2017 BUTCH Nation Evening Performance

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
6:30 Doors, 7:00pm Showtime

Malonga Casquelord Center – 1428 Alice St.
Accessibility info for Malonga Casquelord Center.

Bring a little sour, a little sweet, but most definitely the good times. Join us for a super sexy and talented performance lineup including comedy, live music, spoken word, and more. Hosted by Damnyo Lee. Free to conference attendees, $25 for non-pass holders. Tickets here.

Mouths of Babes
Mouths of Babes is a folk-roots-Americana duo comprised of Ty Greenstein (formerly of Girlyman) and her wife Ingrid Elizabeth (formerly of Coyote Grace). Their new album is “Brighter In The Dark.”
Damnyo Lee
Damnyo Lee is an Los Angeles native. Born and raised. She’s been performing poetry and spoken word since 2001, within that time, she’s performed at many universities, festivals, schools, radio shows, podcasts, slams, and poetry events all over the country. Damnyo is also a decorated U.S. Navy Sailor, serving since 2011. Her experience doesn’t only include just performing, she has hosted several Los Angeles open mic venues, produced and curated numerous shows, retreats, and festivals; including: Elements, El le Mental Sol, BLU, and the Damn Slam. Damnyo was Slam Master/Coach for the LA Slam Team in 2006 and Slam Master/Team Member of the Damn Slam in 2010 – 2012. The Damn Slam has been featured in the Los Angeles Times. Currently, Damnyo is host and producer of the film podcast “The Wrap Party.”
Virginia Cohen
Inspired by modern artists Rothko, Chagall, and Miro and poets such as Rilke, Rumi and Mary Oliver, Cohen’s writing also draws upon a love of history and the natural world. Her music aspires to bring truth and beauty into this fractured world.Inspired by modern artists Rothko, Chagall, and Miro and poets such as Rilke, Rumi and Mary Oliver, Cohen’s writing also draws upon a love of history and the natural world. Her music aspires to bring truth and beauty into this fractured world.
Jo “Paradigm” Roberts
A native of the Universe, Joann “Paradigm” Roberts was born and raised in the Chicago area. A Poet/MC and Musician/Producer; Paradigm is a 3x time Slam Champion as well as a Hip Hop Educator and Teaching Artist for at-promise youth. She promotes healing, self-reflection, growth, and awareness through the arts and is known for her laid back, mellow stage presence that is complimented by powerful words. Paradigm travels all over the United States and overseas, sharing her art and facilitating Poetry/Hip Hop workshops. She has feature performances at various events such as slams, open mics, festivals and retreats. In addition to speaking at many colleges and universities, Paradigm has also opened for Dr. Cornel West and performed on stage with Reggae artist Pato Banton. In mission to have a positive impact on the world using art as both a wellness and therapeutic practice, Paradigm continues to release a number of Hip Hop/Spoken Word albums and Poetry books since first taking her art on the road in 2012.
Lucky 7
SevanKelee Boult (bka Lucky 7) is a well known Bay Area poet and performance artist. This UC Berkeley graduate has a minor in Theatre Arts. SevanKelee is continuously redefining her poetry and performance. Hailing from East Palo Alto, CA and writing since childhood, her most recent artistic venture involves the ukulele and spoken word. She effortlessly blends music and poetry to engage the audience with her soft, raspy voice and mesmerizing stage presence. Gracing such stages as The Palace of Fine Arts, Yerba Buena, De Young Museum , Brava Theater and The Marsh Theater(s) in San Francisco, CA. Her poem Cucumber has been seen on HBO Real Sex since 2000. She has represented several Bay Area slam teams over the past 15 years. In 2014, she became the only person in the Bay to win the honored title Grand Slam Champion of 4 different Bay Area Slam teams (SF, Berkeley,Oakland and Palo Alto). SevanKelee’s poem Listening to Pain has been published in the 2017 Spring issue of Foglifter Journal. A 2017 QCC emerging artist, SevanKelee’s performances are full of excitement.
Collin McFadyen
Mx. Collin McFadyen is a graduate of Portland,Oregon’s “Lez Stand Up” inaugural comedy class of 2016, where this 50 year old realized her comic renditions of her true-life Butch adventures connected her to audiences of all ages and types. A founding member of “That’s What She Said!” Queer Feminist Comedy Collective, she’s been performing and emceeing ever since. When she’s not telling tales on stage, she’s busy cheffin’ it up at her cafe, very happily married to her brilliant Femme wife, and raising two rad sons.