Performance Art

ANOMALY: THE MAGIC OF ROBBY BENNETT AND OTHER CURIOSITIES

One Night Only

This December, “It will snow in Houston.” A can’t miss theatrical
event, Robby Bennett and special guests will showcase a family-friendly winter
wonderland full of surprises, illusions, comedy, acrobatics and more.

 

A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES... Within this spectacle of magic,
acrobatics and comedy, your perception of time will be altered. The elements
will be manipulated. Your impression of what is possible will be shattered. All
of this and much more happens over the course of one show with the performer
Free Press Houston calls, “One of the most celebrated illusionists going.”
...And he's bringing friends!

 

Illusionist, magician, sleight-of-hand artist and entertainer
extraordinaire, Robby Bennett has been professionally astonishing and
captivating audiences since the age of thirteen earning him multiple awards
from peers for his efforts towards the art of magic. Considered one of the most
versatile performers in the industry, with appearances on Good Morning America,
Inside Edition, SportsCenter, and every major network, Bennett brings his
latest extravaganza, ANOMALY: THE MAGIC OF ROBBY BENNETT AND OTHER CURIOSITIES
to Houston for one night only.

 

 

When:
Dec 22, 2018
Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.houstonfirsttheaters.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=2500&z=0http://www.facebook.com/anomalyshow http://www.twitter.com/CallMeMrBennett http//www.instagram.com/@callmemrbennett https://www.youtube.com/user/FiveOneProductions 
Cost:
$20.00-$75.00
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm $20.00-$75.00

6th Annual Trill Comedy Festival


6th Annual Trill Comedy Festival
October 4-7, 2018
Station Theater – Houston, Texas

Houston’s most dynamic and diverse comedy festival features 10 shows with more than 120 comedians performing improv, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, performance art, variety shows and more.

2018 Headliner
Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast
Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna are better known as the musical sketch duo The Zach and The Jess. They’ve written musical sketches for Party Over Here, Buzzfeed, FunnyOrDie, Nickelodeon, and they created and starred in “Serious Music,” a digital series for ABC. Their weekly improvised musical podcast called, “Off Book” on Earwolf has been praised by various online publications including Indie Wire, USA Today, Parade, AV Club and Splitsider. Between their podcast and UCB performances Jess and Zach sometimes improvise four musicals a week. It’s almost like it’s no big deal to write a musical. Boom! Rodgers and Hammerstein ya been roasted!

Trill for KIDS! 
Let’s Make a Play Together! – A Musical Improv Show 
In partnership with Express Children’s Theatre
Saturday, October 6 – 11am

Andy Huggins – As Seen on America’s Got Talent!
Sunday, October 7 – 5:00pm

Trill Improv Workshop
Sneak Peek into Station’s Improv Classes for First-Timers 
Sunday, October 7 – 2pm

4 Days | 10 Shows | 15+ Hours of Comedy | 100+ Performers
When:
Oct 4, 2018 to Oct 7, 2018
Cost:
$12 - $ 70
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
$12 - $ 70
Friday Time & Price:
$12 - $ 70
Saturday Time & Price:
$12 - $ 70
Sunday Time & Price:
$12 - $ 70
Location:
Event Type: 

Rothko Chapel hosts Silkroad Ensemble on International Day of Peace


Rothko Chapel will observe the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. with a performance by the Grammy-award winning Silkroad Ensemble. Founded by internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad is comprised of musicians that represent dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions. They create music that embraces difference to create a more hopeful world. The performance is a pay-what-you-can program with a suggested donation of $20.00 per person. Rothko Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon at Sul Ross, Houston, 77006.

When:
Sep 21, 2018
Cost:
Suggested donation of $20
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:

All artist welcome to Barcelona/ Spanish winter Getaway

Residency provides a great place to work on your art in the most inspiring environment.


