San Francisco – Guerrilla Rep and Bindlestiff Studio proudly present Mommy Queerest, a comedic, autobiographical, one-woman show, for a limited two-night engagement at Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth Street in downtown San Francisco on August 29 – 30 at 8pm.
“Explosively funny and seductively revealing…”
-Bay Area Reporter
Written by Kat Evasco and John Caldon, and performed by Kat Evasco, Mommy Queerest chronicles the coming out process of a lesbian daughter and a closeted lesbian mother, illustrating how the reclaiming of their sexuality challenges and strengthens their relationship.
Mommy Queerest begins with young teenaged Kat having her earth shattered when she realizes that she and her mother are both lesbian. Too bad her mom hasn’t figured it out yet—despite the fact she’s been living with her partner since Kat was six years old! After a spectacularly failed attempt to share this epiphany with her mom, Kat lurches through her own teenage sexploration with guys and girls, trying to figure out how she fits in with her family, community and self. After a decade of attempting to educate this wayward parent about what it means to be lesbian, she discovers there is still a thing or two she can learn from her mom.
Drawing on her experience as a stand-up comic and comedic actress, Kat narrates this unconventional coming-out tale with sharp wit and unflinchingly honest self-revelation. With an in-your-face approach, Kat cuts through any pretense and dives into the core of these matters by placing her and her mother’s personal experiences of struggle and triumph center stage.
Kat Evasco tackles conflict with humorous insight, while illustrating the experience of being a Filipina lesbian, gay Christian, survivor of sexual abuse and young American just trying to get some.
Mommy Queerest contributes a voice that actively imparts the message of empowerment and inspires an intergenerational discourse among diverse communities. Evasco’s use of comedy invites the audience to laugh at the darkest human conditions, while providing a critical lens through which to analyze the detrimental effects of homophobia in our society. The play stems from the belief that silence enables homophobia and perpetuates cycles of abuse.
ABOUT GUERRILLA REP
Guerrilla Rep develops and produces new plays in San Francisco, primarily focusing on biographical and documentary theater to address relevant social and political issues in America through real life/living context. Guerrilla Rep is a company-in-residence at Bindlestiff Studio and a fiscally sponsored project of the Intersection for the Arts Incubator.
ABOUT BINDLESTIFF STUDIO
Established in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio is the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists. Bindlestiff Studio cultivates artists who reflect and celebrate the diverse values, traditions, and histories of Pilipino and Filipino American cultures through bold artistic expression and community engagement.
ATTENTION CALENDAR EDITORS
Mommy Queerest. Comedic, autobiographical, one-woman show by Kat Evasco and John Caldon, and performed by Kat Evasco. This new comedy chronicles the coming out of a lesbian daughter and her closeted lesbian mother, illustrating how reclaiming their sexuality challenges and strengthens their relationship. Aims to celebrate sexuality, eradicate homophobia and break cycles of abuse. Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth Street, downtown San Francisco. Friday & Saturday, Aug 29-30 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $25-40 at
Guerrilla Rep and Bindlestiff Studio
Written by Kat Evasco & John Caldon
Directed by John Caldon
185 Sixth Street at Howard
San Francisco, CA 94103
August 29th & August 30th Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm
Tickets on sliding scale $25 – $40 | Tickets available at http://mommyqueerest2nightquickie.brownpapertickets.com/ or 800.838.3006
For more information visit http://katevasco.com/mommyqueerest