Busboys and Poets’ gender and sexuality series, Zami is making its way to Hyattsville, Maryland. On Sept. 29, the series presents Motherf*cker, a new one-woman play written and performed by Staceyann Chin.
The event will include a reading of the new play by Chin, intermixed with poetry, and followed by a conversation with the audience.
Zami: A Circle of LGBTQ Cultural Performances & Conversations at Busboys and Poets is named after the biomythography of Audre Lorde and seeks to honor her legacy as a fearless lesbian poet, author, and educator.
The monthly gender and sexuality series seeks to energize community discourse regarding the intersections of sexuality, gender, race, and human rights by bringing together artists, scholars, and community members to talk about their work as people committed to LGBTQ and feminist values and action.
This month’s performer is a proud Jamaican national who was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she spoke candidly about her experiences growing up on the island and the dire consequences of her coming out there.
Chin is widely known as the co-writer and original performer in the Tony-Award-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. Chin’s three one-woman shows, Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, and Border/Clash, all opened to rave reviews at the Culture Project in New York City.
She is also the recipient of the 2007 Power of the Voice Award from The Human Rights Campaign, the 2008 Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality, the 2008 Honors from the Lesbian AIDS Project, and the 2009 New York State Senate Award. She unapologetically identifies as a Caribbean and Black, Asian, lesbian woman, and a resident of New York City.
For more information on this event or to purchase tickets, visit https://staceyannchinhyattsville.eventbrite.com/.