Description of the residency program
Mas Els Igols is a residency & artist retreat that we offer to artists that seek to work in tranquillity on a project or artwork. You will get a beautiful newly refurbished (2014) studio with high ceilings (>4 m.) in 250-year-old wine Estate ‘Mas Els Igols’. The estate is situated in la Berna (Torrelles de Foix) some 60 Kilometers from Barcelona city.
Included in the residency:
● All regular services of our residency will be included in this open call
● The chance to participate in a group exhibition on the 14th of February
● One month in a single suit private room, including bedsheets & towels
● Access to the screen printing workshop & equipment
● 20 m2 studio space surrounded by the vineyards of Barcelona in the Penedes
● Shared kitchen (max 6 people)
● Access to a digital art documentary library with around 900 films
● Weekly transfer to the train to go to Barcelona join new coming artists in an exciting exchange environment
Duration of residency
Between 2-4 months
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Artist of all disciplines are welcome.
Accommodation
Estudio Nómada is offering a stay at paradisical artist residency Mas els Igols some 50 km outside of Barcelona city.
Studio/ workspace
You will have access to a large studio in an ancient farmhouse in Barcelona's wine region Penedes and join an exhibition in our exhibition space in the gallery district of Barcelona (on Trafalgar 55).
Fees and support
Single room= €625 / €675
Double room = €850 if used by a single person, and €950 if used by a couple
Expectations towards the artist
On Fridays, we organize a studio workday in Barcelona where you can join to talk and collaborate with our students,
It is possible to leave a work behind to show at our residence exhibition on 14 February. The expenses for sending the work back after the show are for the artists.
Application information
Apply before 19th September !! by sending a portfolio and preferred dates of stay to info@estudio-nomada.com
For more information, you can also call +34622689032

Due Date: Sep 19, 2018
Contact Name: Arnout krediet
Phone: +34622689032
Fee: 0
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Ángel Quesada on Nuestra Palabra 90.1FM

Nuestra palabra hosts Artist Ángel Quesada for a lively discussion about LatinX arts in Houston.

A lively discussion about the state of LatinX Arts in and around the city ; actions, activities and artwork being created in the United State’s fourth largest city, Houston. Topics range from street art to arts funding for LatinX arts communities and the future of the city’s artscape.

When:
Aug 28, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:27 pm to 7:28 pm

Core Dance Presents Human Landscapes in October



Internationally renowned Core Dance presents Human Landscapes, a dance work that follows eight company dancers on a migrant journey on October 25, 26, 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Harrisburg Art Museum, 4300 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, 77011.  Set against the backdrop of a mural commissioned by Core Dance for the performances, choreographer Germana Civera seeks to express the endless movement which migrants across the globe experience on their way to a safe haven.  Performed to an original score by Didier Aschour, Civera draws upon her family’s experience as exiles during the Spanish Civil war to create a multi-sensory experience. Tickets are $15.00 and are available on-line: https://donate.coredance.org/campaigns/7822-human-landscapes-hou-2018.


When:
Oct 25, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018
Cost:
$15
Time:
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

'Persistence of Memory' by T.T.C. Dance

TCC Dance

Persistence of Memory takes its audience on a journey between the real and the surreal, where imagination is the only limitation of beauty. Ting-Ting Chang has conceptualized a convergence of dance and painting, focusing on the idea of moving sculptures and reexamining Salvador Dali's drawers and Sigmund Freud's unconscious mind. The piece won the Grand Prize award in the 2016 McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival.


About the Artistic Director and Choreographer

Ting-Ting Chang is a dancer, choreographer, and scholar born in Taiwan. An international choreographer in residence at American Dance Festival, she is a two-time winner of the McCallum Theatre's Choreography Festival and the Silver Award of China's 8th Lotus Cup. Her choreography was sponsored by Taiwan's Ministry of Culture and performed in the 2016 Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (Malaysia), the 3rd Silk Road International Arts Festival, the 2016 Shanghai Dance Stage International Festival, the 2015 Guangdong Dance Festival (China), the 2015 Asia Pacific Dance Bridge in Esplanade (Singapore), the 2015 Spotlight Project at University of Surrey (U.K.), and the 2013 Festival d'Avignon Off (France). 

About T.T.C. Dance

T.T.C. Dance was established in the autumn of 2012 in an effort to return to the essence of dance, focusing on the body and reimagining its possibilities. Since then, the company has channeled this energy in reinventing the visual aspect of the performing art. By collaborating with artists from various fields and experimenting with different concepts, they continue to make positive strides towards a dynamic visual spectacle that is equally entertaining and inspiring. 

