I'm proud to announce I will be performing with Sins Invalid in our first full length show since 2011, Birthing, Dying, Becoming Crip Wisdom, this October in San Francisco. Here's the details:
ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA
8PM Friday, October 14
8PM Saturday, October 15
(ASL interpreted & Audio Described)
7PM Sunday, October 16
$20 at door; no one ever turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible throughout. Please come fragrance free. Show contains explicit content.[Image description: The faces of Patty Berne, a Haitian/Japanese femme woman wearing a black headscarf with white floral patterns, looking seriously at the viewer with her brows raised, and Neve Bianco, a younger Black genderqueer femme with a delicate facial tattoo between their brows, smiling, checking out the viewer and arching one brow, floating in front of a purple/blue/green starry sky. In between them are the words, “BIRTHING, DYING, BECOMING CRIP WISDOM. save the date: Sins Invalid 2016 Performance, October 14, 15, 16, ODC Theater San Francisco}
This show is going to be all about the life stages of being disabled- being a baby crip, growing into crip wisdom and community, and what it means to become a crip elder and transition to being an ancestor. It's about all the shit no one taught us, all the shit we learned as we found our way to disabled communities most folks don't know exist. It's about being too old to die young, about not being a supercrip or a better-off-dead-pathetic victim, but about being all of our complicated, real, evolving disabled lives. My pieces, tentatively entitled, "crip magic spells" , are going to trace my evolution in being sick, mad and neurodivergent and finding/ making community with other disabled and weird folks. As a disabled femme of color over 40 who didn't think I would make it past 25, being in this show is a gift. Please save the date! You don't know when this show will come around again- it takes a lot of sick and disabled queer and trans Black and brown hustle to make this happen.
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