a portrait
       
     
       
     
The Cosmic Body at U of C
       
     
"Something Good" at The Fly Honey Show
       
     
Dancing in the ensemble at The Fly Honey Show
       
     
       
     
28.06 // Dear Sylvia at Salonathon
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
a production still from my solo show Chasing Blue
       
     
performing at Salonathon
       
     
slamming at OUTspoken! LGBT Storytelling
       
     
performing at party/theater/party
       
     
performing at The Dojo
       
     
reading at Sappho's Salon at Women and Children First
       
     
slamming at Queergasm
       
     
a portrait
       
     
a portrait

From a photo shoot with Matthew Gregory Hollis of The Obsessive Eye.

       
     
First Person Arts Grand Slam in Philadelphia

My poem "Shower" from my multimedia performance piece The Cosmic Body, developed at the University of Chicago Performance Lab through Salonathon.

The Cosmic Body at U of C
       
     
The Cosmic Body at U of C

I developed The Cosmic Body, a 45-minute multimedia installation composed of video, poetry, performance art, ritual, and physical objects in a University of Chicago Performance Lab residency in Summer 2016. This is a still from the public showcase at the end of the summer, courtesy Matthew Gregory Hollis.

"Something Good" at The Fly Honey Show
       
     
"Something Good" at The Fly Honey Show

Performing my original poem "Something Good" with choreography by Andy Slavin, featuring Jason Jackson. Photo credit Glitter Guts.

Dancing in the ensemble at The Fly Honey Show
       
     
Dancing in the ensemble at The Fly Honey Show

My third year performing in The Fly Honey Show I finally joined the dance ensemble! Photo courtesy Glitter Guts.

       
     
Salonathon 5 Year Anniversary: Bea Cordelia

An excerpt of my play SCHLUTT, currently in development, performed at Salonathon.

28.06 // Dear Sylvia at Salonathon
       
     
28.06 // Dear Sylvia at Salonathon

Reading an excerpt of my chapbook 28.06 // Dear Sylvia at Salonathon. Photo courtesy Eric L. Kirkes.

       
     
Pillow Talk

A dance/poetry collaboration with the fabulous Jacinda Ratcliffe, in which she choreographed a piece for four dancers to my poems "Ways I Want to Be Kissed" and "Ways I Want to Be Kissed Part II," written three and a half years apart from each other.  The dancers are Jenny Halpern, Iris Hsu, Sam Riese, and Marisa Shimano.

       
     
POST-Q Featuring Bea Cordelia - Family Party: A Story in Three Parts

I was featured in the Post-Q Cabaret series at Links Hall in April 2015, curated and produced by JRV Majesty Productions.

videography credit to Ji Yang

       
     
Salonathon: LEX·I·CA - MONSTERS UNDER THE BED Featuring Bea Cordelia - October 2014

The first performance of my hit poem "That My People Have Always Been Murdered (And Are Still Today Subjected To Infected Needles And Gunshots)," at Salonathon.

videography credit to Ji Yang

a production still from my solo show Chasing Blue
       
     
a production still from my solo show Chasing Blue

My autobiographical play has been described by several as "a religious experience."

photography credit to Connie Wang from the Daily Northwestern

performing at Salonathon
       
     
performing at Salonathon

I perform regularly at this weekly event that has become a haven for queer & trans performers and audiences.

photography credit to MB Stanton Photography

slamming at OUTspoken! LGBT Storytelling
       
     
slamming at OUTspoken! LGBT Storytelling

I have been honored to tell the stories of my community at this incredible monthly event on several occasions.

photography credit to Emily Panci

performing at party/theater/party
       
     
performing at party/theater/party

This recurring curated event features ten-minute plays as well as dance and poetry performances.

photography credit to Carolyn Reynolds Photography

performing at The Dojo
       
     
performing at The Dojo

The Dojo is a creative, forward-thinking DIY performance venue and collaborative space in Pilsen.

 

photography credit to The Dojo

reading at Sappho's Salon at Women and Children First
       
     
reading at Sappho's Salon at Women and Children First

The lovely Eileen Tull invited me to read at her monthly event Sappho's Salon, located at the imperative Women & Children First.

photography credit to Sappho's Salon

slamming at Queergasm
       
     
slamming at Queergasm

I've had the pleasure of performing three years running at this annual event put on by the NU Queer Pride Graduate Student Association.

photography credit to the NUQPGSA