Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays 8pm and Sundays at 5pm (12 shows only)
"Vibrant....Winning heart and humor. Critic's pick!" — The New York Times
Written and performed by Marga Gomez (GLAAD Award)
Directed by David Schweizer
Directly from the international "Encuentro De Las Americas" at the Los Angeles Theater Center.
In her 12th solo play Latin Standards Marga Gomez performs the loving, funny and true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. Mixing nostalgia, urgency, and comic edge, Gomez portrays herself as a driven adult child of a Cuban entertainer. Defying reason she attempts to produce a hipster comedy night at a struggling Latino drag queen club during San Francisco’s gentrification crisis. Between vivid portrayals of characters from 1960’s Manhattan to present day San Francisco, Gomez ponders the ballads (or Latin Standards) penned by her late father Willy Chevalier: a comedian/producer/entrepreneur and composer of dance tunes that reveled in jealousy and obsession. Latin Standards premiered Off Broadway at the Public Theater’s “Under The Radar Festival in 2017 and has gone on to presentations in Chicago, Los Angeles and Bostonand. It was developed in workshops at Brava San Francisco and returns for its official San Francisco premiere.
Marga Gomez is GLAAD Award and LA Ovation Award winning writer/performer of 12 solo plays which have been presented at The Public Theater, La Mama ETC, Dixon Place, nationally and internationally. She was an original member of the Latino performance ensemble Culture Clash. Gomez is also a stand-up comedian. Her appearances include LOGO’s “One Night Stand,” Comedy Central’s “Out There,” and HBO’s “Comic Relief.” Her screen roles include “Sphere” (Warner Brothers) and Tracy Takes On… (HBO). She can be seen on Sense8 on Netflix. Her website is margagomez.com
Celebrate my official birthday and let me entertain you for FREE. This is also my debut at one of the country's most brilliant cabaret's in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square. A great time guaranteed. $20 drink/ food minimum. A bargain and priceless.
To commemorate 25 years as a solo theater artist Marga Gomez will revive her early 90's show "Memory Tricks" at A.C.T's Costume shop - four shows only. Memory Tricks, set in New York and Paris, is the funny and poignant story of Marga's complicated relationship with her hyper feminine showgirl mother. Memory Tricks remains the most critically acclaimed of her 12 solo plays. Memory Tricks has been presented in San Francisco at The Marsh, Off Broadway at The Public Theater, and internationally at London's ICA, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Montreal's Juste Pour Rire.
"The autobiographical monologue has been raised to a new level with a new generation or writer performers. Among the best is Marga Gomez... hilarious and moving 'Memory Tricks'"
Frank Rich, New York Times 1993
"funny and touching stage autobiography...I warmly recommend it""
Chicago Reader 1993
"There are two kinds of laughter in the comedy world: the laughter of anesthesia and the laughter of enlightenment. Most stand-up comics aim for anesthesia, dispensing a kind of comedic narcotic to deaden our pain and allow us to deny, however fleetingly, our problems. San Francisco-based monologuist Marga Gomez does something much more difficult in her performances. She takes her most personal foibles and most painful childhood memories and transforms them into a very liberating kind of comedy. In Memory Tricks, for example, she holds up for all the world to see her love-hate relationship with her difficult father (who was a comedian) and her vain, high-strung mother (who was an exotic dancer). Gomez's performances are a kind of spiritual exercise: though they're entertaining--Gomez is a very funny woman--they also provide a kind of psychological road map for self-discovery."
Latin Standards comes to Costa Mesa, CA - CLICK FOR TICKETS
Written and performed by Marga Gomez
Directed by David Schweizer
In Latin Standards, Marga Gomez, the driven adult child of a Cuban entertainer, defies reason by producing a hipster comedy night at a struggling Latino drag queen club during San Francisco’s gentrification crisis. Between vivid portrayals of characters from her upbringing in 1960’s Manhattan to present day San Francisco, Gomez sardonically ponders the ballads (or Latin Standards) penned by her late father Willy Chevalier: a comedian/producer/entrepreneur and composer of dance tunes that reveled in jealousy and obsession. Peppered with unforgettable characters, physicality and humor, Latin Standards delivers nostalgia and relevance with a comic edge in a loving and funny true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. Latin Standards will mark Gomez’s return visit to Segerstrom Center’s Off Center Festival after her success with her play Lovebirds in 2015.
