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!!

23415164_10154769829946086_6527275319464412597_o

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!

23511035_10154769636021086_7522060859538434886_o23467401_10103560963063272_2203286653705608660_o23518958_10154771303571086_2957381008207993045_n

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

 

Advertisements

Love in the Time of Piñatas

 

18452207_10106696770095853_1362650924_o.png

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.

Edited Baruch Love Pinatas.jpg

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

 

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!

CrotchHeatBanner

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:

FIST vs. FINGER,

SPIT vs. SWALLOW,

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

CHECK OUT OUR SEXY POSTER

Crotch Heat Poster 2

I got published by THE TUSK! Holiday Fat Shamed? FAT SHAME BACK!

1934367_10153120381181086_5678847578119267958_nHey everyone, one of my favorite favorite literary journals EVER The Tusk published my new piece How To Survive The Holidays with Parents Who Won’t Stop Fat Shaming You, I’M SO EXCITED! What a great way to start 2016. I wrote this while drinking eggnog and eating xmas cookies and thinking about all the awful crap fat people go through during the holidays. Side note, my parents are wonderful wonderful people who are growing and learning and very very loving and supportive of me as a living person, but yeah, I’ve had to work hard to change their approach then speaking to me about my body. They’ve actually done really well, and work hard to understand that my body is mine and mine alone to worry about, and that respecting that will help me make better life choices, whenever I goddamn feel like it. But yeah, if you’re fat, fabulous, and loving life like me, you’ve probably had some of these experiences happen to you, there’s the best part: YOU DON’T GOTTA DEAL WITH THAT SHIT. If they won’t stop, fat shame back, turn the tables, jiggle their bellies, see how they feel. Rise above, you are the better person. Eat some Cake. Also, remember, experiences like these, they don’d define you, we’ve all been brain washed to hate fat people, we can unbrain wash everyone! You can get past it, after you do, there’s always waffles. Love yourself, and don’t be too hard on your family, it comes from a good place, and if they won’t change, you can always just put your head phones on, walk away, meet your friends at a bar and share some carneasada fries. HAPPY FAT NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Please read and share with your friends!

HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS WHEN YOUR PARENTS WON’T STOP FAT SHAMING YOU.