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4X4 _ Latinx New Works
June 2, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
As part of Highways’ 2017 BEHOLD! Queer Arts Series, 4 of Los Angeles’ hottest queer Latinx artists present 4 all-new edgy and original alternative performances. Featuring Ana Bernal, Jean Decay, Martin Matamoros, and Abe Zapata Jr.
Friday, June 2 @ 8.30pm
$20 general admission / $15 students, seniors
Made possible in part by the City of Santa Monica CAP Grant Program,
a project of the City of Santa Monica Arts Commission.
Ana Bernal (They/Them), is a Gender Non-Conforming, multidisciplinary artist born and raised in East Los Angeles. They founded Q Youth Foundation a non profit organization that uses the power of storytelling to connect the SOGIE/LGBTQIA+ community on the Eastside. They earned a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management at Antioch University. They are an inductee to Honor 41 national list of LGBTQ Latino/a role models for 2015. Currently, they are producing the annual theater production of Eastside Queer Stories Festival of twelve 1-act plays by LGBTQIA+ in September 2017.
Jean Decay is a local dtla drag queen who loves to sit in dark corners. She is the resident writer at Speak Out! La and performs her monologues at various nights in Los Angeles.
Abe Zapata Jr. is a Cal State Northridge Alum from the Screenwriting option in Cinema and Television Arts. Over the years Abe has been a part of different short films, web series, and more recently on YouTube working heavily with local Downtown LA drag queens and queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Currently Abe is working on his Masters in English with an emphasis in Playwrighting where he has put on various skits and works over the past year mainly dealing with Queer Chicanx culture in Los Angeles.