DEADLINE: Works-in-Progress from Cutting-edge Queer Artists JULY EDITION: Sabrina Chap, Rachel Kerry, Ted Kerr, and Betsy Housten

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DEADLINE: Works-in-Progress from Cutting-edge Queer Artists JULY EDITION: Sabrina Chap, Rachel Kerry, Ted Kerr, and Betsy Housten
July 12, 2014 7:30 PM
July 12, 2014 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
June 22, 2014
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
646 457 0859
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83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States

Post-Clown Disaster, Ariel Federow and Cabaret Idiot, Sabrina Chap bring you this new works-in-progress series featuring new work from cutting edge queer artists. Built on the notion that there’s no greater inspiration than a deadline, this series forces renegade artists to bring new and developing work to an audience for the first time. Part experimentation + part guaranteed failure = 100% awesomeness.

Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow will be your host this evening, presenting a very special book report sponsored by the Bureau.

Sabrina Chap will be performing the second half of her electric guitar radio musical, ‘Postcards from Nevermore’, visually scored by a projection from Anna Hovhannessian.

Betsy Housten will be reading a piece from her upcoming zine about queerness, quick fixes and questionable

Rachel Kerry will be performing The Heart Demands a Superhero Vogue Battle, A fierce spoken word/movement piece performed in spandex, masks, and at least 2 capes.



Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow‘s work has been seen on Broadway, Lafayette, Houston, Chrystie, Fulton, N 6th, and other streets and avenue in NYC and beyond. Her stories, slideshows and slapstick have been seen places like LaMama ETC, Dixon Place, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, Pussy Faggot, and Hey Queen! Company member: the Ballez and Butch Burlesque.

Deemed, ‘Rousing!’ by the New Yorker, Sabrina Chap is a writer, musician, cabaret artist and all around dilettante. Her latest album, the anthemic queer bonanza ‘We Are the Parade’ was deemed, ‘Joyous’ by the Advocate. She also edited the book, ‘Live Through This- On Creativity and Self-Destruction’, now with an intro by Amanda Palmer and essays by Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Swoon, Kate Bornstein and more.

Anna Hovhannessian is a filmmaker and editor. TV credits include a lot of sensationalistic murder shows and some talk show nonsense. Her film credits include in the documentaries ‘Bully’ (Tribeca premiere), ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ (Boston Independent Film) and the short film ‘Happy Hour’. Her performance videography was featured in the dance production of ‘Echoes and Dreams’ (NYC Fringe Festival).

Betsy Housten is a Brooklyn-based queer femme writer, zinester, massage therapist, herbal medicine maker, tarot reader and astrology nerd. Her work can be read in such places as Hoax zine, Soon Quarterly and We’ll Never Have Paris, and has been seen at such places as Bluestockings, St Marks Books, Pete’s Candy Store and the How I Learned series. She most recently published issue 7 of her zine You Know Better.


Rachel Kerry is a director, writer, and designer interested in innovative, transmedia storytelling. She hosts the monthly East Village variety show Pop Culture Fondue! and is the artistic mastermind behind theatre/video company Brain Melt Consortium. Her work emphasizes devised movement, immersive environments, and the exploration of popular culture. Very often, her work features girls making out.