Date & Time Location
MAY Events
Day of week
Saturday
May 15
8 pm
Sunday,
May16
3:00 pm
Greater than the Sum of our Parts (dance)
and
Sayaw saMutya
SomArts
JUNE Events
Day of week
Wednesdays.
June 2, 9, 16,
23, 30
8 pm
Cafe Bourgeois (cabaret/Performance) Off Market
Theater

Thursday.
June 3
6 - 8 pm
Queer Photo Salon (slide show/ and discussion) SF Public
Library

Thurs - Sun.
June 3 - 6
June 10 -13
8 pm
Joe Goode Performance Group (dance)
Grace
YBC
June 3,5,12, 13,
16, 18, 20
8 pm
The Thirteen Hallucinations of Julio Rivera (theater/play) Magic
Theater

Friday
June 4
7 pm
Viva la Joteria: An Evening of New Works (readings) Modern
Times
Bookstore

Friday
June 4
8 pm
Revisioning the Body in Dance #4 (dance/performance) JSC
Friday
June 4
8 pm
JSC SFINX
I Do / I Don't
(readings/performance)
JSC
Friday.
June 4
7 - 10 pm
Queer Art / Queer Artists (art opening) City Art
Saturday,
June 5
4 - 7 pm
Karma ( club cabaret) El Rio
Saturday,
June 5
6 pm - until
The QBall (NQAF 04 Festival Opening) LGBT
Center

Saturday,
June 5
6 - 7:30 pm
You & Mardi Gras / Images by Mazz
Book Launch & Photographic Exhibition by Mazz Imàge
LGBT
Center

Sunday
June 6
4:30 pm
Spouses for Life
The PhotgrapherÕs Eye
(photo show opening)
SomArts
June 6 - 30
Wed - Sat
2 - 5 pm
Fresh Meat in the Gallery (visual artists reception)
Artists reception
June 17
ODC
Sunday
June 6
2 pm
Sor Juana Project (opera in progress) SomArts
Sunday
June 6
3:00 pm
TRANS / itions
TRANS / iciones

Visual art by and for transgender Latinas/Latinos
SomArts
Sunday
June 6
7:30 pm
Queer I by 3rd I
MIss Manju Truck Driver
Queer South Asian Film Screening
(film)
SomArts
Monday
June 7,14,21
7:30 pm
Q Comedy
featuring local legends of comedy
reception at 7:30 show at 8:00 pm
LGBT
Center

Tuesday
June 8
7:30 pm
Without a Net (readings with discussion on class)
Dorothy Allison, Michelle Tea; Meliza Banales, Daisy Hernández, Ida Dewey Acton,
Ricky Lee
LGBT
Center

Wednesday
June 9
7:30 pm
Mahal Namin / Our Love Kreatibo (Queer Pinay spoken word) SomArts
Thursday
June 10
8 pm
Lit@JSC
Joan Roughgarden, Judith Halberstam, Jennifer Terry & Guests (reading)
JSC
Thursday
June 10
7 - 10 pm
Dirty Ink
Readings queer erotica (reading)
City Art
Thursday
June 10
7:30 pm
Camaraderie Cabaret--A Cockettes Cabaret
(performances)
LGBT
Center

Thurs. - Sun.
June 10 - 13
June 17 - 20
8 pm
Chosen & Mercy
Circo Zero
(circus / performances)
Dance
Mission

Fri. - Sun.
June 11 - 12
8 pm
M.U.V.E (perfomance)
(a)eromestiza
SomArts
Saturday
June 11 - 13
8 pm
Melting the Wall
OutRage
(performance)
JSC
Saturday
June 12
4:30 - 6 pm
Spouses for Life - A Wedding Album art opening & reception; also Press conf before public. LGBT
Center

Sunday
June 13
6:30 pm
Art, Sex & Gender: The Drag Kings (performance, films, discussion)
Swordfish Productions: Art, Performance, & Film
SomArts
Monday.
June 14
7:30 pm
Q Comedy
Hosted by Lisa Geduldig of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, plus lineup includesScott Capurro, Betsy Salkind, and Bridget Schwartz.
LGBT
Center

