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Join us at the 15th National Queer Arts Festival for an intimate evening of art and conversation celebrating our traditions of dissent and Queer Black Aesthetics!

Following sold-out shows in 2010 and 2011, the producers of “Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance” make their East Bay debut with “Harlem’s Poetic Rebellion: A Salon for the People.” The evening features original poetry, theater, burlesque, movement, and music by Queer African American artists:

Drag King of the Blues, TuffNStuff
Afrocentric feminist storytellers Griot Noir
Bay Area dance darling Brontez Purnell
“Best Hyperliterate Busking Outfit,” Khalil Sullivan and MAD NOISE
Youth Speaks champion Joshua Merchant
Filmmaker and Luna Sea founder, Crystal Mason
Activist poet Maisha Johnson
Exemplary interdisciplinary artist, Indira Allegra,
and last but not least,
“big, bold and beautiful treasure,“
The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins.

Breaking down barriers between audience and artists, we will feature a post-show conversation. Adult content.

About QCC @ La Pena: The Series allows Qcc to bring high quality queer arts programming to the East Bay and La Peña to strengthen its connections with LGBT communities. See the entire Series here.

“Harlem’s Poetic Rebellion” serves as a prelude to “Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance,” a stage extravaganza of 21 Queer African Artists, featured in the National Queer Arts Festival. Save the date: June 28-30!!!

About Queer Rebel Productions: QRP is led by and dedicated to showcasing the work of Queer Artists of Color. Our vision honors artistic heritage – past, present, and future.

KB Boyce and Celeste Chan, Directors