Fabled Asp Is Happy To Co-Sponsor “My Body Love Story”

June 1st and 2nd, 2012
Garage All-Stars I with Dominika Bednarska, “My Body Love Story”
(full-length show) and Dazié Rustin Grego
The Garage Theater
715 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA
Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/231186

Dominika Bednaska
My Body Love Story (revised and expanded from 2010) chronicles one of
the most important relationships that we have: the one with our own
body. As a queer disabled femme, my narrative takes the audience
through dance floors, shopping malls, and theaters to tell the story
of my relationship with my body. Rather than tell an expected story of
moving from bodily hatred to bodily acceptance, My Body Love Story
talks about the self and the body as two separate entities trying to
get along with one another, just like partners in any relationship.
The show focuses as much on how to get others to see you as desirable
as it does on gaining a sense of your own desirability. My Body Love
Story deals with being stared at in public and on stage, chair
dancing, commonalities between disabled and transgendered experiences,
the power of rhinestones, stripteases, snappy comebacks and much more.
Using dance, poetry, monologues, and humor My Body Love Story explores
the one relationship that you can’t ever end. (Co-sponsored by Fabled Asp.)

For more information and clips of my work, go to

http://dominikabednarskaspeaks.blogspot.com.

Dazié Rustin Grego
San FranciscoBay Area performance artist, poet, dancer, actor and
activist Dazié Rustin Grego returns to the stage to offer audiences I
AM A MAN, an exploration of gender expectations and masculinity. This
new original work is Grego’s protest response to the slaying of Jorge
Steven Mercado, a Puerto Rican teenager whose killer solicited him for
sex, believing him to be a female. When it was discovered that Mercado
was, in fact male, he was murdered, decapitated, dismembered and
burned. I AM A MAN takes a unique look at masculinity from a gay male
perspective. “Historically, we have been conditioned to define gender
and sexuality norms from the viewpoint of the heterosexual community,”
Grego explains, “but maleness exists regardless of sexual orientation
or gender identity. I AM A MAN maintains a core identity based in
manhood while bending the ideologies around what it actually means to
be a man.”