Teenage Pap?: The 2nd Coming of Adolescence is the first full-length performance by those rascally Butchlalis de Panochtitlan (BdP). The two-night event takes place Friday and Saturday May 6-7, 2005 at 8:30pm at Highways Performance Space. $13.00 students/seniors
$15.00 everyone else. BdP is a sketch-driven performance ensemble that maps Los Angeles on
racialized female masculine bodies, as both characters and caricatures.
The BdP are not drag kings, but butch dykes/transgender butches/genderqueer speaking subjects that are not trying to pass as men; instead, the BdP explore the in-between space of female biology and testerone-taking transexuality and the identities and neighborhoods these subjects claim and are claimed by.
Sketches include Working Class Butch Latina/o Identities (City Terrace); Interracial Desire (Montebello); Family Guilt-Latino Queerness (East Los Angeles); Bar Culture/Softball Culture (El Sereno); Gentrification (Silverlake, former home of immigrant transvestis); Class/Classism (all of LA Metro); Sexual Awakening (West Hollywood); Suburban Renditions of Queer Subjectivies (Bell Gardens).
The BdP includes longtime cultural activists, performance poets and co-founders of Tongues Magazine, a Los Angeles-based queer arts journal and organizing project?Raquel Gutierrez and Claudia Rodriguez. The show promises a multimedia buffet of queer butch wounds and triumph featuring very special with special guest appearances by other fierce butches, Sri Lankan American hip-hop artist D'Lo, Nico K. Rico (Amherst, MA) and Koreatown's own MC Skim.
Check out these tales of tender tops and bossy bottoms, baby daddy diary entries, BDSM thuggery, ride-or-die femmes and more. Celebrate the macho cockless and shed a tough-guy tear with these talented little fellas! All of this and more at Highways Performance Space is located at 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica 90404.
Call for Reservations: 310-315-1459 (and support your non-corporate experimental artspace!)