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Friday, June 19, 2009

QPOCalypse Now! Presented by Mangos with Chili and the 2009 NQAF on Saturday, June 20, 2009

King TuffNStuff passed along information about a Mangos with Chili show happening tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, 2009. MwC is the troupe cofounded by Miss Cherry Gallete, who is also dances with the Hot Pink Feathers. See her and all of the MwC performers including King TuffNStuff and Thisway/Thatway at SOMArts in a one night only performance depicting the end of the world as we know it and the beginning of ones that only can be imagined.

The 2009 National Queer Arts Festival and MANGOS WITH CHILI, the floating cabaret of queer and trans people of color bliss, dreams, sweat, sweets & nightmares proudly present:

QPOCalypse NOW!

June 20 - One night only
SOMArts, 934 Brannan St, SF
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm

Tickets: $13 - $20
No one turned away for lack of funds

The end times. 2012. The revolution. Terror. The chosen people.Disaster. Militarism. Revelations. Plague. The dawn of the 5th World. Space colonization. Making new homes and surviving new worlds.

In this highly anticipated divine new Mangos With Chili performance spectacular, come see the Bay Area’s noted and notorious QTPOC performance ensemble present an evening of all new collaborative work and hybrid performance exploring our visions of the end of the world and what comes afterwards.

From growing up in the apocalyptic worlds of Brooklyn, Scranton, Oakland, and Beirut, to the myths of the end times our ancestors told us, to the last crazy QTPOC dance party before The End, to living Octavia Butler’s dreams now, the Mangos With Chili crew will give you dreams and nightmares about revolution and our changing world through our high-intensity theater, dance, spoken word, drag, song, and more.

Charleston Chu
Nico Dacumos
Maceo Cabrera Estévez
Ms. Cherry Galette
Zuleikha Mahmood
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Amir Rabiyah
Yosimar Reyes
King TuffNStuff
and TBA

PLUS: a live score mixed by DJ Emancipacion, video by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Ami Puri, and TBA, an interactive altar, the Four Gay Unicorns of the Apocalypse, and other surprises!!!

Mangos With Chili: the floating cabaret of QTPOC bliss, dreams,sweats, sweets and nightmares is a Bay Area based arts organization committed to showcasing high quality work of life saving importance by queer and trans artists of color to audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Founded by writer and spoken word artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and dancer, choreographer, and burlesque artist Ms Cherry Galette, Mangos with Chili began as an annual touring cabaret of queer and trans people of color performance artists, and now presents year round productions in the Bay Area in addition to our annual touring cabaret.

The troupe has performed to sold out houses across North America, wowing audiences in world class theaters, underground performance spaces, bars, community venues and campus halls with their hot, high intensity, and breathtaking performance, politics, and craft, reflecting the lives and stories of queer and trans people of color and speaking out in resistance to the daily struggles around silence, isolation, homophobia, and violence that QTPOC face.

Mangos with Chili is a fiscally sponsored project of CounterPulse. Production of QPOCalypse Now! is made possible by the generous support of the Horizons Foundation, the Queer Cultural Center, the San Francisco Foundation, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the generous support of our community of donors.
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