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MOCA presents Mulan IV: The Live Action WorldPride Fantasy
June 22 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Moon Represents My Heart Concert Series and MOCA Pride present Mulan IV: The Live Action WorldPride Fantasy. QTAPI (Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islander) artists give HOT TAKES on the heroic queer icon Hua Mulan at MOCA’s first official queer PRIDE celebration.
Tickets are $20 and include the live performance, Museum admission, and one free drink. Museum members receive complimentary tickets.
The show is co-produced by Wo Chan and Vincent Chong and will be co-hosted by Kiko Soiree and Jes Tom.
Heart Crimson is a New York-based part-time naked person. In 2013 they founded The Co-Conspirators, a rough-and-tumble burlesque troupe with a focus on visceral, vulnerable performances. In 2014 Heart produced the inaugural BURLEXES: an Ode to the Post-Relationship. Every year, they throw a burlesque party celebrating breakups, exes, and Getting Over It (or not). Previous iterations have included burning photographs, cutting hair, and kissing letters. BURLEXES will turn 5 this fall.
S1na is a Chinese drag artist currently finishing up her masters degree. The name S1na comes from the latin name for China, sinae. This sums up her drag journey, as she continues to contemplate how her heritage does or does not define her.
Juicy Liu is a Chinese-American Drag-tress originally from Los Angeles, California. She is a lovable idiot that dances like your mom and has been performing in the NYC drag scene the last 3.5 years. Recently, she mastered the art of finger-waving and saying “Yaaaaaas!” at the same time. This Chinese zodiac year is extra special for Juicy because as she was born in the “Year of the Pig”, which means she could be 24, 36, 48 or even 60 years old.
Slipping in and out of drag skin Kiko Soirée, animagus Jon Wan serves an alluring feast of emotion – sensual, sincere, stupid. Kiko (@kikosoiree) is a queer comedian, host and drag queen, performing all over Manhattan and Brooklyn at venues like Club Cumming, Union Hall, Joe’s Pub, Caveat, Littlefield, and UCB. A swiss army knife performer, they weave together storytelling, stand up, impressions, musical comedy, lip syncs, and performance art. They’ve been named by Time Out Magazine as one of the rising LGBT POC comedians to watch and are featured in Gregory Kramer’s book, DOWNTOWN. They host A+, The Pan-Asian Drag and Burlesque Revue, monthly in the Lower East Side. Their Spanish is better than their Cantonese which accurately sums up their life as an ABC so far! Kiko lives with their partner and rescue greyhound, Yahoo Explorer (track-given name, not named after internet vestiges), who you can follow on IG @yahoothewhite, because this is the world we live in now!
Wo Chan AKA The Illustrious Pearl is an asian american nonbinary vers top poet and drag performer based in Brooklyn. They are a standing member of Brooklyn-based drag burlesque collective Switch n Play and as performed at venues including The Whitney, Joe’s Pub, and Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns. Check them out on insta @theillustriouspearl
Vincent Chong aka 莊志明 aka Crystal Monkey is a queer Brooklyn based Chinese-American artist and calligrapher. Vincent likes to draw and work in watercolors. He works as a printmaker at Harlan & Weaver and as a bookbinder at Small Editions. In addition Vincent has had the privilege to study seal carving and calligraphy for two years with his teacher 吳文勝 while living in Taipei. Find him on instagram @crystalmonkeycalligraphy
Jes Tom (they/them) is a New York based actor, writer, and weird queer stand up comic, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. As a comic, Jes has shared stages with Awkwafina, Kate Bornstein, Aparna Nancherla, and Rosie O’Donnell. As an actor, they appeared in the Amazon short film “Soojung Dreams of Fiji” (AAIFF “Audience Award”) and played the lead in “Anatomy of an Orchid” dir. Sonja O’Hara (Independent Magazine’s “10 Filmmakers to Watch”). Their writing has been published by Reductress, By Shondaland, and Condé Nast’s Them. In collaboration with fellow comedian Chewy May, Jes wrote, co-directed, and starred in the viral video Ghost In The Shell PSA, which received praise on platforms such as Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Nextshark, iO9, and Perez Hilton. Jes has been featured in GO Magazine, Splitsider, and the Fader, and were named one of TimeOut New York’s “LGBTQ POC Comedians We’re Obsessed With.” Jes was a 2018 StandUp NBC semifinalist. Their self-produced half hour comedy special, “COLD BREW” is available to watch on Vimeo. Follow Jes on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid.
Emi Grate is a drag artist originally from Mandalay, Burma. Emi was dubbed the “chaotic evil” of Brooklyn drag by The Nobodies, and may get naked on stage. #GlitterBrowsForever