NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2006

9th Annual

Produced each year during Pride month by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc), NQAF celebrates and promotes the work of acclaimed local, national and international 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, Dorothy Allison, and the late Thom Gunn.

To kick-off the NQAF 2006 festivities AND to celebrate the start of Pride Month, we join with The Community Center and invite you to THE Q BALL on Saturday, June 3th at The SF LGBT Community Center @ 6pm!

The excitement starts June 1st and continues through June 30th with intriguing installations, dance, theater, visual art exhibitions, comedy, lit and poetry, video, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their work. 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. This year our theme is Hope & Healing in Times of War. The art exhibition is produced in association with the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, SomArts, Galeria de la Raza, Visual Aid & other visual arts organizations. Programs & art shows that embrace this topic are marked with the Hope & Healing logo.

NQAF 2006 is produced by Qcc in collaboration with numerous Bay Area arts organizations.

SHOWS

ABOUT NQAF 2006

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National Queer Arts Festival 2006 Produced each year during Pride month by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc), NQAF celebrates and promotes the work of acclaimed local, national and international queer artists. Based upon the premise that…

Rock Out

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Rock Out w/out Yer Cock Out Femina Potens June 30 at 9:00pm Edinburgh Castle Tickets:  $5 - $10 sliding scale at the door; 21 and up only Information & full line up at www.feminapotens.com Femina Potens presents a night…

Creating Queer Community 2006

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Creating Queer Community – Commissions for Artists Qcc June 30 at 6:30pm LGBT Community Center / Ceremonial Center FREE The Queer Cultural Center will provide grants between $500 - $1500 to 4-6 innovative projects in any artistic…

Pride 2006

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Educate Celebrate Commemorate Liberate! The 36th Annual Pride Celebration San Francisco Pride Committee June 24 & 25 from Noon until 6:00pm Civic Center Info: www.sfpride.org Host to over 15 stages and venues, Pride is a…

SF Dyke March 2006

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Dykes Reflected in the Class Mirror SF Dyke March June 24 Performances @ 3:00pm This event was supported in part by The National Queer Arts Festival 2006 see the entire NQAF '06 on-line catalog here or The Queer Cultural Center's homepage…

Queer Open Mic

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Queer Open Mic Three Dollar Bill Café; Curated by Cindy Emch & Sherilyn Connelly June 9 feature: Meliza Bañales; June 23 feature: Atypcl: Joel A. Brown June 9 & 23 at 8:00pm; 7:30pm signup Three Dollar Bill Ticlets: $1 - $5…

We Are What We Are:

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Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band We Are What We Are: 28th Annual Pride Concert Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and San Francisco…

Queer Stuff

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Queer Stuff Music Showcase Queer Stuff Enterprises June 23, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm Spellbinding Tales Books, Alameda Tickets: $6 at the door Information: www.queerstuffenterprises.com  info@queerstuffenterprises.com or 888.569.2064 Photo…

Saints and Sinners

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Saints and Sinners: Queer Chicano/Latinos Re-defining Spirituality Curated by Meliza Bañales for Galeria & QueLACo June 23, 8:00pm Galeria de la Raza Tickets: $7 Information:  www.galeriadelaraza.org Tina…

Trans March 2006

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Building A Supportive Community For All Genders The Third Annual Trans March June 23 at 3:00pm - 7:00pm Performances/Speakers, March at 7:00pm From Dolores Park to Civic Center FREE Calling all transfolks, friends, allies and…

No Straight Lines

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No Straight Lines: Queer Culture & the Comics Exhibit April 1 - June 25 Closing Reception June 22 from 7:00-9:00pm Cartoon Art Museum Info: www.cartoonart.org  415/227-8666 x. 314 Twenty cartoonists join forces at the Cartoon…

Pick Up the Mic – Party

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Pick Up the Mic - Screening After-Party With Performances Frameline & Qcc June 22 at 9pm CELLSpace Tickets:  $10 - $3 off with Pick up the Mic Frameline ticket stub Information: For information about the film and tickets to the…

