant snapshots of the worlds that shaped who he is now. Written and performed Leguizamo-style, D’FunQT celebrates the joy of survival in an often intolerant world. As a queer boy/stud/trans person, D’Lo unapologetically uses his fluidly morphing form and spot-on timing to bring the fierce with the funny!

D’FunQT Three Weekends in NYC! July 6-21

D’FunQT Comes to NYC for Three Weekends!

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July 6-21, 2012, 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday Only

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002
$15 Presale, $20 at Door

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Directed by Steven Sapp (Universes)

D’FunQT (pronounced “defunct”) is a one-person stand-up storytelling show featuring the inimitable comedian D’Lo sharing hilarious and poignant snapshots of the worlds that shaped who he is now.

D’Lo grew up in a strict immigrant Hindu family, caught between two overzealous parents who provided a wealth of material for his self-reflective musings, rants, and side-splitting coming out stories. Written and performed Leguizamo-style, this one-person show celebrates the joy of survival in a world often intolerant of difference. As a queer boy/stud/trans person, D’Lo unapologetically takes center stage and uses his fluidly morphing form and spot-on timing to bring the fierce with the funny.

EDEN Pride Events presents D’FunQT: Stand Up or Die

EDEN Pride Events presents D’FunQT: Stand Up or Die

EDEN Pride Events is excited to bring the internationally known queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer D’Lo to Oakland for ONE NIGHT ONLY to perform his one-person show D’FunQT!

This is going to be a night you won’t forget! D’FunQT is a one-person stand-up story-telling show highlighting the
key moments in D’Lo’s life that frame the person he is now.

D’FunQT featuring D’Lo
Saturday May 12th, 2012
Kaiser Lakeside Theater | Doors open at 7:30pm show starts promptly at 8pm
Free Parking inside Kaiser Parking Garage
300 Lakeside Dr | Oakland
$15 Pre-Sale Tix
$20 at door

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D’FunQT Afterparty @O’Fasho
w/DJs Ai.Lo & LadyRyan
Disco Volante
347 14th St | Oakland
$5 donation requested

Written and performed in a Leguizamo-esque style of one-person shows, this show is filled with D’Lo’s humorous musings, rants and multiple coming out stories of being a queer boy/stud/trans person who grew up in a strict immigrant family, trying to make it all work peacefully while radically and bizarrely challenging mindframes in choosing to exist unapologetically.

About D’Lo

D’Lo has performed and/or facilitated performance and writing workshops extensively (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Sri Lanka and India). D’Lo is also the creator of the “Coming Out, Coming Home” writing workshop series which have taken place with South Asian and/or Immigrant Queer Organizations nationally (LA, NY and SF).

D’Lo’s work has been published in various anthologies and academic journals, most recently: Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asia America and Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic (co-edited by Sharon Bridgforth). D’Lo holds a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology and is a graduate of New York’s School of Audio Engineering (SAE).

This year, D’Lo will be working on his latest solo show Minor D’Tales (dir. Mark Valdez), is internationally touring (SF, NY, Manchester, UK and 6-city tour in India) his full-length stand-up storytelling show D’FunQT (pr. defunct) and is in workshop production for his 2nd full length play Boys that Pray (dir. Laurie Woolery) which received funding from the Astraea Foundation.

About EDEN Pride Events

EDEN Pride Events is committed to bringing quality events of every genre to the Bay Area, as well as to our regional, national and international constituencies. EDEN Pride Events believe in the idea that art, in any form, makes our local and global communities better places to live. We challenge ourselves into making those ideas become realities for our team, our artists, our performers, our DJs, our vendors and our communities.

APIQWTC 25th Annual Banquet – April 21

Lunar New Year / Spring Banquet 2012

Legendary Palace Restaurant, Oakland
Saturday, April 21st, 5pm – 11pm

Lunar New Year Banquet is here!
It’s the Year of the Dragon !!!

