#Go See Brouhaha!

My Recommendations for the National Queer Arts Festival!

People always ask me, Baruch what should I go see at the legendary National Queer Arts Festival? I usually say, MY SHOW, MY SHOW ONLY!! haha but no, there are a ton of amazing shows happening during the festival, you should try to see all of them! We are so lucky, so lucky to live somewhere that hosts such an important event like this, it’s amazing orgs like the Queer Cultural Center and all of their hard work that help keep the bay area queer spirit alive! If you cannot make it to all the show I’m going to be posting about my recommendations throughout the month. I’m only picking shows of people I know personally well, or shows I know will rock, if I don’t pick your show don’t get mad at me, it just means I don’t know your work super well, or you.

I HIGHLY recommend going to Brouhaha! This show is Trans People of Color comedy festival and will be amazing.  Click on the link HERE for more info and to get your tickets!

Monday, June 12th, 2017
Brouhaha After Dark: Trans POC Sketch Comedy
Shows at 7pm & 9pm
Eastside Arts Alliance
Oakland

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Brouhaha Rise Up: Trans Women of Color Stand-up + Storytelling
7pm
First Congregational Church
Oakland

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Join me at #femasculine!

How Butch or Fem are you?

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You All Need to come to this Show!

I’m hosting the sneak preview of Kevin Seaman’s one person show brilliantly titled #femasculine. Kevin Seaman is one of the most exciting and entertaining artists in the Bay Area. Not only do they work it on stage, they are also incredibly smart, entertaining, and work their butts off to support other queer artists in the city. We’ve been through thick and thin together, performance art workshops, Perverted Mime Videos, impromptu sex parties, shows at museums, theaters, bars, cabarets, other dimensions with with the mystic all powerful Zebrovski! And now I get to host his SHOW!

His show description goes like this “Can you be genderqueer in the streets and a man in the sheets? Can you solve racism through hook-up apps? Can drag be the antidote to toxic masculinity? …and if so, will you ever get laid after doing it? In the binary world of gay men, Kevin Seaman wants it all!” Get your tickets now to see Kevin’s show by clicking HERE!

I will be hosting and doing an opening reading of poetry. See you all there, hopefully! Oh Oh! She also takes great pics! CHECK OUT HIS AWESOME INSTGRAM HERE!

#femasculine June 21st at Brava Theatre 7:30, Tickets only $15!

Love in the Time of Piñatas

 

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I’m Doing a Solo Show!!

Okay so I’m doing a solo show. I am first concentrating on a preview performance that I want all of you to come to, so you can give me your feed back, and I can use it to finish the work and do the final performance. I’ve working pretty hard on this script, the show, and everything really for a long time. It’s been tough. Cause I have a day job, and I’m still performing as a storyteller, spoken word, poet, and stand up here and there.

I am super grateful though to have the opportunity to be making this show, and I’m very thankful to all the folks that have helped me be able to do this. The show is titled “Love in the Time of Piñatas” it written and performed by me, directed by Evren Odcikin and will have it’s one night only preview performance at Brava Theatre June 20th at 7:30 PM. I really really hope you all can come.

TO BUY TICKETS, CLICK HERE PLEASE! 

CHECK OUT THIS IMAGE\ FROM MY PHOTOSHOOT. Make up by Carrie Gocker, photography by Mark McBeth.

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Get your tickets now before it sells out, I think there’s only half the tickets left.

If are feeling friendly and generous Share this Facebook event with all your friends, or post it on your fb wall. Facebook Event. 

I hope to see you all there.

hugs

Baruch

 

So, I beat Irene Tu at the Muni Haiku. I know, I’m surprised too.

I Won The Muni Haiku Battle at Muni Diaries!

Hey guys, sorry to be M.I.A., I’ve been super super busy getting ready for the solo show preview, working on a few play commissions, and helped write a grant for a possible future project.

BUT, but, but, I need to update you folks that I got to perform at the legendary Muni Diaries at The Elbo Room! My story went really well, all the other storytellers were fantastic, and at the end, I got to battle the undefeated Irene Tu (she’s won the very difficult Tourettes Without Regrets Dirty Haiku Battle like 42 times in a row undefeated) so I was very nervous, but after a fierce battle, I WON!!!!

I could not believe it, she brought it, things got mean, but in the end, I won, with love, kindness, and I prayed to all the chubby gay gods.
Here’s some pics of the night. I’m putting that cape next to my Write Club trophies, and my Literary Death Match Medal.

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Me wearing my crown(headband) from the last time I won, while they put on my new trophy cape!

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Of course I got tacos after the show, ate them wearing my crown and my cape! 

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Isn’t this an AMAZING CAPE!!!? 

See you at the next show!!

Come Watch me Defend my Muni Haiku Champion Crown against Irene Tu!

AH LIKE THIS ONE MUNI MUNI BITCH

This Saturday!

Almost a year ago I marched into the Muni Diaries show, competed against Ron Vigh in the Muni Haiku battle, and WON! I took his crown and kissed his tears and became the Muni Haiku Champion!

Here is a picture of me with the crown, it’s a shitty picture, but it’s me.

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I mean it’s really a headband, not a crown, but it says Muni Haiku and I love it!

This Saturday, April 15th at 6 PM come to The Elbo Room to watch me defend my title against Irene Tu. WhA MUNI HAIKU AGAINTST IRENE TUo is Irene Tu, you ask? Not only is she one of the top comedians and organizers in the Bay Area, she is the fierce and powerful Dirty Haiku Champion at Tourettes Without Regrets in Oakland, when you win, you get a big giant golden cock. Do you know how many Golden Cocks she’s won? 21!!! I mean I don’ t know if that number is accurate, but it’s like more than 18 at least. She’s fearless, and takes no prisoners. So I will mostly likely lose, but I will go down fighting. Or crying. Also performing are other amazing storytellers, that are going to wow you! Come check out this amazing show and hang out at the legendary Elbo Room before they tear it down, because San Francisco.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! 

I’ll hug you like an Eggnog Latte kissing the back of your throat, or come see this show.

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Come see me in this show!

Join us at The Bindery on Friday, December 23rd for an evening with Nate Waggoner and friends! One of those friens, is ME!

Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the door. This event will take place at The Bindery (1727 Haight Street.) The show begins at 8pm. Beer and wine for sale.

TOUCH HERE WITH YOUR MOUSE for more info

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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