PICK UP THE MIC – Film

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PICK UP THE MIC The Film Thursday June 22 - 6:00 pm - Castro $9 members - $10 general Information: on the film and tickets to the film go to: www.frameline.org What do you do when an art form that has been the outlet for a disenfranchised…

TransForming Community 2006

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TransForming Community II Radar & Qcc; curated by Michele Tea June 20 at 7:30pm LGBT Community Center / Rainbow Room Tickets: $7 - $15, sliding scale Michelle Tea TransForming Community II: A follow-up to the 2005 TransForming…

Fixed/Broken

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Fixed/Broken Thea Hillman, Natalie Ilum, luna maia and Ruth Villasenor June 19 at 7:30pm LGBT Center. Ceremonial Room Tickets: $7 - $15 sliding scale We have bodies that make people pray. Because they are broken or obscene or awkward;…

Queeriosity 2006

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8th Annual Queeriosity Youth Speaks June 17 at 7pm LGBT Community Center – Rainbow Room FREE Information: www.youthspeaks.org Believing that young people have the tools to take control of their lives through language, Youth…

Drag Kinging 101

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Drag Kinging 101 The Transformers June 17 at 4:00pm SomArts Theater Tickets: Free The Transformers want to help you become the performer you've always dreamed of. This workshop covers the making of a drag king from A-Z.  Topics…

EXPOSED

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EXPOSED — Experiments In Love, Sex, Death And Art Elizabeth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle Director: Neon Weiss, Media Design: Sheila Malone Guest appearances: Tina Takemoto with four fab lab assistants. CounterPulse & Qcc June 16…

Fracture

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Fracture GROUP June 16 & 17 at 8:00pm June 18 at 2pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets: $20 Reservations/Inforomation: (415) 554-0402, www.jonsimsctr.org Group photo by Kent Taylor GROUP’s new show, Fracture,…

Sizzle 2006

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Sizzle Femina Potens presents Dirty Ink June16th at 8:00pm Femina Potens Gallery Tickets: $3 for open mic performers, $5 general, NOTA Info: www.feminapotens.com Photo by Geoff Cordner Femina Potens Gallery presents a night…

Teenage Papí

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Teenage Papí: The 2nd Coming of Adolescence Butchlalis de Panochtitlan (BdP) Co-presented by QueLACo & QCC June 16 at 8:30pm (following Mission Girls at 6:30pm!) LGBT Community Center, Rainbow Room Tickets: $7 - $15 sliding scale;…

A Night of Jotaria

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A Night of Jotaria, Peliculas y Performances Aquellas L.O.C.A.S & QueLACo June 16 at 6:30pm LGBT Community Center / Rainbow Room Tickets: $5 - $7 To purchase a ticket by mail: Download an order form. For more information…

Fresh Meat in the Gallery

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Fresh Meat in the Gallery III Transgender, Genderqueer and Intersex Visual Art Exhibition Opening Reception: June 16, post-performance (Fresh Meat 2006) Exhibit: June 5 – June 30, Weds – Sat, 2:00pm – 5:00pm Reception is FREE Info:…

Fresh Meat 2006

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Fresh Meat 2006 The Fifth Annual Transgender & Queer Performance Festival Artistic Director Sean Dorsey June 15 at 8:00pm (Opening Night reception after the show) June 16 at 8:00pm (Fresh Meat in the Gallery reception after the show) June…

The Queer Latina Body

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Cuerpo y Revolución - The Queer Latina Body The Women’s Building & Jota June 1 - 30 Exhibit June 15 at 7:00pm for Art Reception 8:00pm Readings/performance The Women’s Building Tickets: $10 Info: www.womensbuilding.org Poetry,…

Brand New High-Way

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Brand New High-Way Sini Anderson, BITCH, Natalie Agee & Rebecca Stronger of Lava NYC, Amiee Norwich, and Luke Woodward. June 15 - 18 at 8:00pm SomArts Theater Tickets: $10-$20 sliding scale Amiee Norwich, Rebecca Stronger,…