APIQWTC would like to invite you to celebrate the lunar new year at our 25th Anniversary Spring Banquet!!! Come see old friends and make new ones. The food and performances are going to be fabulous!!! D’Lo will emcee for the night.

Phoenix Award
Speed Dating
Silent Auction
Raffle Prize Drawings

And More!!

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USC Screening of “I AM” by Sonali Gulati – April 10

Join D’Lo for a post-screening discussion for Sonali Gulati‘s I Am at USC.

I Am chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense.


D’FaQto Life is coming to a campus near you!

D’FaQTo Life is coming to a campus near you!

Check out the schedule below:

March 30, 2012
Kenyon College (Ohio)

April 3, 2012
Ramapo College (NJ)

April 4-5, 2012
Brown University (Providence, RI)

Also check out:
April 5, 2012
Tendencies – Poetics and Practices
Poetry Reading along with TC Tolbert and Sarah Schulman at CUNY Graduate School, NYC

April 7, 2012
Power of One – Oregon State Univ.
NorthWest Queer Leadership Conference

April 9, 2012

April 24-25, 2012
Cal Poly Pomona

About D’FaQTo Life

Using excerpts from D’s different solo shows, D’FaQTo Life (pronounced De Facto) is roller-coaster ride of emotions with stories executed through stand-up, spoken word/poetry, and theater. D’Lo explores topics relating to South Asia and transgender social justice from the perspective of being a child of immigrant parents, raised in hip hop culture while trying to negotiate how identifying as “queer” intersected with a passion to create political art.

JOTALOGUES: Talking Taboo in the Beast of Times at Fusion 2012

Fusion 2012 presents

JOTALOGUES: Talking Taboo in the Beast of Times

Written and performed by Adelina Anthony wth D’Lo
Dir. Mark Valdez

Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 8:00pm

Renberg Theatre, the Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 North McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Adelina Anthony is back in Los Angeles with a new show for one night only!

JOTALOGUES: TALKING TABOO IN THE BEAST OF TIMES, a satirical and queer allegory, which explores the contradictions and pains of coming to a political consciousness as “Other” in a world where environmental and ethnic diversity are quickly becoming passé.

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D’Lo Sound Designs Cherrie Moraga’s “New Fire” at Brava Theater

D’Lo Sound Designs Cherrie Moraga’s “New Fire” at Brava Theater

After a fifteen-year hiatus, Brava Theater is proud to welcome award–winning writer and director, Cherríe Moraga, back to its stages to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the world premiere of her new play, New Fire – To Put Things Right Again. Co-produced with cihuatl productions, and conceptually created and designed by Celia Herrera Rodríguez, this new work follows the sacred geography of Indigenous American mythologies to tell a 21st century story of rupture, migration and homecoming. Countering new-age apocalyptic predictions for 2012, NEW FIRE takes a mythic and modern-day look at the conditions of our times. The play follows one woman’s dreamscape ceremonial journey upon the eve of her birthday, expertly interweaving humorous encounters with tricksters and allies of every ilk who act as her guides on the road to remembering a stolen past. New Fire will inspire and challenge its audiences to regain an American history erased in post-colonial textbooks.

The world premiere production runs January 11 – 29, 2012 at the Brava Theater (2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110). Tickets ($10 – $30) are available at the Brava Box Office at 415.647.2822 or Online.

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Mr. Hyphen 2011: November 5 in San Francisco

Mr. Hyphen 2011: November 5 in San Francisco

Hey Hyphenites! We are excited to announce our finalists for Mr. Hyphen 2011. Are you ready for one heck of a show?

Hyphen is proud to present Mr. Hyphen 2011 hosted by D’Lo. Mark your calendars for our November 5 event to celebrate 5 amazing APIA men who want to showcase their talents for a chance to win $1000 for his chosen nonprofit organization!

Want your tickets? Purchase them HERE.

Psst… Use our promo code mrhyphenearlybird and book your seats now!

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