Kevin Seaman is an interdisciplinary artist, drag queen and cultural worker with over a decade of experience working with Bay Area arts communities. He was awarded Americans for the Arts 2017 Emerging Leader Award, was named one of SF Weekly’s 16 Artists To Watch in 2016, and was as an inaugural Association for Performing Arts Professionals’ Leadership Fellow.
Kevin’s interdisciplinary work exploring LGBTQ and drag culture at the intersection of gender and sexuality has been presented locally at cultural venues like SOMArts Cultural Center, the de Young Museum, FRAMELINE, Brava Theatre and CounterPULSE as well as nightlife venues like SF Oasis, the Stud and El Rio; and nationally at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Austin International Drag Festival and Yale School of the Arts as well as nightlife venues in NY, LA, PDX and Reno, NV.
As an advocate for the arts and LGBTQ rights, Kevin has participated in San Francisco-wide efforts to restore the City’s historic Hotel Tax Fund to support arts and affordable housing, and is currently leading efforts to mitigate LGBTQ discrimination through ride share apps after being denied a ride while in drag.
As a consultant specializing in fundraising and capacity building, he has helped to raise over $2 million for organizations and individual artists rooted in LGBTQ communities and communities of color. With his partner Beatrice Thomas, Kevin has led artist-focused workshops for the National Queer Arts Festival, Center for Cultural Innovation, and Groundswell Institute, and has promoted queer arts by facilitating workshops for Grantmakers in the Arts, APAP|NYC and California Presenters. Kevin is a core artist and performer in Daughters of a RIOT!, a multidisciplinary theatrical show staging key moments in San Francisco’s LGBTQ civil rights history, and is currently in residence at Brava Theater creating his first solo production #femmasculine, an interdisciplinary performance exploring gay male gender and sexuality.
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