Dynasty Handbag, the performative alter ego of artist Jibz Cameron, returns to the stage after more than a year to host her acclaimed extravaganza, Weirdo Night. Join us for an evening of raucous performance and comedy featuring Amelia Bande, Marawa Ibrahim, Phranc, Jaquita Ta’le, and Francesca D’Uva. Delicious plant-based takes on classic comfort foods will be available for purchase courtesy of Compton Vegan.
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Jibz Cameron is a performer, visual artist, and actor. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned over 15 years and has been presented at arts venues such as The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Broad Museum, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, The Kitchen, BAM, the Museum of Contemporary Art LA, and Centre Pompidou among others. She has been heralded by The New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced numerous performance pieces, dozens of video works, and 2 albums of original music. Cameron produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles. She is a 2020 Creative Capital Grant awardee and a 2021 United States Artist Award recipient. She is currently in development on a short series with FX titled Garbage Castle. Her film Weirdo Night, directed by Mariah Garnett (a movie version of the live show) is an official 2021 Sundance Film Festival selection. Her first solo drawing exhibition is currently on view online with Maccarone Gallery. She lives in Los Angeles with 2 evil dogs.
Amelia Bande writes and makes performances. These low-fi musicals are shiny capsules of broken intimacy, often spurred by autobiographical oversharing. Her onstage impulses are funny and emotional, all about the clumsy attempts at love and other interpersonal dis/connections. In 2021 she launched a self-organized online Spanish language school, IG @melios_university. Amelia grew up in Chile & lives in Los Angeles.
Marawa Ibrahim holds 12 Guinness World Records, including one for performing with 200 hoops at once and six for feats in high heeled roller skates. As an international show girl, she has graced stages around the world including Paris Fashion week, Dita Von Teese's cabaret show, Sydney Opera House, the semifinals of Britain’s Got Talent, Australia's Got Talent, and America's Got Talent, and the finals of Arabs Got Talent. She has performed with Kenzo, JackÜ, Refinery29, and hula hoop crisps. She played Josephine Baker in New York for 6 months to rave reviews. Ibrahim owns four pair of high heeled roller skates.
Phranc is a folksinger and visual artist who uses song, painting, and sculpture to champion personal identities and illustrate the struggle, survival, and victory of the queer individual. An internationally acclaimed performer, Phranc integrates humor and a butch lesbian aesthetic to her work. Acknowledgment of her artistic accomplishments include the GLAAD Media Award and the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship. The Butch Closet is her current multi-media project; a memoir spanning 40-years of her life as a folksinger and artist. Phranc lives and works in Santa Monica, California and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jaquita Ta’le is a native Angeleno and 3rd generation artist and dancer. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA, Theater and Dramatic Writing). Theater credits include The Heal (The Getty Villa); Little Children Dream of God (The Road Theatre); And Then They Fell (Atwater Village Theatre); and Too Heavy For Your Pocket (Sacred Fools). Television credits include appearances on Good Behavior, Castle, Shameless, Criminal Minds, and ER. As a DJ, under the moniker “Eartha Littt,” Ta’le has spun at venues including The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, The Montalbán, The Craft Contemporary Museum, Space 1520, and Los Globos.
Francesca D'Uva is an experimental comedian living in Brooklyn. She has performed comedy in venues including MoMA PS1, Ars Nova, and Mercury Lounge. She can also be seen in Three Busy Debras on Adult Swim.
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