For 10 years now, Radar Productions has been providing a venue for queer and queer-friendly artists from all over the country and beyond. Its monthly series in the public library features not only readings but a Q&A session with the authors and fresh baked goods from founder Michelle Tea. Every year the organization also goes on a national tour as Sister Spit; organizes an all-expenses-paid retreat in Mexico open to past Radar performers; and runs a chapbook contest. Just this past year it established a new imprint with City Lights Publishers. The 10-year anniversary reading will feature New York-based performance/video artist Jibz Cameron, whose work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been hailed by The New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years”; Thomas McBee, from New England, who is a “masculinity expert” for VICE and the “Self-Made Man” columnist for The Rumpus; performance artist Maryam Rostrami (“Persian Looking” and “Nicole Kidman is Fucking Gorgeous”); and Brian Freeman, playwright/actor/director and co-founder of The Pomo Afro Homos.
Wed., June 5, 6 p.m., 2013