The News was a monthly offering of performance featuring new queer work that ran from February 2012–April 2017. Curated by artist Kolmel W. Love, the series cast a spotlight on performance pieces, experiments, debut works, and works in progress, offering an informal opportunity for artists to share their work and receive critical feedback.
“The News is dedicated to providing a consistent venue for exploration, collaboration and the development of new queer work.” – Kolmel W Love, Creator & Host
As of April 2017, organizer Kolmel W. Love made the determination to discontinue the series, with SOMArts’ support. See below for information on previous The News performances and stay tuned for an exciting new opportunity for queer performing arts curators, coming soon at SOMArts.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | The News presents a National Queer Arts Festival Preview
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Star Amerasu hosts The News
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Five year anniversary of the News
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Yves Saint Croissant hosts The News: Futurism + The Avant-Garde | Photos
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | Baruch Porras Hernandez hosts The News
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Curator: David Villegas | Read More | Photos
The Box Club: Cason MacBride and Slater Penney, Brian Benson, Genie Cartier and Marie Cartier, Evan Johnson, One Flea Circus/Al Daniel, Amelia Van Brunt, Michele Menard, and Xavier MTW
Tuesday, June 2, 7:30–9pm | Host: SALTA | Read More | Photos
Elizabeth Ardent, Royal Skin, Judah Levenson, Bernadette Herself, NCN, Zander Brown with Earth Dance Mafia, Justus Harris, Ian Waisler w/Lilie Mae Nightshade, Rachael Dichter, Kat Marie Yoas, Sara Rees, and Dia Dear
Tuesday, April, 2015, 7:30–9pm | Hosting Guest Curators: Kevin Seaman and Manish Vaidya of Queer Cultural Center | Read More | Photos
Althea and the Graceland Girls, Miguelzinta Cah Mai Solís Pino, Peacock Rebellion, the Congregation of Liberation and The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:30–9pm | Hosting Guest Curators: Gentry McShane & Lisa Ganser (hosts) and Lorin Murphy of Periwinkle Cinema | Read More | Photos
Annah Anti-Palindrome, Aja Archuleta, Beast Nest (Sharmi Basu), Lisa Ganser, Peter Max Lawrence with Chainsaw Jane, Sofia Moreno and Julie Thi Underhill
June 3, 2014 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Host: Christine Bonansea & Hallie Dalsimer
Christine Bonansea & Hallie Dalsimer invite KHAOS ThaD3ViL AddamZ, vîv, Michael Curran, Women’s Werk (Elizabeth McGrath and Jeana Pfeifer), Liz Tenuto, Allison Love Joy, Eric Wagner and Nara Denning
May 6, 2014 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Host: Queer Cultural Center’s Kevin Seaman
Preview performances that will be part of the National Queer Arts Festival 2014; “The Cha Cha Files” with Maya Chinchilla, “Brouhaha: QTPOC Activist-Comics Rise Up” with Jasmine Le Blanc and Sabaa Westbrooks, “515 Clues: A Kabbalistic Collabaret” with Nomy Lamm, and “Topsy Turvy Queer Circus” with Lauretta Dolch and Toni Cannon, and Janine M.
April 1, 2014 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Host: Ernesto Sopprani of AIRSpace
Rotimi Agbabiaka, Brontez Purnell Dance Company, Dia Dear, Evan Johnson, k r m Mooney & Nicholas Andre Sung, José Navarrete, Eroca Nicols, and Phoebe Osborne.
February 4, 2014 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Host: Peter Max Lawrence & Kolmel WithLove
Chelsea America, Avantropolis.org, Dazié Rustin Grego, Chainsaw Jane, Evan Kennedy, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Midnight Magic Snax (Jerry Lee Abram & Marissa Magic), Daniel Redman and Maryam Rostami
January 7, 2014 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Host: OutLook Theater Project
OutLook ensemble (Derik Cowan, Rebecca Schultz, Anthony Julius Williams, and Jason Wyman) as well as Shirley Acuna, Star Amerasu, Donald Curry, Dazie Grego, Lynn Johnson, Allison Kenny, Anne Carol Mitchell, Ida VSW Red
December 3, 2013 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Host: Jesse Hewit
Abby Crain, Bellows, Detour Dance, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Phoebe Osborne, Mara Poliak and Maryanna Lachman, Mica Sigourney, SexiTude, and Vîv
November 5, 2013 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Host: Nic Alea & Cam Awkward-Rich of The New Shit Show
Indira Allegra, Eli Conway, Caleb Feigin, Daphne Gottlieb, Kay Nilsson, Jeana Poindexter, Julian Shendelman and Brandon Young.
October 1, 2013 | Artist Bios | Host: Kolmel WithLove
Elijah Minnelli with Christina Christopher Damnit, Peter Max Lawrence, Anne Carol Mitchell, Bryce Wolfe, Jason Wyman, Kolmel WithLove and a special extended performance by Midori
September 3, 2013 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Host: Kolmel WithLove
KHAOS ThaD3ViL AddamZ, Karl Cronin, Cara Rose DeFabio, Rai-Yin Hsu, Derek Schmidt, Julius Smack (Peter Hernandez), A Thimble of Light (Ida Thaler), Thunder Thighs
June 4, 2013 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Guest hosts: Peter Max Lawrence & Philip Huang
Philip Anderson, Jaime Cortez, Tessa Fleming, Carletta Sue Kay, Michelle L. Morby, Daniel Redman, Phatima Rude, Kevin Seaman, Irrelevant Transmission and Kolmel WithLove.
May 7, 2013 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Guest host: Kevin Seaman of Queer Cultural Center with Kolmel WithLove
JD Carmona, Ryan Rebekah Erev, Yvonne “Fly” Onakeme Etaghene, Chook-a-chook, Indi McCasey, Cristina Mitra, Natalia Vigil, Lyra Wallace, and Anthony Julius Williams
February 5, 2013 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Guest co-host: Peter Max Lawrence (with Kolmel WithLove)
LaRece Egli, Burning Monk Collective (Peter Griggs), Lambert, Michelle L Morby, Xavier MTW, Nico Peck, Grace Pool and Aurora Switchblade
December 4, 2012 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Guest host: VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!
Cara Rose DeFabio, Rachael Dichter, Julz Hale Mary, Elliot Orona, Nathan Rapport, Travis Santell Rowland, Rheal Tea, Deep Teens, Tessa Wills and hosting guest curator VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!
September 4, 2012 | Artist Bios | Event Photos | Guest host: Peter Max Lawrence
Alexander Alvina Chamberland, Ryan Crowder, Philip Huang, Evan Johnson, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Peter Max Lawrence, Daniel Redman, Liz Tenuto
May 1, 2012 | Artist Bios | Event Photos
Performances by Burning Monk Collective (Peter Griggs), Chelsea Kosta, Karl Cronin, Omer Gal, PRjKT13 (bernadette and SALEX), Jai Arun Ravine and Kolmel WithLove
February 7, 2012 | Artist Bios | Event Photos
Performances by: Rotimi Agbabiaka, DIAmanda Kallas II Dia Dear, La Chica Boom, Peter Max Lawrence. Marissa Majick, the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, Kolmel WithLove, and Shaunna Vella
Top of page: photo by Chani Bockwinkel