The Tusk published a thing I wrote, yay!

Ellen Ripley and My Mother

This a story I wrote for the show called “Scene Missing” we were supposed to write about Sigourney Weaver characters and I jumped up and down stomped my feed until they let me write about Aliens, more specifically Ellen Ripley, who is my all time favorite Sci Fi character like ever.

I read the story for that show, and then I read it again at Literary Pop, now The Tusk has decided to publish it. Super grateful to Maggie Tokuda-Hall for putting up on the interwebs. Check it out if you guys have a sec.

Ellen Ripley and My Mother 

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Look Ma I’m on TV!

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I was interviewed on Ten Percent by the awesome David Perry

Watch this video where I am nervous as fuck, exhausted, and was not having a good hair day, repeat myself like an idiot, but I still had a great time!! I talk about the next ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? which will be OCTOBER 15TH at none other than THE CHAPEL!!! I am beyond excited about this you guys! During the second leg of LitCrawl, KQED presents ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente?’s literary show titled I Still Heart SF!! With the talents of Latinx performers Yosimar Reyes, Lydia Popovich, Juliana Delgado Lopera,Azuah and myself performing and hosting. We will be getting HEELLA LATINX UP in the Chapel people!! Join us for the second leg of Litcrawl 7 PM Oct 15th.

My Last Day of the Dead. Solo performance at SOMArts for their Dia de los Muertos art opening.

I’m performing at SOMArts for their special Day of the Dead Art Opening!

Long time no see everyone, sorry to be missing in action, I HAVE BEEN BUUUSY!

Lots of shows coming up, like I have two tomorrow, eek! Go to upcoming shows section to see what those are, but this this this this one is very close to my heart, because of my “it’s complicated” relationship to Day of the Dead, long story.

BUT, Friday Oct 7th I am going to perform this solo piece titled MY LAST DAY OF THE DEAD at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco! Part of their Art Opening Celebration of their Dia de los Muertos Exhibit. The show is very affordable, don’t just come to see me, come to see the AMAZING Dia de los Muertos art.

Here is my promo shot. Hope you guys make it.

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#DiadelosMuertos2016 #somarts #dayofthedead #sugarskull #wearethecrystalgems #art #gayart #Mexicano #gayMexican #gaylatino #queer #queerart #soloperformer #soloperformance #glitterbeard

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I’m performing at Queer Rebels Fest Again!

Hi everyone.

I hope you had a safe Pride. I hope you are taking care of yourself as you mourn Orlando, mourn Istanbul.

I’m very much looking forward to sharing a space with the great people at Queer Rebels. They’re a wonderful organization that promotes the work and love and art of Queer POC performers.

There is a ton of info below, but if you want to come to the night I’m Performing, buy tickets for July 1rst. That is the one I’m going to be at. Hope to see some of you there.

love, Baruch Porras Hernandez.

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Queer Rebels Productions & QCC
QUEER REBELS FEST!
July 1 & 2
AAACC, 7PM DOORS; 7:30PM SHOW
KB Boyce and Celeste Chan/ Queer Rebels

$12-$25 sliding scale, BPT
BPT Link July 1:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2547787

BPT Link July 2:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2547797

Website: QueerRebels.com
Social: www.facebook.com/QRProductions

QUEER REBELS FEST 2016 is 2 shows, a different cast each night. Our theme, THE FIGHT FOR HOME, weaves together 1) Black Queer/Trans Voices and 2) Queer/Trans People of Color activist art. PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR BIOS: WWW.QUEERREBELS.COM
MORE DETAILS TBA!!
Fierce drag queens dance off the Google buses of San Francisco. Black and Asian communities join forces in the struggle for racial justice, instigated by the LA Riots, Rodney King’s beating, and Tian Sheng Yu’s death in Oakland. A Two-spirit artist journeys in gender to find home within the self. Black Lives Matter, stretching now and into infinity with Afrofuturism. Home is displacement, a transtastic Hà Nội music video/ visual poem on the 40th anniversary of the Việt Nam War. For a Chican@ transgender teen in LA, what is home but a haunting? In Vietnamese, the word “nước” means water, country, nation, and homeland. To ask “nước nào?” is to ask, “Where is your country? Where is your home?”

