No matter how free we think we are, fierce queers and folks of color are being challenged daily in merely surviving; fighting against being defunct.
Defunct (dih-fuhngkt): no longer operative or valid no longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning having ceased to exist or live; dead
D'FunQT (pronounced defunct) is filled with D'Lo's humorous musings, rants and stories of being a queer boy/stud/ transgendered person who grew up in a strict immigrant family, trying to make it all work peacefully while radically and bizarrely challenging mindframes in choosing to exist unapologetically. This show is D'Lo's gift to the communities D'Lo identifies with: Fierce Folks of Color, Queers, QT's and yes, Islanders. "I want to give my people a break. A moment to exhale in peace, To celebrate in laughter, To feel accepted in all your glory amongst other good people."
D'Lo is a queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer who has performed and/or facilitated performance and writing workshops extensively (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Sri Lanka and India). D'Lo is also the creator of the "Coming Out, Coming Home" writing workshop series which have taken place with South Asian and/or Immigrant Queer Organizations nationally (LA, NY and SF).
Both performances will be followed by a post-show discussion.
The performance on 11/15 will be ASL-Interpreted.
Intermedia Arts (View)
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408