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QT: Rainbows Across the Diaspora

  • Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)


A poetic and cultural journey exploring the rich lives of LGBTQ people. Curated by Phillip Ammonds. Featuring Alexander Scelso and Brittany Maldonado.


Alexander Scelso developed ‘The Unicorn That Discovered Self Love’ a solo show to be performed in venues in NYC and was featured at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, InspiredWordNyc, The Duplex, Bar Thalia to name a few. Acting since age four and worked off Broadway and off off Broadway in productions such as “Twelfth Night,” “Gruesome Playground Injuries”, “The Accordionist”, “Ti-Jean and His Brothers”, and “Angels in America.” Working to marry poetry and theatrical performance to connect with audiences. 

Brittany Maldonado is a Bronx born poet, artist, actress and feminist. She pulls her creative inspiration from life, love, pain and all the moments in between. After working in corporate America for over ten years, she decided to leave it behind two years ago, and pursue art full-time. Since then she has exhibited her art and performed spoken word in venues all over New York City. This past June she published her first poetry book “Letters to My Stepping Stones” and is in the process of writing her second which she hopes to release by the end of this year. You can find her work and follow her journey at

 Dixon Place Literary Programs are supported, in part, with private funds from the Axe Houghton Foundation, and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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