Brouhaha: A Night of QTPOC Comedy
Peacock Rebellion and Under World Opera present
Brouhaha: A Night of QTPOC Comedy
Oakland Metro Operahouse, 7pm & 10pm
Lexi Adsit, Nava Mau
Tickets: $12-$25, NOTAFLOF BTP link
7pm show: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2542405
10pm show: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2542417
Social Media: http://www.facebook.com/PeacockRebellion
After sold-out runs of Brouhaha’s QTPOC Stand-Up and Brouhaha: Trans Women of Color Storytelling, Peacock brings grads from both crews together for a comedy mega-show.
Featuring a mix of comedy genres: stand-up, storytelling, and, new this year, spoken word.
Rape jokes, fat jokes, transphobia: Most comedy just replays tacky oppressive bullshit. This spring, Lexi Adsit and Nava Mau conjured a supercrew of hilarious queer and trans comedy activists of color to fight back.
Come watch their new work; it’ll be a riot.
Curated and hosted by Lexi Adsit and Nava Mau
Lexi Adsit (Co-Producer) is the Managing Director of Peacock Rebellion and the Executive Director of TAJA’s Coalition, an organization with the mission to stop the genocide of trans women of color. Lexi’s a fierce and femme TransLatina woman, trouble maker, and visionary. She co-founded San Francisco State University’s Queer Yo Mind Conference, co-produced Peacock Rebellion’s Brouhaha: Trans Women of Color Comedy-Based Storytelling, and co-founded and co-coordinated the International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering. She’s been featured on Autostraddle for her article “24 Things You NEED To Do To Help Trans Women of Color Survive” and on Salon for her article “Stonewall is in Our Blood.”
Nava Mau (Co-Producer) is a trans Latina from Mexico City and San Antonio, Texas. She’s funny, she’s bright, and she’s been telling stories since she could speak. She is currently a Bilingual Program Coordinator at Community United Against Violence (CUAV) in San Francisco, where her work includes peer counseling and facilitating an arts-based wellness support group for survivors of violence. Her long-term goal is to bolster the stories of intersectionally marginalized people in order to expand their representation and access to resources.
Cassandra Falby is a West Indian American genderqueer femme from the Midwest who now calls the Bay Area home. Since 2006, she has performed as the drag king Brock Cocker at various events up and down the West Coast. She was one of the first participants in the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) and is a founding member of the Femme Collective. More recently, Cassandra stepped into the world of social justice comedy as part of Brouhaha’s inaugural 2014 cohort and had the best time ever!
CeCe McDonald is a young and passionate transgender activist. In 2011, CeCe was studying fashion design student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College when while walking to a grocery store, she and her friends were attacked by a group of white people shouting racist and transphobic slurs. After fatally stabbing one of her attackers, she was unjustly imprisoned for 19 months. Throughout her time in prison, CeCe openly discussed issues around mass incarceration and its intersections with transphobia, homophobia and class. Now, CeCe McDonald uses storytelling to articulate the personal and political implications of her time in prison and ways to heal.
Chella Coleman is a liberation artist using art to educate, heal and activate those around her.
Janetta Johnson is a formerly incarcerated Afro American transgender woman, a healer through her work as Executive Director of the Transgender Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project, a member of the Bay Area chapter of Black Lives Matter, and facilitator invest in decolonizing spaces. She enjoys working to shift and reframe the value of black trans lives through media, education, and community building, and is dedicated to ending capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, and building the organizing capacity of trans and gender non-conforming communities of color as a trans warrior. She is challenging herself to use her artistic talents in her community organizing work, also showing others to use it to express oneself as we work together to reach our fullest potential, and also staying true to her life Coaching pushing back and sayin I am enough, I am I am Solid.
Luna Merbruja is a Mexican & Athabaskan healer, author of Trauma Queen, and performance artist. She’s a small town girl playing video games and visiting shooting ranges to prepare for the apocalypse. You can find her at @lunamerbruja on Twitter and Facebook, website forthcoming.
Miss Major is a black, formerly incarcerated, transgender elder. She has been an activist and advocate in her community for over forty years. She was at the Stonewall uprising in 1969, became politicized at Attica, was an original member of the first all-transgender gospel choir, and is a father, mother, grandmother, and grandfather to her own children, and to many in the transgender community. Miss Major works to instill hope and a belief in a better future to the girls that are currently incarcerated and those coming home. To support her in her retirement, please donate to or join her Monthly Giving Circle!
Sabaa Zareena is a dynamic gender fluid spirit who works to expand collective psyche towards a more loving connection through performance art, public speaking, spoken word, acting, and dance. Sabaa’s art career made its first leap while participating in the nationally recognized Brouhaha along-side 8 other amazing QTPOC performers. Sabaa recognizes performance art as a medicinal and liberating service to the community, an opportunity to challenge audiences to think critically about how they both resist and contribute to legacies of oppression, and a strategy to cultivate and nurture our revolutionary spirits.
Star Amerasu has been a performer from the womb. She is a modern day siren, who uses her voice to change our vibrational patterns on a global scale. She has performed and shined her light across the u.s., in canada, and overseas.
The Lady Ms Vagina Jenkins is no stranger to the stage, but it might surprise you to find that in addition to being a professional sexy person (TM), The Lady is also pretty durned funny. No one takes titties and trauma and spins it all into triumph, quite like TLMVJ. Wanna know more? Check out www.VaginaJenkins.com.