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Bryce - see updated bio
is a mid-western, homegrown taste of radical shenanigans
in a queerly folk fashion. Based out of St. Louis, Adhamh
has performed original tunes for over six years and is a
founding member of the music collective Riot Folk (www.riotfolk.org).
Riot Folk is an anti-profit mutual-aid collective of radical
artists and musicians from around the country.
Adhamh has performed in basements, on campuses, in listening
rooms, union halls, in living rooms, bookstores, community
spaces, coffee shops, bars, and sidewalks all over the country.
In the summer of 2005 Adhamh and a fellow musician embarked
on a 1,230 bike/folk tour called Gasfast in the Northwest,
performing in over 15 venues car-free. This summer Adhamh
and fellow Riot Folk member, Brenna Sahatjian, are exploring
Southern Missouri by bicycle on their next tour Pedal to
When not playing music, you might find Adhamh working with
kids, riding bicycles, brewing beer, performing with the
St. Louis burlesque troupe (Benchpress
Burlesque ), and living and working on the Community
Arts and Media Project in St. Louis.
is a first-year student at
College , Ohio
. He likes to act. He also likes being trans, when he
isn't pissed off at the binary-gendered establishment
for oppressing him and his friends. This is his first
public act of deliberate trans activism. An avid environmentalist,
Andrew also enjoys searching for true meaning in life.
Rahne Alexander - see updated bio
Scholinski - see updated bio
Conley is a white transguy poet musician Libra
introvert thing from Richmond, Virginia. He strives to do
truly multi-issue anti-racist feminist social justice work,
currently as part of the small, collectively run Edmonia
Lewis Center for Women and Transgender people at Oberlin
College. Eli recently changed tranny teams (from genderqueer
to FtM), but one thing that's stayed constant is his need
for music. When he's not busy trying to figure out what
this whole being a white man thing is going to be all about
(and that itself is pretty daunting), Eli can be found singing
operatic soprano and baking vegan muffins with his boyfriend.
Check out Eli's website
for information on current projects.
Blustein is a Jewish genderqueer activist and
resident rebel in B-town, Ethan is excited to be performing
with TR for the first time. He is currently an Assistant
Preschool Teacher and a Gender Activist. He is moving to
Seattle, WA in June, where he plans to work (hopefully somewhere
cool), volunteer at Camp Ten Trees, and meet lots and lots
of cool people. If you know anyone he should connect with
or want to stay in touch e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessup has an extraordinary ability to encourage
audiences to look deeply into their prejudices and other
transgressions. Consequently, audiences tend to respond
emotionally, if not always lovingly. Georgie has developed
a successful career by challenging musical styles, personal
identifications, and storybook history lessons. She has
released four CD's: American Holocaust, Red Cloud's Room,
Winkte & Crazy Sacred Dogs, and Woman in a Man's Suit
(2006; Co-produced with engineer/musician, Billy Kemp, and
some of the area's top musicians).
Awards and other events: Austria's own Big City Indian,
(for their 2003 release Native Heart Urban Soul), recorded
her song, Red Cloud's Room, (from RED CLOUD'S ROOM). Four
WAMA Nominations for singer songwriter, vocal performance,
and album (Washington Area Music Association) AMERICAN HOLOCAUST
Nominated for the 2004 Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA-Milwaukee,
WI) Nominated for the Players Club Awards 2004 singer songwriter
category (Dewey Beach / Rehoboth Beach, Delaware), Featured
performer at the Players Club Awards 2004, Featured performer
at the Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival 2003/2004,
2005 Fresh Fruit Awards for live show and nominated for
songwriting, 2005 Silver Arrow Award. You can check out
Georgie at her website
or on her myspace
A Baltimore transplant without roots,
Grady Challis is lit up by anything ostensibly
wholesome but clandestinely twisted. His current favorite
projects include founding a gang, the Fighting Buddhists,
and bringing men into the wonderful world of political striptease
performance with an act called Bearlesque. He also has the
most adorable dogs in the universe and an unqualified devotion
to Fred Astaire. He has worked in organizing around trans
issues and is the first out trans person to become a court-appointed
advocate for a child in the foster care/juvenile justice
system. He has previously performed at the Charm City Kitty
Club, The Tranny Roadshow 2005 and Dark Odyssey.
