IN SEARCH OF GEISHAGHOST created/performed by Ryka Aoki de la Cruz
Sunday, November 11 at 7:30pm at Pangea World Theater's studio
Child abuse survivor, poet, songwriter, national judo champion, vegetarian cook, goth princess, and transgender moonshining chemist, Ryka Aoki was transitioning long before her first dose of estrogen. Now she's on a journey to bring these identities together to become not a queer superhero, but a woman who can reflect and rejoice in her journey thus far. From poems to pot stills, eyeshadow to knife defenses, this show is dedicated to everyone who has ever split themselves into pieces in order to live in the worlds of others--and are trying to get all the pieces back.
Ryka Aoki has been honored by the California State Senate for creating Trans/Giving, LA's only art/performance series dedicated to trans*, genderqueer, and intersex artists. In her latest book, Seasonal Velicoties, Ryka Aoki invites the reader on a fragile and furious journey along the highways and skyways of discovery, retribution, and resolve. Through her poetry, essays, stories, and performances, Aoki has consistently challenged, informed, and enthralled queer audiences across the United States. Ryka will be selling and signing copies of this book following the performance in the Intermedia Arts lobby.
Pangea World Theater (View)
711 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408