Wayward Voices is a space to amplify, uplift, and empower BIPOC artists. Our goal is to produce work that inspires and activates our artists now and our artists to come. Let this be our a jump to produce work that reflects the truth of our world, and the many stories ready to be told.



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Austin Nation

Becoming Austin Nation

Austin Nation will share his autobiographical piece.   Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at the age of 26 this is the story of a person facing his own mortality until the release of the life extending drug AZT. At 40, Austin beat back his demons and is living his best life as a drag performer and a professor of nursing at Cal State Fullerton. It’s a story you do not want to miss.


Anastasia Washington presents her one woman show.  “What are you?” “I would make a pillow out of your hair!” and other things you shouldn't say to a human is the topic in this hilarious confessional of a Bi Racial Woman. Anastasia spills all the tea on the shady moments of a Bi Racial Woman’s life. She shares heartbreaking and often hilarious stories. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn and you’ll wake the hell up.

50 Shades of Mixed: Confessions of your Ethnically Ambiguous Best Friend

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Anastasia Washington

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Gabrielle Jackson

They Tend to Themselves


Gabrielle Jackson will perform her choreopoem.  The piece explores what creates connection and disconnection between Black women and the world around them, using original poetry, narrative, movement, and inspiration from performance art from the African diaspora, writer and performer, Gabby, creates a vision of her internal narrative and connects with audiences to explore our collective humanity.


Wayward Voices provides $1000 grants to artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, our goal is to continue to increase the size of that grant. A donation to the Wayward Voices fund today ensures more amazing art tomorrow and in the future.