Violet Louisa Austerlitz  (she/her/hers) draws comics about personal identity and the soil in which it grows, using digital and traditional media. She frequently explores her own experience as a queer and trans person, both literally and through the medium of sentient dandelions.  She is ambivalent about her formal education (BA Theatre, Truman State University, 2011), but still loves learning new things, and recently completed Melanie Gillman’s Graphic Memoir workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont (which was like BONKERS good, they’re a wonderful teacher).  She is based in Iowa City, IA, and self-publishes her own comics and zines. She is also a long-standing member of the Iowa City Press Co-Op, a community printmaking studio.  Here are some very good webcomics by queer and trans folks that you would do well to investigate:   As The Crow Flies  , by Melanie Gillman   On a Sunbeam  , by Tillie Walden   Goodbye to Halos  , by Valerie Halla

Violet Louisa Austerlitz (she/her/hers) draws comics about personal identity and the soil in which it grows, using digital and traditional media. She frequently explores her own experience as a queer and trans person, both literally and through the medium of sentient dandelions.

She is ambivalent about her formal education (BA Theatre, Truman State University, 2011), but still loves learning new things, and recently completed Melanie Gillman’s Graphic Memoir workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont (which was like BONKERS good, they’re a wonderful teacher).

She is based in Iowa City, IA, and self-publishes her own comics and zines. She is also a long-standing member of the Iowa City Press Co-Op, a community printmaking studio.

Here are some very good webcomics by queer and trans folks that you would do well to investigate:
As The Crow Flies, by Melanie Gillman
On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden
Goodbye to Halos, by Valerie Halla

  Maybe Burke  is a New York based theatre artist and human rights advocate interested in telling the stories that haven't been told. They are excited by new material that can honestly and realistically portray marginalized groups of people. Their work has been seen at Joe's Pub, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, New Dramatists, The Flea, The Duplex, and more. They were recently seen as Addison in The New York Times Critics’ Pick  Red Emma and the Mad Monk  at The Tank. Maybe's solo show  Love Letters to Nobody  received the 2017 Fresh Fruit Spirit Award for Fostering Pride, Survival, History, and Progress. They are a co-curator of the Trans Theatre Festival at The Brick, and a directing fellow for the 2018 Trans Lab Cohort.  Maybe has spoken on many panels and facilitated several workshops around trans and queer identities. They have spoken at BroadwayCon, The Tank, The Brick, Dixon Place, and several High Schools and Universities. Maybe is the founder of The Trans Literacy Project with Honest Accomplice Theatre.  Up Next: MAYBZGIVING: A Queernucopia at The Tank November 26th.  BA Directing, Pace University. @believeinmaybe  maybeburke.com     If you’re not watching POSE what are you doing?

Maybe Burke is a New York based theatre artist and human rights advocate interested in telling the stories that haven't been told. They are excited by new material that can honestly and realistically portray marginalized groups of people. Their work has been seen at Joe's Pub, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, New Dramatists, The Flea, The Duplex, and more. They were recently seen as Addison in The New York Times Critics’ Pick Red Emma and the Mad Monk at The Tank. Maybe's solo show Love Letters to Nobody received the 2017 Fresh Fruit Spirit Award for Fostering Pride, Survival, History, and Progress. They are a co-curator of the Trans Theatre Festival at The Brick, and a directing fellow for the 2018 Trans Lab Cohort.

Maybe has spoken on many panels and facilitated several workshops around trans and queer identities. They have spoken at BroadwayCon, The Tank, The Brick, Dixon Place, and several High Schools and Universities. Maybe is the founder of The Trans Literacy Project with Honest Accomplice Theatre.

Up Next: MAYBZGIVING: A Queernucopia at The Tank November 26th.

BA Directing, Pace University. @believeinmaybe maybeburke.com

If you’re not watching POSE what are you doing?

  Elliot Emadian  is a gender non-conforming dance artist operating out of Urbana, IL. They began dancing at the ripe age of 2, and their love of rolling on the floor and tie dyed costumes continues to this day. They earned their BS in Mathematics in 2017 from Washington and Lee University, where they performed and choreographed with the W&L Repertory Dance company. They have presented work all along the East coast including at the Center for Performance Research in Brookyln, NY, the Boston Center for the Arts, and Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond, VA. Their work  Bravados  (2016) was selected for the regional Gala concert at ACDA Midatlantic. Their solo,  Mouth to banana or banana to mouth…The gay one?  (2017), was selected for the Richmond Dance Festival and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. Elliot investigates the intersections of spatial mathematics, pop music (Elliot Reza), video, photography, theatre, and dance. Elliot is a teaching assistant pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   Read Judith Butler's  Performative Acts and Gender Constitution  and Edwin Abbot's  Flatland

Elliot Emadian is a gender non-conforming dance artist operating out of Urbana, IL. They began dancing at the ripe age of 2, and their love of rolling on the floor and tie dyed costumes continues to this day. They earned their BS in Mathematics in 2017 from Washington and Lee University, where they performed and choreographed with the W&L Repertory Dance company. They have presented work all along the East coast including at the Center for Performance Research in Brookyln, NY, the Boston Center for the Arts, and Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond, VA. Their work Bravados (2016) was selected for the regional Gala concert at ACDA Midatlantic. Their solo, Mouth to banana or banana to mouth…The gay one? (2017), was selected for the Richmond Dance Festival and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. Elliot investigates the intersections of spatial mathematics, pop music (Elliot Reza), video, photography, theatre, and dance. Elliot is a teaching assistant pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Read Judith Butler's Performative Acts and Gender Constitution and Edwin Abbot's Flatland

 
  EV Fitzgerald   My constant companion is myself.  She is always there when I am there. How corny! (The self mocking voice…  They are always there.  Who are we?  Write it!  We are many. We Are Legion.                               |  |                |  | Like the Bible and Bishop in a blender.             >                  < Side snide comments on cosmic reality.     -----------   -----------  EV and Illy make art together and talk to people out in the wild.     EV recommends Lauren Faust’s   My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic    Illyana recommends Chris Marker’s   La Jetee Jetée

EV Fitzgerald

My constant companion is myself.