Patricia Racette

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In Conversation with…A Diva – Patricia Racette Interviewed by Yefim Maizel SF Opera, Qcc & Hillgirlz June 14 at 7:30pm LGBT Community Center - First Floor Tickets: $7 - $15 sliding scale Out soprano and full-fledged…

Pages from the Past

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Pages from the Past Radar Productions, SF Public Library & Qcc Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library June 14, 21 & 28 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium Free Event Michelle Tea Join…

RADAR Reading Series 2006

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RADAR Reading Series Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library & RADAR Productions June 13 at 6:00pm San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium Free Event This showcase of emerging underground artists presents a…

Fun Home

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Fun Home Alison Bechdel - A Dyke to Watch Out For June 13 - Doors @ 7:45pm Community Center – Rainbow Room Tickets: $7-$15 sliding scale This breakout book by Alison Bechdel of Dykes to Watch Out For fame, takes its place…

Q Comedy

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Q Comedy June 11 & 24, Reception 7:30pm, Show 8:00pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets:  $8 - $15 sliding scale Info: www.Qcomedy.com Qcomedy presents its Sunday night line-up (except when it’s on Saturday the 24th)…

Vicki Randle CD Release party

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Vicki Randle CD Release party and Concert June 11 at 8pm SomArts Theater Tickets: $10 - $20 sliding scale Photo by Lynnly Labovitz Photo by Lynnly Labovitz Vicki Randle: unique, powerful, fiery and soulful; this singer/songwriter/musician…

La Lunada

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La Lunada: Literary Lounge & Open Mic Feature: Jaime Cortez; novice performers welcome June 11 at 7:30 pm, Sign up at the door. Galería de la Raza Tickets: $5 (Free with food dish or Galería membership) Information: www.galeriadelaraza.org…

Out of Apathy

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Out of Apathy Artist/Producer— Oratrix productions from Seattle! June 10 @ 7:30pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets: $7-$15 sliding scale All Girl & All Queer, Oratrix stomps into SF delivering passion, politics and…

Rally the Troupes 2006

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Rally the Troupes! The Transformers, curators June 10 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm (early show all ages; second show 21+) SomArts Theater Tickets: $7 -- $15 sliding scale No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds! A night of savvy political…

Captain Queer

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Captain Queer The New Conservatory Theater Center Previews: June 2-June 9, 2006 Opens: June 10, 2006 Runs Thru: July 9, 2006 *no performance, Sun, June 11 and June 25 Wed & Sat @ 8:00pm, Sun @ 2:00pm The New Conservatory…

Men on Men

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Men on Men: Connecting with the Masculine GuyWriters June 10 at 7:30pm The LGBT Community Center / Ceremonial Room Tickets: $5 - $15 sliding scale (L-R) Matthew Graham Smith, Andrew Demcak, Richard Kane, Anthony Williams, and Jay…

Translations

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Translations: Dancing the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality Asian American Dance Performances (AADP) June 9 — 11 at 8:00pm CounterPulse Tickets: $15-20 sliding scale, NOTA AADP presents: Chinawinds Dance & Art, danah…

(a)eromestiza 2006

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Dimension of IS: A Spectacular Future (a)eromestiza/SpaceSuperStar in association with The Lab & Qcc June 9 & 10 at 8:00pm The Lab Tickets: $10-$20 sliding scale Photos by alan chun Dimension of…

Queer Open Mic

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Queer Open Mic Three Dollar Bill Café; Curated by Cindy Emch & Sherilyn Connelly June 9 feature: Meliza Bañales; June 23 feature: Atypcl: Joel A. Brown June 9 & 23 at 8:00pm; 7:30pm signup Three Dollar Bill Ticlets: $1 - $5…

Why Are Faggots

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Why Are Faggots So Afraid Of Faggots Curated by MaTTilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore June 9 at 7:30pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets: $7 - $15 sliding scale Say goodbye to the world of straight-acting dudes hangin’ out…

Dandelion DanceTheater

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THE NAKED BODY IN PERFORMANCE Dandelion DanceTheater June 9 & 10 at 8:00pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets: $20 Reservations/Information: (415) 554-0402, www.dandeliondancetheater.org photos by Luiza Silva Dandelion…

