Legendary queer performance artists Marga Gomez and Tim Miller take the stage at USC this week with O SOLO HOMO, a performance of selections of their work. Gomez is a founding member of Culture Clash, and Miller was one of the NEA Four.*
Following the performance, Gomez and Miller will be joined by USC professors David Román and Luis Alfaro for a conversation on queer identities and culture over the last quarter century. Román is the author of Acts of Intervention:Performance, Gay Culture, and AIDS, and the co-editor (with Holly Hughes) of the omnibus O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance (both 1998). Alfaro is a writer, activist, and creator of such theater works as Electricidadat the Mark Taper Forum, and Oedipus ElReyat Boston Court in Pasadena.
MARGA GOMEZ AND TIM MILLER—O SOLO HOMO, Wednesday, September 6, at 7 pm.
JOYCE C. CAMMILLERI HALL, 3620A McClintock Avenue, USC.
Alice Bag and her band are playing the Ford Amphitheatre this weekend as part of CULTURE CLASH’S OG SUMMER DESMADRE.
Alice will be joined by Tierra and La Victoria. In addition to Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash), comedians on the bill include Rudy Moreno, Sandra Valls, and Emilio Rivera. And the Pacifico Dance Company will be on hand for a special appearance.
CULTURE CLASH’S OG SUMMER DESMADRE, Sunday, July 16, at 7:30 pm.
FORD AMPHITHEATRE, 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, Hollywood Hills.
(In the Caheunga Pass opposite the Hollywood Bowl.)
The Villa Theater Lab at the Getty Villa is an ongoing forum for modern reinterpretations of classic Greek and Roman theater, as well as contemporary works inspired by classical literature. This weekend, the great performance troupe CULTURE CLASH presents their in-progress comedic satire SAPO,* the tale of a 1970s Latin rock band from the Bay Area, looking for Santana-like stardom in all the wrong places (Los Angeles). Sapo’s agent “has promised Malibu parties, but has only been able to secure them a dubious engagement at the El Monte Swap Meet.”
This story about borders, travelers, and identity is the first great theater piece to address the catastrophic aftermath of Inauguration Day 2017.
SAPO, February 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm, and February 18 and 19 at 3 pm. Tickets are $7.
GETTY VILLA, Malibu
*Spanish for “toad.” SAPOis based on Aristophanes’ The Frogs.
Culture Clash. Photograph by Oscar R. Castillo