Presented by Diamond Wave & Hosted by Kevin Seaman
Performances that uplift, center, and celebrate nonbinary identity! Featuring multidisciplinary artist Edgar Fabián Frías, drag king LOTUS BOY, and musician Peekaboo with special appearances from Cassils, Billy Dean Thomas, Dorian Wood, and more!
About the Artists:
Edgar Fabián Frías is a nonbinary, queer, indigenous (Wixárika), and Latinx, multidisciplinary artist, curator, educator, and psychotherapist. They are creating three ceremonies speaking to nonbinary and queer indigenous sovereignty, honoring three sacred Wixáritari community ancestors: Kauyumari (sacred deer), Maiz (corn), and Hikuri (Peyote).
LOTUS BOY is a gender-deconstructing, binary-defying, disabled Chinese-American drag king. Ze will create a new drag performance addressing scapegoating of Chinese people during COVID, hyper/in-visibility as a disabled person, and zir nonbinary identity in the hyper-gendered world of drag.
Peekaboo, is a cellist and aspiring Ethnomusicologist researching the diaspora of ancestral filipin(o/a/x)/latinx lineages, soundscoring memories of love and heartbreak while simultaneously activating forms of healing. They will create an electronic music and quasi-ambient cello score exploring stillness amidst noise pollution and its intersections with their identity as a queer nonbinary person of color.
Attend LIVE & IN-PERSON or via ON DEMAND STREAM.
THEYFRIEND is presented in partnership with Brava! for Women in the Arts and Intersection for the Arts through funding from San Francisco Grants for the Arts, and funded by the Horizons Foundation and the California Arts Council.