The News: Fresh, Queer Performance

What: The News: Fresh, Queer Performance

When: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:30–9pm, house opens at 7pm.

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: $5 admission. Advance tickets:

The News is the new place to see fresh, queer performance by Bay Area artists. On the first Tuesday of each month The News will spotlight performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, groups, or troupes. An informal session for artist-led critical feedback follows the performances.

This October The News features Elijah Minnelli with Christina Christopher Damnit, Bryce Wolfe, Jason Wyman, Kolmel WithLove and a special extended performance by Midori.

Register for The News: Queer Performance Series in San Francisco, CA  on Eventbrite

Artists interested in performing at The News can find more information here.


Christina Christopher Damnit (Elliot Orona) is a San Francisco based web designer and drag performer. After years of focus on the solitary mediums of writing and painting, he is now pursuing making art within the collaborative and extroverted world of drag.

Elijah Minnelli (Elijah Magid) is from Detroit, MI, and is a resident drag queen at SOME THING, TrannyShack and the Album Project. As a theatrical costume designer, his work has been seen throughout the Bay Area as well as internationally. Minnelli continues to make art, theatre and drag into a continuous form of media and self-expression.

Midori is an educator and columnist on adventurous sexuality, she’s also the author of “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”, “Master Han’s Daughter” and “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink.” Midori travels the world presenting to universities, educational events, organizations and media. She’s known for her humanistic, humorous and warm classes that help people to spice up their sex lives and encourage self discovery and personal growth.

Kolmel WithLove is the creator of The News. Kolmel curates, builds cameras and costumes, collaborates with other artists, makes films, and performs. Their films have screened in a variety of settings including Frameline Film Festival, MIX Mexico, Seattle Center of Contemporary Art, RAID Projects and in the book and DVD project “Strange Attractors.”

Kolmel has performed in venues including SOMArts Cultural Center, CounterPULSE, Highways Performance Space, The Velaslavasay Panorama Theatre, The Garage, various galleries, a few living rooms, two very nice leather bars, and a piano lounge.

Bryce Wolfe is a recent transplant to the Bay, coming from a stint in Peace Corps based in Kyrgyzstan, where “Vitamin Sheep” makes a balanced diet. He is now vegan. He’s the co-founder of Tongue in Chic Gallery, whose mission is to empower and celebrate the lives of queer and transgender artistic entrepreneurs. His work has been shown on band flyers, book covers and brick walls, and toured with Tranny Roadshow 2011. You can find his work here and you can learn more about TICG here.

Jason Wyman is many things. Today, he is an experimental writer performing critiques of permanence, acceptance, death, and transcendence. On other days he facilitates arts and wellness workshops and experiences through 14 Black Poppies, revives the collective spirits of the LGBTQIA communities through the OutLook Theater Project, manages cultural programs and slings coffee at Progressive Grounds, and transforms his body into the Illustrated Man 2.0 where each tattoo tells a fable.