Studio 207 - Beatrice L Thomas


Beatrice L. Thomas


Beatrice Thomas is the principal consultant at Authentic Arts and Media. Thomas is a creative producer, cultural equity strategist, and inter-disciplinary artist, whose social practice lies at the intersection of arts, equity, and action. Thomas nationally advances the work of queer, trans, and POC artists. And for nearly a decade, they have worked in a number of sectors in the San Francisco Bay area, dedicating her career to art, cultural equity andprofessional development for individual artists. Previously they held senior and lead consulting positions at San Francisco Arts Commission, foolsFURY Theatre, SAFEhouse Arts, Theater Bay Area, WolfBrown and Western Arts Alliance. They are a consultant and cultural strategist for national EDI initiatives including L.A.N.E. Leveraging Arts Networks for Equity, AIRSPACE QTPOC Arts Leadership Fellowship, and The Boston Foundation Live Arts Mentorship Program. Thomas is a and social justice drag queen and the Bay Area Chapter Director of Drag Queen Story Hour, a program that brings drag queens to read stories at public libraries. Beatrice’s performance and installation work has graced the stages of the deYoung Museum, SF PRIDE Mainstage, CounterPulse, SomArts Cultural Center and the Institute of Advanced Uncertainty and has shown in galleries across the United States. Their current show “Black Benatar’s Black Magic Cabaret” rolls drag, circus, magic, and cultural equity story-telling into a hilarious and inclusive cabaret of irreverent proportions.

Black Benatar Press Photo.jpg