Cathrine Courtlandt, Jewelle Gomez, Alfonso Texidor, and Deke Weaver


September 25, 1996

Opening Reception: 7:30pm, Wednesday, September 25, 1996

Admission: $5 general, $3 members/ studentsCathrine Courtlandt, Jewelle Gomez, Alfonso Texidor, and Deke Weaver

Noise! Features a selection of readings and performances by:

Cathrine Courtlandt, who performs “Copy/ Adapt/ Innovate”, which explores transformation and relationships in the area of marriage and motherhood. Her performance pieces give a voice to the “committee” of elders and others that live inside her head.

Jewelle Gomez, whose novel The Gilda Stories won two Lambda Literacy Awards for fiction and science fiction, is a post, activist and literacy critic. Her stage adaptation of her novel, Bones and Ash: A Gilda Story, adapted for Urban Bush Women, is currently touring the U.S.

Alfonso Texidor is a Puerto Rican poet who has been organizing readings in the Mission district for local and global social causes since the late 1970s. His rhythmic delivery, often accompanied by live percussion, accentuates his own poetry and the work of local poets.

Deke Weaver, a solo performance and video artist, presents an excerpt from his performance, “Girlfriend.” His solo stage/ video performance careens through a parade of characters twitching with confusion, frustration and lust.