Presented by Dixon Place as part of the 2010 HOT Festival
161 A Chrystie (Between Rivington & Delancey)
New York, NY 10002
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010
Time: 9:30 PM
Price: $10 advance/$15 door
D’Loco Kid Productions in partnership with Butters and Papi Productions has announced that D’FunQT: A Big D’Lo Show will be held on Thursday, August 5th, 2010. The piece will premiere at Dixon Place as a part of Dixon Place’s Hot! Festival, a pioneering festival of queer performance and culture – and the oldest, continually running festival of its kind in the world! D’FunQT: A Big D’Lo Show is a one night spectacular from the critically acclaimed artist D’Lo, a Los Angeles based, Tamil Sri Lankan-American comedian, writer, theater artist, director, and advocate.
Known mostly for solo theater that brings to life emotionally charged characters that cross generations and genders, D’Lo’s new show D’FunQT (pronounced “defunct”) is a “stripped-up” version of D’Lo’s solo theater work. This ‘stand-up storytelling’ performance is a humorous musing on being a queer boy/transgendered person who grew up in a strict immigrant family. D’FunQT serves as a showcase for D’Lo’s talent as a performer and writer as the artist shares stories of repeated coming out processes, explorations on topics relating to South Asia, transgender social justice, queer social culture, loneliness, and the resilience of the human spirit.
The Bay Times raves, “Rarely will you find an artist with such polymorphous skill at storytelling and performance, one who understands the gentle, quiet rhythms of masterfully drawing a moment out and bringing it back in.”