Sister Spit 2012 NOW BOOKING
Sister Spit: Next Generation hits the road with a new lineup in April 2012! Queer legends, performance artists, novelists, poets, comic zinesters, cabaret artists and film directors , the vanload of magnificent and luminary brilliance blazes through the USA and into your town! The latest in a tradition of rowdy, raucous literary adventures stretching all the way back to 1997! Come and meet your favorite artists!
Sponsored by RADAR Productions with generous support from James Irvine Foundation
For 2012 Tour Booking information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothy Allison [April 1 – 15, 2012] was born in Greenville, South Carolina and makes her home in North California, with her partner Alix, and her teenage son, Wolf Michael. She is the author of Bastard Out of Carolina, a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award, and Cavedweller (Dutton, 1998) a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, as well as the memoir Two or Three Things I know for Sure (Dutton, 1995) and the poetry chapbook The Women Who Hate Me (1990). She has a collection of short fiction, Trash, published in two editions— from Firebrand in 1989 and in an expanded edition from Penguin, 2003 . In addition she has a book of essays Skin: Talking About Sex, Class and Literature (Firebrand, 1995). A novel, She Who, is forthcoming from Viking Penguin. Bastard Out of Carolina was made into a highly acclaimed film, directed by Angelica Huston. Two or Three Things I know for Sure was translated into a short documentary that took prizes at the Aspen and Toronto film festivals, and was an Emmy-nominated feature on PBS’s POV. Cavedweller was presented off Broadway by the New York Theater company in the spring of 2003. The playwright was Kate Ryan. In 2004 Cavedweller was also made into a film directed by Lisa Cholendenko, and featuring Kyra Sedgwick.
Ms. Allison joins the tour April 1 – 15, 2012.
Recently described as “The greatest cabaret artist of (v’s) generation” by Hilton Als in the New Yorker, singer, songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond [April 15 – 30, 2012], is an Obie, Bessie and Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner. V’s debut EP Pink Slip was released in July 2009. In 2007 v premiered Justin Bond is Close To You, a reinterpretation of the Carpenter’s classic album Close To You performed in its entirety in Central Park and subsequently presented by The Sydney Opera House in Australia and San Francisco’s fabled Castro Theater. As one-half of the Performance duo Kiki and Herb, Justin Vivian has toured the world headlining at Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and has starred in a Tony nominated run on Broadway, Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway (The Helen Hayes Theatre) and Off-Broadway Coup de Theatre (The Cherry Lane Theatre). Film credits include a starring role in John Cameron Mitchell’s feature Shortbus, Charles Hermann-Wurmfeld’s Fancy’s Persuasion as well as Imaginary Heroes and Jon Moritsugu’s Mod Fuck Explosion. Television appearances include Ugly Betty and Late Night With Conan O’Brian.
Mx. Bond joins the tour April 15 – 27.
Brontez Purnell is a writer (columnist for Maximum Rock N Roll and the creator of FAG SCHOOL fanzine) a musician (Younger Lovers, ex-Gravy Train!!!), dancer (Brontez Purnell Dance Company). An Alabama native Mr. Purnell has spent much of the last decade in sunny Oakland, CA where he plots and hangs out making all the underground music and dance happenings. He is a Cancer, has a fetish for left-handed people, is currently working on his debut novella “Johnny, would you love me if my dick were bigger?”, and will attend Witch School next year.
Erin Markey is a Brooklyn based writer/performer. She recently starred in the NYC premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Green Eyes at the Hudson Hotel. She was a series regular on LOGO’s Jeffery and Cole Casserole TV show. Her solo musical, Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail played at PS 122 and toured with The Sex Workers Art Show. She is a company member of Half Straddle and her work in FAMILY was heralded as “the scariest performance of the year” in 2009 by Time Out NY. As a playwright, she was invited to the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is currently developing her newest work, The Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey, to premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Kinotek Series in the Fall of 2011. As a cabaret artist, she regularly presents work at Our Hit Parade with Kenny Mellman, Bridget Everett and Neal Medlyn at Joe’s Pub (The Public).
Cassie J. Sneider is a weirdo from Long Island who makes comic books. Her first real live book, Fine Fine Music, is being published in April 2011 by Raw Art Press. She enjoys driving long distances on very little sleep, competitive eating championships, and karaoke. Her celebrity crushes include Gordon Ramsay, Adam Richman, and the woman who played Crystal on Roseanne. She also sings for Electric Bubblebath, the greatest rockandroll band of all time.
Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, a collection of poetry and the novel Rose of No Man’s Land. She has edited anthologies on fashion, class, personal narrative and lesbo-centric fiction. Her article on Beth Ditto and the Gossip (The Gossip Takes Paris) appeared in 2010 Best Music Writing. She co-founded Sister Spit’s Ramblin’ Road Show in the 90s and is the diabolical mind behind Sister Spit: Next Generation. She lives in San Francisco where she founded and is artistic director of queer literary arts organization, RADAR Productions. Tea recently completed an apocalyptic sci-fi novel, a young adult novel and co-wrote Coal To Diamonds with Beth Ditto.
As seen on HBO Documentary Asians Aloud, Kit Yan tell stories through slam poetry from the lens of a transgender Asian American from Hawaii now in New York. Kit’s work has been taught coast to coast, from San Francisco State to Harvard. He has been seen speaking at the National Equality March, performing on the San Francisco Pride main stage, Creating Change, and is a nationally ranking slam poet. Kit is also the first ever and reigning Mr. Transman 2010. He has been seen on PBS’ Asian in America, MYX TV, Autostraddle, and has received glowing reviews from New York Magazine, Bitch Magazine, and Curve Magazine.