Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud for Atlanta Pride
Harland Cinema - Emory UniversityDoors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM Add to Calendar
DC-based Story District - with support from Human Rights Campaign and the National Endowment for the Arts - is headed to Atlanta to present our signature Pride show "Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold, and Proud."
Enjoy hilarious and heartfelt true stories about LGBTQ life from eight storytellers, four from Atlanta and four from Washington, DC. Story District, once dubbed "the gold standard in storytelling," is thrilled to be part of this year's Atlanta Pride celebrations.
Hosted by Brian Moote, of Q100's The Bert Show.
Guests will have free access to the Peavine Parking Deck.
Dia BuiStoryteller, Washington, DC
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.
Ames SimmonsStoryteller, Atlanta
Ames was assigned female at birth and over the course of adulthood came out eventually as all the letters of the LGBTQ spectrum, and he now identifies as a queer trans man. A healthcare attorney by day, Ames tries to use his advocacy powers for queer and trans people. Ames is also an avid runner, a Spanish speaker, a former cop and flamenco dancer.
Andrew MoonStoryteller, Atlanta
Andrew Moon is currently a Client Strategist with Edelman and graduated from the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. In his spare time, he enjoys singing with a cappella groups and trying new restaurants. Additionally, he is involved with the Human Rights Campaign Atlanta Steering Committee and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.
Andreu HoneycuttStoryteller, Washington, DC
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 JonesStoryteller, Washington, DC
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.
Jen SlipakoffStoryteller, Atlanta
Jen was born in Boston, Massachusetts but has been a Southerner since 1995. She lives in Kennesaw with her sweet husband and her two smart and funny children. She spends her time acting as a butler, chef and chauffeur for her family and advocating for the LGBT community by speaking to organizations, corporations and schools and serving on PFLAG Atlanta’s board. She also loves traveling and reading and is the author of her blog, www.pinkisthenewblue.blogspot.com.
Will YoungStoryteller, Atlanta
Will Young graduated from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a degree in English. After receiving more rejections than schools he applied to, he decided not to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. Since then, he has gained colorful real world experience which has served him well as a storyteller in the Atlanta area, performing at Stories on the Edge of Night, Carapace, WriteClub Atlanta, Stories on the Square, Highwire Company, and other shows and venues.
Phill BranchStoryteller, Washington, DC
Phill Branch is an essayist, filmmaker and educator. Phill was a 2013 Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Writers Fellow. He is a Teaching Artist and leads the Artists' Circle at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. When not physically writing, Phill is still writing in his mind and prefers to be left alone to do his work.
WhereHarland Cinema - Emory University 605 Asbury Circle Atlanta, Georgia 30322