“She Who Laughs… Lasts” at Brava Theatre Oct 21

She Who Laughs… Lasts

October 21, 2011
Doors 7:00 pm Show 8:00 pm

Brava Theatre
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Rape is not a laughing matter; but humor becomes a powerful tool in fighting sexual assault at She Who Laughs… Lasts!

Join us for a lighthearted evening of laughter with four hilarious comedians and a special video screening, courtesy of QWOCMAP, on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the beautiful Brava Theatre!

Make sure to get there early for appetizers and photo-ops with comedians! And, don’t miss the silent auction which includes exciting activities like indoor sky diving, wine county bike tours, and Dinner for 2 hosted by SFWAR & comedian D’Lo!!!

“Coming Out, Coming Home” Satrang Writing Workshop Reading – Oct 16

Coming Out, Coming Home

When: Oct 16, 2011 at 2:00pm
Where: The Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044

As part of National Coming Out Week – We’re doing it again! Come listen to the amazing stories from our Queer South Asian community members. As always, we’ll have snacks! According to the Needs Assessment Survey carried out by Satrang and SAN, there are roughly 300,000 South Asians living in Southern California. Taking into account the theory that the LGBTQIQ community takes up 10% of any given population, there are, 30,000 LGBTQIQ South Asians living in Southern California.

As we have witnessed in the findings of the Needs Assessment Survey, many of our community are immigrants who are closeted or in isolation because there is no place for them to be both South Asian and out about their sexuality/gender orientation. We come to realize that because of this, many LGBTQIQ South Asians suffer from mental stress and depression and feel that they cannot seek help that addresses their feelings.
Satrang’s mission is to provide a safe space for South Asians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, intersex and questioning. Much of Satrang’s programming centers around providing an alternative space which our members call “another home”.

Dyke Central Premiere – Oct 6

Dyke Central Premiere

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 — 7pm

Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA

Join us for a stellar night of glitz and glamour, entertainment, performance and, of course, the premiere of the pilot episode of Dyke Central!

The evening will be hosted by D’Lo, and will include a fashion show (featuring the new MoC clothing line Marimacho, Distinguished Cravat, and Young & Faithful), musical performances from such talents as Jurni Rayne, and the opportunity to meet the cast in person, as well as mingle with special guests. See you on the red carpet!

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Writing for Performance – Sept 12

Writing for Performance

Mondays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 12 through November 14

Teachers: Kristina Wong, D’Lo, Shyamala Moorty, Kristina Wong, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Ova Saopeng, Cynthia Lee and Leilani Chan

Led by a top notch line up of performance artists and playwrights including Kristina Wong, D’Lo, Shyamala Moorty, Traci Kato-Kiriyama and others, “Writing for Performance,” allows you to learn from some of the most renowned in the industry. This series of workshops offers artists a rare opportunity to develop a new performance work though classes with established playwrights, performance artists, poets and choreographers. Participants who attend all 10 sessions and present a 5-10 min new work in the final class will be eligible to apply for TEADAWORKS 2012.

Click here for registration information!

Trikone’s 25th Anniversary Kulture Kulcha Grand Gala – Sept 10

Trikone’s 25th Anniversary Kulture Kulcha Grand Gala

Saturday, September 10 at 6:30pm

St Mary’s Cathedral
Gough and Geary
San Francisco, CA

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D’Lo will emcee for the night.

Trikone offers a supportive, empowering and non-judgmental environment, where LGBT South Asians can meet, make connections and proudly promote awareness and acceptance of their sexuality in society.

Trikone works toward the following goals:

  1. bring people of South Asian heritage together
  2. promote awareness, visibility and cultural and legal acceptance of people with alternative sexual orientations and gender identities
  3. help people to proudly affirm both their South Asian identity as well as their sexual orientation

Trikone actively works against all forms of oppression based on race, gender, religion, class, sexual orientation, and other identities. Through our award-winning magazine, our website, conferences, cultural nights, film festivals, dances, pride celebrations, and a host of other collaborative programming, Trikone has worked hard to nurture and empower the LGBT South Asian community in the Bay Area and across the globe.

JOTALOGUES: Talking Taboo in the LGBTQAI—U! Coming to Austin, TX Sept 1-3

allgo Presents!

JOTALOGUES: Talking Taboo in the LGBTQAI—U!

