6th Annual

It’s hilarious, it’s fantastic, it’s tragic, it’s triumphant – it’s the quintessential San Francisco festival – the National Queer Arts Festival!

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, Adrienne Rich, and the late Lou Harrison.

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, and how it mirrors their differences or sameness in the larger world. This year the topic is gender identity, and will be the emphasis of many pieces included in this month long festival. To kick-off the NQAF 2003 festivities, we invite you to join us for THE Q BALL! on SATURDAY, MAY 31st at The SF LGBT Community Center @ 6pm! Come lick your lips and savor the delights, for we have something to tickle everyone’s fancy – performance teasers, breathtaking art, tasty morsels and bangin’ beverages! The excitement starts May 31st and continues through June 29th with intriguing multimedia installations, dance, theater, visual art exhibitions, comedy, lit and poetry, film, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their work.

NQAF 2003 is produced by Qcc in collaboration with numerous Bay Area arts organizations such as SomArts, The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center (The Center), Jon Sims Center for the Arts, QueLACo, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Native American Cultural Center, Harvey Milk Center, ODC Theater, Dance Mission Theater, Brava Theater Center, La Galería de la Raza, and the 848 Community Center. We thank the following supporters of NQAF 2003 for helping to make it happen: San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, Rainbow – a worker owned cooperative, Horizons Foundation, Open Meadows Foundation, Astraea Foundation, Bayview Opera House, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, SomArts, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and the Zellerbach Family Fund. And we are so very excited to announce NQAF’s first media sponsor & The SF Weekly!

Special THANKS goes to Waller Press, Gregory Casillas and the staff at the York Hotel, Ruth Herring, Megan Murphy & Theater Rhinoceros, Charles Wilmouth, Idris Ackamoor & Cultural Odyssey, Anne Tamar-Mattis, Melinda Caparaiso, Roberto Ordegna, Jennifer Barth of The Center, Kim, Jamie & Mel of The Center, and all the individuals and artists who gave their talent, time, expertise and hearts to help make NQAF 2003 what it is!



National Queer Arts Festival 2003 It's hilarious, it's fantastic, it's tragic, it's triumphant - it's the quintessential San Francisco festival - the National Queer Arts Festival! Produced each year during Pride month by the Queer Cultural…

Pride 2003

SF PRIDE Parade This year's theme: "You've Gotta Give Them Hope!" Downtown San Francisco, Market Street @ Beale Come join in on the 33rd anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration, with this…

Queeriosity 2003

QUEERIOSITY & THE MONSTER DEBUT In Celebration of the Next Generation of Queer Youth Writers Saturday, June 28th 8:00pm ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street @ Shotwell Tickets: $5 Youth; $10 Adult Photo © Charles Reynolds (Joel…

Dyke March 2003

THE DYKE MARCH A March for Social and Sexual Freedom - Lesbians Unite! Saturday, June 28th Location: Dolores Park, Dolores @ 18th Street Free The San Francisco Dyke March is the largest annual grassroots lesbian event in the…

High Tide

HIGH TIDE LAVA’s Love, Velocity and Abstract Art Thursday- Friday, June 26th & 27th 8:00pm; Saturday, June 28th 10:00pm; Sunday, June 29th 7:00pm Dance Mission Theater Tickets: $17 in advance/$20 at the door; $10 Youth under 12 Photo…

Three Sheets to the Winds

THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND Mr. Murray Hill & the Wau-Wau Sisters in World Premiere! Thursday and Friday, June 26, 27th 8:00pm SomArts Theater Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door Photo: ©Roberto Portillo FROM NEW YORK!…

Queer Masala

3rd I SF presents QUEER MASALA in support of Pride Month June 25, 2003 7:00-9:00pm The Center 1800 Market Street (at Octavia) San Francisco, CA 94102 $5 donation at the door -- SF Center members free (We highly suggest taking public…

