taking action, making change
HERO MARS screening KIPP College Prep School
Guest Speaker, January 2016
Shared Hero Mars film and spoke with the youth about gender expression in the story and my experience in the real world as an transgender actor.
Tango For Veterans
Guest Teacher and Organizer, February 2016
Instrumental in organizing and teaching free tango classes for veterans and their family and friends at the War Memorial Veterans building.
I AM POSITIVE Photo Exhibit
Model and Performer, February 2016
This exhibit reflects the “positive faces” of individuals who are courageous enough to share their upbeat positive approach to life. The stigma associated with HIV has often turned positive into something negative. The goal of this exhibit is to reclaim the notion of being positive. The people in this exhibit are both HIV positive and negative. Their stories, which are included in written form, might include their HIV journey or may include other associations with being positive. Their images and stories are larger than life.
EVERY 28 HOURS
Every 28 Hours October 18- Nov 12 2016
Produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival under the leadership of Claudia Alick (OSF's Community Producer) and Dominic D’Andrea (The OneMinute Play Festival, Producing AD), in association with local St. Louis theater makers, The Every 28 Hours Plays focus on the widely shared and contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours a black person is killed by vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States. The Every 28 Hours Plays consist of around 75 one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, written by artists across the nation.
The Bay Area collaboration will include:
Oct. 18: Excerpts at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
Oct. 19: Excerpts at Berkeley Rep’s Osher Studio
Oct. 21 to Nov. 12: Fully-realized 4-week run produced by FaultLine Theater in collaboration with 5 different directors from local theaters
All performances will be free and open to the public.
SUBTERRANEAN SHAKESPEARE PERFORMANCE
Performer, April 2015
Staged reading of Othello for The Rossmoor Shakespeare society in honor of Paul Robeson’s birthday.
PFLAG HERO MARS screening
Guest Speaker, November 2015
Discussion on what it is to be transgender in the film and theater industry.
Veterans Administration Health Trans-posium
Panelist, January 2016
Participated in a transgender veteran discussion panel as part of VA heath care discussion on how to better service transgender veterans in wellness and greeting at the hospital.
VetHubSF was formed to preserve the War Memorial for veterans: “A place to connect, collaborate and create for veterans, veteran organizations, and the broader bay area community.” It is currently under threat of being privatized.