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End of the year 2019

Love the life you live! Live the life you love! Phot credit Daniel Paikov, taken at Big Broad Reviue!

Am I happy with the person I am?
The end of the year is near and we must all (should all) do a little check-in with ourselves. I try to do this not just yearly when everyone else is making their lists but also on a shorter and more often timeline. I Liliana Velásquez M. am now 42 years old and I did not expect to be where I am. Never in my wildest dreams would I be living in Germany and succeeding as a performer. I have definitely lived an exciting life so far. In my youth, I dreamed of being a Broadway star! A triple threat. I feel like I have accomplished what it takes and then some extra threats. My path has been rocky at times but mostly because I took risks. The adventurous spirit and invincible mentality of youth lead me to NYC. I walked down those streets in my twenties still believing that one day I would be married to a man maybe have my career and children to raise… The children were very far back in my mind. Not one of my goals but something that felt like well it happens to the best of them… almost like catching a cold. But I must have been vaccinated against children because let me tell you pregnancy is not something my body is good at! more often then none I have taken the morning after pill or done rails of cocaine (cheaper than the pill for me) to make sure I was not pregnant… Turns out I could have saved time money and the bad company had I known how impregnable my body is. I guess you live and learn. My previous partners now have children and wives. And I am living the same life I had in my 20’s but with better choices knowledge and company. I find myself guiding other artists and making the best out of this freedom. Now I am this magical 42 and out of a whim I ended up in Berlin. With love and support of a funny German man, that offered me, unconditional love! Something I had never witnessed before. Something that is difficult to understand. But it happened. He died this past year. It is still something difficult for me to believe. I talk to him daily and have his voice always in my head. He changed my life for what I would like to believe is better. As the government in the USA went downhill. I began a new life in Berlin the only part of Germany where you don’t need to speak German LOL, but you should still learn it, as I am learning now.
Am I happy with whom I have become? YES I represent the migrant life, I represent Women of Color, I represent freedom and femdom. Not many women have made and learned from these mistakes. I have tackled my demons and abusers I have overcome my own addictions and mental states of despair. I have learned to love my flaws and to encourage others to accept there is no NORMAL. Take that society’s pressure to fit in. There is no in or out, there is only is “to be or not to be”. And you and only you can decide what you want to be. Only you can ultimately make that person a reality. So ask yourself Am I happy with the person I have become? And remember there is almost always time to become the person you want. Lead by Example! Understand that we are fallible and pick up the pieces when they break sometimes broken is even more beautiful and strong! Find your tribe and don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Tact is something that I am still learning as my mind is strong and willful with a loud Latina tone! So if anything for 2020 my new goal is to be gentler in my delivery of NO (my favorite word) I will continue to ask for what I deserve, I will continue to grow in all directions mind body and soul, and I will continue to allow people opportunities and also cut them out of my circle if they overstep. My boundaries are clear to me and yes they fluctuate I pray to the Goddesses that surround me to give me strength and kindness. To allow me to stand up for myself and be forgiving. To let this NEW YEAR represent the best I have to offer. Happy New Year Beautiful Humans!

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As you know I’ve been hosting an open mic for developing and professional performers in Berlin for the past eight years! It’s every Sunday. I’m very proud of the community that we have built and the family that was created from this dynamic. I have seen some great up-and-coming Berlin bass comics grow develop and I admire the practice the perseverance and the desire that many of these souls have shown us.

Thank you for continuing to support us and to trust that we have a safe space for you.



Summer 2022

May!!! What a wonderful way to start the summer! My solo show Allein is in The Performing Arts Festival Berlin!

My best events this May & June!  Remeber we always have our practice space Sunday Slips! Show Up to Sign Up. Every Sunday No Matter What!
Outtakes while on a photo set for TD Theater 2021

https://www.performingarts-festival.de/de/programm/allein

JUNE 2020 Getting to double up with Chris Davis! In my 8 I mean 9 years! years of living in Berlin. How time does not seem to pass when our youthful spirits cross paths. I can not get enough of his story and vision!

After Party!

Get drinks upstairs or stick around for the next event of the evening a great jam session with the WyntoNikos

La Llorona

Here we go for all my Latin American a Spanish-speaking friends located in Berlin! I have surrounded myself with the most beautiful creative Latinas. This has been a reality check about how much I miss that laughter, movement, and wild and uninhibited Latin energy. We are proud to represent many different parts of South America and including Spanish-speaking parts of Europe. Do you know who you are? The show is in Spanish, and yes, I understand that this promotion and this blog post are in English. Many of us are bilingual, and my phone settings are in English. So now I’m taking an opportunity before I head over to my other job. As you know, I’m a hustler, baby.

To invite you to join us this Saturday at 8 PM for a night of stand-up comedy in Spanish!

But your tickets now!

March News 2022

FOUR EYES

http://www.comedycafeberlin.com/schedule/photo

It’s Berlin’s favorite comedy storytelling open mic!
Hosted by Josh Telson & Michele Guido, in our temporary new home Comedy Café Berlin!

6 to 8 people share with us a true story from their lives that may shock us, excite us, embarrass us or inspire us, but will definitely make us laugh! Our only rules are make it true and make it funny.

The show starts promptly and seating is limited, so be sure to get reserve seats using the ticket link above.

Mis aventuras en Berlin EN ESPAÑOL!

https://www1.wdr.de/radio/cosmo/programm/sendungen/estacionsur/livestream-estacion-sur-100.html

Let me entertain you.

What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?

honestly….

taken of me or taken by me?

What I see with my little eyes, are “still-life” magical corners of my home. Where streams of sunlight penetrate the kitchen. I might take a photo-a-day of the same spot. my little fairy corner of the kitchen. The plants love the light and warmth of the kitchen.

Write about something mysterious.

Mysteries are everywhere! Just the way that we manage to change the energy and emotions that we wake up with and express in your day. I find energy to be a very mysterious thing. The energy’s intangible. It’s invisible to the eye and yet we can all feel it. It’s a mystery how other people’s emotions can affect us and how our emotions and actions can affect theirs.

I’m a big believer in energy work, from gratitude is an attitude two practicing patience and perseverance. These are lifestyle choices and also a form of belief. During the past three years, it has been difficult to practice abundance and gratitude when it feels like every day is the end of the world. I believe that many of us have had a drastic change in our programming. Many of us have experienced complete city lockdowns. Creating much smaller circles and communities. Changing our brain programming and instilling a sense of doom and fear. It’s been a mystery to see how resilient we are as human beings and how the past three years have changed so many of us.

I hope that you have managed to work with your energy and create the art you want to see in the world.

Art opening at Retramp gallery! A weekend pop up show!