Here, we shine the spotlight on Queer women of color to showcase their skills and talents.
Tammy L. Hall!
Get your tickets today, to tune in on Wednesday March 31 2021; 7 pm-8 pm PST to the release of a wonderful and innovative virtual project created by Healdsburg Jazz inaugural Artist in Residence Tammy Lynne Hall called “Convergence” which is an imagined musical encounter between Nina Simone and Mary Lou Williams. She will be joined by pianist Victoria Theodore featured with Tammy and also featuring the wonderful musicians Ruth Davies (bass), Sylvia Cuenca (drums), and one of my favorite artists actress and musician RyanNicole!!! Tune in to celebrate the lives and music of 2 legendary black composers Nina Simone and Mary Lou Williams. Music, Theater, and Poetry! You can register now for this virtual concert at www.healdsburgjazz.org
Tina D’Elia is a queer/lesbian mixed-race Mexican Bay Area award winning solo performer, actor, and co-screenwriter. Tina’s solo show Overlooked Latinas was presented as a Rising Star solo show at The Marsh San Francisco (June 5th, 2019) and featured in the National Queer Arts Festival. Tina’s premiere of Overlooked Latinas was presented at the Brava Theater (February 2019) and received multiple standing ovations and sold-out houses. Tina’s solo show: The Rita Hayworth of this Generation, directed by Mary Guzmán, won Best of Fringe (2015) and won Best of Sold Out Shows at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (2015). The National Queer Arts Festival (2002, 2004, 2015, 2019), Best of LezWrites/3Girls Theatre Company (2016-2018). Playwrights Foundation development series co-produced Tina’s stage play Groucho: A Queer Loca (2007). Her previous solo shows include Groucho: A Day in the D’Elia Soup (1997-2002) and Forgotten Angel (Boston, MA 1994-1995). Tina has presented her work in a variety of venues including: The New Theater, The Theater Offensive, The Marsh (San Francisco & Berkeley), Case Western University, Stage Werx, Women on the Way Festival/Shotwell Studios, Sojourner Newspapers Out for Laughs (Cambridge, MA), Crazy Nannies (Manhattan, NY), The Fez (Manhattan, NY) and Highways Performance Space (Santa Monica, LA).
Her film/streaming credits include: The Pursuit of Happyness, Knife Fight, Guitar Man, Junkie, Trauma (NBC) Sense8 (Netflix), and Dyke Central (Amazon). She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Comedy with the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Festival (2010). Tina is recognized by Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love 2019 and Curve Magazine’s CURVE Power list of 2017. She is the recipient of the Best Actress Award (2017) and the Trail Blazer Award (2015) from the Equality International Film Festival. She won the Frameline33 Film Festival Audience Award for her co-screenwriting in the short film Lucha, (2009).
What’s next for Tina?