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September 29 – October 29, 2017

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Tickets $15 per person, per performance.

Please note: select performances may contain mature/adult content.


The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, Inc. (The Clemente) will host Fearless, a series featuring LGBTQ artists presenting works in direct response to the tragedy in Orlando and continuing attacks against the LGBTQ community. Connected by the theme of understanding and unity, these events will be spread throughout our 2017-18 season. Artists will have time and space to fully dedicate themselves to the creation of their own artistic work, while contributing to an intercultural exchange among a supportive community of artists in Manhattan’s culturally and artistically vibrant Lower East Side.


Tjasa Ferme, “The Female Role Model Project”, directed by Ana Margineanu

The Female Role Model Project is a scientifically enhanced multimedia devised theatre piece built by an ensemble of female-identified artists about recreating modern female role models in the world of cataclysmic climate change, cataclysmic political change and possibility of reprogramming our brains.”

Friday, September 29th, 8:00pm
Saturday, September 30th, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1st, 5:00pm

Creative Team: Tjasa Ferme (creator, producer, actor), Ana Margineanu (co-creator, director)

Collaborators & Cast: Amina Henry, Sandy Simona, Meggan Dodd, Lauren White, Stacy Price, Meggy Hai Trang, Jordan Ho

Composer & Music Engineer: Justin Mathews

Science partners: Lauren Silbert-neuroscientist (Pioneer Works), Martina Bradic, geneticist (NYU, Cornell)

Tech sponsor: Emotiv

Indio Melendez, “Someday A Father Be”

Someday a Father Be tells the story of a single gay Latino father and his son after they have a physical altercation. The heart-to-heart discussion that ensues is told through various characters, underscoring life lessons about disrespect, dysfunction, racial profiling, police brutality and…resiliency in the face of it all.

Thursday, October 12th, 7:30pm
Friday, October 13th, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 14th, 7:30pm


Migguel Anggelo, “Welcome To La Misa, Baby”

Like the shards of light reflected off a mirror ball, in Welcome to La Misa, Baby, Migguel Anggelo swirls through a gallery of characters found in the most sacred of places in queer culture: The Gay Disco.  Whether looking for love, sex, friends, drugs, freedom of expression, or a way to escape their mother, Welcome to La Misa, Baby delves into the Latino immigrant experience of what it means to be gay in America today with both humor and poignancy in equal measure. Anggelo’s one-man community of revelers sing, dance, go-go, and lip-sync for their lives in a quest for what beats in the queer heart of the Latino-American tribe.  Migguel is delighted to be creating this new work with long time collaborators Obie Award-winning Writer and Director, David Drake and Musical Director, Mau Quiros.

Written by David Drake and Migguel Anggelo
Directed by David Drake
Original Music by Migguel Anggelo and Mau Quiros
With lyrics by Migguel Anggelo, Mau Quiros and David Drake
DJ and Musical Arrangements by Mau Quiros

Thursday, October 26th, 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 27th, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 29th, 3:00pm


Eventbrite - Fearless Series