THIS SHOW WAS CANCELLED
Catch a sneak peak of Sex Tips for Straight Chicks, an edgy new queer comedy of love advice gone hilariously wrong by local playwright, Enrique Urueta (Learn to Be Latina), and presented by SF’s leading sketch comedy troupe, Killing My Lobster, with support from the Wattis Foundation and the Qcc@La Pena! through NEA’s presenting program.
Rachel is smart, sexy, successful, and hates being single—too bad she’s a straight woman living in San Francisco! Her best friend and roommate Berkley is a gay man who makes a living giving sex advice to straight women, but has never had a relationship. But who needs a relationship when you’re young and hot and can have any man you want–except for Graham, his hopelessly straight friend from college who has just moved to SF. When Rachel meets Graham, their attraction is obvious–especially to Berkley, and he’ll have none of it. Rachel tries to keep her relationship with Graham a secret from Berkley, but when Graham wants her to strap one on and fuck him, she doesn’t know what to do. When she anonymously solicits Berkley’s advice through his column and follows through, she could never anticipate that her relationships with both men would be put to the test. A very queer new comedy about friendship, love, and pegging.
Enrique Urueta‘s plays include The Johnson Administration, The Danger of Bleeding Brown, Learn To Be Latina, and Forever Never Comes. His plays have been developed or produced by The Queer Cultural Center, Playwrights Foundation, Lark Play Development Center, Impact Theatre, Golden Thread Productions, Crowded Fire Theater Company, and Stray Cat Theatre with forthcoming productions by Monkey Wrench Collective and The Lobster Theater Project. He has received a Theatre Bay Area CASH grant, a Theatre Bay Area New Works Fund award for Forever Never Comes and was selected by Sir David Hare as a runner-up for the 2009 Yale Drama Series prize for The Danger of Bleeding Brown. Learn To Be Latina received Aurora Theatre Company’s Global Age Project award, won the inaugural Great Gay Play contest sponsored by Pride Films & Plays, and was named Best Ensemble Comedy of 2010 by the SF Weekly, which also named him Best Up-And-Coming Playwright of 2010. Southern Theatre Magazine identified him as one of “40 Groundbreaking Playwrights” who are “changing the U.S. theatre.” He is a proud member of NoPassport, an on-line collective of theatre artists who advocate for cross-cultural theatrical exchange, with an emphasis on US Latina/o and Latin American theatre. Photo by Carrie Sinclair Katz
The Lobster Theater Project, better known as Killing My Lobster (KML), provides artists with the opportunity to generate and produce performance art across a range of disciplines that provokes, amuses, educates, entertains, and inspires. KML is committed to producing high quality, relevant and smart comedy that draws upon San Francisco for inspiration and is a reflection of its non-traditional audience.
KML was founded to give a group of comedians with day jobs a home for creating insightful comedic work they simply were not seeing produced in San Francisco. Since KML’s first show in a 25-seat converted office in the Mission on Valentine’s Day, 1997, the group has worked with over 400 Bay Area artists to create exciting original work for local audiences and national outlets. Today, KML is hailed by the Chronicle as “the closest thing we have to Second City” and heralded as “an orgy of comic genius” by Comedy Central. It has created original work for HBO, is a two-time winner of the “Best of the Fringe” Award at the SF Fringe Festival and was voted “Best Comedy Group” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The group has created numerous award-winning short films taking home the Golden Spire Prize at the SF International Film Festival.