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Deity Arts Gallery Hosts Three Top West Coast Performers
October 22, 2011 – On November 16th through 20th, Deity Arts Gallery, 830 North Rampart Street in
the French Quarter, will present three acclaimed San Francisco -based performance artists as part of the
New Orleans Fringe Festival. West Coast underground legend Vinsantos, dancer/performance artist
Fauxnique and stand-up comedian David Kleinberg will bring their queer and only from San Francisco
sensibility to local audiences. Tickets are $8 (with $3 Fringe button) available at the door or in
advance at
Vinsantos will premiere his new interdisciplinary spectacle, Don't Ask – Do Tell, which mixes
storytelling, live music and drag. A sassy and sentimental exploration of gay love/longing/loss told thru
the lens of 4 wars (Revolutionary, Civil, WWII and Afghanistan), Vinsantos asks, "when I return home
how can I hold you when I have no arms?" November 16th through 20th, at 9pm. Vinsantos will be
accompanied by local folk rock band Bon Bon Vivant.
Monique Jenkinson is a multifaceted performing artist whose work hurls itself into the gaps between
dance, theater, drag and performance art. Monique’s drag queen alter ego, Fauxnique, is a prolific
fixture on the experimental performance scene. Recent accolades include: ‘Best Drag Act’ in the San
Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll, 7X7 Magazine’s ‘Hot 20 Under 40,’ and a
Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery Award (GOLDIE) for Performance. Her one-woman show,
Faux/Real premiered, to critical acclaim and sold out houses, in Spring 2009 at the Climate Theater in
SF, played to an enthusiastic, capacity crowd at the New Museum in NYC (May 09), and returned to
the Climate by popular demand (July 09). Fauxnique reworks this extraordinary live theater piece for
the New Orleans audience, November 16th through 20th, at 7pm.
David Kleinberg has been a stand-up comedian for 10 years and has appeared with Robin Williams,
Dana Carvey, Richard Lewis and Sinbad. He was an editor and writer at the San Francisco Chronicle
for 34 years, the last 14 years as editor of the Sunday Datebook entertainment magazine. He has
performed his compelling new work, The Voice, at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco, one of the
premier performance art incubators in America. The Voice is a remarkable, ground-breaking solo piece
on sex addiction & recovery. Riveting, at times hilarious, the work is ultimately a powerfully spiritual
journey dealing with one of today's major social issues. David performs November 16th and 17th at
11pm and November 18th through 20th at 5pm.
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