San Francisco, CA. – RADAR Productions, a San Francisco-based queer literary arts non-profit organization, presents the Sister Spit annual North American Tour. Featuring your host Michelle Tea (Best Music Writing 2010, Chelsea Whistle, Valencia, Rent Girl), “The greatest cabaret artist of (v’s) generation” (Hilton Als, The New Yorker) and star of John Cameron Mitchell’s groundbreaking film Shortbus, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, writer and musician Brontez Purnell (FAG School, Younger Lovers, Gravy Train!!!), genius performer and playwright Erin Markey (Green Eyes, Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail), comic artist and writer Cassie J Sneider (Fine Fine Music) and nationally-ranking slam poet and Mr Transman 2010 Kit Yan!
The legendary, raucous, rowdy performance gang, Sister Spit, comes to your town with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance! Don’t miss this multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets and filmmakers.
The next generation of queer?
Sister Spit was established in San Francisco in the early 1990’s as a weekly all-female open mic series, co-founded by Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson. The duo launched the first Sister Spit national tour in 1997: 2 vans chock-full with cutting-edge dyke female writers and performers. Since its inception, Sister Spit has crossed the country many times and re-merged in 2007 as Sister Spit- Next Generation featuring established writers with young, emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders.
Information about RADAR Productions: http://www.radarproductions.org
WHEN: Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 8pm
WHERE: Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1J6
TICKETS: $10 - $20 sliding scale
This event is all-ages.