Henry, Activist, Writer, Performer.
Since 1993 he has been a Staff Organizer at the International
Action Center (IAC), where his work has focused on national
organizing of communities of color and the lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender movement toward broader social
His anti-war activism has ranged from opposing US
military inventions in Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, Venezuela,
Colombia and Yugoslavia to fighting to end the economic
blockade of Cuba.
He has worked nationally within the anti-police brutality
and anti-death penalty movements as well as fighting the
freedom of all political prisoners incarcerated by the US
government. Henry is the co-founder of Rainbow Flags for
Mumia, a coalition of LGBTST people who demand the freedom
of African- American political prisoner and journalist Mumia
Henry's writing has appeared in several publications including
the Lambda Award-winning Does Your Mama Know and the IAC
publication, War in Colombia: Made in USA.
Henry was a featured commentator on the March 2005
segment of the nationally-syndicated PBS monthly newsmagazine,
In the Life's "American Gender", hosted by RuPaul. Henry's multi-media theatre piece, B4T (before testosterone),
received an Honorable Mention for Best Play for the Downtown
Urban Theatre Festival performed at the Cherry Lane Theatre
in NYC, June 2005.
for links to upcoming performances and political campaigns.
Ballard is a New York-based writer, herbalist,
yogi and is constantly looking for more to learn, more
mountains to climb, more rivers to swim, more radical
spaces to teach yoga, more words to weave. His work involves
community organizing, serving as a healer for the progressive
community in New York
, queer youth empowerment, farming and gardening,
and a commitment to loving and healing in the radical
queer community. He believes in the potential revolution
within our everyday interactions and the fire we encourage
in other queers, radicals, writers, performers.
Having toured with the Roadshow last year, he is looking
forward to working with more performers in new spaces
and expanding on themes and writings from last year.
is an Atlanta
based performance artist and painter who currently works
from a studio in The B-Complex, an artist community located
in downtown Atlanta
Drawing upon a theatre background from the University
of Central Florida (UCF), Jessica focuses on challenging
conventions of all types via a passionate narrative performance
style. While at UCF Jessica gained a variety of theatrical
experience, from lead roles to stage management and directing
at UCF, Orlando Civic Theatre, and Theatre Downtown productions. After
graduating and starting gender transition, Jessica returned
to UCF to perform solo in Mariposa: An Image in Three
Levels. During the scene that required Jessica to
slice sheets in a rage, the knife slipped, requiring a
hospital visit, four stitches and a personal vow not to
require medical attention for another performance.
Jessica's most recent Atlanta
performance was at The B Complex's Just
B art show in November 2005. Jessica's candid performance
in Bathroom and Emotions confronted audience
emotions and challenged their perspective of every day
experiences through were raw expressions of personal,
and at times esoteric, Buddhist thought.
Katz / The Athens Boys Choir
/ The Athens Boys Choir - Katz, with his Jewish
roots dressed in cowboy boots, has often hailed spokenword
as "cheap therapy". His pieces take a brave
dive into a deep pool of personal, political, and sexual
perspective. Katz performs under the persona of the
Athens Boys Choir. The
Athens Boys Choir has toured nationally since 2003,
performing with such artists as the Indigo Girls, Bitch,
The Butchies, Danielle Howle, and Michelle Malone. He
has also opened for poets of HBO's Def Poetry Jam on more
than one occasion. What started as a true love of writing
since childhood has turned into a blissful career.
