Love in The Time of Piñatas

19th Annual National Queer Arts Festival

June 20, 2017
Doors: 7:30pm
Brava Theater, San Francisco

Presented by Queer Cultural Center

In “Love in the Time of Piñatas,” writer, comedian, and solo performer Baruch Porras Hernandez breaks open his life and lets all the candy fall out. Watch him wrestle with immigrant guilt, then make out with it a little, then transform it into a hilarious show that asks what’s at the end of the Mexican immigrant road? Baruch hopes it’s donuts.

Get ready to party with horny Piñatas, hear stories about sex clubs, and hang out with the ghost of Frida Kahlo in a show that pushes past the stereotypes to bring you a unique story of a Queer Latino and his family struggling to thrive in America. Preview performance hosted by Kevin Seaman.

Person with dark hair and beard with pink lipstick surrounded by pinatas with a rainbow behind their head


June 20, 2017
Doors: 7:30pm


Brava Theater Studio
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA




ADA Accessible seating and bathrooms
Please arrive fragrance free


The National Queer Arts Festival is an annual multidisciplinary Festival currently held May through July throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Each year we commission over twenty performances, visual arts exhibitions, and interdisciplinary showcases and in the process of producing work we support hundreds of artists, technical and production crews.


Baruch Porras Hernandez

Baruch Porras Hernandez is a writer, performer and stand-up comedian that has been on stages all over North America. He has performed his solo shows alongside the greats, most notably Paper Planes at Keith Hennesy’s TOO MUCH a Queer Art Marathon at the legendary MaMa Calizo’s Voice Factory, When I was a Color Kid at Marga Gomez’s PERFORMARAMA at Oasis, My Last Day of the Dead at SOMArts, and had his first full length solo show Reasons to Stay on the Ground at Joe Landini’s The Garage as part of the National Queer Arts Festival in 2010.

Mr. Porras Hernandez has won The Moth in LA, Literary Death Match, Best of Bawdy Storytelling, and is featured on the critically acclaimed RISK podcast. He has work published in numerous anthologies online and in print, was a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow in 2014, a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow in 2016, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a regular KQED community arts host, and is “The Voice” for Shipwreck Erotic Fan Fiction live show and podcast. He was born in Toluca, Mexico, grew up in the East Bay, and lives in San Francisco.
Visit Baruch’s website

Even Odcikin

Even Odcikin was awarded the 2015 National Directors Fellowship by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, National New Play Network, the Kennedy Center, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Based in San Francisco, he is a director and producer with credits at Golden Thread Productions (where he serves as the Director of New Plays and Marketing) including Yussef El Guindi’s Language Rooms, in San Francisco and Los Angeles (critic’s pick for LA Times), Mona Mansour’s Urge For Going, Kevin Artigue’s The Most Dangerous Highway in the World (Theatre Bay Area Award Recommended Production), Denmo Ibrahim’s Ecstasy | a waterfable, as well as numerous short plays in ReOrient Festivals. He has directed and developed new plays at South Coast Rep, the Lark, O’Neill Theatre Center, InterAct Theatre Company, National New Plays Network Showcase, Magic Theatre, Crowded Fire, Impact Theatre, and Playwrights Foundation with such writers as Eugenie Chan, Christopher Chen, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Prince Gomolvilas, Garret Groenveld, David Jacobi, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Michael Lew, Rehana Mirza, and Nick Nanna Mwaluko, amongst many others. A graduate of Princeton University, Evren received the 2013 TITAN Award by Theatre Bay Area; and was selected as an Emerging Theatre Leader by TCG for their American Express Leadership Bootcamp.
Visit Evren’s website


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