César Cadabes is a Queer Filipino solo performance artist/activist who has presented his work for the Resilience Archives’ Performing Visible Resilience; Coming to America in May 2017 and Anal Sex in May 2018. He introduced his solo work-in-progress #Resist, directed by Kat Evasco, at Bindlestiff Studio’s 2018 production of Queer as Fuck. #Resist was selected to be performed at the 2018 APAture Performing Arts Showcase, an annual multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating emerging Asian and Pacific Islander artists in San Francisco.
In the summer of 2019, César was selected as a fellow for the Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL), a 3-month, multi-genre master class for local writers of color, a collaboration between Kearney Street Workshop and the Asian Art Museum.
In June 2021, César presented his first full length solo show Not My First Pandemic, in a workshop performance a the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco. In November 2021, Not My First Pandemic was an official selection at the United Solo Festival at Theater Row in New York City where it received the Best One-Man Show Award and the All About Solo Critics' Award.
César was a 2021 artist-in-residence at the Queer Cultural Center. He is also a recipient of a 2020/2021 Individual Artist Commission grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. In addition to his solo performance work, he is the Artistic Director of GAPA Theatre, an intergenerational collective of Queer Asian and Pacific Islander writers, performers and storytellers. César also serves on the Advisory Board of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District.