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Mighty Real: A Sketch Variety Show returns to the Bay Area as part of Queer Cultural Center's National Queer Arts Festival

By Queer Cultural Center

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Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 7 - 10pm PDT


SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Recalling ’90s-era comedy TV shows like In Living Color, All That, and SNL, Mighty Real: A Sketch Variety Show features segments of comedy, spoken word, song, and dance.

After the sold-out presentation of last year’s Mighty Real: A Sketch Variety Show, community social group ItsQwere is proud to announce an encore performance happening Saturday, June 17 at SOMArts in San Francisco as part of Queer Cultural Center’s National Queer Arts Festival.

The all-female cast will perform never-before-seen sketches along with memorable favorites from the sold-out 2022 Mighty Real production, including the laugh-out-loud family dinner scene featuring the sassy, opinionated, tipsy, unfiltered character Aunt Tea, and Gwen Stafani’s 2004 hit “Hollaback Girl” becomes a hilarious music parody, “Take It From a Black Girl''.

Now in its fifth year, Mighty Real by ItsQwere takes its name from the 1978 Billboard chart-topping hit “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” by Sylvester, the Black, flamboyant, San Francisco chanteuse whose unmatched acrobatic vocals made him an international music sensation and a queer icon still revered over 30 years after his passing.

ItsQwere began in 2018 as a conversation salon among local queers gathered in a San Francisco living room. Since then, the social organization has engaged LGBTQ community members across the country and internationally through poetry readings, panel discussions, social media, a monthly book club, and an annual live production.

Mighty Real: A Sketch Variety Show contains adult themes and attendees must be aged 21+.

"What makes our show unique is that our sketch writers are all folks of color who focus on celebrating our community,” says Tony Taylor, ItsQwere founder and event producer. “We’re bringing our joyful talents to the forefront of entertainment without centering trauma, perseverance, or strength."

ItsQwere is a 2023 beneficiary of Queer Cultural Center’s National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF) grant, which will fund the San Francisco production of Mighty Real: A Sketch Variety Show. NQAF is an annual multidisciplinary festival held May through July throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Queer Cultural Center connects the LGBTQ+ artistic community to resources across multiple sectors.

For information about ItsQwere programming and Mighty Real updates, visit itsqwere.com.

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