Learn To Be Latina

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Learn To Be Latina Enrique Urueta June 9 at 7:30pm Community Center / Ceremonial Room Tickets: $7 -- $15 sliding scale A young Lebanese-American woman with pop star dreams is told by record executives that there's no way in post-9/11…

La Cebra Danza Gay

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La Cebra Danza Gay 10th Anniversary Program Qcc/The SF International Arts Festival/QueLACo/WESTAFF & the NEA This Program Has Been Cancelled. “I‘ve done worse things & I do what I please. Get out if you don’t want me to…

QWOCMAP 2006

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2nd Annual QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR MEDIA ARTS PROJECT (QWOCMAP) June 8 - Tender Justice - Young Queer Women of Color Shorts June 9 - En Mi Piel: Borders Redrawn - A Bilingual Program of Queer Latina, Chicana…

Queer Tactics

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Queer Tactics Curated by Shani Heckman June 6 at 7:30pm LGBT Community Center – Rainbow Room Tickets: $7 - $15 sliding scale War!  Who needs it?  As Queers we can be more subversive and change the system.  Queer Tactics…

Hope & Healing in Times of War

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Hope & Healing in Times of War Qcc & APICC SomArts – Bay and Main Galleries June 4 at 1:00pm - Artist reception & performances during the National Queer Arts Festival Exhibit open May 6 — June 22, 2:00pm-7:00pm Tues…

Diwali from “Safe Sex” series

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Diwali from "Safe Sex" series by Donna M. Guenther, M.D. Three Dollar Bill Café Reception for the Artist: June 3, 6pm @ The Q-Ball Free More info: www.threedollarbill.com These photographs reflect the weekly…

Le Vasa: Sea Changes

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Opening @ the QBall Le Vasa: Sea Changes June 3 at 6:00pm Community Center, Gallery 301 and throughout building Free Dan Taulapapa McMullin Shigeyuki Kihara Samoan-Japanese fa’afafine/transgender…

The QBall

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The QBall Pride Event Banner Here Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) & The LGBT Community Center June 3 at 6:00pm — art receptions; 7:15pm — performances LGBT Community Center Free It’s big, it’s back, and it’s still FREE! Qcc…

Stay Together

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Stay Together Joe Goode Performance Group June 2 — 11 at various times (see website) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Tickets:  $16 - $40 Information/Reservations: (415) 978-2787 www.joegoode.org   Joe Goode, artistic director…

Examining Gender

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Examining Gender Femina Potens Art show in conjunction with Hope & Healing Opening reception: June 2 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm Exhibition: Thursday — Sunday, 12:00pm — 6:00pm thru June Femina Potens Free Info: www.feminapotens.com Images…

SF in eXile 2006

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WORKING FOR THE WEAKENED SF in eXile* June 2 at 8:00pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts Tickets: $8 - $12 sliding scale NOTA Jobs.  We all have them.  When we don't, we wish we did.  When we do, we wish we didn't.  But have…

Per-Verses

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Per-Verses RAWdance June 1 –3 at 8:00pm & 9:30pm each night Belcher Street Studios Tickets: $10 - $15 Sliding Scale (NOTA) Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith photo by Kevin Rogers Emerging Bay Area dance company RAWdance combines…

Hope and Healing: 2006

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HOPE AND HEALING IN TIMES OF WAR SomArts Gallery June 2006 "I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair…

2006 QCC STAFF

Artistic Director, Pamela Peniston
Online Programs Director, Rudy Lemcke
Development Director, Jeff Jones
Development Asst., Sean Dorsey
Business Manager, LaVette Virden
Festival Coordinator, Pam Higley
Technical Director – SomArts, Cris Dunaway
Technical Director – Center, Shani Heckman
Gallery Director – Hope & Healing, Ann Aptheker
Graphic Designer, Dendesign
Publicist, Adrienne Biggs
Festival Interns: eddie gesso, John Jackson, Jan Schmidt, Shely Arrieta

BOARD

Lucrecia Bermudez
Blackberri
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.