I will be labbing my dance work for OratioImperata.org
Wed, Feb. 27 at 7pm
Since its founding On the Boards has hosted various performance series — Choreography Etc, 12 Min Max, and Open Studio — that allow local artists to share new works and works-in-progress. In the 18/19 Season we’re relaunching this program as the Performance Lab, a quarterly series that includes facilitated feedback for artists along with an opportunity for each artist to discuss their performance with the audience.
This edition of Performance Lab is curated by Charles Smith, OtB’s Director of Program Management, and features performances by:
Smitty BucklerVenue: Studio Theater
100 W Roy St
Seattle, WA 98119
Enter on W Roy St
I will be presenting at the WA HIV Conference.
Thursday & Friday, May 16 & 17
Spokane Convention Center
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
The Conference is one of many actions being implemented as part of the End AIDS Washington strategy. The purpose of Conference is to provide HIV/AIDS serving providers and organizations with education, skill-based training andtechnical resources to offer innovative and sustainable HIV/AIDS services for their patients and clients that leads to decreased new infections, improved managed care and undetectable viral loads.
The conference includes speakers experienced in behavioral and mental health, HIV prevention and early intervention, PrEP, social-cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, gender identity, rural health, infrastructure development for high performing clinics, and substance use. Conference planning consists of a host of community organizations and agencies from across Washington State.
As usual been to busy to even update here. Just got back from the Harm Reduction Conference in New Orleans. Really enjoyed the time i wasn’t sick. I think i accidentally ate some dairy and spent two days with anaphylactic symptoms. 🙁 I will get the traveling thing down better.
While I was down there, sick, i was also trying to conclude the hiring process for two new jobs. One is at the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) as the Community Advisory Board (CAB) Manager. I am looking forward to moving into this new role and seeing what i can accomplish while also finalizing my application to the MS in Epidemiology program at UW. This position means that i will be able to utilize the tuition waiver even after my research study position ends. I am forever going to be a student, hopefully i will have my PhD before i turn 50. The second job is for the overnight shelter at Bailey-Bouschay House which is a lower barrier HIV care facility.
Next I am off to Atlanta for a meeting of all the CFAR CAB Managers and administrative staff. I am nervous and excited. Also totally feeling the imposters syndrome. I am looking forward to talking to folks about how they all run their CABs across turtle island. Before leaving though we are having a meeting for the DoH trans stigma grant. When I get back it is on to the Annual Seattle (A) Bookfair. Looking forward to December to crystallize a bit.
Before I get there I have a lot of work to get through including finishing up a couple grants, finishing up the interviews for the Project – Oratio, amplifying the voice of sex workers on the impacts of FOSTA/SESTA on their lived experience. We will be debuting these at the Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on Dec 17th (Partially funded by SmART grant) and create a theatrical production for International Sex Workers Rights Day in conjunction with SASS: Seattle Annual Sex Workers Symposium on march 2nd & 3rd at the Rendezvous in Bell Town, Seattle, WA.
Join me as I bring Hagrid and his magical creatures to the stage!
Pottermore: a Harry Potter Variety Show
at the Rendevous
10/5 -10/6: 10pm
Amazon is totally a megalomaniac that has a monopoly on the market, blah blah blah. An aside: they have these nifty wish lists. As a starving artist, my list is of fun things that i probably cannot afford but would make me happy. Feel free to hook me up with any of this swag and make my day.
link to my list: http://a.co/26nbdI9
I have been super busy and forgetting to update here. Most recently I had a performance for North West New Works where I performed an excerpt of The Most Popular Unpopular: Casting a spell to transmute physical pain and memory into motion to gain a cathartic sense of self and loss of identity.
On 4/20 I performed a piece for the 14th Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam on nonviolent drug offenses and street economies. See that poster? I designed that! 🙂
Here is Princess MasterBlazer:
and here is the poster inline:
More info soon about other Pride Month Shows!
We will have trans identified HIV testers, info and community booths, a photo booth, and refreshments/food. Let us know if you would like to get more involved!
**We WILL have free bus passes for anyone who wants to come!! PM Smitty if you need one to get to the location and we can mail you one!
Tuesday, April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD), an observance designed to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people. The observance is organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.
In the United States, it is estimated that around 1.4 million adults identify as transgender. Transgender women are at high risk of having HIV and of contracting HIV. Transgender women of color, especially black/African American and Hispanic/Latina women, experience disproportionately high rates of HIV. There is a gap in research on HIV and transgender men; few studies have gathered HIV prevalence data for this population.
Please refrain from wearing scents. Here is a page on how and why to be scent free.
Youngstown Cultural Center is on the 120 & 125 line. It is a ADA building but the entrance situation is a bit complicated. All of the doors are manual. There is a ramp in the front of the building and a lift or it is possible to enter from the back and bypass the ramp and lift. There are 8 stairs up to the main door where the ramp is and three steps were the lift is. The side parking lot entrance has no barriers except a small ramp inside the building. We are in the South Classroom.
I am doing an HIV 101 presentation for this. 🙂
March 20th National Native HIV Awareness Day Free Lunch and Discussion at the Seattle Indian Health Board
Join us! The Seattle Indian Health Board and Urban Indian Health Institute will host a discussion on HIV and stigma in honor of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
In addition to free lunch, free hepatitis C and HIV testing will be provided!
Event Date and Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2017 12:00 – 2:00 PM Pacific
Location: Seattle Indian Health Board, 611 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Parking: There is free parking at SIHB. In addition, bus routes 36 and 60 stop nearby.
For more info please email Leah Dodge: email@example.com and RSVP on our event page!
I am again teaming up with the ever sexy Puss N Boots who is performing Sensual Solitude again with some modifications.
Nude by Noon: Getting Woke
A Burlesque Brunch
April 8th, 2018
Live Music by No Kind of Island
& Full Brunch
Starts @ 11:30 AM
in the Jewelbox Theatre
@ The Rendezvous
2322 Second Avenue, Seattle 98121
Kiki Mustang, Miss Violet DeVille, Onyx Asili, Puss N Boots, Scandal from Bohemia, Chaos X. Machina, Morgue Anne, Velvet Revulva & Bridgette St. James
Welcoming our Crew:
Stone Fruit, Nip Slip Cheerio, & Miss Andrea Mars’
All Tickets Include a Full Buffet Brunch by Chef and your reserved seat at a table with room for food and drinks. VIP includes a Very Important Gift pack and your first Mimosa by Corwen on me. Premium Seating is much more spacious and elevated for a better view of a little more
I am performing at 206 Q at Fred Wildlife Refuge,
128 Belmont Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98102
It’s 2018. See the new year in a new light with art, music, installations, and performances by local queer artists. One night only.
Here is the facebook event.