When:
Sep 22, 2018
Cost:
$20 ASTC Members, $30 Nonmembers
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm to 8:30pm, $20 ASTC Members, $30 Nonmembers

Failure To Con/Form: Shelter ~ Sin Con/Formarse: Albergue

spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists!


FAILURE TO CON/FORM: SHELTER

featuring Dee Dee Watters, Koomah, Vanessa Garcia & Wo Chan!



Join Failure to Con/Form for an evening of performance, poetry, storytelling, & more, spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists! The theme of the evening is SHELTER, in response to shared stories & conversations with Houston-area trans & gender-non-conforming folx.



Saturday, August 25, 2018

7p DOORS OPEN FOR MINGLING, SNACKS & DRINKS

8p SHOW

TO BE HELD AT CASA ANANDREA

RSVP through eventbrite to get the address



FREE but donations will be taken for Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & Casa Anandrea.



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:



This event will feature live interpretation between Spanish & English.



The performance will be held in a backyard space accessible to wheelchairs via the driveway, but the bathroom accommodations are not accessible to wheelchair users.



To provide a chemical & fragrance free event, we request that participants not smoke before or during the event & not wear colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. For more information, look at this resource: https://invisibledisabilities.org/ida-books-pamphlets/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/



For any accessibility-related questions & needs, please email us at failuretoconformhouston@gmail.com



ABOUT OLTT & CASA ANANDREA:



OLTT aims to protect, support, & advocate for the Latina transgender community in Texas, while also working intersectionally with the entire spectrum of the Latinx LGBTQI community and all trans people. OLTT seeks to help its members with issues surrounding immigration, changing their name & gender marker on government-issued IDs, HIV-prevention & where to receive culturally competent healthcare services. The mission of OLTT is to defend, protect & ensure equal rights for trans people in Texas; to create & maintain a physical space where trans folks are able to educate themselves & analyze legal situations; & to have basic access to healthcare, social protections & human rights & justice for our trans population.



Casa Anandrea is a shelter OLTT runs to provide Houston’s only emergency refuge specifically for undocumented trans, queer, & non-binary people; it is the only organization nationally that provides shelter for immigrants leaving detention centers.



ABOUT OUR FEATURED PERFORMERS:



Wo Chan is a nonbinary poet & drag performer living in Brooklyn. Wo is the author of the chapbook ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), & has received honors from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary, & the Asian American Writers Workshop. As a standing member of the Brooklyn based drag/burlesque collective Switch N' Play, Wo has performed at venues including MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, & BAM Fisher. Wo was born in Macau, China, & currently lives in New York where they are an MFA Candidate in Poetry at NYU. You can find them on Instagram at @theillustriouspearl​.



Vanessa Garcia (Vanessa Brandon) is an immigrant, transgender woman who came to this country in 2002, arriving to the border city of Brownsville, Texas in search of better opportunities & an improved quality of life. In 2006, she moved to Houston which has become her second home; here, her work as an impersonator of different Latina artists has opened doors to many work opportunities. Currently, she is an active member of the Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, fighting for safety & rights for immigrant trans Latinas. In 2015, she took on a position on the board of the organization & was named the President of the board, becoming one of the people responsible for organizational decision making. She is committed to the struggle for the rights of Latina transwomen in the state of Texas.



Koomah is an intersex-bodied queer genderfluid multidisciplinary grassroots artist, performer, filmmaker, LGBTQI educator, & part-time hermaphrodite unicorn. Active in the arts since 2003, Koomah seeks to challenge audience's boundaries & perceptions of sex, gender, & sexuality while encouraging audiences to ask questions, see from new perspectives, be vulnerable, & ponder social norms. Koomah is co-founder of The Houston Intersex Society, board member of Transgender Foundation of America & Houston Transgender Unity Committee, founding member of CHAA (LGBTQI Collective of Houston Asian Americans), member of InterACT, lead organizer of Gender Reel Houston film fest, founder of TEX-KAN artist retreat, & creator of Bad Date List Houston sex worker safety resource. Koomah has performed, showcased artwork, presented workshops & lectures, & screened films across the US & internationally.



Dee Dee Watters is a Transgender leader, teacher & performer. Using her skills & talent to not only entertain but to also educate! Providing infotainment in the form of spoken word, monologues & soon to come short films! Dee Dee has been listed in various magazines, such as the Huffington Post, the Ambassador, OutSmart & many others! She’s also been featured on TLC’s my 600 Pound Life to mentor a trans guest on the show. For booking or more information visit www.deedeewatters.com or email contact@deedeewatters.com.



