WORLD PREMIERE OF QUEER: DRAG, DRUGS, AND A TICK TOCK CLOCK
Los Angeles CA, July 19, 2021 – Jair Bula in association with Asylum, present Queer: Drag, Drugs, and a Tick Tock Clock opening at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2021. The story takes you on a journey of self-discovery through the duality of human nature and evolution. Growing up in the barrios of Barranquilla, Colombia (South America) is not conducive for a queer person to thrive. The very few queer people Jair knew, lived in hiding and departed too early from this world. So, he tried to fit in, he tried to be like everyone else, he wanted to be an exemplary sample of society. But the truth always has a way of coming out. Written, performed, and developed by Jair Bula, directed and developed by Juliette Jeffers, Queer: Drag, Drugs, and a Tick Tock Clock opens August 14, 2021 at 4 p.m. running through August 26, 2021 at Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre – 5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Accepting the truth is harder than knowing it sometimes. As shame and guilt weighed down Jair’s anxious heart, he discovered drag and drugs. Drag and drugs freed him, allowing him a higher level of self-expression previously self-suppressed. But drag and drugs were only a temporary fix to a much deeper problem. During the 2020 quarantine, he sat in complete isolation, and his healing process began as the Tick Tock Clock of life waved its arms.
For many years, he lived in shameful self-confliction about his queer identity. This internal battle of self- love vs. self-hate is championed by an Angel and a Demon, the world’s most ancient adversaries. The demon’s voice inculcates fear, and shame. While the angel is a breath of fresh air, who reminds Jair to live in the moment and embrace himself as a person who is worthy of love. Through their battle, he evolved, and this show was born.
WHERE: Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre 5636 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:15 PM Running time: 60 minutes
TICKETS: $10.00 – http://hff21.co/7049
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM:
Jair Bula (Writer/Performer/Producer) earliest credits are rooted in the Miami Theatre Scene, “El Gato con Botas” and “Tessa Triff’s Been Drinking” in Teatro Prometeo, led by Teresa Maria Rojas. His other theatre credits include lUna Enorme Bola de Fuego, Don’t Take it Personally, and No Pill for Loverhorn at Miami Microtheatre. As well as a Shakespeare in the park production of “The Merchant of Venice” with Shakespeare Miami. As a Solo Artist, his one-person show “I AM” was showcased in New York City as a part of The United Solo Theatre Festival 2014. Jair’s other TV/Film accomplishments include multiple bilingual roles in hit Telemundo Telenovelas, including Perro Amor and Donde Esta Elisa? Jair has participated in award winning TV/Film projects, such as the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival award winning film Equal Strength, and the Golden State Film Festival award winning series The Doll From The Box. Jair Bula is currently based out of Los Angeles, where he continues to follow his passion for the art of acting.
Juliette Jeffers (Director) is an award-winning Caribbean American actor, writer, director, producer and teaching artist. On screen, she has appeared in eighteen films, thirty-six guest star TV roles and over sixty national commercials. Juliette has worked with esteemed actors such as Will Smith, Jim Carey, Susan Sarandon, Zoe Saldana and Martin Lawrence to name a few. Some of her notable credits include Chicago Med, All Rise, Snowfall, Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy.
Some of her theatre highlights include her five solo plays that she has written and performed in; Batman and Robin in the Boogie Down, (Bronx Council on the Arts Award, Drama Desk, and NAACP nominations), Chocolate Match, Pan Gyul, Judgment Day, and Tio Pablo (In English and Spanish – best play and best actress awards – Hollywood Short and Sweet fest).
Juliette teaches acting and writing in correctional facilities in LA. She is also a teaching artist at Spirit Awakening Foundation. She is a private coach and has helped develop and direct numerous solo shows. She was an ovation award voter for two years and she co-created two empowerment groups. Juliette currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the LA Women’s Theatre Festival and is the Curator of the Black Voices Solo Theatre Festival at the Whitefire Theatre. Her solo play, Batman and Robin in the Boogie Down will close the Black Voices Festival this year on November 13th.
Juliette is starring in the film, Noise in The Middle on Amazon Prime. For more information, please visit www.juliettejeffers.com
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