From a sports bar in San Diego to a sold out crowd at
the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, the rhymes and rhythms
of the Athens Boys Choir have struck a chord in the most
diverse of audiences; many whose members claimed they
disliked spokenword until the Athens Boys Choir was let
loose on them. With one CD already released on Daemon
Records and another one self-released, Katz/The Athens
boys Choir is a force to be reckoned with. Check out Katz/Athens
Boys Choir's myspace
Katz has the nuance of an old soul when he
does his thing. With the inclusion of class, culture,
and race dynamics in transgender politics, Katz makes
room for the evolution of a movement. He doesn't shy away
from questioning his own community and remembers that
humor broadens the most narrow minds. This self aware
spoken word artist has potential to be a leader to his
generation of queers and a bridge to an older generation
if they are willing to listen." - Amy Ray (Indigo
Girls) July 2005
If Freddy Mercury and Cyndi
Lauper had had a love child, singer/songwriter Mackenzie
MacBride would be this child. All grown
up now, Mackenzie performs a lo-fi lounge act with piano,
beat box and story songs. With her sometimes ethereal
sounding operatic singing she sets out to challenge the,
"What's that? I am not used to it. I must not
like it," reaction to the unique and the unfamiliar.
Mackenzie has performed at Pride events in Canada and
the international Lady Fest festival. She has released
and distributed three independent EPs, including the indie
favorite, "Ms., Miss or Mr." and two chapbooks,
including the title, "Tales of a Half Caste Woman". She
has also created a series of "Elle! She! Her!"
logod buttons and shirts to promote the ideas of femme
self love and people's right to define themselves. Broken
Pencil, the magazine of independent arts, said of Mackenzie
MacBride, "The secret is out." www.mackenziemacbride.com
Miles is an FTM tranny,
born and raised in the Pittsburgh
area. He works for money as a therapist with
kids with behavioral health issues, and works not for money
on many things including his creative writing (stories,
zines, etc.) and researching his family history.
Miles hopes to finish researching and writing a family history
while in Pittsburgh, then perhaps attend grad school for
creative writing / queer issues / non-profit administration,
probably somewhere on the west coast. With these skills,
he wants to return to Pittsburgh, buy a house, and create
a place for tranny / queer youth to hang out and learn about
relevent issues. This is one of many dreams that may
or may not become a reality for Miles. Miles is currently
visiting and working at Oran
Mor, an intentional community. He previously was at
Sandhill Farm helping
with their annual sorghum harvest.
The New Minority is a three piece goth/punk/rockabilly
band from Philadelphia, PA, currently signed to Valiant
Death Records. They have been playing live for approximately
two years and have shared the stage with the World/Inferno
Friendship Society, Nina Hagen, Cinema Strange, An Albatross,
The Phenomenauts, A Global Threat and many others. They
played at the Drop Dead Festival 3 on October 30, 2005,
and will soon be playing at A Grave Affair, another "deathrock"
festival in Chicago, IL. For more information on The New
Minority visit www.valiantdeath.com
The October 30th performance was reviewed by Dan J in Gothic
Beauty Magazine, as follows: "...Some of the best band
performances this year came from some of the newest. The
New Minority, an anarcho-punk band out of Philadelphia,
bounced around the place like mental patients with electricity
in their veins... " [page 25; Issue 19, Winter 2005]
The New Minority
- see updated bio
Turner Schofield (formerly
Kt Kilborn) is a displaced Southerner in constant transition.
Schofield began his performance art career working as a
research assistant to Holly Hughes and Carmelita Tropicana
at the WOW Cafe in 2000. Now a wandering writer and performance
artist, he tours his acclaimed one-trannie shows, "Underground
TRANSit" and "Debutante Balls", to colleges
far and wide. He continues to create new solo work, while
also collaborating on new work with artists and communities,
and facilitating performance for social change workshops
for teenagers and college students. Schofield believes in
the power of performance art as social activism, and was
honored as the youngest recipient of a Tanne
Foundation award in June 2004.
for links to upcoming performances.
Scott Turner Schofield
seeley quest - see
Ever since Tab
Dansby used frustrated correctly in a sentence
at the age of three (and subsequently frightened his mother),
words have been his weapon of choice.
He's performed in the US and Japan in various venues
as a poet/storyteller and is excited to bring his work to
- see updated bio
Traci Klawes is a 33-year-old
goth trans-woman living in
Milwaukee . In what little
spare time she has, she writes short stories and poetry,
and is an accomplished graphic artist.
She transitioned eight years ago on April Fools day.
