WHIPPED! QTPOC Recipes for Love, Sex, & Disaster
Otherwise known as the sometimes annual show about the miracles, dreams, and cream our hearts make.
Saturday, February 9
8pm, La Pena, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
$12-20 sliding scale
Lineup to be revealed over the coming week!<3
Mangos With Chili knows that queer and trans folks of color do love, sex and total disaster like none other! In this special Valentine’s themed production queer and trans folks of color will tell their true life stories of love, desire and disaster through music, spoken word, theater, dance, burlesque, drag, film, and video diaries. Bring a trinket for the altar we’ll build to the loves we’ve lost, known, and are praying for, and come prepared to hear truths you’ve never heard spoken before but always needed to.
Promising to be sexy, smart, provocative, comical and touching, WHIPPED is sure to explore the many faceted aspects of desire, from the dark to the jubilant.
VALENTINES EXCHANGE TO FOLLOW SHOW! So get those love notes ready.
Access is Love! La Pena is fully wheelchair accessible including bathrooms. In order so that beloved community members with chemical injury can attend, please refrain from using fragranced products. Fragrance free seating available. La Pena is two blocks from Ashby BART, and on the 18 AC Transit line.
Mangos With Chili is a nationally touring, Bay Area based arts incubator committed to showcasing high quality performance of life saving importance by queer and trans artists of color to audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to produce high-quality multi-genre performances reflecting the lives and stories of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) and speaking out in resistance to the daily struggles around silence, isolation, homophobia and violence that QTPOC face. Mangos With Chili’s multi-genre productions present work in the disciplines of dance, theater, vaudeville, spoken word, hip-hop, circus arts, music, film, and more.
Founded in 2006 by Cherry Galette and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Mangos With Chili began as an annual touring cabaret of queer and trans people of color performance artists, with the goal of creating a cultural institution that would build the careers and visibility of QTPOC artists. Since inception, Mangos With Chili has developed the work of over 125 queer artists of color, produced four national tours and curated an annual season of Bay Area programming.
Mangos With Chili is a fiscally sponsored project of CounterPULSE. www.counterpulse.org
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