Written by Adelina Anthony with D’Lo
Performed by Adelina Anthony & D’Lo
Directed by Mark Valdez

Thursday Sept. 1, 2011
Friday Sept. 2, 2011
Saturday Sept. 3, 2011
all shows start at 8pm
$10 (Tickets are available at www.allgo.org and will also be available at the door)
600 River St
Austin, TX

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Adelina Anthony has conceived: JOTALOGUES: Talking Taboo in the LGBTQAI-U! a performance piece that tackles our multiple intersections from a pan-ethnic, pan-generational, and pan-sexual viewpoint. As our communities continue to face deep crisis, JOTALOGUES gives voice to the most marginalized—and its not your typical queers. In this show, Adelina and D’Lo, enact zany characterizations to explore the effects of non-regulated human impact and destruction on our planet. Tackling the familiar tropes of racism, sexism, and homophobia, Anthony and D’Lo’s us their signature comedic chops to give us fresh insights into a very special “underground” world. The workshop production premiering in Austin is largely based on the first workshop production directed by Mark Valdez. The play is written by Adelina Anthony (w/D’Lo) and features Adelina Anthony and D’Lo as performers.

Adelina Anthony and D’Lo are groundbreaking queer artists of color working as multi-disciplinary artists whose theater/performance presentations have garnered numerous awards, nominations, and critical attention.

“Claiming Our Seats at the Table: Masculinity and Spirituality” Workshop at Butch Voices Conference – August 21

D’Lo will be presenting at this year’s Butch Voices conference.

Claiming Our Seats at the Table: Masculinity and Spirituality

Whether we believe in a higher spirit, Mother Nature, or the power of the people, our voices are vital in spiritual dialogue. Finding strength to live our masculinity with fierce integrity & grace is a ‘spiritual’ process already; but rather than honor our spiritual awareness, many religious communities have shunned us and suffered as a result. This workshop is for the sharing of spiritual journeys and the struggles in claiming our seats at the table of our religious and spiritual communities.

Sunday, Aug 21, 2011 – 10:45am – 12pm

Grand-Jewett Ballroom – 1st floor

For more info, check out: Butch Voices 2011 Conference

D’Lo Featured in “Butches & Bathrooms” at Butch Voices Film Night – August 19

D’Lo Featured in Butches & Bathrooms at Butch Voices

Butches & Bathrooms: It Gets Messy in Here DIR: Kai M. Green (2010, USA, 30 min)

This short doc challenges gender assumptions and gender identities of all kinds by delving into the bathroom experiences of masculine identified queer women and transgendered men of color, featuring performance artist D’Lo and keynote speaker Alice Y. Hom.

Check out the other films showing here: Butch Briefs 2011 Film Night: BUTCH Briefs!

BUTCH Voices 2011 Film Night: BUTCH Briefs!

Friday – August 19, 2011
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street – Oakland (between Telegraph and Broadway)

Doors open at 6:45pm
7:00pm-Screening begins followed by Question and Answers

Join us for these heart-warming, hot and hilarious short films that celebrate our triumphs and trials as budding tomboys, fashionable butches, binary bashing queers, sensitive studs and hella handsome masculine of center folks!

Curated by Desiree Buford & Alexis Whitham.

Q&A with filmmakers to follow.

D’FunQT at Brava Theater – Postponed till Fall 2011

D’FunQT (pronounced defunct)

D’Lo’s Full Length Stand-Up Story Telling Show

Directed by Adelina Anthony

Postponed till Fall 2011
June 4th, 2011 — 8pm
$10–$20 Suggested Donation

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Brava Theater
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 641-7657

Sold Out Show last year at New York’s HOT Festival at Dixon Place!

D’FunQT (pronounced defunct) is filled with D’Lo’s humorous musings, rants and stories of being a queer boy/stud/transgendered 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.

This show is my gift to the communities I identify with: Fierce Folks of Color, Queers, QT’s and yes, Islanders. I want to give my people a break. A moment to exhale in peace, to celebrate in laughter, to feel accepted in all your glory amongst other good people.

D’FunQT is a fundraising performance for D’Lo’s play Boys That Pray in development at Brava Theater. The staged-reading of Boys that Pray is on Tues, June 28th and is FREE and open to the public. It is sponsored by Brown Boi Project and part of the National Queer Arts Festival.