HairToStay's Home Cabaret for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Join us for an unforgettable evening of incredible talent-- a curated live show of music, magic, comedy, singing & dance! We will also have HairToStay subsidy recipients sharing their stories, as well as a renowned Breast Cancer specialist sharing updates about the latest breast cancer research and treatments with a spotlight on scalp cooling treatments to prevent chemo-induced hair loss.
Your generous donation will have double its impact, supporting low-income cancer patients and performers.
Premiering Sunday, October 25th
Running through November
8-9pm ET/7-8pm CT ♦ 7-8pm PT/8-9pm MT
Starting at $25!
An artist, storyteller and digital personality with more than 750 million views across her online videos, Taryn Southern has had a longstanding fascination with internet culture & influence. A former YouTube personality & comedian, Taryn is passionate about the intersection of emerging technology, storytelling, and human potential. Over the past decade, she has architected digital campaigns for personalized genomics, egg freezing, AI, sleep, stem cells, and biotech companies and is passionate about ideas that enhance well-being into the mainstream. Taryn was diagnosed with stage III Her2+ breast cancer in May of 2019, and was fortunate enough to save her hair using scalp cooling. She is currently in remission!
Paula Poundstone is a comedian and author known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps on tour, Paula hosts the popular Starburns Audio podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Nobody is a comedy field guide to life, complete with taste tests, cats of the weeks and leading experts in everything from high-rise window washing to urban chicken farming, copyright law, food safety and surviving a bear attack (although, that guest never made it to the studio…). All put thru the screwball sensibility of Paula Poundstone, while co-host Adam Felber tries, in vain, to keep the show on track.
Paula is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time. Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named in TIME Magazine as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.
Renowned Grammy Award-Winning Music Artist
Carlos Reyes, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, producer, engineer, harpist and violinist-- has been breaking musical barriers since his first public performance at the age of five. Born in Paraguay South America. He began his musical education at the age of three and a half on the violin. He made his debut on harp with the Oakland Symphony and his debut on the violin with the Oakland Youth Symphony at just fourteen years of age. He has worked in the professional recording industry for commercials, solo artist and instrumental background music for the acclaimed children’s shows “Sesame Street” and “Villa Alegre” when he was still in his teens. The Bay Area is proud to claim Carlos Reyes, as one of its most favorite and talented artists.
San Francisco native Nato Green is the country’s only semi-functional hybrid of comedian, writer, and union organizer. Nato has been named San Francisco’s Best Comedian by the SF Weekly, Huffington Post, SFist, and CBS. Nato is the creator of Iron Comic, the hit Iron Chef-spoofing comedy game show. His comedy has been featured in Audible Comedy Originals including the Comedy Show Show, the Guest List, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Sounds Like America. He’s appeared on numerous podcasts including The Bugle, RISK!, WTF with Marc Maron, the Dork Forest, Pod Damn America, The Bitchuation Room with Francesca Fiorentini, Porchlight, Muni Diaries, Put Your Hands Together, WBUR’s You’re the Expert, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, KQED’s Truth Be Told, KALW’s Kamau Right Now, and Fake the Nation with Negin Farsad.
Jean-Paul resides in San Francisco, CA where he primarily works as a singer, actor and music educator. While living in his native Los Angeles he performed with numerous choral and instrumental ensembles including L.A. OPERA CHORUS and THE AL MCNEAL JUBILEE SINGERS. Once he moved up north, the stages, cathedrals and concert halls of the SF Bay Area opened their arms to him and granted him the honor to perform with organizations such as 42ND STREET MOON, SF PLAYHOUSE, WEST EDGE OPERA, THE GRACE CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF MEN AND BOYS and PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA CHORUS. You can also catch Effervescence Jackson, Jean-Paul’s drag altar ego, making appearances at STUD, OASIS or streaming over Twitch in DRAG ALIVE, GOLDEN HOUR and MEDIA MELTDOWN. In short, Jean-Paul is somewhat of a kaleidoscope of talents, experiences and perspectives that make him uniquely suited to being an artist in the brave new world brought on by COVID-19.
Magician/Owner of the Magic Patio
Andrew Evans is a professional illusionist and magic designer who brings a modern, innovative twist to magic. He founded The Magic Patio—a magic speakeasy tucked in a hidden corner of San Francisco—and has performed his unique illusions creations at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and on national television for Penn & Teller’s: Fool Us. When he's not on stage, Andrew is the Magic & Illusions Lead for the San Francisco production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
In his virtual show, Andrew interacts with guests and everyone will be able to participate in his inexplicable feats at home. Even across a screen, minds will be read, cards will be found, and wine bottles will mysteriously multiply.
Walker Fisher is a Bay Area creative who integrates multiple artistic mediums to enchant the world with love. He currently dances for the Golden State Warriors Dance Team and teaches classes and workshops in Hip-Hop and Contemporary in the Bay Area. His mission in life is to be a force of empathy for collective growth. Join him in a flow-state through space and time, to discover your expressive powers. Since 2008 Walker has danced for companies in the Bay Area, such as FutureShock, Printz Dance Project, Mind Over Matter, Bad Unkl Sista, Jenni Bregman Company and more.
LAURA ESSERMAN, MD
Named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World, Dr. Esserman is nationally and internationally known as a leader in the field of breast cancer and innovative trial design. She has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of breast health, including information systems, immunology, decision making, health policy, and the use of imaging. In addition to her esteemed career in medicine, Laura has collaborated with her voice coach, Erik Chalfant, and fearless crew of resisters, the Ohh!Dacity Players, in creating and recording a new musical named Audacity, which premiered in the Bay Area in various theaters in 2017.
TIA RENEE KONSUR
Tia Renée Konsur is Bay Area based actor, singer, dancer who is desperately passionate about art and the positive influence, change, and emotional awareness it can affect. Born and raised a National Tour kid, she’s been dyed in the wool theatre. With an actress mother and a stagehand father, she never really had a choice! She’s a proud graduate from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in Liverpool, England where I received a BA (Honours) in Acting.
Matthew Martin is a SF native who has been performing here all his life on virtually every stage in town. Honored to be participating in this very worthy event. Pixar recently released a new short entitled Out and Martin is the voice of Gigi, the cat. Martin has played Blanche in the Golden Girls for over a decade now at the Victoria Theater and is an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, drag star!
Negin Farsad was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by Huffington Post, named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy where she gave a TEDTalk that has been seen by millions. She is the author of How to Make White People Laugh, a memoir-meets-social-justice-comedy manifesto (nominated for the Thurber Prize for Humor). Farsad is host of Fake the Nation, a political comedy round-table podcast on the Earwolf network and a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. You’ve also seen her on season 2 & 3 of HBO's High Maintenance, Nat Geo’s Year Million, ABC's Emergence, and as a correspondent on IFCNews. She also wrote and directed The Muslims Are Coming! (Netflix) with Jon Stewart, Lewis Black and David Cross and 3rd Street Blackout (Amazon) with John Hodgman, Janeane Garofalo, and Ed Weeks.
Dr. hope rugo
UCSF Breast Cancer Specialist
Dr. Hope Rugo is a medical oncologist and hematologist specializing in breast cancer research and treatment. A Clinical Professor of Medicine, Dr. Rugo joined the Breast Care Center in 1999 after a decade of experience at UCSF in malignant hematology and bone marrow transplantation for a variety of diseases, including breast cancer. In 2010, Dr Rugo took the lead as Principal Investigator for the first FDA Trial to grant clearance (December 2015) to a scalp cooling system (The DigniCap System) to be marketed in the United States.