Reflections: Eastside Queer Stories Festival 2016
Henry Alexander Kelly, Miss Barbie Q, Rosa Navarrete, Sujey Elena Gonzalez, David Reza
Photo credit to Aurelie Davis
It was an absolute blessing to be in Eastside Queer Stories Play Festival. And now that's it's over, I can look back and think about the wonderful memories backstage, and amazing people I met in the process. This show was made for the LGBTQIA+ / SOGIE community, and managed to also make a dedication video for those who lost their lives in Florida. It was an absolute honor to be part of it. The performances gave me my first stage kiss, my first offsite photo shoot experience, my first -- wear this by the designer experience, and a taste of good ol' Los Angeles adventurera fun.
Be on the lookout for the plays in this show to pop up in other venues. Additionally, the festival returns next year in 2017 with brand new plays, writers, and actors. I am proud to say I was one of the lucky souls to be part of the inaugurating cast of players. To learn more about Eastside Queer Stories Play Festival, the creator -- Ana Bernal, or QYouth Foundation, please visit: qyouthfoundation.org/eastside-queer-storytelling or CLICK HERE to Like the page on Facebook.