Versatile: Stories From Inside The Closet Of A Half Black Gay Man

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A journey through intersectionality. Kevin, a mixed-Black, gay person adopted out of foster care, wades through a political existence. With the help of characterized African wildlife, Kevin winds through celebration and despondency. Unfolding through, 20+ characters, poetry and education; from systemic racism, police encounters, sexual discovery, shame and ultimately pride, Kevin finds hope and meaning in identity politics. Kevin Neighbors is an LA based theatre/film artist. In 2021 Kevin produced his award winning solo show Versatile receiving rave reviews and awards at two festivals and is the recipient of the Broadway World Los Angeles Best Solo Performance award. Kevin is the Programs Manager for the Hollywood Fringe Festival where he collaborates with a team of artists and producers to cultivate programs that foster the Fringe community and elevate the equitability and representation of the festival as it relates to race, gender, disability/ability, sexual orientation, and more. Kevin also serves as an Executive Board Member and Community Liaison for the Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, serving the same purpose. Through his company Neighbors Media he has created, theatre, film, and digital media projects with a sharp lens on social justice issues. In 2022 Kevin premiered his second digital media driven solo show #RIPJONATHANXAVIER at the WhiteFire Theatre, analyzing whether contemporary media and social media serves or hinders the the fight for racial equity in America. He employs his voice and experience as a mixed-Black gay man, adopted out of the foster system, to connect with, collaborate and empower artists and peers, young and older, who lack equity in opportunity and choice.