July 13 – August 26, 2012

Friday, July 13 @ 8:30pm

Vash Boddie, Tyr Jung, JayLyons, Jeremy Mikush
Into the Labyrinth
Join us for an enchanted Evening of Reversing the Friday the 13th Curse. For a night of Magic & Storytelling, be part of the story that turns the curse around and begins the story anew!

Saturday, July 14 @ 8:30pm
curated by Raquel Gutierrez
featuring: Tuck Mayo, Cyd Nova, Frank Galarte, Ryke Aoki
TMI: Truth Meets Indiscretion
Dear #LAQueers: Do you want to meet the new gen-eration of queer radical writers to get your greedy voids filled? Want to beat off the traces of homonormative ennui to unmercifully perverse and politically searing prose? Come to where truth meets indiscretion and remember why your outlaw status is one to hold near, dear and queer to your hearts.

Friday, July 20 @ 8:30pm
Mariko Passion & Whorrific Band with Nina Hartley + Madison Young
Cabaret Whoriffic
A visual/performance variety show featuring LGBTQ & Allies sex workers.  Audience interaction games and respectful jokes about hookers! Jazz, soul and original songs sung by Mariko Passion and her Whorrific Band! Excerpts from Mariko Passion’s solo theatre show “Modern Day Asian Sex Slavery: the musical”.

Saturday, July 21 @ 6:30pm
Patrisse Cullors
Innovative, witty, raw, and vulnerable—Patrisse Cullors’s work renders the tale’s we have been told and re-orients the freedoms that we know so deeply.  “Stained” is part of a 4 part series that looks at the ways Blackness is on the one hand exploited, imprisoned, and stretched and on the other hand bold, resilient, and evolving.

Saturday, July 28 @ 8:30pm & Sunday, July 29 @ 7:00pm
When Men Dance …. Fushion Exotica
An all-male cast weaves a provocative spell of exoticism and eroticism, in this evening of dance and music featuring male belly dancing, Latin dance, and fusion Arabic and Flamenco.

Saturday, August 4 @ 8:30pm & Sunday, August 5 @ 7:00pm
Sean Dorsey Dance
The Secret History of Love
Brings to the stage the real-life stories of LGBT people’s journeys to find each other — and find love — in decades past. Starting in the 1920’s, the show features voices and stories captured in a remarkable national LGBT Elders Oral History Project.  Info at www.seandorseydance.com

Friday, August 10 @ 8:30pm
Post Natyam Collective
Subversive Gestures
Collective members Cynthia Ling Lee and Shyamala Moorty present an evening of interdisciplinary performance that queers Indian dance, where gender-bending super-heroines, deconstructed mudras, and lesbian fantasies of courtesan-ancestors descend upon Highways’ unsuspecting audience.

Saturday, August 11 @ 8:30pm
Anson Sky
A miniature pop-concert spectacle that chronicles an alien life form’s Earthly encounters as he struggles to understand the human experience.

Sunday, August 12 @ 7:00pm
Liam Clancy, Eric Geiger, Omar Ramos, Karen Schaffman, Leslie Seiters
BARK investigates chance in its violent disguise and begs the question:  how ready are we? Co-Presented with PADL West (Karen Schaffman and Eric Geiger, Co-Artistic Directors).  Made possible in part with support from PADL West, California State Univ. San Marcos, and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.

Friday + Saturday, August 17 +18  @ 8:30pm
curated by Andrew Pearson
Calculated Ease
An evening of emerging contemporary dance makers, Jay Carlon and Jimmy Cabrera Jr., Andrew Cowan, Michael  Crotty, and Mark Tomasic. Featuring re-examined work by Andrew Pearson and a new collaborative duet with Roya Carreras.

Friday + Saturday, August 24 + 25 @ 8:30pm
Marcus  Pontello & West Seegmiller
Sister My Sister
A performance duet between Pontello and Seegmiller as they embody, re-articulate, and queer the mythic figures of Narcissus and Echo. Through mirroring, transformative ritual, gender performance, and fragmented narrative, Narcissus and Echo begin the quest to find themselves within each other. Hypnotic soundscapes, ornate costumes, and unearthly make-up metamorphoses compose a world of delusion, narcissistic isolation, and explosive fantasy.

Sunday, August 26 @ 7:00pm
Karen Anzoategui & Marcos Najera
Catholic School Daze & Brown Brain
Catholic School Daze tells of Anzoatequi‘s Catholic High School experience at Bishop Amat where she was forced to come out of the closet before she knew she was in it.  Najera’s Brown Brain is one man’s search to understand mental health in colored folks.

all shows:  $20/$15