ABOUT FAILURE TO CON/FORM:



Failure to Con/Form is an ad-hoc group of gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists who have come together to sponsor a series of performance events in 2018 in local sites of restriction & healing/safety; the events feature local & nationally recognized trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists. Failure to Con/Form is curated by Ching-In Chen, John Pluecker, Cassie Mira, & Addie Tsai. https://failuretoconformhouston.wordpress.com/



Since May 2012, Failure to Con/Form’s collaborator, Failure to Identify, has been an experiment in creating spaces for innovative, interdisciplinary & risk-taking writers & artists to perform for Houston publics. These events have usually featured writers from out-of-town in conjunction with locally-based folk. The series has no fixed schedule & is super-occasional & super-dependent on happy coincidences & friendly participants.



This project is made possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, & Project Row Houses & funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.



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(Artistas de Izquierda a Derecha: Wo Chan, Vanessa Garcia, Koomah & Dee Dee Watters)



SIN CON/FORMARSE: ALBERGUE

¡Con presentaciones de Dee Dee Watters, Koomah, Vanessa Garcia & Wo Chan!



Acompáñanos en Dejar de Con/Formarse, una velada con presentaciones de performance, poesía, narración y más, destacando el trabajo de escritorxs, performerxs y artistas trans, no binarixs, intersexuales y de género no conforme, de la ciudad y de otras partes del país. El tema de la velada es ALBERGUE, en respuesta a historias compartidas y conversaciones con personas trans y de género no conforme de la zona de Houston.



Sábado, 25 de agosto de 2018

7 pm SE ABREN LAS PUERTAS PARA SOCIALIZAR, BOTANAS & BEBIDAS

8 pm ESPECTÁCULO

EL EVENTO SE REALIZARÁ EN CASA ANANDREA

Si consigues boletos a través de Eventbrite, también se le enviará la dirección.



LA ENTRADA ES GRATUITA pero se recibirán donaciones para la Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & para Casa Anandrea.



INFORMACION SOBRE ACCESIBILIDAD:



Este evento contará con interpretación en vivo entre el español y el inglés.



La presentación se realizará en un espacio situado en un patio trasero al que es posible acceder en silla de rueda entrando por la entrada de automóviles, sin embargo las instalaciones de baño no son accesibles para quienes usan silla de ruedas.



Para poder ofrecer un evento libre de químicos & de fragancias le pedimos a quienes asistan que no fumen antes de o durante el evento y que no utilizen colonias, perfumes u otros productos químicos con aroma. Para más información sobre este tema, consulta la siguiente fuente: https://invisibledisabilities.org/ida-books-pamphlets/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/



Si tienes alguna pregunta o solicitud relativas a la accesibilidad, por favor escríbenos al correo electrónico failuretoconformhouston@gmail.com



SOBRE OLTT & CASA ANANDREA:



OLTT se propone proteger, apoyar y abogar a favor de la comunidad de personas latinas transgénero en Texas, además de trabajar interseccionalmente con todo el colectivo LGBTQI latino y personas trans en general. OLTT busca prestarle auxilio a su membresía en asuntos relativos a la inmigración, el cambio de nombre y de designación de género en documentos de identidad gubernamentales, la prevención del virus VIH e información sobre dónde recibir servicios de salud culturalmente competentes. La misión de OLTT consiste en defender, proteger y asegurar la igualdad de derechos para las personas trans en Texas; en crear y mantener un espacio físico donde las personas trans puedan educarse y analizar situaciones legales; y que haya un acceso básico a servicios de salud, protecciones sociales y derechos humanos y justicia para la población trans.



Casa Anandrea es un albergue administrado por OLTT con el fin de ofrecer el único albergue de emergencia en Houston específicamente dirigido a personas indocumentadas trans, cuir y no-binarias. Es la única organización que provee vivienda en todo el país a personas inmigrantes que salen de los centros de detención.



