absolutely wonderful to go see a gender-bent and bending border-crossing
whip-smart cutting-edge performer—who
allows the audience to become children for a few moments. Terry Baum,
SF Bay Times
After 15 years as lead yeller of legendary punk dyke band Tribe8, vanguard of the queer revolution, Lynn Breedlove rocks on. 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 that’s become the audience pick through all of these forms. Regardless of what medium he chooses, it’s this easy, intimate, improvisational fluidity that reaches everyone, turns the specific universal, and makes learning high-minded political concepts fun at last.
This solo show continues to bring the activism, the laughs, the visibility, and the education through the usual ridiculous, confusing, and shocking antics, and this time also some stuffed animals and eggbeaters. Don't worry, knives and body parts are still part of the show.
Directed by Bayla Travis,
who has directed several plays and penned 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," her most recent play and first musical will have
its world premiere in March at The Drill Hall Theatre in London.
rebel straight non-trans guy, says: "The best Tribe 8 show I ever
saw was when Lynnee went off on these comic tangents between songs
and cracked me up as much as any great comedian I've ever seen. Breedlove
sings, writes, now brace yourself for a razor-sharp storyteller. Get
in on the ground floor - see this show. A true renaissance rabble-rouser,
the sky's the limit."
From the online version
of the SF Chronicle: