photo: Phillip Andrew Lewis
I am honored to bring new work to Transform Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This fall, the festival is built around the urgent question: Why Citizenship? Fauxnique responds by digging into authenticity and artifice to create a femme drag mythology. Inspired by our troubling moment and my very recent residency at Headlands, I imagine landscape as an allegory for feminist and queer resistance and use my performance practice to reenact its audacity. With special guests Qween, Miss Rahni Nothingmore & Gia!
I share an evening with the delightful RAWdance and the the fest also features the great work of Larry Arrington, Embodiment Project, Fogbeast, Jesse Hewit, Sandra Lawson Ndu, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery and Minoosh Zomorodinia, with all of us interacting with design by Giacomo Castagnola. See it all! tickets here
This work is made possible with the support of Headlands Center for the Arts
I am thrilled to present new work. It feels timely, urgent. I hope you’ll join me.
June 9 & 10 7PM & 8:30PM in the Walking Distance Dance Festival at ODC Theater.
‘C*NT, or The Horror of Nothing to See’ is the result of years of research (at Atlantic Center for the Arts & FRESH Festival) and is indelibly marked by feminist rage & grief. It is also drag. This is Fauxnique in the contemporary dance context, taking her time & getting real.
photo: RJ Muna
This is my first premiere at San Francisco’s ODC Theater in seven years and I am honored that it is part of the Walking Distance Dance Festival, especially in the company of such talented cohorts (tinypistol, FACT/SF & The Foundry). I am also honored to receive support from Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission & Zellerbach Family Foundation.
My brilliant collaborative team is giving me life & includes Nicole Archer, Jesse Hewit, Hope Mohr, Christy Funsch & Larry Arrington (Dramaturgy), Jonathan Solo (Costume), Marc Kate (Sound), Del Medoff (Light) & Gregory Stock (Production).
‘Monique’s work should be required reading in the library of contemporary performance. Through vivid imagery and conceptual sophistication, Monique delivers layered, genre-busting performance that probes the fictions and pressures surrounding female-ness today.’ – Hope Mohr
‘With “C*NT…” Jenkinson is laying out a stark visual and narrative context for Fauxnique that is almost unnervingly liminal. As a maker, she maintains her wicked rigor for smashing the personal up against the political, but this work additionally takes up a presence of spirit, as a timely and necessary compass for directing her through some particularly devastating and powerful interrogations of patriarchy.’ – Jesse Hewit
Get your festival tickets here
I am honored & also sad to be saying goodbye to the mother goddess of all SF drag queens – Putanesca.
Join us Saturday at Mother as we send her off to NY
11:30PM Oasis 298 11th Street
Sisters! Fearless Allies!
Celebrate International Women’s Day, #DayWithoutAWoman & my birthday with me.
This will be the last chance to see The F Word in San Francisco!
Co-produced by USF, Davies Forum & the 2017 Global Women’s Rights Forum
7PM USF Presentation Theater 2350 Turk St SF
FREE (tickets first come, first served)
February 10 there are two opportunities to see Fauxnique
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for the Lynn Hershman Leeson Civic Radar Opening Night Party
The Chapel for Sex with Eugene, a live version of Eugene Robinson’s well-loved sex advice column, in which I will give sex advice live on a panel.
Coming soon, look for archived footage of the life-giving Lost & Found: Bay Area Edition, in which I engage in live conversation with my friend & art heroine Helen Shumaker.