SARAH SCHULMAN READS FROM
Saturday, March 28 | 6pm
The prolific writer Sarah Schulman reads “New York City, 1967” a section from her new novel-in-progress. She is the author of nineteen books including the novels The Cosmopolitans, Shimmer, After Delores, People In Trouble and Girls Visions and Everything, the nonfiction works Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, and Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences. She has also written for the stage and screen and is co-director of the ACT UP Oral History Project . Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and two American Library Association Book Awards. She is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York (College of Staten Island) and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.
BAAD!ASS WOMEN WRITERS SPEAK UP
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 | 7PM
Writers Alicia Anabel Santos and Yoseli Castillo curate an evening of women writers sharing work in response to isolation / social distancing / virtual gathering with Priscila Pender, Cindy Peralta, Wanda Rivas, Juviza Rodriguez, Tawana Thompson and Lisa Ventura.
COMBATTING RACIST/QUEERPHOBIC ZOOMBOMBING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 | 6PM
Most Zoombombs are essentially racist, misogynistic and queerphobic attacks. Join Alejandra Duque Cifuentes (Dance/NYC), Beaudau Banks (Gibney Dance) and Charles Rice-González (BAAD!) to discuss how to stay safe, strong, creative and defiant as we continue to build online spaces.
BAAD! COMMUNITY CHECK-IN
CARLOS ROSARIO / ALICIA ANABEL SANTOS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 | 7PM
Join Arthur Avilés, Charles Rice-González and the BAAD! team for a community check-in. Listen to Carlos Rosario, also known as the Green Light Warrior, who has developed a spiritual/community building practice as a Wellness coach, and Alicia Anabel Santos, an award-winning writer and author of the memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love, who founded the NYC Latina Writer’s Group, share how they navigating social distancing, isolation and online connections. Then, we can all share how we are living, creating, caring and loving ourselves and our communities.
Since NY Statewide officials have banned public spaces from operating as normal due to COVID-19, BAAD! is launching Virtually BAAD! Re-imagining its programming to have artists present their work on a virtual platform so audiences can experience it on their computers or phones. It’s more urgent than ever to stay connected to art and creativity.
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MORE VIRTUALLY BAAD! EVENTS & UPDATES TO FOLLOW!
NO MORE BEAUTIFUL DANCES
PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP
SAT., MARCH 21 | 3PM
Anabella Lenzu, an Argentinian dancer, choreographer and teacher, presents a moving and special event that is an exhibition/ performance/ workshops accessible to all audiences. This project explores issues of identity and agency as experienced by a contemporary artist who is also a woman, mother and immigrant in the United States, and invites the audience into the intimacy of self.
RODNEY A. BROWN
SATURDAY, APRIL 11 | 4PM
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BARBRA HERR: STRESS RELIEF
LIVE FROM CLUB CASA
SATURDAY, APRIL 4 | 8PM
The incomparable Barbra Herr invites us into her living room for some Stress Relief. This actress, cabaret performer also unleashes her drag demons and delivers a show of song, banter and pearls of wisdom harvested from a life built on perseverance and resilience.
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
QuaranTINI: ONLINE WELCOME PARTY
BAAD!’s NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 | 6PM
A live meet and greet with BAAD!’s new Deputy Director, Marcus Gualberto. Arthur and Charles introduce Marcus, we all toast with whatever libations we have in our habitations. With guest performers Elizabeth “Macha” Marrero and Egyptt Labeija.