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Jan
27
to Jan 29

Memory Tricks at A.C.T's Costume Shop

FOUR SHOWS ONLY CLICK FOR TICKETS

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.

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Variety 1993
"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."

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Marga's Comedy Salon
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Marga's Comedy Salon

Join comedian, playwright and culture vulture Marga Gomez,  for the July 26th premiere of "Marga's Comedy Salon" featuring the brilliant minds of Bay Area favorites Natasha Muse (SF Weekly's “Comedian to Watch”) and Karinda Dobbins (Nickelodeon, W. Kamau Bell guest artist) Marga's Comedy Salon will mix all genres of comedy stand-up, performance, variety arts and includes discussions with innovators and regular folks. Laugh, chill, and enjoy the visual art in the gallery every fourth Tuesday at Spark Arts, 8pm. Limited seating. Reservations available shortly at www.sparkarts.com

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POUND in Santa Cruz (2 nights)
Jun
10
to Jun 11

POUND in Santa Cruz (2 nights)

Marga's sex fueled solo theater comedy comes to Santa Cruz for PRIDE month - Fri & Sat June 10th & June 11th - 2 NIGHTS ONLY - - Limited Seating. Reservations Advised. $20 adv/$25 at door www.brownpapertickets.com
In Pound Marga Gomez plays a celibate celesbian catapulted through a vaginal portal into a steamy data cloud where notorious lesbian cinematic archetypes such as extortionists, showgirls, murderers and school teachers hook up in spectacularly meta ways. Drected by David Schweizer and a critically acclaimed hit in New York, San Francisco, Portland and now Santa Cruz's intimate Broadway Playhouse. Adults Only. Click "JOIN" on this page. Invite friends. Share the POUND : ) 
"Relevant social commentary spun into hysterically entertaining comedy gold is always a treat. Gomez achieves this with aplomb." Out Magazine
"Hilariously Skewed" The New York Times
"Saw lesbo comic SUPERSTAR genius @margagomez tonight" Lisa Kron's Tweet

Interviews Marga Gomez talks POUND: 
American Theatre magazine interview by Laurie Stone
http://www.americantheatre.org/2015/07/23/marga-gomezs-lovehate-letter-to-her-lesbian-role-models/

GO Magazine interview
http://www.gomag.com/article/goexclusive_interview_wit#.VZ8FED005Jg.facebook

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POUND in LOS ANGELES
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

POUND in LOS ANGELES

 

JUNE 6 ONE NIGHT ONLY - at Akbar -- Reserve ASAP - Limited Seating - concentrated stripped down, raw, back room version of the show Tony winner Lisa Kron (Fun Home) called "Lesbo Comic Genius!"

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General admission seating. 
Marga Gomez’s POUND, a critically acclaimed hit Off-Off Broadway, in San Francisco, Portland comes to Los Angeles for one night only Monday June 6 2016 -at Akbar. In Pound Marga Gomez plays a celibate celesbian catapulted through a vaginal portal into a steamy data cloud where notorious lesbian cinematic archetypes such as extortionists, showgirls, murderers and school teachers hook up in spectacularly meta ways. 
"Relevant social commentary spun into hysterically entertaining comedy gold is always a treat. Gomez achieves this with aplomb." Out Magazine
"Hilariously Skewed" The New York Times

 

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Latin Standards Preview (70 minutes)
Apr
2
8:00 PM20:00

Latin Standards Preview (70 minutes)

Latin Standards - Marga Gomez’s work in progress about fathers, entertainment, wealth, poverty and cafe cubano. $10 Low priced tickets can be reserved at www.Brava.org (limiteds seating) Marga reenacts the the triumphs and demons of her father, Willy Chevalier, comedian, producer, songwriter, Cafe El Pico spokesperson, and a prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino culture while illuminating his impact on her life as a queer Latina performing artist.  Latin Standards will be Marga’s twelfth solo show. 

MARGA GOMEZ  Marga is the writer/performer of eleven more solo plays which have been presented in the Bay Area, Off-Broadway, nationally and internationally. HuffPost named her a 2015 “Agent of Change.” The SF Weekly named Marga one of “2016’s Artists To Watch.” She teaches solo performance online and at Brava Theater where she is a tenured artist in residence. As a stand up comedian she has appeared on LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up,” Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival,” Comedy Central’s “Out There" and HBO’s “Comic Relief” at the invitation of Robin Williams. Her website is margagomez.com

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Latin Standards Preview (70 Minutes)
Apr
1
8:00 PM20:00

Latin Standards Preview (70 Minutes)

Latin Standards - Marga Gomez’s work in progress about fathers, entertainment, wealth, poverty and cafe cubano. $10 Low priced tickets can be reserved at www.Brava.org (limiteds seating) Marga reenacts the the triumphs and demons of her father, Willy Chevalier, comedian, producer, songwriter, Cafe El Pico spokesperson, and a prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino culture while illuminating his impact on her life as a queer Latina performing artist.  Latin Standards will be Marga’s twelfth solo show. 

MARGA GOMEZ  Marga is the writer/performer of eleven more solo plays which have been presented in the Bay Area, Off-Broadway, nationally and internationally. HuffPost named her a 2015 “Agent of Change.” The SF Weekly named Marga one of “2016’s Artists To Watch.” She teaches solo performance online and at Brava Theater where she is a tenured artist in residence. As a stand up comedian she has appeared on LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up,” Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival,” Comedy Central’s “Out There" and HBO’s “Comic Relief” at the invitation of Robin Williams. Her website is margagomez.com

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