Thursday, August 14, 2008

Important Bay Area Events: Men's Story Project, 2008 Black LGBT Film Festival, Prisons.


A lot of good and important stuff is about to go down Bay Area! Here's a brief rundown:

~Starting Today: Oakland Black LGBT Film Festival, @ Parkway Theater
~This Sunday, August 17th: The Men's Story Project, @ La Peña, 7:30
~Friday & Sat, August 22 & 23rd: Shanique S. Scott's Prisons, @ La Peña, 8pm

Mark your calendars and at least peep one people! I know i am going to the Men's Story Project to see my fellow mens get up and perform truths around our experiences, like growing up conditioned in patriarchy, how that hurts us and others, and also stories of vulnerability, strength, sexuality, triumph over obstacles, and much more. I was actually all set to perform in it as well, but had to pull out for personal reasons... but i am still gonna be in the house! I definitely wanna also catch at least one of the films in the Oakland Black LGBT Festival, would love to see "U People", especially since i've been trying to see that for a minit. They say this is the only (or longest running?) Black LGBTQ Film Festival. And last but not least, Shanique S. Scott is back again with her critically acclaimed one woman show at La Peña, Prisons. I have heard earth shattering things about this autobiographical play of a black woman growing up in the Bronx and dealing with very serious choices and issues of struggle and survival- and i have also been tryin to see this for a minute! I need to stop playing around and get some tickets. Support Oakland art & artists y'all! Details at the hyperlinks above. Bless

2 comments:

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hi there!!

What were you planning to perform?

This sounds deep!
[grins]

Lisa

richard said...

hello again Lisa!

well, i was going to perform highly highly charged, vulnerable and personal material. but then my grandmother passed, and the one year anniversary of my dad's death came up just weeks before, and it became clear that self care was in order, and that this wasn't the time to make myself more vulnerable.

i learned a lot from watching the show tho, and have more ideas how to fine tune my piece for the next installment of the Men's Story Project.

Thanks for asking! bless up

~richard