Creating Queer Community Grantees (2018)


Weighted Acceptance explores the intersectional oppressions faced by People Of Color. This multidisciplinary performance seeks to heal urban communities by deepening the understanding of weights we collectively carry. Weighted Acceptance offers space to heal through movement and spoken word. Performing Visible Resilience is an immersive visual arts exhibition and performance showcase featuring the stories and works of LGBTQ Asian Pacific American artists.
TechnoTihuacan combines live DJing and Video Art remixed into a living, digital mural exploring the intersectional story of Latinx contemporary life. This performance/video exhibition examines border politics, de-colonialism, queer sex, Afro-Latinx visibility, pop culture, trans identity and spirituality. The State of Black Bodies is a poetic interdisciplinary stage production exploring the beauty and audacity of the Black Body. Examining the current state of blackness in America, it creates space for awareness through the lens and voice of the black woman; allowing black girls and women to be/feel empowered.
A special performance celebrating the most influential queer women and women of color in Oakland/SF past, present, and future with vendors Bushmama Africa & T. Christal and performances by LaniGrooves, The Plush One, DJ Nina Sol, and DJ Slum B and pyrography art by Artist & the DJ! Wherever queers go, they carry with them the places that shaped them. Five queer artists explore how homelands inspire, console, amuse, hurt, and shape us. Artists include Audacious IAM, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Storm Miguel Florez, Dawn Rudd, and Natalia Vigil with your host & mc, Jaime Cortez.
Kick Off Party! Come dance with us! In Lak’ech Dance Academy presents the FIRST Queer Latin Dance Festival! This celebration includes two days of Workshops by guest instructors from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles; Choreography Challenges, Show-case Performances, Social Dancing, and a live band from NYC! Memorya weaves voices of elders and emerging artists into narratives of collective strength and wisdom. We look to our past and to future generations as we explore healing within communities of resilience. Kreatibo has used video, movement and multimedia performance to center Queer Filipin@ diaspora since 2003.
A satirical musical written by Tommi Avicolli Mecca and Alison C Wright that reflects the absurd nature of the Bay Area’s housing crisis. Whether you own or rent this show is a must see event! A 45 year old Latinx trans man returns to his birthplace – Albuquerque, New Mexico – in search for the origin of a secret lesbian code he learned when he identified as a teenage dyke in the 80s.​
How do we know our worth as disabled, queer, folks of color? Can we ever realize we are already enough? This performance uses dance, music, poetry, ritual, and magic to explore one woman’s journey to discovering her worth. Black Magic is an interactive interdisciplinary performance that lifts black queer voices to resist anti-Blackness and homophobia and re-imagines new possibilities for the twenty-first century and beyond. Be ready to listen, laugh and sing into the future.
Javi, a shy six-year-old foster child, just wants to go home. But when he meets his two new moms he discovers that home is where you are loved. Puppetry, masks and music tell the story! Great for ages 6 and up. Nana Duffuor and Indigo Mateo lead an ensemble cast in a powerful performance blending film, theater, music, and dance to tell the coming of age story of a queer black child of Ghanaian immigrants, discovering herself (and her dignity) in White America.
How can we decolonize the body with the inner beauty we’ve been seduced away from knowing? An audience-interactive choreopoem, Beautiful Being uses poetry, song, and healing movements to awaken ancestral wisdoms and evoke a future where our bodies are fully liberated. This performance features queer jazz, folk, soul and world music artists. Each one shares—through song—their unique stories of truth, freedom and justice to create an intimate conversation illustrating the struggles and triumphs of queer life.
Time to twirl for the Gods! Join this vibrant street dance ceremony honoring queer ancestors of color and allies. Accompanied by the hottest up and coming queer performing artists in the bay area! This extravagant spectacle includes a community werkshop & presentation with a street dance performance revealing a new Afrofuturistic masquerade suit. “DANCE I SAY” with Dontuntrah! Come galavanting with Foxy Loxy telling his account of the day Henny Penny claimed the sky fell! This 60 minute multidisciplinary production wanders through safe sex, gender, sexuality and cannabis…because truth be told, fables were meant for adults all along!
mouth full of sea is a multimedia exploration of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Using movement, voice and performance, Gabriel Christian and C. Chibueze Crouch mine their personal relationships to this ongoing tragedy and its echoes across the African Diaspora. The Singing Bois present an evening-length concert of queer retro music, performing sounds of the past with a look toward the futures of gender expressions. Through powerhouse vocals, masterful instrumentals, and a healthy dose of sexy swagger, the artists share stories reflecting a range of queer masculinities.