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Apocalips Slam Poetry, Student Activities, IME, the Finance Committee, the Queer Student Union, the Ray Warren Symposium, the Feminist Student Union, the Asian Student Union, and APANO bring to you a night of poetry, ft Darkmatter!

DARKMATTER is a trans south asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. Based in New York City, DarkMatter regularly performs to sold-out houses at venues like La MaMa Experimental Theater, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop. DarkMatter was recently part of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, the Lincoln Center’s La Casita Festival, as well as the Queer International Arts Festival. Known for their quirky aesthetic and political panache, DarkMatter has been invited to perform at stages across the world.

#ItGetsBitter is an interruption: a hybrid mixture of art and activism, poetry and polemic, giggles and gasps. #ItGetsBitter is a remix of spoken word, stand up comedy, fashion, and nursery rhymes. DarkMatter shares stories of navigating the world in all of its ordinariness and peculiarity as trans South Asians, taking the audience on an emotional roller coaster all of the way from the personal to the political. Join us for an evening of poetry and healing as we not only critique – but imagine new ways of being and resisting together. 

Additionally, there will be a special opening act from Star~ 

This show is FREE for all LC students, and you must show your I.D. at the door! Greater-Portland folks, please follow the link to be posted above shortly to purchase a limited-seat. 

We will be collecting donations for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) which "works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence" so show up with cash and credit cards! 

The space is wheelchair accessible, not scent-free, and one bathroom with be made gender neutral. There will not be anyone signing for the deaf; that is our mistake, and we apologize. 

For more on Darkmatter, visit:

instagram - @darkmatterpoetry

twitter - @darkmatterpoets