Saturday Night Performance

Mangos with Chili!

The floating cabaret of two spirit, trans and queer people of colour bliss, dreams, sweat, sweets and nightmares.

Come to a breathtaking evening of healing and transformative performance by and for two spirit, trans and queer people of colour!

Featuring performance by:
Micha Cardenas
Juba Kalamka
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins
Manish Vaidya
Ms. Cherry Galette

ASL will be provided (details coming soon!).

Please come fragrance free. Information about how to do this can be found here:
Leaving off cologne, perfume and essential oils for the evening is a great place to start.

About Mangos With Chili:

Mangos With Chili is a nationally touring, Bay Area based arts incubator committed to showcasing high quality performance of life saving importance by queer and trans artists of color to audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to produce multi-genre performances reflecting the lives and stories of two spirit, queer and trans people of color (TSQTPOC) and speaking out in resistance to the daily struggles around silence, isolation, homophobia and violence that TSQTPOC face. Mangos With Chili’s multi-genre productions present work in the disciplines of dance, theater, vaudeville, hip-hop, circus arts, music, spoken word and film.

More than a performance incubator, we are also a ritual space for two spirit, queer and trans communities of color to come together in love, conversation and transformation. Our goal is to present high quality performance art by TSQTPOC, but so much of our work is also about creating healing and transformative space through performances that are gathering places for community.

Mangos With Chili was founded in 2006 by Cherry Galette and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, two trailblazing artists with significant performance experience and honors to their names. Mangos With Chili began as an annual touring cabaret of queer and trans people of color performance artists, with the goal of creating a cultural institution that would build the careers and visibility of TSQTPOC artists. Since inception, Mangos With Chili has developed the work of over 125 queer artists of color, produced four national tours and created an annual season of Bay Area programming consisting of 3-4 productions that run for several consecutive nights for Bay Area audiences. In 2013 we remain North America’s only traveling TSQTPOC cabaret, and have a strong legacy of work on which we continue to build.

Mangos With Chili has featured at world class theaters, underground performance spaces, universities such as Brown, Oberlin, Swathmore, Amherst, Smith, Reed, American University, Georgetown, Berkeley, Mt. Holyoke, Humboldt State University, UT Austin, and many, many more. We have received positive media coverage from the SF Bay Guardian, the SF Chronicle, The SF Appeal, Bitch, Feminist Review, Hip Mama, Aorta, and Make/Shift magazines, and weeklies and alternative press across North America.

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