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3RD ANNUAL BILICIOUS SHOW


Bilicious returned to the National Queer Arts Festival in 2010 as an official event of San Francisco Pride at the LGBT Center in San Francisco for its third annual showcase of bisexual comedy, music, film, poetry, and dance to celebrate Bisexual History through a playful mix of serious issues and entertainment. The event opened with a special video interview with bisexual activist Robyn Ochs by filmmaker Susannah Layton. Featured performers were Nick Leonard, Carol Queen, Free Roaming Chicks, Julie Cohen, and Khalil Sullivan. A Q&A discussion immediately followed the performance with the cast and special guest bisexual activist Maggi Rubenstein. 




Susannah Layton

Susannah Layton is a filmmaker and the founder, producer/director of Bilicious Productions. Born and raised in England to an international family of musicians and performers, Susannah developed her passion for the visual and performing arts from an early age. Susannah’s video interviews with the Bilicious cast members are featured each year as part of the show. She is the recipient of a “Creating Queer Community” grant from the National Queer Arts Festival and an “Unsung Hero” award by the Bisexual Resource Center, for her outstanding behind-the scenes work within and for the bisexual community.




Nick Leonard

Nick Leonard is a San Francisco comedian and performer, starting at the legendary Josie's Juice Joint he has performed across the US and internationally, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also produces Qcomedy, San Francisco's long running LGBTQ comedy showcase. Nick performs regularly as a comic and host around the Bay Area and Los Angeles at such venues as Cobb's, the Punchline, Russian River Resort, The Improv on Melrose (LA), The Ice House (Pasadena), and the Santa Cruz Pride Festival. He's performed with Eric McCormack, Louie Anderson, Marga Gomez, Karen Ripley and many others. Please stalk him at: www.nickcomic.com




Carol Queen

Carol Queen, PhD, is a writer, speaker, cultural sexologist, and founding director of The Center for Sex and Culture. Her award-winning fiction and essays have been widely published, and she's the author or editor of many books, including PoMoSexuals and Best Bisexual Erotica. She works as staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, where she's developing a line of sex education videos. www.carolqueen.com; www.sexandculture.org




Free Roaming Chicks

Free Roaming Chicks, Diahna Fortuna and Nicki Koethner, have been performing together since 2009. Syncopated Dreams is an ever-evolving structured, improvised piece including spoken word and movement which explores common universal themes in love, sex and relationships. Nicki Koethner is a Multimedia Artist, Marriage and Family and Expressive Art Therapist. Her performance work is inspired by her six year practice of Bodytales and Authentic Movement. She is one of the Executive Co-Chair of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and is on the Board of Bodytales. Diahna Fortuna is an Essential Motion Instructor, Performing Artist, Massage Therapist, and a Breema and Rosen Method Bodyworker. She has been performing in theater and dance since she was four years old and has been teaching Essential Motion classes & groups throughout the Bay Area since 2000.




Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen has been performing stand-up comedy around Los Angeles for the last four years. She has performed at the Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, the Ice House, and the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre. She’s shared the stage with Aziz Ansari, Marga Gomez and Iliza Schlesinger. For three years, she hosted Los Angeles's only queer open mic at the venerable West Hollywood lesbian institution The Palms. Julie also writes and produces sketches for the comedy website www.disastersquad.com, and has edited several reality television shows, including Real World/Road Rules Challenge & Keeping Up With The Kardashians.




Khalil Sullivan

Khalil Sullivan is a composer, musician, and English PhD Candidate at University of California, Berkeley where he studies the history of Black singer/songwriters and US popular music.  For the past 3 years his energies have been focused on the development of six-piece jazz/pop ensemble, MAD NOISE, twice named the Best Band in the Bay in the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Reader's Poll for 2011 and 2012.  Recently, the ensemble released its second EP "Flawed Saint" and is finalizing its first LP entitled "From Busk till Dawn" due later this year.  When he's not performing with MAD NOISE he divides his time between his dissertation and his work developing a period-musical based on the research by Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin of University of Colorado, Boulder.




Maggi Rubenstein

Born and raised in San Francisco, Maggi Rubenstein, RN, MFT, PhD, is a teacher, therapist, and sexologist, who started the bisexual movement in San Francisco in 1972 and was responsible, along with others, for putting the "B" into "LGBT!"  Maggi co-founded and led several major sex-education institutions in San Francisco, including the SF Sex Information Hotline, the Bisexual Center, Bi-Pol - the political arm of the bisexual rights effort, and the Bay Area Bisexual Network, which still exists today.  She also worked as part of the core faculty at Glide Memorial Church's National Sex Forum, which under her co-leadership, later became the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Maggi has been an outspoken advocate for Bisexual women and men for 40 years and is now almost 80!

 

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