Living Gallery: Charles Rice-Gonzalez

Feb. 26, 7:00 pm7:30 pm

Free

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Intersections of an Afro-Latinx Queer Bronxie

From short personal stories and performative pieces, writer Charles Rice-Gonzalez offers a remix of his work to chart his path from a poor working class Bronx kid from the Soundview Projects to being a queer activist, to becoming a writer and arts leader. Works will include “Black Solidarity Day” (about his bi-cultural upbringing [African American and Puerto Rican]), “Always and Forever, Love Alex” (a story about a first kiss) and Latin Night (about gay nights at Latin Clubs written in response to the Pulse Tragedy).

About Charles Rice-Gonzalez

Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, LGBTQ activist, co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and an Assistant Professor at Hostos Community College. His novel, Chulito, received recognition from the American Library Association and the National Book Critics Circle, he co-edited From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction, and his play I Just Love Andy Gibb was published in Blacktino Queer Performance: A Critical Anthology. He’s the chair of the board for The Bronx Council on the Arts and The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.

Living Gallery, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa and normally produced in the Gibney Gallery, presents live performance of storytelling, monologues, spoken word, stand-up, or creative talks. Each performance – free and open to the public – runs 30-45 minutes, traditionally scheduled within the hour before a dance concert presented in Gibney’s Theater. Due to COVID-19, Living Galleries for the fall season will happen on Zoom.

All Winter & Spring 2021 Season events will be held online via Zoom. Gibney’s Box Office can be reached via email. For ticketing inquiries or requests, please email Marketing & Audience Services Manager, Kimiko Tanabe, at boxoffice@gibneydance.org.

Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online offerings, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Live captioning through Otter Transcription is available for all events by request. If you have any questions or access needs, please email us at sarah@gibneydance.org or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) at least 24 hours in advance of the event you plan to attend. If you are hoping to attend an event and would like us to engage the services of an ASL interpreter or audio descriptor, please let us know with as much notice as possible, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Photo by Ricardo Muniz.