Now playing at CounterPULSE for its full-length premiere as part of the National Queer Arts Festival
An “extravaganza. . . the only theatrical form worthy of the life of Samuel Steward.” – Richard Dodds, The Bay Area Reporter
“An epic saga about a larger than life character — lover of Rudolph Valentino, protege of Gertude Stein, a university professor who became the official tattoo artist for the Hell’s Angels, a voracious sexual dynamo, researcher for Alfred Kinsey and writer of erotica under the nom de plume Phil Andros.” – Mary Ellen Hunt, 96 Hours, San Francisco Chronicle
“Part historical chronicle, part spectacle, Homo File explores the many facets of a man who lived more vigorously than the rest.” – SF Weekly
“Homo File is a must see theatrical event. One of the best local based performances I have seen in years.” – Audience Member
Homo File chronicles the pre-Stonewall life of queer pioneer Sam Steward: tattoo artist for the Hells Angels, friend to Alfred Kinsey and Gertrude Stein. This daisy chain of astonishing encounters with stars and studs combines theatre, puppetry, visual art and video to portray a sexual rebel who became a 20th century icon.
May 30 – June 15th