Latinas Lesbianas

LATINAS LESBIANAS Film and Roundtable Discussion Tuesday, June 24th 8:00pm The SF LGBT Community Center/Rainbow Room Tickets: $5, no one turned away for lack of funds "Latinas Lesbianas" is a documentary that navigates the intersections…

Desire and Creation

DESIRE AND CREATION: AN ANTI-OPPRESSIONIST DREAM OF MOTHERHOOD Queer Parenting and the Magic of Motherhood Friday-Sunday, June 20th - 22nd 8:00pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets: $7-$12 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack…

Mr. Sister

Mr. SISTER A Queer Musical Showcase presented by Mr. Lady Records & Sister Spit Tammy Hart, Shelly Doty, Boy Scout, Shawna Virago and the Deadly Night Shade, Tartufi, Veda Hille, Veronica Lip Gloss & The Evil Eyes, Nomy Lamm, Sisterz…


FRESH MEAT 2003 A Trans and Queer Cabaret Extravaganza Friday-Sunday, June 20th- 22nd 8:00pm ODC Theater Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door Photo © Elizabeth Gorelik The runaway hit of the 2002 National Queer Arts Festival…

BGLAM Performance Festival

3RD ANNUAL B/GLAM ARTS FESTIVAL Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement Celebration of Word and Performances Friday-Saturday, June 20th - 21st 8:00pm The SF LGBT Community Center/Ceremonial Room Tickets: $5, no one turned away for lack…

Hank Tavera Festival

QueLACo’S Hank Tavera Performance Festival Friday-Saturday, June 20th & 21st 6:00pm Reception; 7:00pm Performance The SF LGBT Community Center/Rainbow Room Tickets: $5, no one turned away for lack of funds A mixture of performance…

Mediums Collide

MEDIUMS COLLIDE/ARTISTS COMBINED A Mind Rocking Night of Multi-media Performance with Sini Anderson, Elise Baldwin and Veda Hille Friday-Saturday, June 20th- 21st 8:00pm SomArts Theater Tickets: $8 - $15, no one turned away for lack…

FOLK Joe Goode

FOLK (World Premiere) AND TRANSPARENT BODY (2002) Joe Goode Performance Group’s 2003 Home Season in San Francisco Thursday-Sunday, June 19th - 22nd 8:00pm; Thursday-Sunday, June 26th- 29th 8:00pm Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater Tickets:…

Michael Ross

Michael Ross B/GLAM Visual Arts Exhibition The SF LGBT Community Center/Gallery 301/ 302/Lobby Admission is free SPIRIT TOP A solo art exhibit by Michael Ross Curated by Rev. Timothy Taylor Exhibit Opening and Artist Reception Guest…

Hanifah Walidah

STRAIGHT BLACK FOLKS' GUIDE TO GAY BLACK FOLKS Hanifah Walidah’s One Woman Show Tues-Thurs, June 17 & 19 8:00pm Jon Sims Center Tickets:$10 - $15 sliding scale at the Door Jon Sims Center Poet, musician, and actress Hanifah…


QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM NIGHT An Evening of Film and Video to Celebrate Art, Culture and Resistance Tuesday, June 17th 8:00pm The SF LGBT Community Center/Rainbow Room Tickets: Free Queer Women of Color Film Nights celebrates the…


BORDER XICANOGRAPHIES A Multimedia Exhibition by Armando Rascón Reception for Artist Saturday, June 14th 7:00pm - 10:00pm La Galeria De La Raza Gallery Admission is Free La Galeria de la Raza Info & Box (415) 826-8009 or…

I Swing Like That

I SWING LIKE THAT: AN EXPLORATION OF JAZZ AND IDENTITY Written and Performed by Cedric Brown and Accompanied by the 1150 Trio Tuesday, June 13 -15 th 8:00pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets: $7-$12 sliding scale, no one turned…

Performances Reflecting Intersex

INTERCOURSE: A SEX AND GENDER RECIPE FOR REVOLUTION Performances Reflecting Intersex, Transgender, Transsexual, and Genderqueer Experiences. Friday, June 13th 8pm and 10pm The SF LGBT Community Center/Ceremonial Room The Friday 8 pm show…

