Kevin Nadal is a performance artist who has been performing in New York City and across the United States since 1999. Over the past decade, he has evolved from a spoken word artist to a stand up comedian, touching upon topics such as growing up Filipino, being gay, politics and pop culture, and dating in New York City.
Here is a list of Kevin's one-man shows and other featured performances:
Pinoy: A One Man Show about growing up Filipino in America. (From October 2002- September 2005)
Performed nationally and internationally at over 30 different venues, including:
New York (Columbia University, Kraine Theater, NYU)
California (UC Irvine, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Le Petit Trianon Theater)
Michigan (Michigan State University, University of Michigan)
Florida (University of Florida, Florida State)
Texas (Texas A&M, University of Houston)
Pennsylvania (Temple University)
Performed at several Filipino national conferences including:
FIND (Baltimore, MD)
MAFA (Columbus, OH)
NFAYA (Atlanta, GA)
NWPASA (Corvallis, OR)
Five-night run at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City
Single: A One Man Show about Sex, Love, and Karaoke. (From October 2005- November 2006)
Performed in New York and nationally:
Kraine Theater, New York- 11/19/05
Under St. Mark's Theater, New York- 2/19/06
Kraine Theater, New York- 3/14/06
St. John's University, Queens, NY- 4/7/06
Under St. Mark's Theater, New York- 5/12/06
Masquers Cabaret, Los Angeles, CA- 08/18/06
Bindlestiff Studios, San Francisco, CA- 09/14-16/06
New York University, New York, NY- 10/16/06
Boston College, Boston, MA- 10/20/06
Pitzer College- Claremont, CA- 10/26/06
University of CA, Irvine, Irvine, CA- 10/30/06
Aswan Theater, San Diego, CA- 11/17/06
Psychotherapy: A Cabaret Show (From January - March 2007)
Dirty Thirty: A One Man Show (From October 2008-present)
Performed Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theater- New York, NY- December 2008
Performed at the following venues:
Boston College- October 2008
Columbia College- Chicago- October 2009
Past Special Appearances/ Spoken Word Performances
In addition to one-man show performances, Kevin has made many special apperances and performed at the following venues:
(Last Updated January 2010)
Spoken Word- Hip Hop Showcase- Irvine, CA- May 1999
Spoken Word (Winner)- Kababayan Annual Talent Show- Irvine, CA- March 2000
Spoken Word- Halo Halo Cultural Show, East Lansing, MI- March 2001
Hip Hop Performance- APA Cultural Vogue, East Lansing, MI- April 2001
Spoken Word- "Maarte": Pilipino American History Month Celebration, East Lansing, MI- October 2001
Spoken Word- Asian Pacific American Student Organization Conference, East Lansing, MI- October 2001
Spoken Word- Midwest Association of Filipino Americans Showcase, East Lansing, MI- February 2002
Spoken Word- Filipino American National Historical Society Variety Show, Los Angeles, CA- July 2002
Spoken Word and Workshop- Asian Pacific American Student Society- Michigan State University: October 26, 2002
Performance/ Workshop- Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education National Conference- Columbia University: November 1, 2002
Workshop/ Spoken Word- SUMISIGAW: Common Ground Pin@y Festival- Lower Manhattan, NY: November 9, 2002
Performance/ Spoken Word- Kundiman: Philippine American Center- Jamaica, NY: November 15, 2002.
Performance- Filipinos Against the War: NYC Anti-War Rally- New York, NY: February 15, 2003.
Spoken Word/ Performance- Open Mic Night: Columbia University Intercultural Resource Center- New York, NY: March 27, 2003.
Spoken Word- Filipino Peace Vigil: Immaculate Conception Church- New York, NY: March 28, 2003.
Spoken Word-"Speak Your Peace": Nightingales Lounge- New York, NY: April 18, 2003.
Emcee/ Spoken Word- "Balikbayan": Brecht Forum- New York, NY: April 20, 2003.
Spoken Word Performance- NAFAA Conference, Houston, TX. June 2003
Keynote Speech- NAFAA Conference, Houston, TX. June 2003.
