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Before We Were Named

June 11, 2010

I will not be playing myself at all in this one! And I’m glad, cause I need a break from being me to regroup after a ridiculous semester:

Friends and Colleagues!
Hope to see you at this brand spanking new production next week!

This is not your typical theater – it’s a hands on show that invites the audience to interact directly with the performers and sets. The show references historic World’s Fairs and marketplaces to explore the creation of polarities between the global north and south, and as a forum through which cultural mythologies and ethnographic fantasies are birthed and mediated. And the show also promises to be playful, sexy and bold and features a very talented lineup of drag stars, dancers, theater makers, circus performers and musical virtuosos.

There is limited audience capacity each night because we want the audience to experience the show and subject matter in an intimate setting. So get your tickets now if you haven’t!

Advance tickets at



QCC and The National Queer Arts Festival Present

Before We Were Named:
A marvel of queer theater and interactive performance chronicling our spectacular existence via histories of violence, displacement, migration, revolt and spirit.

Conceptualized and Produced by Nico Dacumos and Cherry Galette

Featuring wondrous anomalies, expositions, curios and exhibitions by:

Maya Chinchilla
Irina Contreras
Nico Dacumos
Aimee Espiritu
Cherry Galette
Juba Kalamka
Gaston Mazo
Carlos Oxford AKA Karlangas

With Folk Thought facilitated by Daniel Alexander Jones on 6/15

June 15 & June 16, 2010, 8:00PM
The Lab
2948 16th St. @ Capp
San Francisco, CA
$12 – $20 sliding scale
Advance tickets at

Enter scenes inspired by world’s fairs of years past and marketplaces at the edge of a distopian future. Move freely through a collaborative theater environment to interact with queer origin stories, myths, and fables told through music, dance, film, experimental performance and ritual.

Come witness new work from some of the Bay Area’s most innovative and notorious QTPOC artists and troublemakers centering migration, the birth of cultural mythologies, the queer body in diaspora and the many ways we’ve been named, celebrated, remembered, demonized and memorialized.

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