SOBRE LXS ARTISTAS QUE SE PRESENTARÁN:



Wo Chan es unx poeta y artista drag no-binarix que reside actualmente en Brooklyn. Wo ha publicado el folleto ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), & ha recibido reconocimientos de la New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary & la Asian American Writers Workshop. Como integrante de la colectiva de drag/burlesque Switch N’ Play de Brooklyn, Wo se ha presentado en lugares como MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, & BAM Fisher. Wo nació en Macao, China, & vive actualmente en Nueva York donde es Candidata al MFA en Poesía de la universidad NYU. Lx encuentras en Instragram como @theillustriouspearl​.



Vanessa Garcia (Vanessa Brandon) es una mujer inmigrante transgénero que vino a este país en 2002, cuando llegó a la ciudad fronteriza de Brownsville, Texas, en busca de oportunidades y de una mejor calidad de vida. En 2006 se mudó a Houston, que se ha convertido en su segundo hogar; aquí, gracias a su trabajo como imitadora de distintas artistas latinas ha logrado acceder a muchas oportunidades laborales. Actualmente es miembra activa de la Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, donde lucha por la seguridad y los derechos de las personas trans latinas inmigrantes. En 2015 asumió un puesto en la junta de la organización y se le nombró Presidenta de la junta, convirtiéndose así en una de las personas responsables por la toma de decisiones en la organización. Está comprometida con la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres trans latinas en el estado de Texas.



Koomah es una persona de cuerpo intersexual cuir de género fluido, artista activista que trabaja en múltiples disciplinas, performista, cineasta, educadorx LGBTQI & unicornio hermafrodita de medio tiempo. Koomah trabaja en las artes desde 2003, buscando desafiar las fronteras del público y sus maneras de percibir el sexo, el género y la sexualidad a la vez que le incita a formularse preguntas, a ver las cosas desde nuevos puntos de vista, a ser vulnerable y a meditar en torno a las normativas sociales. Koomah es co-fundadorx de la Houston Intersex Society, pertenece a la junta de la Transgender Foundation of America & el Houston Transgender Unity Committee, es miembrx fundadora de CHAA (Colectiva LGBTQI de Personas Asiático-Estadonunidenses de Houston), miembrx de InterACT, organizadorx principal del festival de cine Gender Reel Houston, fundadorx del retiro para artistas TEX-KAN & creadorx de Bad Date List, una herramienta de seguridad para personas dedicadas al trabajo sexual en Houston. Koomah ha presentado sus performancias y obras de arte, talleres y conferencias, y proyectado sus películas por todo Estados Unidos y en otros países.



Dee Dee Watters es una líder Transgénero, educadora y performista. Utiliza sus habilidades y su talento no solo para divertir sino también para educar! Ofrece entretenimiento informativo a través de la palabra hablada, monólogos y próximamente cortometrajes! Varias revistas como Huffington Post, The Ambassador, OutSmart & muchas más han incluido a Dee Dee en sus listados! Ha aparecido también en el programa My 600 Pound Life de TLC como tutora de una participante trans. Para contrataciones o más información visita la página www.deedeewatters.com o escribe un mensaje a contact@deedeewatters.com.



SOBRE SIN CON/FORMARSE:



Sin Con/Formarse es una agrupación ad-hoc de escritorxs, performistas y artistas de género no binario, que se han reunido para patrocinar una serie de eventos de performance durante 2018 en espacios locales de restricción y sanación/seguridad; en los eventos se presentan escritorxs, performistas y artistas trans, no binarixs, intersexuales & no conformes reconocidxs a nivel local & nacional. Dejar de Con/Formarse es curada por Ching-In Chen, John Pluecker, Cassie Mira & Addie Tsai. https://failuretoconformhouston.wordpress.com/



Desde 2012 Sin Identificarse, en colaboración con Dejar de Con/Formarse, ha sido un experimento en la creación de espacios donde escritorxs y artistas innovadorxs, interdisciplinarixs y arriesgadxs pueden presentar su trabajo ante los públicos de Houston. Por lo general estos eventos incluyen a escritorxs de otras ciudades junto con personas locales. La serie no tiene un calendario fijo y es súper de vez en cuando & súper cuando se presentan alegres coincidencias y participaciones amistosas.



Este proyecto ha sido posible gracias al apoyo de The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund es un programa que re-asigna becas, administrado por DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show y Project Row Houses, y financiado por The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


When:
Aug 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE but donations will be taken for Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & Casa Anandrea
Location:

Failure To Con/Form: Shelter ~ Sin Con/Formarse: Albergue

spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists!


