F*ck My Life (FML)
Fuck My Life (FML)
Written and performed by Xandra Ibarra
Directed by Evan Johnson
In an era rife with rampant Mexiphobia, a foul-mouthed cockroach maps the journey of a queer burlesque performer named La Chica Boom. After 10 years of performing Spic-tacles on and off stage, La Chica Boom is forced to interrogate her method for insurrection. Inspired by the original Mexican spitfire Lupe Velez who purportedly died with her head in the toilet, Chica spends night after night pacing her bathroom floor and staring into the porcelain bowl.
Kaleidoscope’s mission is to entertain and cast light on the knowledge, actions, and transformations that pertain to people of color performance and race positive sexuality. Kaleidoscope aims to develop, politicize and enrich the lives of cabaret performers of color by providing a high quality production that centers the artistic vitality of performers, an educational symposium that promotes the creative and intellectual growth of emerging and established performers, and a platform for local and national artists to build community.
Established in 2007, Kaleidoscope has been showcased to sold-out audiences in Seattle and San Francisco for over four years. It has brought together women, men, transgender, and queer performers of color from Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Denver, Tucson, Seattle, Atlanta and San Francisco. Stay tuned for the next Kaleidoscope, as we continue to celebrate and build the legacy of performers of color.
To learn more about Kaleidoscope Cabaret 2010 and the accompanied Educational Symposium, entitled Race Reveal: Racialized Tropes, Queer Performance, Political Possibilities, hosted by UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender follow this link.