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
D’FunQT Afterparty @O’Fasho
w/DJs Ai.Lo & LadyRyan
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.
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.