ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DINO FOXX born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, is a nationally presented actor, singer, dancer, writer, spoken word poet, hip-hop artist, arts educator and activist. He is a founding member of Tragic Bitches (a Queer Xicana/o Performance Poetry Collaborative), a company member with Jump-Start Performance Co. and an emcee with the band, The Push Pens. Andrés Duque of Blabbeando has described his poetry as following “themes of family unity and disunity, ethnic bonds and divisions, assimilation and displacement as well as sexuality and love.” His poetry has been published in such collections as Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press), the 19th issue of Suspect Thoughts: A Journal of Subversive Writing (2007), and Queer Codex: Chile Love (Evelyn Street Press/allgo). Foxx will also be featured in the upcoming poetry collection Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry through Kórima Press.

 

As a member of the artistic company at Jump-Start, Dino Foxx has produced, written for, worked on the technical team of, or performed in over 50 original performances including Epcot el Alamo, all developed with Guillermo Gomez-Peña (2004), Memoirs of a Jot@ - Part 1 (2007), and Last Call for Truth written with Manuel Cros Esquivel and Billy Muñoz.

 

As his fire-eating gender-bending burlesque alter-ego Foxxy Blue Orchid, Foxx produces and performs as a member of the Stars and Garters Burlesque All-Star Cast and is a co-producer and host for the San Antonio Burlesque Festival.

 

Photo: Troy Wise

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