Berkeley Rep Here I Come!

I Was Accepted Into The Ground Floor Residency at Berkeley Rep!!



A lot of folks have asked me when are you doing your solo show?, What is the next step for “Love in the Time of Piñatas?” after the workshop performance at Brava Theatre? And for a while I was like, what is the next step? What does this project need to get to where it needs to go? Then I got distracted by some cake, and other projects, and Netflix, but then I saw that a friend posted on Facebook that they submitted to the Berkeley Rep Ground Floor Theatre Residency. I was like, “OH RIGHT!? I apply almost every year! I’ve always wanted to do that! It’s my dream to work at Berkeley Rep! So I ran home, opened my laptop the deadline was that night and got to work on the application.

Well, GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! I am going to be one of the 25 theatre artists working on their project at Berkeley Rep this summer during their Ground Floor Residency! I’m super grateful and could not believe the news when they told me! I’ve been a fan of Berkeley Rep since I was in high school, I can name so many plays I saw there that changed the way I see the world, and changed me as a person and as an artist. While I was studying theatre at my university I started watching Spalding Gray videos, cause I loved them, and I was excited about how freeing solo performance seemed to me, I started working on a paper on monologuists, when I saw an ad for Sarah Jone’s solo show at Berkeley Rep. I drove all the way there from my university and was blown away by her show, “Surface Transit” and was like “I want to do that, I really want to do that.”

I’m super happy that my director Evren Odcikin is going to be able to join me again for this next step in this fun ride, and I cannot wait to update you all on how it goes. I’m nervous and excited, and nervous and more nervous and have been stroking my piñatas  and eating donuts to stay calm.  I never in my life thought I’d see my name next to the names like Sarah Ruhl, and Naomi Izuka, eeeek! Read up on their projects and the rest of this talented line up here

Berkeley Rep Announces Ground Floor Summer Residencies


more to come!


That time I got to be a Gay Luchador for a Day! VIVA LUCHA LIBRO!

So I got to be a Luchador for a Day, and it was FANTASTIC, or FLANTASTIC, I should say!!


If you haven’t heard of Radar Productions and live in San Francisoco, where the heck have you been and I feel sorry for you, they put on amazing, fun, rad AF literary shows and have helped keep the literary scene alive in San Francisco for years. They decided to team up with Fogliter Literary Journal to do this Luchador inspired literary contest called LUCHA LIBRO!

They had a massive submission process and I entered, then nov 1st they let me know that I was a finalist, YAAAAY. They asked me to come up with a luchador name, I wanted to name myself, Baruchador, because duh, but they said no, that it was too similar to my own name, and they wanted it kept secret that I was competing. All 5 finalists had to come up with a name. I came up with Rio de Vergas. Which means River of Dongs, or River of cocks, haha. HHAHAHAHAHAHAA. I think its funny.

So basically I just wore the outfit that I wore during my solo show, and added a luchador mask, and borrowed Wonder Dave’s Cape, I also wore these light up shoes I originally got for my solo show but they didn’t arrive on time, so I was like, why not, throw in a new lipstick I got from Sephora, and boom, Luchador. Here are some pictures from the super fun event. I didn’t win, but holy crap I had fun. And I was honorably mentioned. And I was featured in the write up for THE SF CHRONICLE!!! So grateful and glad I did it, we all got 100 bucks for being finalists and two really awesome goodie bags full of books and sex toys, made me love SF again. Yay!


I had so much fun. This has been a little gay dream of mine since I was a tiny kid in Mexico loving Santo, and Blue Demon, and then Cyndie Lauper, and then Chyna, and then that Steven Universe episode, TIGER MILLIONAIRE! and then GLOW, the show and the doc, and then always always Finn Balor‘s butt, I will always worship Finn Balor’s butt till the day I die, it is why I get up in the morning. The power in those little butt cheeks could power a city.

ALSO, holy shit holy shit the show got written up the SF Chronicle, and they used a picture of me for the main picture!! And they said some cool stuff about me, haha.

click on the image to read the article! HUUUGS

me in the chronicle


Join me at #femasculine!

How Butch or Fem are you?


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



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.


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.

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I hope to see you all there.




CROTCH HEAT, it’s getting hot in here

I’m guest hosting Write Club SF! So of course the title of this month’s show is CROTCH HEAT!


I’ve been a fan of this show for a long time, then I had the pleasure of writing for it and competing two or three times, I can’t remember, and it was a blast! 6 writers, go head to head, in a battle with their words! I wrote one of my funniest short stories because of this show and I feel it is a GREAT way to get people to enjoy literary talent, and challenge writers to write new shit!

