failure to con/form

Failure to Con/Form was a Houston-based series of rotating flash-mob reading/performance events in sites of both restriction and healing/safety for trans, genderqueer, intersex and gender-non-conforming people. The events feature local and nationally recognized trans, genderqueer, intersex and gender-non-conforming writers, performers and artists. This reading/performance series is inspired by the history of LGBTQI* community members who have performed queer takeovers or disruptions of non-queer-friendly spaces such as bars, clubs, proms and Baptist conventions.

Our first performance Shelter featured Wo Chan, Vanessa Brandon, Koomah, and Dee Dee Watters. It took place at Casa Anandrea.

Our second performance featured Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, S. Rodriguez, Cassie Mira, and Lou Stainback.

In round ten of The Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by a partnership of DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Failure to Conform was awarded a stimulus grant.