WHIPPED: QTPOC RECIPES FOR LOVE, SEX, & DISASTER
the second annual show about the miracles, dreams and cream our hearts make
Valentines exchange to follow show, so get your love notes ready!
Friday 2/12 & Saturday 2/13
La Pena, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory, 1519 Mission St, SF
All shows 8pm, $10-15 sliding scale
Featuring live performance by:
Delicio Del Toro
Kali Boyce aka “TuffNStuff”
With film by: Val Killmore, Indira Allegra, Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Lex Hall
And Video Diaries on adventures in queer love and lust by Natro y 520, Oakland Queer Brown Youth Brigade and other familiar faces!
Mangos With Chili knows that queer and trans folks of color do love, sex and total disaster like none other! In this special Valentine’s Day weekend production QTPOC will tell their true life stories of love, desire and disaster through music, spoken word, theater, hip hop, dance, burlesque, drag and film. Bring a trinket for the altar we’ll build to the loves we’ve lost, known, and are praying for, and come prepared to hear truths you’ve never heard spoken before but always needed to.
Promising to be sexy, smart, provocative, comical and touching, WHIPPED is sure to explore the many faceted aspects of desire, from the dark to the jubilant, and will feature:
The premiere of Juba Kalamka’s “The Alize’ Ren-stuh-rant Valentine’s Day Anti-Massa-Cree Movement in Four Part Harmony,” a quick and dirty, lovingly rendered, slightly confused pop culture dissertation dissecting love, sex, queerness, mixed race identity, otherness, black masculinity, BDSM and African-American soul food dinners
Dance artist and circus performer Gaston Mazo presenting solo flamenco in drag, plus a dance duet exploring power, the erotic and desire
The world premiere of “THE HOLY WHORE”, a new sexy and tortuous nightmare from the dangerous and depraved filmmaker, Val Killmore
Café con leche heartthrob Delicio Del Toro’s prick-tease of love, devotion and longing
Sweet, shimmery, spell-casting, and sultry moves from multimedia artist and faux queen Chan Dynasty invoking love, lust, glitter, sex and power
Playwright and poet Nico Dacumos presenting professorial professions on the anthropological foundations of our infatuations
Indira Allegra’s “Blue Covers,” an experimental visual poem that re-imagines the survivor’s journey from childhood sexual abuse; here, the lover, trauma and the possibility of healing all within the space of a moment.
The powerful spoken word renderings of two-spirit truth teller Yosimar Reyes, sharing 3 poems chronicling 3 loves
Love songs by the queer community’s own musical genius blues king Kali Boyce aka TuffNStuff
Alexis Pauline Gumbs’ newest film chronicling queer long distance love
Spoken love letters by Manish Vaidya focusing on self-love, Christian hegemony, sex skills-building, anger, forgiveness, hiding and healing.
A murder mystery/love story/surveillance film by Lex Hall exploring power dynamics, play and representation
Premiere of “La Malagueña,” a new classic burlesque piece traversing time, place and people, by fiery fusion dance maker and performance artist Ms. Cherry Galette
Mangos With Chili is a Bay Area based performing arts company committed to showcasing high quality performance of life saving importance by queer and trans artists of color to audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 2006 by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Ms Cherry Galette, Mangos With Chili features a revolving cast of QTPOC artists and has performed to sold out houses across North America, wowing audiences in world class theaters, underground performance spaces, bars and campus halls, with their high intensity, breathtaking performance, politics and storytelling craft, reflecting the lives and stories of queer and trans people of color, while making art that speaks out in resistance to the daily struggles around silence, isolation, homophobia and violence that QTPOC face. Mangos With Chili is a fiscally sponsored project of the San Francisco based arts organization CounterPULSE, which provides space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators: http://www.counterpulse.org. Production of Whipped is supported by the Horizons Foundation, the Astraea Foundation and the generous support of our community of donors.
The show contains material of adult nature. Parental discretion advised. Please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that audience members and performers with multiple chemical sensitivity can attend.
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