Greetings everyone, a lot has changed since the last newsletter in November. January, I worked as the sound designer for Cherrie Moraga’s play/ceremony “New Fire”. I got a slick mention for my work as well! I also went to MANCHESTER, UK in February to work with Contact Theater for their Queer Festival, and I got to break bread with a dear friend/artistic director of Contact Theater Baba Israel who is doing some really incredible work on so many levels in that state-of-the-art facility that he is overseeing. I was supposed to go back to NYC, but I decided to stay in LA and let my body rest after getting sick 2x – which has been great, as I haven’t seen my friends and famiyl in so long.
It looks like I’ll be bi-coastal again and really learn to live in LA, rather than just use it as a launchpad. My goal this year is to get a TV credit…Pray for me & talk to the agents and managers you know!
Which brings me to this month:
Comic Sutra (Flapper’s Comedy Club in Burbank,CA)
Mujeres De Maiz 15th Anniversary (LA)
ooooh!!!!! We’ve already sold a helluvalot of tickets pre-sale so you must must buy soon. This is when you get to see BOTH me and Adelina Anthony together in this HILARIOUS 2-person show!
In other news:
My work is being published in both Trans Bodies, Trans Selves and by Tranquebar Press for a soon to be titled anthology of South Asian Queer Erotica.
D’FunQT (my solo stand-up storytelling show) is coming to OAKLAND in May 2012!! Furthermore, Steven Sapp of Universes, is directing it! I’m a lucky bastard.
Dates are currently being confirmed for a 3 weekend run for NYC’s Hot Festival at Dixon Place for it’s world premiere. And finally, talks of a 6 city tour of India for the Park’s Festival with D’FunQT are in motion! Keep fingers crossed!!!
Adelina Anthony’s 3 DVD set is now available online. I directed and did the sound design for the DVD’s (she won’t let me get away without saying it!) She’s truly a brilliant performer, so if you have the cash to give to the artistic community, please buy these incredible DVD’s!
Thank you for being on my listserve,
it means the world to have supporters.
Much love, D’Lo
Some April Dates:
Ramapo College (NJ)
Brown University (Providence, RI)
Tendencies – Poetics and Practices
(along with TC Tolbert and Sarah Schulman at CUNY Graduate School, NYC)
Power of One – Oregon State Univ.
(NorthWest Queer Leadership Conference)
Cal Poly Pomona