Photo by Orchid-Bakla Photography
On the first Tuesday of each month, SOMArts Cultural Center presents The News, featuring new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, groups, or troupes.
On Tuesday, March 7, Star Amerasu presents “The Girls”, a night showcasing the amazing works of transfemmes of color in our community. This version of the “The News will bring together our rage, our resilience and our magic. Around the world trans femmes have fought to be heard, to be recognized, we no longer wait for permission. We take over.
Don’t miss this night of celebration featuring incredible artists Princesa, Luna Merbruja, Lexi, Ab Infinit and Star Amerasu .
Admission is FREE! SOMArts is offering free admission in hopes that if you can afford to donate, you will support the artists onstage when the hat passes. RSVP on EventBrite to guarantee a seat.
The nature of The News is to give artists access to critical space for risk-taking in performance. Artists interested in performing as a “wild card” at The News in the future can find more information here.
Ah-Mer-Ah-Su is a multidisciplinary artist. She showcases the spiritual and physical evolution of what it means to be human. Her ancestral connection is strong. She is a Siren Witch Poptronic Princess.
Lexi (Managing Director of Peacock Rebellion) is a fierce, fat, and femme TransLatina woman, trouble maker, and ground-breaker. Lexi has been a part of many groundbreaking projects including but not limited to: Founding the Queer Yo Mind Conference at San Francisco State University, Producing Brouhaha: Trans Women of Color Comedy-Based Storytelling, and Co-Founding and Co-Coordinating the International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering. Lexi has also been featured on Autostraddle for her article “24 Things You NEED To Do To Help Trans Women of Color Survive” and Salon for her article “Stonewall is in Our Blood”.
En mis propias palabras:
soy una creative intersectional y interdisciplinario.
Me gusta la hxstoria.
El cine y el teatro.
En los fines de semana me encanta tener picnics en la playa con el sol, la arena y mi sombra.
Unos me dicen el Diablo otxs Princesa.
No importa, que al final me Amarás.
Tu otro yo.
Luna Merbruja is a multidisciplinary artist whose mediums include music, writing, spoken word and drag. He has performed regularly on the West Coast since 1995 with such acts as The Swelling Clock (theater troupe), Muñecas (band), Cocktailgate (drag show), Cubcake (DJ residency), and Nerdbastards (contributing author). He’s a Pisces-Pisces-Cancer that enjoys sativa, dragons and long walks to the taqueria.
Ab Infinit is a bad bish serving you bitchy sad gurl/mad gurl vocals over manic yet melancholy pop electro and house beats