Now don’t get me wrong, I have actually always loved Valentine’s day, but aaaall my friends hate it, they hate it so much, they freak the f out every year, so in honor of their deep hatred, instead of having the February show be Romance themed, I decided to make the writers explore the themes of doing the deed, going all the way, fornicatin’, sexy time, bumping uglies, gettin’ nasty, because fuck Valentines Day.

Our participating lovers: Julian Shendelman, Na’amen Tilahun, Mandy Hu, Zoe Young, Kay Nilsson and Damian Ledbetter!

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.

The bouts:



TOP vs. BOTTOM. (Because these words are neglected by drugstore love plushes.)

Audience picks the winner. Winner’s charity gets money!

At The Make Out Room 3225 22nd Street in SAN FRANCISCO!

$5-15 Pay what you can
21+ cash bar, ATM available
Doors at 7pm — Show at 8pm
Baby-Makin’ Slow Jamz by 9:30


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Join me, not just cause this is one of my dream gigs, but cause the line up is incredible, I’m so excited and humbled by the fellow performers! I used to work at Brava, love them! Some years ago KQED invited me to host and curate one of their big shows there, I got to be on the stage but I only got to host, not perform. The theatre is beautiful, and historic, dudes, Hudini performed there, Hudini! I said to myself, I am going to be in a show here some day, and BAM! Come count down with us!!

Reserve your low priced luxury seats AQUI!


Brava’s Comedy Fiesta is the best NYE comedy deal in town. Sold out 3 years in a row. Featuring an all star bill of hilarious comedians of latino descent  NYE is the night to regroup and revive with the power of laughter.

Here’s what you get: plush reserved seating in a beautiful art deco theater, gut busting hilarious stand up, a countdown dance party, free midnight champagne, party hats, complimentary snacks and door prize sponsored by Papalote salsa.

Marga Gomez (logo, HBO) will kick off the night with the set of her life before hosting. Headliner Lydia Popovich one of the fastest rising women in the national comedy scene (Punchline, Boston Comedy Festival) joins a stellar line-up: Chris Storin (Los Reyes De Comedy with Paul Rodriguez) Monica Palacios (original member Culture Clash direct from LA) Baruch Porras-Hernandez (That’s me, you love me, cause you’re on my websitebloggieblog,) and Betty Pazmino (Carnaval)

Doors and Full bar open 8pm. Show starts 9pm. THEN WE PARTY!

WHEN: December 31rst.

WHERE: Brava Theatre 2781 24th Street, San Francisco CA

FB Event: AQUI!

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I Saw The Sign

I do actually believe in signs. 11888081_10152947960331086_2946104523855106699_n

In 2013 I left MagicTheatre, a Nonprofit arts full time with benefits job in sf during our still on going job and housing crisis. Everyone was shocked but I had to give being a full time artist a try. I did. It was a lot harder than I thought and even though I was getting all the great gigs and getting paid and grants and had little side jobs at bookstores, little theatres, scavenger hunts, it was never enough to survive in this expensive city. So I decided to give up and get a full time job again, I thought, I’ll again put art on the side and get a full time job. But no one would hire me. No one. So I kept trying to be a full time artists and kept trying to get a full time job. And every month, I was barely paying my rent. After eons of applying I was about to lose everything so I got this job as a janitor to make ends meet. On my first day, I saw this sign, right next to the building where my new janitor job was, it seemed like a symbol of fitting doom. But this job helped me survive. It gave me the flexibility to keep being an artist. I was never ashamed even when my own friends looked down on me. “Didn’t you go to college?” “Janitor? Are you joking? Ew.” I’ve never been afraid of hard work. Didn’t give up. After nine months of working as a janitor, and seeing that Dead End sign, every day, I kept applying and applied for a nicer job that I did not think I was going to get, and GOT IT!.

Yesterday Friday August 28 2015 was my last day at janitor job. I hugged and thanked my soon to be former boss (cause he is lovely) and said see you around. Left the place, looked at this sign. Took a picture. Blew it a kiss and walked away.

It is never a dead end you guys. I start my new job next week.

Oh and I’m still an artist, I want to see all of you at my next show TENDER BEARS/OSOS AMOROSOS at Oasis SF Thursday the 3rd! at 10pm!! A fun night of DRAG, MUSIC, COMEDY, AND MORE!!! Buy your tickets Here