She is always there when I am there. How corny! (The self mocking voice…

They are always there.

Who are we?

Write it!

We are many. We Are Legion. | | | |
Like the Bible and Bishop in a blender. > <
Side snide comments on cosmic reality. ----------- -----------

EV and Illy make art together and talk to people out in the wild.

EV recommends Lauren Faust’s My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic

Illyana recommends Chris Marker’s La Jetee Jetée

  Ya-Ya Fairley  is a Black/Trans/Queer Performance Artist, Dance-Maker and Curator of Images. They recently received their MFA in Dance from The University of Utah. They also have a BA in Dance/Cultural Anthropology/Queer Studies from Bates College (ME). Their work grapples with notions of pain, pleasure and violence in relation to the dancing body in various social climates. Race, Gender and Sexuality are huge tenets of Ya-Ya’s questionings inside of dance and performance. They’ve been commissioned to teach workshops at Yale School of Drama, Bates College, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School (MA), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Weber State University. They teach improvisation and dance/somatic practices in academic and community spaces across the U.S.

Ya-Ya Fairley is a Black/Trans/Queer Performance Artist, Dance-Maker and Curator of Images. They recently received their MFA in Dance from The University of Utah. They also have a BA in Dance/Cultural Anthropology/Queer Studies from Bates College (ME). Their work grapples with notions of pain, pleasure and violence in relation to the dancing body in various social climates. Race, Gender and Sexuality are huge tenets of Ya-Ya’s questionings inside of dance and performance. They’ve been commissioned to teach workshops at Yale School of Drama, Bates College, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School (MA), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Weber State University. They teach improvisation and dance/somatic practices in academic and community spaces across the U.S.

  Diego Vela  is an artist with skill in varied mediums, sculpture, painting, collage, photography, and printmaking. He received his art Degree from The University of Mary Harding Baylor, as well as studied fashion in Dallas, and London. Diego has participated in group shows internationally and a solo show in New York City. Diego lives in New York City but has also resided in London, Bad Hersfeld Germany, Colorado Springs Colorado, and various cities in Texas. Currently, Diego is focused on his collage work. It infuses a fashion element into his emotional, pensive and politically driven art. The use of transparency paper creates levels of dimension to the pieces and gives it a stained glass quality.   Watch, Federico Fellini's  Satyricon ...and read Petronius'  Satyricon

Diego Vela is an artist with skill in varied mediums, sculpture, painting, collage, photography, and printmaking. He received his art Degree from The University of Mary Harding Baylor, as well as studied fashion in Dallas, and London. Diego has participated in group shows internationally and a solo show in New York City. Diego lives in New York City but has also resided in London, Bad Hersfeld Germany, Colorado Springs Colorado, and various cities in Texas. Currently, Diego is focused on his collage work. It infuses a fashion element into his emotional, pensive and politically driven art. The use of transparency paper creates levels of dimension to the pieces and gives it a stained glass quality.

Watch, Federico Fellini's Satyricon...and read Petronius' Satyricon

  Delaney McDonough  is a maker, producer, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Delaney’s performed for Heidi Henderson (CT), Hana van der Kolk (NY), Asher Woodworth (ME), Annie Kloppenberg (ME), and collaborated with Hanna Satterlee (VT), Cookie Harrist (CA), Tommy Arsenault (VT), and Sara Gibbons (NY) among others. Presenters include Vermont Performance Lab (VT), Studio 303 (Montreal), Motion Pacific (CA), SALTA (CA), AUNTS (NY), Denmark Arts Center (ME), and Marlboro College (VT). During her time in Maine from 2013-2017, Delaney crafted dozens of performance events with collaborators ages 4-80 in schools, gyms, grange halls, docks, barns, and convenience stores. Currently, Delaney is company manager for Jody Oberfelder Projects and production manager for Lion’s Jaw Dance &amp; Performance Festival (Cambridge, MA), Fresh Festival (San Francisco, CA), and this very NOGO Arts event.   Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War

Delaney McDonough is a maker, producer, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Delaney’s performed for Heidi Henderson (CT), Hana van der Kolk (NY), Asher Woodworth (ME), Annie Kloppenberg (ME), and collaborated with Hanna Satterlee (VT), Cookie Harrist (CA), Tommy Arsenault (VT), and Sara Gibbons (NY) among others. Presenters include Vermont Performance Lab (VT), Studio 303 (Montreal), Motion Pacific (CA), SALTA (CA), AUNTS (NY), Denmark Arts Center (ME), and Marlboro College (VT). During her time in Maine from 2013-2017, Delaney crafted dozens of performance events with collaborators ages 4-80 in schools, gyms, grange halls, docks, barns, and convenience stores. Currently, Delaney is company manager for Jody Oberfelder Projects and production manager for Lion’s Jaw Dance & Performance Festival (Cambridge, MA), Fresh Festival (San Francisco, CA), and this very NOGO Arts event.

Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War