FAILURE TO CON/FORM: SHELTER

featuring Dee Dee Watters, Koomah, Vanessa Garcia & Wo Chan!



Join Failure to Con/Form for an evening of performance, poetry, storytelling, & more, spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists! The theme of the evening is SHELTER, in response to shared stories & conversations with Houston-area trans & gender-non-conforming folx.



Saturday, August 25, 2018

7p DOORS OPEN FOR MINGLING, SNACKS & DRINKS

8p SHOW

TO BE HELD AT CASA ANANDREA

RSVP through eventbrite to get the address



FREE but donations will be taken for Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & Casa Anandrea.



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:



This event will feature live interpretation between Spanish & English.



The performance will be held in a backyard space accessible to wheelchairs via the driveway, but the bathroom accommodations are not accessible to wheelchair users.



To provide a chemical & fragrance free event, we request that participants not smoke before or during the event & not wear colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. For more information, look at this resource: https://invisibledisabilities.org/ida-books-pamphlets/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/



For any accessibility-related questions & needs, please email us at failuretoconformhouston@gmail.com



ABOUT OLTT & CASA ANANDREA:



OLTT aims to protect, support, & advocate for the Latina transgender community in Texas, while also working intersectionally with the entire spectrum of the Latinx LGBTQI community and all trans people. OLTT seeks to help its members with issues surrounding immigration, changing their name & gender marker on government-issued IDs, HIV-prevention & where to receive culturally competent healthcare services. The mission of OLTT is to defend, protect & ensure equal rights for trans people in Texas; to create & maintain a physical space where trans folks are able to educate themselves & analyze legal situations; & to have basic access to healthcare, social protections & human rights & justice for our trans population.



Casa Anandrea is a shelter OLTT runs to provide Houston’s only emergency refuge specifically for undocumented trans, queer, & non-binary people; it is the only organization nationally that provides shelter for immigrants leaving detention centers.



ABOUT OUR FEATURED PERFORMERS:



Wo Chan is a nonbinary poet & drag performer living in Brooklyn. Wo is the author of the chapbook ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), & has received honors from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary, & the Asian American Writers Workshop. As a standing member of the Brooklyn based drag/burlesque collective Switch N' Play, Wo has performed at venues including MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, & BAM Fisher. Wo was born in Macau, China, & currently lives in New York where they are an MFA Candidate in Poetry at NYU. You can find them on Instagram at @theillustriouspearl​.



Vanessa Garcia (Vanessa Brandon) is an immigrant, transgender woman who came to this country in 2002, arriving to the border city of Brownsville, Texas in search of better opportunities & an improved quality of life. In 2006, she moved to Houston which has become her second home; here, her work as an impersonator of different Latina artists has opened doors to many work opportunities. Currently, she is an active member of the Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, fighting for safety & rights for immigrant trans Latinas. In 2015, she took on a position on the board of the organization & was named the President of the board, becoming one of the people responsible for organizational decision making. She is committed to the struggle for the rights of Latina transwomen in the state of Texas.



Koomah is an intersex-bodied queer genderfluid multidisciplinary grassroots artist, performer, filmmaker, LGBTQI educator, & part-time hermaphrodite unicorn. Active in the arts since 2003, Koomah seeks to challenge audience's boundaries & perceptions of sex, gender, & sexuality while encouraging audiences to ask questions, see from new perspectives, be vulnerable, & ponder social norms. Koomah is co-founder of The Houston Intersex Society, board member of Transgender Foundation of America & Houston Transgender Unity Committee, founding member of CHAA (LGBTQI Collective of Houston Asian Americans), member of InterACT, lead organizer of Gender Reel Houston film fest, founder of TEX-KAN artist retreat, & creator of Bad Date List Houston sex worker safety resource. Koomah has performed, showcased artwork, presented workshops & lectures, & screened films across the US & internationally.



Dee Dee Watters is a Transgender leader, teacher & performer. Using her skills & talent to not only entertain but to also educate! Providing infotainment in the form of spoken word, monologues & soon to come short films! Dee Dee has been listed in various magazines, such as the Huffington Post, the Ambassador, OutSmart & many others! She’s also been featured on TLC’s my 600 Pound Life to mentor a trans guest on the show. For booking or more information visit www.deedeewatters.com or email contact@deedeewatters.com.



ABOUT FAILURE TO CON/FORM:



Failure to Con/Form is an ad-hoc group of gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists who have come together to sponsor a series of performance events in 2018 in local sites of restriction & healing/safety; the events feature local & nationally recognized trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists. Failure to Con/Form is curated by Ching-In Chen, John Pluecker, Cassie Mira, & Addie Tsai. https://failuretoconformhouston.wordpress.com/



Since May 2012, Failure to Con/Form’s collaborator, Failure to Identify, has been an experiment in creating spaces for innovative, interdisciplinary & risk-taking writers & artists to perform for Houston publics. These events have usually featured writers from out-of-town in conjunction with locally-based folk. The series has no fixed schedule & is super-occasional & super-dependent on happy coincidences & friendly participants.



This project is made possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, & Project Row Houses & funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.



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(Artistas de Izquierda a Derecha: Wo Chan, Vanessa Garcia, Koomah & Dee Dee Watters)



SIN CON/FORMARSE: ALBERGUE

¡Con presentaciones de Dee Dee Watters, Koomah, Vanessa Garcia & Wo Chan!



Acompáñanos en Dejar de Con/Formarse, una velada con presentaciones de performance, poesía, narración y más, destacando el trabajo de escritorxs, performerxs y artistas trans, no binarixs, intersexuales y de género no conforme, de la ciudad y de otras partes del país. El tema de la velada es ALBERGUE, en respuesta a historias compartidas y conversaciones con personas trans y de género no conforme de la zona de Houston.



Sábado, 25 de agosto de 2018

7 pm SE ABREN LAS PUERTAS PARA SOCIALIZAR, BOTANAS & BEBIDAS

8 pm ESPECTÁCULO

EL EVENTO SE REALIZARÁ EN CASA ANANDREA

Si consigues boletos a través de Eventbrite, también se le enviará la dirección.



LA ENTRADA ES GRATUITA pero se recibirán donaciones para la Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & para Casa Anandrea.



INFORMACION SOBRE ACCESIBILIDAD:



Este evento contará con interpretación en vivo entre el español y el inglés.



La presentación se realizará en un espacio situado en un patio trasero al que es posible acceder en silla de rueda entrando por la entrada de automóviles, sin embargo las instalaciones de baño no son accesibles para quienes usan silla de ruedas.



Para poder ofrecer un evento libre de químicos & de fragancias le pedimos a quienes asistan que no fumen antes de o durante el evento y que no utilizen colonias, perfumes u otros productos químicos con aroma. Para más información sobre este tema, consulta la siguiente fuente: https://invisibledisabilities.org/ida-books-pamphlets/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/



Si tienes alguna pregunta o solicitud relativas a la accesibilidad, por favor escríbenos al correo electrónico failuretoconformhouston@gmail.com



SOBRE OLTT & CASA ANANDREA:



OLTT se propone proteger, apoyar y abogar a favor de la comunidad de personas latinas transgénero en Texas, además de trabajar interseccionalmente con todo el colectivo LGBTQI latino y personas trans en general. OLTT busca prestarle auxilio a su membresía en asuntos relativos a la inmigración, el cambio de nombre y de designación de género en documentos de identidad gubernamentales, la prevención del virus VIH e información sobre dónde recibir servicios de salud culturalmente competentes. La misión de OLTT consiste en defender, proteger y asegurar la igualdad de derechos para las personas trans en Texas; en crear y mantener un espacio físico donde las personas trans puedan educarse y analizar situaciones legales; y que haya un acceso básico a servicios de salud, protecciones sociales y derechos humanos y justicia para la población trans.



Casa Anandrea es un albergue administrado por OLTT con el fin de ofrecer el único albergue de emergencia en Houston específicamente dirigido a personas indocumentadas trans, cuir y no-binarias. Es la única organización que provee vivienda en todo el país a personas inmigrantes que salen de los centros de detención.