Tuesday
June 15
7:30 pm
Queer Women of Color Film Night (film) LGBT
Center

Thurs., Fri., Sat.
June 17 - 19
8 pm
Fresh Meat 2004 ( transgender and queer cabaret)
The Transgender and Queer Cabaret Extravaganza
ODC
Thursday
June 17
8 pm
Lit@JSC
Rik Isensee (reading)
JSC
Fri.,- Sun.
June 18 - 20
8 pm
Let x = 3
STEAMROLLER
(performance)
JSC
Thurs - Sun.
June 17 - 25
various times
Liquid Fire Project (performance)
Theater
Rhino

Monday
June 21
7:30
QComedy
Hosted by Los Angeles-based comedian Mary Kennedy, plus lineup includes
Scott Capurro and Bridget Schwartz.
LGBT
Center

Tuesday
June 22
7:30 pm
Class Action Suit (reading/performance)
Thea Hillman & Rocco Kayiatos
LGBT
Center

Tuesday
June 22
8 pm
We Got the Beat
Check out these amazing shorts about women creating music
Part of Frameline's 28th San Francisco Internation Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Roxie
Theater

Wednesday
June 23
8 pm
The List (CAUGHT IN THE wwWeb) (theater/play) JSC
Wednesday
June 23
7:30 pm
The Blue Dress (solo performance) LGBT
Center

Friday
June 25
8 pm
All You Need is Love (Gay Men's Chorus & Band tribute to Brian Epstein) Mission
H.S.

Fri. - Sat.
June 25 - 26
8 pm
Night Marsh (Dance) JSC
Friday
June 25
6 pm
Queeriosity (performance) SMAAC
YouthCenter

Satday
June 26
The Dyke March
A March for Social and Sexual Freedom - Lesbians Unite!
Dolores Park
Sunday,
June 27th
10:00am
SF PRIDE Parade
Out 4 Justice
Market Street
@ Beale

Wednesday
June 30
6:30 pm
Creating Queer Community
Qcc Grants For Artists:
LGBT
Center

Event Locations
click here for mapquest
(Maps directions to our events from any location)

LGBT Center
SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street @ Octavia
SomArts
South of Market Cultural Center
934 Brannan @ 8th St.
JSC
Jon Sims Center For the Performing Arts JSC
1519 Mission @ 11th St.
DanceMis.
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street @Mission
Mission High School 18th Street b/w Dolores & Church
El Rio 3158 Mission Street @ Precita
Dolores Park Dolores @ 18th Street
YBC
Yerba Buena Gardens Center for the Arts
3rd & Mission Streets
848 Community Space 848 Divisadero St. @ McAllister
ODC Theater 3153 17th Street @ Shotwell
Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia between 19th & 20th streets
SF Public Library 100 Larkin Street @ Grove
SMAAC Youth Center 1608 Webster Street @ 16th Street, Oakland
Theater Rhinoceros 2926 16th Street b/w Capp & South Van Ness
Off Market Theatre 965 Mission Street
CityArt Gallery 828 Valencia St

National Queer Arts Festival 2004

Produced each year during Pride month by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc), NQAF celebrates and promotes the work of local, national and internationally acclaimed queer artists. Based upon the premise that the queer community is a microcosm of the world, NQAF is dedicated to encompassing its full diversity and presenting the breadth of our community's artists and arts organizations. Since its inception in 1998, NQAF has presented the work of renowned artists such as Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, Alice Walker, Marga Gomez, Dorothy Allison, and the late Thom Gunn.

To kick-off the NQAF 2004 festivities AND to celebrate the start of Pride Month, we join with the SF Pride Committee and The Center and invite you to join us for THE Q BALL! on SATURDAY, June 5th at The SF LGBT Community Center @ 6pm!

The excitement starts June 3rd and continues through June 27th with intriguing installations, dance, theater, visual art exhibitions, comedy, lit and poetry, film, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their work. NQAF invites artists each year to explore a topic that resonates within the queer community. We ask how the topic affects their work as queer artists. This year, the topic is Class, and it will be the emphasis of two pieces included in this month long festival: Without a Net curated by Michelle Tea and Class Action Suit from Thea Hillman and Rocco Kayiatos, aka Katastrophe.

