Little Orphan Gender Revolutionary Annie
Annie is stuck in the rotten gender-binary girls’ orphanage system, dreaming of a place where they could thrive. “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I’m changing tomorrow… I’m not just a girl or gay!” sings Annie. This song-cycle performance is based on a play written by Dr. Kate Sorensen and Killer Sideburns and performed at Idapalooza Fruit Jam in 2004. The 2011 video features four toy theater stages created by Dr. Kate Sorensen, green-screen video magic by Niknaz Tavakolian, and Killer Sideburns as a miniature broadway star. To get in touch for screenings or any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gender Odyssey. “Gender Revolutionaries: Non-binary Film Shorts.” August 17, 2014.
- Hamburg International Queer Film Festival. “Ursula Genderbender.” October 19, 2013.
- Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. “Transcendental – Trans Shorts.” October 13, 2013
- Periwinkle Presents: Bye Bye Binary; a night of musicals, misadventures, and animated escapades. – San Francisco. September 18, 2013.
- Craftivism The Gathering. July 14th @ Le Petit Versailles/LES/NYC
- Translations/Seattle Transgender Film Festival. “Gender Revolutionaries: Short Films.” May 11th, 2013
- Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival: Transcreen. “To See & Be Seen.” May 10th 2013
- San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. “GOT MONSTERS?” November 8-11, 2012
- London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. “Because We’re Worth It” March 30th and April 1st, 2012
- Goddard College (Plainfield, VT), February 25th, 2012
- Great Small Works’ Spaghetti Dinner (NYC), Dec 30 2011
- Premiered at MIX NYC Experimental Queer Film Festival, Nov 19 2011.
lullololli by Nica Ross
(2009; 9 minutes)
I played Dorothy Gayle in a Coney Island scene from surrender dorothy, or Something With a Little Poison in It
“These defiant, dysfunctional, deviant heroes show unapologetic displays of camp, gender anarchy, bodily fluids and boundary bashing. It’s a tsunami of expression, releasing frustration against the co-optation of queer, crashing down the walls of static identities. They’re not easy films to watch, but as this program builds, the tensions evoked by these films will be released through a calling down of collective catharsis in a live urban primitive ritual.”
In 2006, I was one of the featured organizers in the documentary film “Young, Jewish & Left.” A celebration of diversity, Young Jewish and Left weaves queer culture, Jewish Arab history, secular Yiddishkeit, anti-racist analysis, and religious/spiritual traditions into a multi-layered tapestry of Leftist politics. Personal experiences from many of today’s leading Jewish activists reframe the possibilities of Jewish identity. It presents a fresh and constructive take on race, spirituality, Zionism, queerness, resistance, justice, and liberation.
Check out this excellent review by Dan Berger.
As E. Nepon, a Philadelphia activist and organizer of the 2003 queer anti-imperialist Purim cabaret Suck My Treyf Gender, explains, “We’re doing this work not in spite of, but because of being Jewish. Our Jewish culture is about resistance to tyranny, and I want to celebrate that, beyond calling out my people as oppressors. I want to be able to call out the super-powerful and beautiful things about the culture that I come from.”