Mission of Queer Rebels: Founded in late 2008 by artists KB Boyce and Celeste Chan, Queer Rebels showcases queer/trans artists of color, connects generations, and honors our histories with art for the future.

 

Poster hella cute, Show will be Awesome!

You Guys Gotta Go See This Show!

Who wants to go with me? I’ve known this young poet performer for a while now, and he always brings it, delivers, and kills it not only with great writing, insight, intelligence, and my favorite, he’s hella funny. Also that poster is hella cute. I’m going to go see his show, who wants to come with me?  June 16th through the 18th at Galería de la Raza.

Click at the image to get your tickets people.

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Nationally acclaimed poet and spoken-word artist Yosimar Reyes expands his repertoire to include a full-length solo performance. Prieto is an autobiographical one-man show that follows Yosimar’s journey growing up queer and undocumented in the hoods of Eastside San Jose. While his grandmother and grandfather recycle bottles and cans to pay for the rent, the boys on his block constantly tease him for acting like a girl. As a young boy, Yosimar struggles to understand and wrap his head around manhood, until he wraps his mouth around it.

The Apex of Friendzone.

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Thank you so much to the folks at The Santa Ana River Review. They published a ten page version of my play The Apex of Friendzone!

I’m incredibly grateful, and hope this play gets a reading in the future, in this form or the longer version of it. Give it a read if you have a moment, little heads up, things get very sexy after aliens destroy the world.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PLAY!

 

 

Upcoming Shows!

May is full of BARUCH! How much Baruch can you take in your life?

Here is all the shows I’m doing in May, come by if you can, much love to all of you. Hugs and more hugs. Super grateful to get to be a part of so many amazing things.

THE NEW SHIT SHOWTHE NEW SHIT SHOW: May 12, 7 Pm $5 – 10 at One Fam Community Events Center 1606 7th Street Oakland. I’m featuring at this amazing show that only lets you read new poetry you wrote that day! Come to the workshop and read your new poem with us. For More info GO HERE

bfestBERKELEY POETRY: FESTIVAL: May 11, 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 5th floor Student Lounge of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. I’m hosting the Berkeley Poetry Center, not organizing, just hosting, come check out this amazing event in Berkeley featuring the best of the best in Berkeley!Berkeley it up by clicking here.

13100672_1010715735633059_7882700332558586251_nWRITE CLUB SF PRESENTS SUPERFRIENEMIES! : May 17th, 8 PM, $5 to 15, at The Make Out Room 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco. 3 rounds of 2 writers going head to head over a pair of opposing topics with 7 minutes each—7 MINUTES ONLY—to sway the crowd. I’m one of the writers! Come cheer and vote for me! For more info go, HERE!

literary death matchLITERARY DEATH MATCH: May 21, 7 PM to 9 PM, $10 to $20, at The Elbo Room 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco. One of the most exciting, critically acclaimed literary shows, all the way from LA, for one night only come witness writers battle it out for charity! I’m one of the writers and I’m SUPER excited to be in this show, come support, and have a drink, and cheer us on! MORE INFO HERE! 

alchemy slamALCHEMY SLAM: May 24th, 8 PM $5 to $10, at F8 1122 Folsom Street San Francisco. I’m featuring at The San Francisco Slam! Now known as The Alchemy Slam, come check out these dope poets and watch me go back to my slam roots, just for one night though, my poetry when I was 26, was not that good. Slam Slam.

bannerqom2016THE SAN FRANCISCO QUEER OPEN MIC: May 27th, 7 PM sign ups, 7:30 PM Show! FREE at Modern Times Bookstore 2919 24th Street, San Francisco. Same queer time, same queer channel, or bookstore, I’m hosting the awesomest queer open mic in the city, with Blythe Baldwin! Featuring Dominique Gelin, as our comedy feature, and Danielle Evennou as our literary guest!! For more info go there Queer it up!

La PochaLA POCHA NOSTRA! SANFRANCISCO VS OAKLAND! May 28th 8 PM Fort Mason San Francisco, more info to come. An exciting night of poetry, performance art, and electricity! SF artists vs Oakland artists, in a friendly match in the literary performance arts. More info to come, but this will be a do not miss show!