NQAF 2004 is produced by Qcc in collaboration with numerous Bay Area arts organizations such as SomArts, The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center, BACW-The Bay Area Community of Women, Jon Sims Center for the Arts, QueLACo, ODC Theater, Dance Mission Theater, Theatre Rhinoceros and SF Pride Committee. We thank the following supporters of NQAF 2004 for helping to make it happen: California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Rainbow - A Worker-Owned Cooperative, Horizons Foundation, Open Meadows Foundation, Astraea Foundation, SomArts, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, The Vanguard Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Fund. Also to our media sponsor the SF Weekly.

Special THANKS go to our Individual Donors who make an enormous impact on our organizational capacity and our ability to carry out our mission: Ruth E. Herring - $3500 - underwriting the technical costs of production

NQAF Information
Office Location & Mailing Address
Queer Cultural Center
Qcc
1800 Market St. #410
SF, CA 94102
415/865-5611

Tel: 415.865.5611
Email: QueerCulturalCenter

Festival Staff
Pamela Peniston, Qcc Executive Director, NQAF Artistic Director
Jeff Jones, Development Director
Rudy Lemcke, Internet Programs Director
LaVette Virden, Business Manager
Sean Dorsey, Development Associate & Publicity Liason
Chris Dunaway, Production Manager
Heather Cox Carducci, Box Office Manager
Cecily Chow, SomArts Technical Director
Shani Heckman, Center Technical Director
Sally Douglas Arce, Publicity for NQAF 2004
DenDesign, Graphic Design

Support for the National Queer Arts Festival and Qcc

The National Queer Arts Festival has been financially supported by SomArts, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art, the Bayview Opera House, the Cultural Equity Grants program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Gateways Initiative of the San Francisco Foundation, the Horizons Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund, Hispanics in Philanthropy, New Performance Network , California Poets & Writers, Inc., African American Art and Culture Complex, the Vanguard Foundation, and the Walter and Elise Haas Foundation.

Additional financial support has been provided by the following individuals:

Ruth E. Herring, $3,500, underwriting the technical costs of production;
Diane Sabin & Jewelle Gomez; $400, support of Spouses for Life exhibitions
Dr. Marcy Adelman; $300, subsidizing artist's fees.
Renita Taylor and Anne Senter; $100, Technical fees
Lisa Hoffman; $100, general festival support

Event and Reception Sponsors



NQAF 2004's Exclusive Hotel Sponsor
NQAF 2004's Festival Media Sponsor

Qcc The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture
For information about the Festival contact Festival Coordinator at: Festival Coordinator

Qcc Mission
Founded in 1993, the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) is a multidisciplinary arts-presenting organization that conducts artistic and interpretive programs exploring queer identity issues. Our programs promote the careers of lesbian gay bi transgender artists, foster the growth of queer arts organizations, and serve queer and non-queer audiences alike. By presenting, exhibiting, and screening queer artists' work, Qcc contributes a multicultural perspective on the lesbian gay bi transgender experience.

Qcc Board of Directors
Lucrecia Bermudez
Blackberri
Lenore Chinn
Greg Day
Jeff Jones
Pamela Peniston
Juan Alberto Tam

NQAF'2004
HISTORY
This series of visual art exhibitions, performances and interpretive programs has been organized by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC).

Since its debut in 1998, the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF) has showcased some of the best professional and emerging artists in the Queer Community. The National Queer Arts Festival has been produced in collaboration with numerous Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations, including Jon Sims Center for the Arts, Harvey Milk Institute (HMI), SomArts, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art (MCC), the African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC) the Asian/Pacific Island Cultural Center (APICC), Brava! for Women in the Arts, and many others whose events youÕll find in this catalog.

The National Queer Arts Festival presents the breadth of our communitiesÕ diverse artists and arts organizations. In this catalog youÕll find spoken word performances, multimedia work, visual art exhibitions, dance, theater, comedy, literature and poetry readings, video screenings, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their own works.