This first-ever cabaret on the “nonprofit activism industry” mixes stand-up comedy, burlesque, film, experimental performance, poetry, song and theater in a sassy, sexy, snarky and scathing critique of the state of social change in America. The launch show of Peacock Rebellion, a queer and transgender people of color- centered group using the arts for social, economic and environmental justice, promises to be a powerful follow-up to the election (no matter who wins).

Curated by Maya Chapina and Manish Vaidya; co-sponsored by INCITE!, POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE, Mangos with Chili and Queer Rebel Productions and featuring arts-activist all-stars Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (winner of a Lammy), Lambda Literary Fellow Indira Allegra, Mia McKenzie, Nico Dacumos, Comrade Lover, Cheek to Cheek, NGLTF Creating Change Award winner Juba Kalamka, Kundiman Fellow Vanessa Huang, Irina Contreras and more.

Thursday 11/8-Friday 11/9

La Peña
3105 Shattuck Avenue  Berkeley, CA 94705

(510) 849-2568

$10-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Wheelchair accessible. More information click here .



  • Michael Craft

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