Comedy Por Favor

¡COMEDY, POR FAVOR! Marga Gomez, Monica Palacios, and Carmelita Tropicana - Latina Legends of Queer Comedy Bring it On! Thursday-Saturday, June 12th-14th 8:00pm; Sunday, June 15th 7:00pm SomArts Theater Tickets: $22 (Fri/Sat); $20…

Taking it to the Street

TAKING IT TO THE STREET Sketches, Poems and Monologues with the brOTHERs Sunday, June 8th 7:00pm SomArts Theater Tickets: $7-$12 Photo © Duane Cramer brOTHERs is a year old theatrical performance and spoken word collective…

Hank Tavera Performance

QueLACo’S Hank Tavera Performance Festival Friday-Saturday, June 20th & 21st 6:00pm Reception; 7:00pm Performance The SF LGBT Community Center/Rainbow Room Tickets: $5, no one turned away for lack of funds A mixture of performance…

The Sor Juana Project

THE SOR JUANA PROJECT Opera Work in Progress Sunday, June 8th 2:00pm SomArts Theater Tickets: $5 Please join co-librettists Carla Lucero and Alicia Gaspar de Alba for a sneak preview and discussion of their opera in progress,…


REVOLUTION! BRAKE HERE: UNPLUGGED POETRY IN THE CITY SFinX: San Francisco in Exile Live at JSC Saturday, June 7th 8:00pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets: $7-$12 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds This spoken…

The Size of Her Rage

THE SIZE OF HER RAGE Queer Latina and Mixed-Race Artists Respond to Domestic Violence Friday & Saturday, June 6th & 7th 8:00pm The SF LGBT Community Center/Rainbow Room Tickets: $7-$12 sliding scale Photo © Rebeka Rodriguez. The…


DYKE NIGHTS & GAZE AT 848 Performance and Visual Art Exhibition Featuring Queer Women Friday & Saturday, June 6th & 7th 8:30pm 848 Community Space Tickets: $12-15 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds DYKE…


LIQUID FIRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS WET A Sultry Evening of Erotic Expressions by Queer Women of Color Friday & Saturday, June 6th & 7th 8:00pm The SF LGBT Community Center/Ceremonial Room Tickets: $10-$20 WET: A cabaret-style…


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RECEPTION FOR EG: (r)EVOLUTION OF GENDER Visual Arts Exhibition Examining Gender Identity in the Queer Community Friday, June 6th 6:00pm-7:30pm SomArts/Rear Gallery Gallery Admission is Free Saturday, June 14th 3:00-5:00pm Guided…


TORN PAPER TEARS EASY & OUI DE DEUX A Shared Evening of Dance, Trapeze, Theater and Mixed Media Performance Art by Dominique Zeltzman & Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen Thursday - Saturday, June 5th - 7th 8:00pm SomArts Theater Tickets:…


BRAZEN FEMMES: QUEERING FEMININITY Lucky 3 on the Mic: Anna Camilleri, Chloë Brushwood Rose and Michelle Tea Tuesday, June 3rd 8:00pm The SF LGBT Community Center/Ceremonial Room Tickets: $10-$20 sliding scale Photo © R. Kelly…


"QUERIDO" Staged Reading of Ricardo Bracho’s New Play Tuesday, June 3rd 6:00pm Reception; 7:00pm Reading The SF LGBT Community Center/Rainbow Room Tickets: $7-12 sliding scale Photo © Scott Chernis. Reception and staged…


THE 2ND ANNUAL QUEER-A-PALOOZA & DRAG KING JUNIOR CONTEST An Open-gendered All Ages Buffet of Genderplay and Performing Arts Sunday, June 1st 3:00pm - 1:00am SomArts Theater & Front Gallery Tickets: $5 in drag; $10-$15 sliding…