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Single tickets are $25. If you buy two Off Center productions, tickets are $20. If you buy three or more Off Center productions, tickets are just $15. (Choir! Choir! Choir! is free but a ticket is required to reserve a spot. Reservations accepted beginning January 8.) Discount will automatically be applied when you add two or more Off Center productions to your cart. Eligible productions are: Keith A Wallace, Marga Gomez, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Belarus Free Theater and Justin Vivian Bond.
Audience Advisory: Mature Content
Upbeat, Hilarious And Rebellious Headliners Slated For “Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta.” Starring Tom Ammiano, Marga Gomez, Carla Clayy, and Featured Guests. On Saturday, Dec 31st “Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta,” now in it’s fifth year, will lead the charge into uncharted territory (AKA the New Year) with a diverse line up of satirically endowed, provocatively charming, woke, witty and acclaimed stand up comedians. The laugh fest will be followed by dancing until 1AM, a celebrity DJ, complimentary midnight champagne, munchies and party hats. As we reel from the election aftermath Brava invites you to laugh, dance and reset with friends. Proceeds will benefit Brava! for Women in the Arts. “Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta” will take place on Saturday, December 31st at 9pm. Reserved seating begins at $35. With VIP seating available at $50. Tickets may be purchased online at brava.org. Brava is located at 2781 24th street, San Francisco. The evening will feature three headliners: Marga Gomez (GLAAD Award winner “Best Female Comedian 2016” Bay Area Reporter), Tom Ammiano (Comedian and politician, San Francisco Comedy Day, “Mother of Gay Comedy”), and Carla Clayy ( SXSW, SF Punchline and Cobbs). Festivities will be hosted by Priya Prasad (MTV’s “Beyond The Wall” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”) with special guests Butch Escobar (San Jose Improv, Hollywood Improv), and Chey Bell (Comedy Store and Laugh Factory, Los Angeles).
VOTE OR DIE LAUGHING
A Post-Modern Political Vaudeville
with special guests: La Santa Cecilia, Cristela Alonzo,
Buyepongo, Pacifico Dance Company and Marga Gomez
Directed by Dan Guerrero
Marga is thrilled to welcome the legendary Tom Ammiano hailed as "The Mother Of Gay Comedy" also known as or former California Assemblyman, former San Francisco Supervisor who returns to his Stand Up night job. Also featuring New York comedian and PHD activist and educator Micia Mosely. Trump Roast will be served by 3 masters. Tickets for this special event are $20 available now at www.SparkArts.com Limited seating.
Matt Lieb SF Sketchfest favorite (and guy from the #sadbreakfast commercial.) KQED's 2016 "Comedian To Watch" Irene Tu and Co -Host of Manhaters (winner 2016 East Bay Express) Music journalist Barry Walters (Rolling Stone, Spin, The Advocate) ...... Special guest Anita Drieseberg. Marga Gomez hosts.
I will be in NYC to perform a new solo show at Dixon Place on Tues Sept 13th (free admission) CLICK HERE FOR DIXON PLACE SEPT 13 INFO and then I follow that up with a week of stand up at Cinderblock in Brookln
Here are the showcases I will be in. My longest set will be on Fri at The Mermaid Show - that's about 20 minutes. Otherwise it's 10 minute sets.
Thur 9/15 (10:15pm-11:30) The Block Party @ Experiment Comedy Gallery
Fri 9/16 (7pm-8:30pm) Mermaid Show @ Experiment Comedy Gallery
Sat 9/17 (10:30pm-MID) Headliners Bawl @ Experiment Comedy Gallery
Sun 9/18 (4:30pm-6pm) Late Late Breakfast @ Experiment Comedy Gallery
"My Own Private Solo Show" written / performed by Marga Gomez At the cozy Dixon Place Lounge. FREE admission. Donations to the artist are always in style. No reservations. First come first served.Full bar.
Marga Gomez, in collaboration with director David Schweizer, returns to Dixon Place with a work in progress about fathers, entertainment, Cafe Cubano, elevator music, and gentrification set in Washington Heights and San Francisco.