An Evening With Original Cockette Rumi Missabu
September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening is excited to present a colorful, compelling performance and screening featuring special guests Chris Tanner, Agosto Machado, Hayley Nystrom, Diego Gomez, Jarvis Earnshaw and Vic Sin, with shorts by Joe E. Jeffreys, David Riley and Kimba Anderson.
Join us for a deep dive into the heyday of San Francisco hippie culture and a celebration of a cultural explosion that began in the late 60’s.
The Cockettes were an avant garde psychedelic hippie theater group founded by Hibiscus (George Edgerly Harris II) in the fall of 1969. The troupe, of which Rumi was a core member was formed out of a group of hippie artists, men and women, who were living in Kaliflower, one of the many communes in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. The Cockettes pioneered an eclectic style of dress and costume never seen before, drawing inspiration from various sources such as silent film, Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s, Broadway musicals and Surrealist aesthetics.