You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to celebrate PRIDE at Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series this year!. AND ... we're delighted to welcome Simon Tran to YBR to share a story with us and help us celebrate ... learn a little about Simon here and get your tickets!
Simon Tran is an actor, writer, and producer originally from Olympia, WA. A graduate of the University of Washington, Simon performed and produced shows in college that centered on deepening the representation of Asian Americans and LGBTQIA+ people. As a comedian, he’s opened for groups like Stir Friday Night, Club Asia, Ratas de Dos Patas, Baby Wine and The Kiki. As a storyteller, he’s performed for StoryClub Northside, Pour One Out, Am I Man Enough?, and Talk Stories. He’s also a producer of community engagement and events at WBEZ Chicago and a member of the Obama Foundation Community Leadership Corps. More at simontran.net
Who is your favorite queer icon?
Lena Waithe is my queer icon. She doesn't give a fuck what you think, and she exemplifies how it is possible for someone to be both queer and a person of color. She is the queen of innovation, creativity, and honoring our history with class, respect, and slayage.