QCC Staff 2017

kristaSmithKrista Smith aka Kentucky Fried Woman (National Queer Performing Arts Summit Director and Senior Development Associate) is a native Kentuckian living in Oakland since 2005. She has been involved in the arts since 1978 and has worked as a solo artist and with various performance troupes in Santa Barbara, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area. From 2002-2005 Krista dedicated her time and energy to the Queen Bees as their founder and choreographer. She is a co-founder of the queer tap-troupe, ButchTap, who performed from 2007-2012. Between 1999-2015 she has produced over 100 queer performing arts events.  She has been featured in several National Queer Arts Festival presentations including Rally the Troupes, Flabulous!, White Lies, Breaking Code, and Y’all Come Back. Smith was a part of the Femme Collective, which produced the 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 Femme Conferences serving as […]

IMG_0204The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins is a performance artist , stand up comedian, designer/seamstress/milliner/costumer, writer, burlesque sensation, filmmaker, maker and organizer of note, basically, the only thing She doesn’t do is BS.

As the QCC’s newest Development Associate, Ms. Jenkins is grateful to work for and with the Bay Areas queer and trans arts communities in the pursuit of that NPIC $krilla. #FundTheRevolution

sarah-purpleTallSarah Guerra (Production Manager) is a native Tejana living in California since 2001. She has been involved in the arts since 1992 and has worked with various theatre companies in San Antonio, Tejas, most notably the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Jump-Start Performance Co., and The Epseranza Peace and Justice Center. From 2001-2004 Sarah dedicated her time and energy to El Teatro Campesino as their resident stage manager and production manager. She is a co-founder of the resident youth theatre group, Grupo Animo, at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center from 1992-1995. From 1999 to 2004 she functioned as the Assistant Festival Coordinator for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Centers CineFestival. Form 2005-2011 she was the program director at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, California where she commissioned new works, managed artist residencies and curated La Peña’s annual Hecho en Califas Festival. She […]