SOBRE LXS ARTISTAS QUE SE PRESENTARÁN:



Wo Chan es unx poeta y artista drag no-binarix que reside actualmente en Brooklyn. Wo ha publicado el folleto ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), & ha recibido reconocimientos de la New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary & la Asian American Writers Workshop. Como integrante de la colectiva de drag/burlesque Switch N’ Play de Brooklyn, Wo se ha presentado en lugares como MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, & BAM Fisher. Wo nació en Macao, China, & vive actualmente en Nueva York donde es Candidata al MFA en Poesía de la universidad NYU. Lx encuentras en Instragram como @theillustriouspearl​.



Vanessa Garcia (Vanessa Brandon) es una mujer inmigrante transgénero que vino a este país en 2002, cuando llegó a la ciudad fronteriza de Brownsville, Texas, en busca de oportunidades y de una mejor calidad de vida. En 2006 se mudó a Houston, que se ha convertido en su segundo hogar; aquí, gracias a su trabajo como imitadora de distintas artistas latinas ha logrado acceder a muchas oportunidades laborales. Actualmente es miembra activa de la Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, donde lucha por la seguridad y los derechos de las personas trans latinas inmigrantes. En 2015 asumió un puesto en la junta de la organización y se le nombró Presidenta de la junta, convirtiéndose así en una de las personas responsables por la toma de decisiones en la organización. Está comprometida con la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres trans latinas en el estado de Texas.



Koomah es una persona de cuerpo intersexual cuir de género fluido, artista activista que trabaja en múltiples disciplinas, performista, cineasta, educadorx LGBTQI & unicornio hermafrodita de medio tiempo. Koomah trabaja en las artes desde 2003, buscando desafiar las fronteras del público y sus maneras de percibir el sexo, el género y la sexualidad a la vez que le incita a formularse preguntas, a ver las cosas desde nuevos puntos de vista, a ser vulnerable y a meditar en torno a las normativas sociales. Koomah es co-fundadorx de la Houston Intersex Society, pertenece a la junta de la Transgender Foundation of America & el Houston Transgender Unity Committee, es miembrx fundadora de CHAA (Colectiva LGBTQI de Personas Asiático-Estadonunidenses de Houston), miembrx de InterACT, organizadorx principal del festival de cine Gender Reel Houston, fundadorx del retiro para artistas TEX-KAN & creadorx de Bad Date List, una herramienta de seguridad para personas dedicadas al trabajo sexual en Houston. Koomah ha presentado sus performancias y obras de arte, talleres y conferencias, y proyectado sus películas por todo Estados Unidos y en otros países.



Dee Dee Watters es una líder Transgénero, educadora y performista. Utiliza sus habilidades y su talento no solo para divertir sino también para educar! Ofrece entretenimiento informativo a través de la palabra hablada, monólogos y próximamente cortometrajes! Varias revistas como Huffington Post, The Ambassador, OutSmart & muchas más han incluido a Dee Dee en sus listados! Ha aparecido también en el programa My 600 Pound Life de TLC como tutora de una participante trans. Para contrataciones o más información visita la página www.deedeewatters.com o escribe un mensaje a contact@deedeewatters.com.



SOBRE SIN CON/FORMARSE:



Sin Con/Formarse es una agrupación ad-hoc de escritorxs, performistas y artistas de género no binario, que se han reunido para patrocinar una serie de eventos de performance durante 2018 en espacios locales de restricción y sanación/seguridad; en los eventos se presentan escritorxs, performistas y artistas trans, no binarixs, intersexuales & no conformes reconocidxs a nivel local & nacional. Dejar de Con/Formarse es curada por Ching-In Chen, John Pluecker, Cassie Mira & Addie Tsai. https://failuretoconformhouston.wordpress.com/



Desde 2012 Sin Identificarse, en colaboración con Dejar de Con/Formarse, ha sido un experimento en la creación de espacios donde escritorxs y artistas innovadorxs, interdisciplinarixs y arriesgadxs pueden presentar su trabajo ante los públicos de Houston. Por lo general estos eventos incluyen a escritorxs de otras ciudades junto con personas locales. La serie no tiene un calendario fijo y es súper de vez en cuando & súper cuando se presentan alegres coincidencias y participaciones amistosas.



Este proyecto ha sido posible gracias al apoyo de The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund es un programa que re-asigna becas, administrado por DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show y Project Row Houses, y financiado por The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


When:
Aug 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE but donations will be taken for Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & Casa Anandrea
Location:


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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