To the best of her knowledge, she may be the world's
only MtF drag king, intermittently appearing as a guest
performer of the Miltown Kings under the stage name Willie
visual art also traveled with the Tranny Roadshow.
Vanessa Marie Spitzer
Marie Spitzer - see
Julie Marie Blaine
One Sunday afternoon, as Julie
Marie Blaine watched her mother and sister chop
iceberg lettuce and red tomatoes for their dinner salad,
her five-year-old voice asked : "Mom, can I
grow my hair long and be a girl?" She just wanted
to be a pretty girl, but her mom laughed, so into safe
hiding she went.
Forty-two years later, she was talking to her son about
his future plans.
He said: "Dad, you have taught me to follow
my heart, my insides, my instinct, so even though my choice
is for the less logical and economically viable path,
this is the course my heart tells me to undertake."
And then she knew, after much interior debate and wavering,
that she must follow her course.
She would transition.
February 26, 2005 , coming out of anesthesia to incredible
facial pain, her insides felt so good.
In the midst of this terrible physical hurt,
she felt good inside and realized
I DONT HAVE TO HIDE ANYMORE.
Relatively new to the world of art photography,
Kelseigh Nieforth has been shooting for
about a year, creating her own style of emotional portraits,
incorporating words and images to create highly personal
statements. Drawing from her own life, these story/images
give insight into a soul sometimes troubled but always
surviving. Kelseigh, or Kels to her friends, is originally
from Nova Scotia, Canada but has since settled in Ottawa,
where she pursues her own MtF transition, now finishing
its fourth year. Her online gallery, containing most of
her works to date, may be found at http://nezumiworks.deviantart.com/
Melsen Carlsen - No bio available.
Outlawz: are an ever growing group of Artful Activists!
They regularly engage in lobbying and protest/counter protesting;
in addition, they use their art to create signz, chantz,
The paintingz: Traveling on the Tranny Roadshow 2006, are
a collection that was inspired by the current state of the
Union... we are all under attack!
We have titled our exhibit simply...
Clover is a BITCH, not
just because that's what the men on public transit call
her, but because she said so. She's a feminist, a radical
and a motherfuckin' outlaw!
Clover is a dying breed, they just don't build
em' like this anymore. She's an activist and a fierce CUNT.
This bitch is something serious. Take notes, you could learn
a thing or two.
Sir Jesse of
is a visionary feminist Warrior; fighting for
the rights of youth, womyn, transfolk, and men, in order
to form a more Beloved Community.
By day, he is a well respected school teacher of studentz
who have been adjudicated... many of whom are forgotten
wardz of the state... or are actively seeking a thugz life...
their tribulationz keep hiz soul restless & their resilience
Sir Jesse of Decatur
Lady Jane represents
chapter 1st edition of Feminist Outlawz. She is a gender
fluid queer-activist that loves snow bunnies, llamas, and
collecting Hommies. Always on the move, she finds inspiration
in the diversity among people.
A digital multimedia color enthusiast- she silk screens,
faux finishes and uses canvas pieces to express her tenacious
perspectives on life.
Tommy Le is an introverted
college student, who is a native of
His interest in art has been expressed in acrylic, pencil,
and multimedia. His
artwork can be found on & off campus.
He majors in social service & environmental science.
He values his family, close friends, social justice, art,
feminism, animals and the environment.
Ethan is a 22 year-old
transgender youth activist in Atlanta
, GA. He is very involved
in the queer community, although lately has not had much
time to do much street-level activism because of his busy
...working at a queer bookstore,
studying American Sign Language and performing as a Drag
King, "Noah", of www.courtofkings.com.
He was very glad to be able to submit an art piece for the
Tranny Road Show, so that even while he is busy, he is able
to make a contribution to such a fabulous cause.
Dante is a mad man,
a troglodyte, and a curmudgeon.When he isn't working on
his hideous experiments in his secret laboratory, he ventures
out of the darkness and on to the streets to tell the world
about his master plan.
Dante likes the Tesla coil, modern and surrealist art, and
chaos theory. One day, he'll recluse to the Ozarks.
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