Spoken Word/ Performance- Open Mic Night: FAHSI- Jamaica, NY: October 24, 2003.
Comedy/ Spoken Word- Barrio Fiesta: SUNY Buffalo- Buffalo, NY: November 8, 2003.
Comedy- Filipino Barrio Fiesta, Portland, OR- May 2004.
Keynote Speech- Texas A&M, College Station, TX- May 2004.
Keynote Speech- Philippine Consulate, New York, NY- May 2004.
Comedy/ Spoken Word- Filipino American National Historical Society- St. Louis, MO- June 22. 2004.
Comedy- The Movement @ National Filipino American Youth Association- Atlanta, GA- October 2004.
Comedy- Sumisigaw Festival- Jersey City, NJ- November 2004
Comedy- Midwest Association of Filipino Americans (MAFA)- East Lansing, MI- February 2005
Comedy/ FAWN Conference Fundraiser @ Nolita, New York, NY- April 2005.
Featured Spoken Word Artist- Teabag Poet's Cafe, New York, NY- February 2006.
Comedy- St. John's Barrio Fiesta- April 2006.
Spoken Word/ Comedy- Sulu Series @ Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY- May 2006.
Comedy- University of California, Irvine- Irvine, CA- October 2006.
Comedy- Pitzer College- Claremont, CA- October, 2006.
Comedy- New York University- New York, NY- October 2006.
Comedy- Teabag Poet's Cafe, New York, NY- January 2007.
Comedy- Galad Kalinga @ Cal State Bernardino- January 2007.
Comedy- Queer Pin@y Conference @ UC Davis- March 2007.
Comedy- Sulu Series @ Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY- March 2007.
Comedy- Filipino Barrio Fiesta, Portland, OR- May 2007.
Comedy/Emcee- Hernandez/Yabut Wedding- San Francisco, CA- August 2007.
Comedy- Sulu Series @ Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY- September 2007.
Comedy- University of Florida, Gainesville, NY- October 2007.
Comedy- Sulu Series @ Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY- October 2007.
Comedy- Jammin Asian @ Laugh Lounge- New York, NY- October 2007.
Comedy- Galad Kalinga @ Boston University- Boston, MA- October 2007.
Comedy- Bridgeman-Manaois Wedding- Oakland, CA- November 2007.
Keynote Speech @ University of Buffalo- May 2008.
Comedy- Poverty Sucks Fundraiser @ Under St. Marks, New York, NY- June 2008.
Comedy- Sulu Series @ Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY- June 2008.
Host/ Comedy- East Meet West: A Benefit Show, San Francisco, CA- July 2008.
Comedy- CORE Disaster Relief Benefit for Typhoon Frank, New York, NY- July 2008.
Comedy- Shine for our People Benefit Show- New York, NY- September 2008.
Comedy/ Emcee- Kanta at Kalinga Benefit Show @ Boston University- Boston, MA- October 2008.
Comedy/Emcee- Zabal-Javier Wedding- San Ramon, CA- November 2008.
Emcee- FAHSI Holiday Party- New York, NY- December 2008
Co-Emcee- Kababayan at UC Irvine 35th Anniversary Gala- Irvine, CA- March 2009.
Comedy- Asian American Writers Workshop- New York, NY - March 2009.
Comedy- Lyrics for Literacy- Nightengale's Lounge- New York, NY- June 2009.
Comedy- Axis Bar & Grill- Washington DC- July 2009.
Comedy- Kapisanan Centre- Toronto, Canada- August 2009
Comedy- University of Florida- October 2009
Comedy- Columbia College- October 2009
Headliner: Laughs for Literacy: Filipino Comedy Show- Laugh Lounge NYC- October 2009
Comedy- Benefit to help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy (Sponsored by BaranGAY) @ The Web- October 2009
Comedy/ Keynote Speech: St. Louis University- October 2009
Comedy/ Keynote Speech: University of San Diego- October 2009
Comedy/ Keynote Speech: Filipino American National Historical Society- November 2009
Comedy/ Keynote Speech: Loyola University- Chicago- December 2009
Comedy/ Keynote Speech: Filipino High School Conference @ San Diego State University- December 2009