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Queercore transsexual punkrock legend, Lynnee Breedlove, rolls into town with his standup comedy, ONE FREAK SHOW: a queer, punkrock standup comedy on transgender bodies, feminism, family, and "community."
His plan for world peace includes gender nesting dolls, cross-dressing stuffed animals, and a new edition of Our Bodies Ourselves for men. It transcends sexuality or gender. It’s about the confusion when he doesn’t match his outsides to his match his insides. Labels to satisfy others don’t fit. The eyes of a child open hearts and simplify social constructs.
"SEE THIS SHOW! A true renaissance rabble-rouser. The sky's the limit!"
- Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys
"Maybe most of this stuff will never make it to the mainstream. That's the mainstream's loss"
- Rachael Howard, San Francisco Chronicle
A human body quest for compassion, an irreverent look at the interior world of Lynn Breedlove, giving out permission slips to laugh at ourselves and each other, hate each other, and accidentally stumble on love.
Lynn Breedlove rocks on as a no-op transsexual standup comic after 15 years as dyke lead yeller of legendary punk dyke band Tribe8, vanguard of the queer revolution. Over the last fifteen years, fronting the band, writing the highly acclaimed, Lambda Literary Award nominated urban punk novel, Godspeed, performing with the all woman spoken word troupe Sister Spit, and hosting San Francisco’s queer cabarets, Breedlove has developed an onstage persona sharp as a new chainsaw blade humor and an intimate, improvisational fluidity that reaches everyone, turning the specific universal, and making high-minded political concepts fun at last.
The One Freak Show has been touring Europe and North America in six languages, in a form that continues to bring the activism, laughs, visibility, and education through the usual ridiculous, confusing, and shocking antics, this time including stuffed animals and eggbeaters. Don't worry, knives and body parts are still part of the show.
Directed by Bayla Travis, director of several plays and writer of nine, including "The Dyke and the Porn Star" (directed by Cintra Wilson). Bayla also wrote for the PBS series "In the Life," worked on The Cosby Show and is the former editor of "On Our Backs" magazine. "Kiss and Tell," premiering last year at The Drill Hall Theatre in London.