LYNNEE BREEDLOVE AND SILAS HOWARD in MIGHTY REAL. An evening of dueling solos.
Lynnee and Silas on tour together again, ten years later, this time minus chicks and guitars. You like em all styles? We got em all styles. Both writers, directors, and musicians, Silas is a real musician/director and Lynnee is a poser. Silas makes 50-Cent videos and Lynnee is an improv comic. Silas is poignant and handsome, and Lynnee is funny and ugly. Sometimes they switch, but always disarming, alarming, and keeping you on your rocker boot toes.
Both trace queer history, examining its impact on their lives as transmen today. Silas takes a deep look at Billy Tipton, a stealth trans jazzman and Lynnee pays homage to Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, LGBT feminist activists.
Lynnee Breedloves all new one-freak show, Confessions of a Poser is a comic look at mens bodies, the mystery of the purple dick, lesbian legacies and how to use them, family, the impossibility of manhood, fatherhood, butch heroes, and the evil drive to feminize. Buckets, knives, and body parts are still integral to the show.
Silas Howards brand new one-man show, Thank you for Being Urgent is a textured tale of a transman coming up in the queer punk world of San Francisco and spilling into the crappy and exalted glitter of Hollywood. He searches for true tales of fierce outsiders and re-imagines the mainstream. Our hero begs sanity from mystery man Mr. Hollywood through playful and plaintive letters, ruminating on desire, shame, and the infinite loopholes in the American Dream. Traversing serendipitous heights and punishing ironies, Thank you for Being Urgent chronicles burlesque dancers with dementia, tranny jazzmen and film executives, using archival photos, monologue and charm.
SILAS HOWARD, (writer, director, and musician), co-directed his first feature, By Hook Or By Crook, with Harry Dodge. The indie classic was a 2002 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL premiere and five-time Best Feature winner, distributed on Wolfe video and continuing to air on the Sundance Channel.
Howard's screenplay, Exactly Like You, (co-written with Nina Landey), is a Nantucket Screenwriters Colony fellow and finalist for the 2005 Sundance Filmmaker's lab. Duly Noted, producer Effie T. Brown's company (In The Cut, Real Women, Rocket Science) picked up Exactly Like You in 2007. The project was selected for the 2007 Film Independent Directors Lab and Fast Track Program with the Los Angeles Film Festival. Howard's first short documentary, What I Love About Dying, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
For eight years, Howard toured nationally and internationally with his band, Tribe 8. The notorious punk band released four full-length recordings on Alternative Tentacles and was featured in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Interview, Billboard, Elle and The Los Angeles Times.
Howard's music videos have aired on MTV and LOGO, as did his first short musical, How do I Say This? (2008), co-directed with Michael Bodie and made for MTV. Howard's writing is featured in the anthologies, "Without a Net: Growing Up Working Class" and "Live Through This ", as well as the artists' journal, "LTTR. Howard received an MFA in directing at UCLA and was awarded the Kovler Family Fellowship in Film & Television, the Wasserman Film Production award and twice, the Motion Picture Association of America award. Howard was twice nominated for a Rockefeller award.
He teaches in the literature and visual arts department at UCSD.
Breedlove, ex-Tribe 8 singer/lyricist, 1990-2005, is author of the novel Godspeed, now a short film, featuring Adroc of the Beastie Boys and Leslie Mah of Tribe 8. A feature length script went to the second round at the Outfest Screenwriters Lab and awaits production. His new book, Lynnee Breedloves One Freak Show is out on Manic D Press in September. He is currently writing a political memoir with his mother, How I Became an American Anarchist: from Hitler and Obama in 70 Years. He has been touring comedy solo shows on gender for five years in six languages on two continents. His writing can be found in Good Advice for Trendy Young People; Word Warriors; and Lips, Tits, Hips, Power. Rise Above: the Tribe 8 Documentary chronicles the lives of the band Tribe 8, which Silas and Lynnee founded with Leslie Mah in 1990.
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