Performance Art for Sex Worker Rights at the SFMOMA

On Thurs, Sept 11, I have been chosen to perform a 1-minute piece at the SFMOMA as part of Tony Labat’s project “I WANT YOU” based on the old Uncle Sam Army recruitment posters.
Not only is it just *thrilling* that I will be performing at the MOMA, but there is a competition (which I need your help with!) and a good cause (‘aint there always) attached to this prestigious event.

There will be 50 1 min. performances on Thursday, and the audience members will vote for FIVE (5) winners, who will have portraits and copies of their monologues printed on posters to be placed all over SF during election week.
My performance is about Sex Worker visibility and ending stigma, and also about voting for Prop K. It could really make a difference for a lot of sex workers and make a big impact if posters (paid for by the SFMoMA!) with my message were placed all over San Francisco right before the voters took to the polls. I love using art for politics and politics for art.  In the name of ART, SEX WORKERS RIGHTS, FAME and SEX-POSITIVE POLITICS, please come out to the SFMOMA on Thursday night and vote for me!  Lady Monster and Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick will also be performing, and remember 5 of us can win!!!!

Live Competition
Tony Labat’s I WANT YOU

Jason Mateo, Emcee; music by Veronica Klaus
Thursday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
$10 general; $7 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors.
Tickets are available at the museum (no surcharge) or online at sfmoma.org/tickets (surcharge applies).

On September 4, individuals can deliver one-minute monologues in solo auditions at SFMOMA. A week later, on September 11, fifty contestants chosen by the artist on the basis of these preliminary auditions will appear before a live audience and a host of documentary cameras. At the end of the evening, the audience will choose five winners. Poet and activist Jason Mateo, program director at Youth Speaks, will serve as emcee for the evening, and chanteuse Veronica Klaus

will provide musical interludes between monologues and during post-performance vote-counting. Winners will have their images and monologues printed on an “I Want You” poster, to be put up around the city in the week leading up to the presidential election. Participants will also be featured in Labat’s new video project, I WANT YOU, screening at SFMOMA on November 4th (election day) and December 2nd.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

http://www.sfmoma.org/press/pressroom.asp?id=372&do=events

One Response

  1. And she won- first place even!! Yay Sadie Lune!! We love you!!

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