Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud
9:30 ClubDoors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM Add to Calendar
Story District returns to the 9:30 Club with Capital Pride on Saturday Jun 4, 2016 to present its sixth annual Pride show -- Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold, and Proud . Enjoy eight hilarious and heartfelt true stories about LGBTQ life from the best storytellers in town (dubbed "the gold standard in storytelling" by The Washington Post).
Buy in person at the 9:30 Club Box office and fees are only $1 per ticket. See hours
Pictured above (top to bottom and left to right): Adrian Villalobos, Andrea Jones, Andreu Honeycutt, Chelsea Shorte (host), Dia Bùi, Jessica Harkin, Judson Lewis, Kelly Madrone, and Ricky Harrison. Co-directed by Mike Boyd (below, right) with animation by Jeffrey Brady.
Dia Bui is a Vietnamese queer woman of color. She is also a poet, storyteller and comedian and has performed in cities across the country. Most recently, she joined the first cast of In Laughing Color, a life-affirming comedy ensemble of Trans and Queer people of color. Dia embraces culture, writing, and music as tools of learning and empowerment. Connect with her at email@example.com or @dia_verse.
Jessica Hawkins was born in Miami, Florida and was identified by the doctor as male. However, she has been female all of her life and transitioned in February 2014. She has been a police officer for 22 years and currently works for the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC where she serves as the head of the LGBT Liaison Unit.
At nine years old, Ricky left behind a loving father and moved with a bereft mother back to her hometown. A new life surrounded by a big family in a small town wasn’t as welcoming as it sounds. Ricky encountered, as his father had before him, the pressure to be something he wasn’t just for the comfort of others. Could he come to terms with his past and be who he really was? By the time he moved to DC five years ago, Ricky had answered that question and is now, proudly, his authentic self.
Maybe you've him seen on stage as the 18th century transvestite prostitute with a heart of gold in Woolly Mammoth Theatre's MEASURE FOR PLEASURE or as the half man-half beast, sexual demigod in THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH or soaring across The Kennedy Center stage as the mythic flying wonder in THE WINGS OF IKARUS JACKSON. No stranger to film and television, he can be seen in Season Two's Chapter 16 of HOUSE OF CARDS as the "Hacker's messaging bitch." See more from and through the eyes of Andreu via Instagram: @AndreuZWorld.
Andrea is a museum educator specializing in writing role-playing experiences for kids. At home, she likes to make things out of wood, listen to podcasts, and watch Netflix shows with a strong female lead. She has performed mildly inappropriate stories around town for the last year, including the Capital Fringe Festival and the Perfect Liar's Club.
Poet and comedian Judson Lewis boasts eccentric charm with sexy chutzpah; he’s performed at universities, performance festivals, bedrooms, and even a coffee shop or two. Advocacy masked in laughter, his work is vividly creative and emotionally evocative. A seer in darkness, he shares illumination through humor. He wonders what your spirit animal is.
Kelly Madrone published her first short story when she was seven. It ran in the local newspaper, and she was paid one dollar. Little did she know that, in the next millennium, this would still be the going rate for short stories. Today, she is a freelance writer, teacher, and massage therapist. She is a member of the National Storytelling Network, is certified in plant-based nutrition, and is a martial arts black belt.
Adrian Villalobos’s love of storytelling began 26 years ago listening to his Grandma and Grandpa tell stories of their youth and growing up in El Paso, TX, his hometown. He moved to the DC metro area four years ago looking for a community -- and is proud to have found it in Story District!
Originally from Richmond, VA, Chelsea discovered comedy as a way to stave off the boredom of being a beautiful twenty-something. Since first taking the stage as a stand up in early 2011, she has flourished and has further applied her creative drive to storytelling, podcasting, sketch writing, acting, and drag performance. Her stand up material ranges from riffs on the low bar for allyship to dating or even pythons in the Everglades. Check her out as a co-host of the Tagg Nation podcast, taggnation.com. Listen to some of her stories and stand up at HERE
Where9:30 Club 815 V St NW Washington, DC 20001