COCKSUCKER : A Love Story Theatre Rhinoceros presents COCKSUCKER : A Love Story Written & DIRECTED by Ronnie Larsen A World Premiere Theatre Rhinoceros Performances begin May 8, 2003 Open-ended run. As Theatre Rhinoceros’…


ZAMORA LINMARK & LISA ASAGI Selected Readings from E.S.L., Leche, and Other Works Wednesday, May 28th 6:00pm Reading SomArts Tickets: Free APICC (415) 864-4126 or or Zamora…


POINT BLANK PHOTOGRAPHER’S GROUP Photography Exhibition Guided Tour & Discussion Opening Reception: 6pm to 7:30pm May 31 The SF LGBT Community Center (Room 301) Exhibition runs through August 16 The SF LGBT Community Center…

The Forgetfulness of Being

"The Forgetfulness of Being" A Cycle of Video Projections by Rudy Lemcke Opening Reception: 6pm to 7:30pm May 31 The SF LGBT Community Center (Room 301) For more information: Q[email protected] or [email protected] Exhibition…


OPENING NIGHT GALA! National Queer Arts Festival 2003 Saturday, May 31st 6:00pm-12:00am THE Q BALL! NQAF 2003 Opening Night GAY-la! The SF LGBT Community Center Tickets: Donations of $5 to $50,000 gladly accepted in support of NQAF…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – Tim Taylor

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Tim Taylor About the Artist Taylor blends identity politics to create powerful works around race and gender. He has shown around the United States and in Japan. Presently, he is curator of exhibitions at the San Francisco Airport Museums…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – Hien Nguyen

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Hien Nguyen Artist Statement Originally, I plan to include just my recent works for the show. However, Kriss and Eliot have convinced me to include my older works as well. Doing so would reveal the transformation through the years and…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – Jenny Michals

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Jenny Michals Artist Statement A fluid perception of my self is at the base of my work, including identification with one gender or another. Distilling my sense of self through trickery is how I create my art. Once I start thinking about…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – Jordy Jones

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Jordy Jones Artist Statement Jordy Jones is a bijou transomi always game to wrap his luppers round a bona cartso, park a plate or offer a dolly dish to a bold basket. His latest passion is ‘polari’, the lost underground speech of English…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – Teri Claude Dowling

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Teri Claude Dowling Artist Statement Teri Claude Dowling is originally from the Mojave Desert of Southern California, and has been living in the Bay Area for the past 10 years. She received her BS in Biology from UC Irvine, and earned…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – Kriss De Jong

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Kriss De Jong Artist Statement A multimedium artist working in art and technology. Neither nor. Either or. None of the Above. All of the Above. Depends on the day. Muppet identified. Gender is a limitation. A box that I don’t fit…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – Eliot K Daughtry

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Eliot K Daughtry Artist Statement My introduction to the world of art was at my grandfather’s workbench, where he shared with me his knowledge of fine carving, and how to use all manner of tools. By the age of 10, I knew how to operate…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – Tammy Rae Carland

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Tammy Rae Carland Artist Statement “The fiction of our invisibility remains influential.” Neil Bartlett A photograph is literally a trace, a sign, a symbol or evidence of something that was, something that existed somewhere -…

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender – 2003

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EG: (r)Evolution of Gender June 6-29, 2011 SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center San Francisco, California Curated by: Eliot K Daughtry and Kriss De Jong of Killer Banshee Studios Outside of constraint visited on mainstream concepts of gender,…


Pamela Peniston, Qcc Executive Director, NQAF Artistic Director
Jeff Jones, Development Director
LaVette Virden, Business Manager
Rudy Lemcke, Internet Programs Director
Shani Heckman, Technical Director
Jenny B-Production Manager and Lighting Designer
Sini Anderson, Pam Peniston, Cedric Brown, Marvin White and Charles Wilmoth, Festival Curators
Exodus, House Manager
Heather Cox, Box Office Manager


Lucrecia Bermudez
Lenore Chinn
Greg Day
Adrienne Fuzee
Jeff Jones
Pamela Peniston
Juan Alberto Tam

Qcc: The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture
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.