Join us for the Holiday Spectacular event of ADULT CONTEMPORARY, featuring Morgan Bassichis, Jibz Cameron & Jack Halberstam at BGSQD!
ADULT CONTEMPORARY is an experimental non/fiction salon series featuring readings, lectures, performances and interviews with and by established and emerging writers. We seek out first person perspectives characterized by the urgent and the everyday; true stories that connect us to the big by way of the small, uneventful, and unexpected. Readings will be followed by informal conversations.
Organized by Katherine Brewer Ball and Svetlana Kitto.
Morgan Bassichis is a writer and performer whose plays include When the Baba Yaga Eats You Alive and The Witch House. Morgan has performed at Dixon Place, the MIX Festival, the HOT! Festival, the Wild Project, Recess, and the Garage (San Francisco), and in films by Dia Felix and Maria Breaux. Morgan is the author of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s 2007 publication, “‘It’s War in Here:’ A Report on the Treatment of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People in New York State Men’s Prisons.” Morgan’s essays have appeared in the Radical History Review, Captive Genders, and other anthologies. Morgan is former staff member of Community United Against Violence (CUAV), and is a graduate of Brown University.
Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor who lives and works in New York City. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been presented at many international dives both great and small. She has produced numerous video projects and two albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in work by The Residents, Kalup Linzy, The Wooster Group and in many a web series that remain unpopular. She also works as a professor of various performance and comedy related subjects. Her third evening length performance Soggy Glasses, recently premiered at BAM’s Next Wave Festival. She is currently in development on a television series with Electric Dynamite. dynastyhandbag.com
Jack Halberstam is a provocateur, blogger and writer and officially makes mischief at USC in the department of American Studies and Ethnicity. Jack has written books on queer genders, failure, monsters and feminism and is currently working on something mad and monstrous titled The Wild.