Bay Area performance artist, poet, dancer, actor and activist Dazié Rustin Grego returns to the stage to offer audiences I AM A MAN, an exploration of gender expectations and masculinity. This new original work is Grego’s protest response to the recent slaying of Jorge Steven Mercado, a Puerto Rican teenager whose killer solicited him for sex, believing him to be a female.  I AM A MAN takes a unique look at masculinity from a gay male perspective. Part of The Garage AIRspace residency program for queer performance.

May 31, June 1, 5-6 @ 8pm
I AM A MAN with Dazié Rustin Grego
Tickets: BPT http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/333852


Dazié Rustin Grego is a Bay Area based performance artist, poet, dancer and activist. His work is often described as being unapologetic grounded and thought provoking. He began as a writer who became compelled to share his work using his own voice. After performing as a spoken word artist for a decade he collaborated with and joined TheDeepDickolective one the nations first Black Gay Hip-Hop group. In 2005 he attended New College San Francisco’s Experimental Performance Institute where he was able to hone his skills as an artist acquiring a degree in Performance Poetry with an emphasis on Queer Activism. It is Dazié intention to create work that is rooted in poetry but stretches the imagination of both himself as an artist but those of the audience to see how far poetry can take us.