So...yeah....It's been quite a while since I have posted on the blog. That's cause I've been knee deep in wrapping up the Spring 2013 Season, doing a massive website redesign so you can find your favorite artists easier, celebrating my birthday, and gearing up for the Fall 2013 season. So...yeah...it's been quiet here.
Well...I am BACK, and I have some annoucements!!
First, I had a wonderful Birthday Bash celebrating with friends old and new. There was an incredible series of performances including 14 Black Poppies' own Mari Villaluna spitting spoken word; Julian Maestas, Luciano Talpini-Aita, and Hillari Marchesini playing bedroom-pop performance art; Brian Vocalist serenading the crowd, Phatima Rude giving a dark lap dance; and The Vespertine Orchestra (with baby Jesus-cito in tow!) doing their dark ambient thing. It was magical and mighty.
It's also Pride Month. (YAWN!) I have never really celebrated Pride since my late twenties. Maybe it's that Pride has become synonymous with capitalism and corporatization. Maybe it is that I celebrate my own pride all year round. Maybe it is simply aging and bitterness. Doesn't really matter. This year, things changed.
I was invited by Ben McCoy to perform at QUEERING MYTHOLOGIES on TUESDAY, JUNE 25. (CLICK HERE for tickets!) I love Ben. Ben is an incredible writer and an amazing and heartfelt person (just don't tell Ben about that heartfelt shit), and I was honored to be invited to perform. Ben's invitation also sparked something in me, a little tickle of pride at actually becoming a performer. (ps. Queering Mythologies is hosted by Ben McCoy and Diego Gomez and is sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center.)
So I decided in typical Jason style that I couldn't rest on my laurels and only do ONE pride event. Rather, I have THREE performances/experiences coming up for Pride week. And they are all a part of FAETOPIA (Ummm...when did I end up aligning with the Radical Faeries? Who knows. But dang they are a great group of folks!!)
Here they are in chronological order:
- PARALLEL OBSERVATIONS (Sun, June 23 @ 1pm): How do you experience alternate realities, realities other than the one in which we exist? In this intimate experiential writing workshop, writer and performer Jason Wyman shifts perspectives, blurs boundaries, and uncovers parallel observations.
- QUEERING MYTHOLOGIES (Tues, June 25 @ 6pm): Queering Mythologies hopes to motivate all those who experience the timeless tale of sorrow & discrimination through creating a more fantastical, colorful, and diverse mythology for queers to draw their inspiration from and to create a community network of queer artist to inspire the next generation. (I will be performing one of my original fables.)
- GO NUTS! w/BERNADETTE (Wed, June 26 @ 10pm): Join Latenite Bubbles host Bernadette, as she probes into the wonderfully fantastic lives of the underground artists and characters that make up the sparkly and magnificent cultural landscape of San Francisco! (I will be performing my interpretations of the parallel observations written on Sunday.)
And that's all I have for now. Well, there is definitely more, but really would you read it right now? Probably not. So...that's it.
Oh...and if you get to this and still want to watch the video...YAY!! But really the video just says all of this stuff you just read. Except I get a little zany.