The News is dedicated to providing a consistent venue for the exploration, collaboration and the development of new queer work*. On the first Tuesday of each month, The News casts a spotlight on new performance pieces, experiments, debut works and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, groups or troupes. An informal session for critical feedback follows the performances.

In the last 2+ years, The News has hosted 27 performance evenings, over 220 artists, a 25 person panel on queer performance curation, and an improv dance performance with 40+ participants
Artists interested in performing should fill out this Artist Survey or send questions to: thenews@somarts.org 

The News takes place on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30-9pm at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. in San Francisco. Tickets are $5, NOTAFLF, and advance tickets are recommended.

SEE ALL THE EXCITING PICTURES from The News and other of SOMArts stellar programs!
Press for The News include articles in: East Bay ExpressSF Weekly, and the dead/unlinkable Bay Guardian.


*How do we define queer?

We recognize that "queer" can mean vastly different things to different people. To us, "queer" is a term of radical self-definition - and can relate to personal gender or sexual identity or expression, history, presentation, artistic approach and/or content, and so much more.