@ Abrons Arts Center

Dec. 3, 2015

J. Kehaulani Kauanui (aka DJ Pineapple Krush) is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University. Her first book is titled, Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignity and Indigeneity (Duke University Press, 2008). Her second book is in-progress and is titled, They Kingdom Come? Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignity (under contract with Duke). It is a critical study of statist nationalism with a focus on the implications for land, gender, and sexual politics. She serves as a radio producer for an anarchist politics show called, “Anarchy on Air.” She previously hosted the radio show, “Indigenous Politics,” which aired for seven years and was broadly syndicated. Kauanui is an original co-founder of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. She is currently a  national council member of the American Studies Association, and also serves on the advisory board of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. 

Tommy “Teebs” Pico was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has poems in BOMB, Guernica, and [PANK]. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn and co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker. @heyteebs

Adrienne Truscott has been making genre straddling work for over 15 years. She is also half of The Wau Wau Sisters, a boundary-busting cabaret act. In 2013, her critically acclaimed Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! won the Edinburgh Foster’s Panel-Prize and has been touring internationally ever since. She is a 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award Artist, performed recently at te Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas and The Moth, is a contributing writer for The Guardian and currently developing projects for television/web. As an artist, she wears many hats and is attracted to the possibility of failure as a mandate for rigor. She;s a comedian, writer, choreographer, circus performer, small-time grifter and daring driver. She’s won awards. She’s won hearts. She’s a size 6 in some countries. 

Part of the series "Minor Acts."