creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

Monday, December 29, 2014

Photos from "40RTE! Jason Jenn's Birthday Mid-Life Chrysalis"

Celebrating 40 years - pictured here with Robert Patrick, Robert Babish, Malcolm Boyd, Mark Thompson, myself, Gordon Vandenberg, David LeBarron, and Bruce Damer
I had such a splendid celebration for my 40th birthday party and feel such love from and gratitude for the community here and afar. It was truly a meaningful way to mark the major turning point in my life by having a performance and art party at Spirit Studio in Silver Lake, a place that has become near and dear to my heart over the past several years -  alongside friends and creative colleagues who have made this journey around the sun so wonderful. The following are photos from the afternoon and evening, in which I performed on the hour every hour or displayed rare videos from past performances along with open mic roasting and toasting performances by various friends. Thank you so much everyone! BLISSINGS!!! Most photos are by Rich Yap, Tony Coelho or Orit Harpaz. 

My dear Alien Sistah, R. SKY Palkowitz in my honor wrote and sang a new a cappella song for me.
Jen (Auntie Biotic) and Ian MacKinnon did a fantastic spoof song "Time of the Season (For Jason Jenn)"

Robbie McDonald delivered some of his original songs in the lounge area
Robert Patrick changed the lyrics to one of his songs to roast me
Queer David gave a poetic tribute from his show I helped direct "Raucous Red, Brilliant Blue"

Galen Brandt gave us a fantastic taste of her beautiful Bulgarian music 

Scenes from my ritual about the deeper & true story of what happened to Narcissus and how it is relevant to all of us, particularly in the modern, selfie-obsessed world 

Guests like Bob and Peter created artwork at party
Malcolm Boyd & Mark Thompson

Robert Babish & Ahmond Starkin

SKY and our adorable dog Goldiscruff!

Video performance of "Talk Show" a collaboration with SKY 

I explained the story behind painting my left hand and making imprints upon my head

Adorable Ahmond!

SKY presented her Alien birthday cake

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


A selection of photos by Gregory Frye of the funtastic evening that was HOMO-HARVEST: GAYRATITUDE!!! Indeed it was an evening to feel gay love and gayratitude for a lovely audience and amazing performers!

I was very pleased to co-host the evening with the incredible force of artistic genius and get-more-gay champion, Ian MacKinnon!

I presented a piece about the myth of Aristaeus, the demi-god son of Apollo and the human huntress Cyrene. He was considered by many the first farmer and master herdsman. He was also a beekeeper and recognized the importance of pollination to create food. The myth involves the disappearance of the bees one day and Aristaeus's search for how to bring them back. A story with modern relevance. In the tale he visits the god, Proteus, considered the old man of the sea, who had the power of foresight and could see the well as change shape. One had to wrestle him and pin him down in order to get an answer to their question, but it proved a challenge as he kept changing shape into a variety of creatures!

I had the sublime pleasure of working with a fabulous cast: Aristaeus was played by Eli Rarey, a gold-medal champion winner in the 2014 Gay Games! And Robert Patrick played Proteus. Atasiea, Hunter Wells, and Julio Levya performed various roles. The entire evening was filled with stellar performances by some of the best artists in the LA Underground scene! THANK YOU!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Hungry for an experience beyond your typical show? Want to savor the creative juices of some of LA's finest performance artists creating an amazing evening that shall entertain, titillate, amuse, provoke, and soothe your soul at various times? Then "HOMO-HARVEST: Gayratitude" is ready to serve up a grand dish for you!

In tune with the season Ian MacKinnon & Jason Jenn present
HOMO-HARVEST: Gayratitude, an exciting evening of fresh, hot underground queer performance art curated around themes of autumn rituals, nature, and giving thanks. It’s a festive celebration of LA’s creative bounty. Attendees will enjoy a sexy mix of live music, spoken word, video art, dance, and interactive tasting ceremonies. An uplifting pagan-friendly atmosphere abounds, complete with: do yourself glitter make-up station, gay cornucopia community altar, and cruisy fire pit. Beverages available. 

Performances by: Atasiea, Doug Hammet, Monica Howe, Keith Hunter, Jason Jenn, Ian MacKinnon, Martin Matamoros, Robert Patrick, April Hava Shenkman, Ahmond Starkin, and Travis Wood.
Featuring: Mike Che, Tony Coelho, AJ Goodrich, Joe Hankins, Julio Leyva, Amanda Mullins, Amber Mullins, Eli Rarey, Qlint Steinhauser, and more!

After the show join us for post party mingling and get close to someone for “Slow Dancing” - musically hosted by Timothy Power.

Come, taste the magic, and cherish the feast of HOMO-HARVEST love.

More info at:

General Tickets $20 / VIP Reserved $25

Last year was quite the evening to remember. Here are a few pics from last year's feast. Photos by Gregory Frye.