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DEADLINE: Works-in-Progress from Cutting-edge Queer Artists AUGUST EDITION! w/Kelli Dunham, Kevin Ritter, Julie Aslop, Ariel Speedwagon and Sabrina Chap

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DEADLINE: Works-in-Progress from Cutting-edge Queer Artists AUGUST EDITION! w/Kelli Dunham, Kevin Ritter, Julie Aslop, Ariel Speedwagon and Sabrina Chap
Start:
August 21, 2014 7:30 PM
End:
August 21, 2014 10:00 PM
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
646 457 0859
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
August 6, 2014
Venue:
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone:
646 457 0859
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83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States
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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 audiencefor the first time. Part experimentation + part guaranteed failure = 100% awesomeness.

PRESENTING—————-—-

STAND UP/COMEDY STORYTELLING by KELLI DUNHAM!
“The piece is ostensibly about my botched knee replacement but really about trauma and how it gets stored in your body and how you can still learn to read your body’s signals.”

PERFORMANCE ARTIST – KEVIN RITTER!!
“”Kevin Ritter Plays Kevin Ritter” takes the subject of four people named Kevin Ritter: Kevin Ritter, the German; Kevin Ritter, the baseball coach; Kevin Ritter, the kitchen designer; and Kevin Ritter, the performance artist. This piece explores identity through mimicry, video, and original writing. A meditation in the form of a refracted palindrome.”

PERFORMANCE POET, JULIE ASLOP!!
“Susan, Susie and Suzanne are three versions of the same person. Their alter-realities begin slipping together when each receives a mysterious package The piece explores the political implications of boredom alongside themes of sexual and economic violence.”

MUSICAL BOOK REVIEW BY SABRINA CHAP
Sabrina Chap will do a musical book review of Madison Young’s new memoir, “Daddy”.
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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. sabrinachap.com

Kelli Dunham [http://kellidunham.com/] is the genderqueer nurse-comic-author-ex-nun hybrid so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli was one of Velvet Park Magazine’s 25 Significant Women of 2011, was named to the 2012 Campus Pride Hotlist and has appeared on Showtime and the Discovery Channel and nationwide at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli’s fifth book, Freak of Nurture [http://freakofnurture.org/] a collection of humorous essays published by Topside Press caused award-winning author Barbara Carellas to give Kelli the moniker “the David Sedaris of the queer world.”

Julie Alsop is a poet working in radio. Sometimes she has a Canadian accent.

Kevin Ritter is a queer playwright and performer. His performances include Lawn Play, Rebecca and Jeremiah: The Strange (Semi-Finalist, Indie Boots Theater Festival, 2013), The Cosmos (performed at Cleveland Public Theatre’s “Pandemonium” benefit, September 2013), Leave ‘Em Fallin’ Down, and Erato: a tragedy perhaps. He is a member of the Britomartis Devised Theater Ensemble; shows have included A Totally Real True-to-Life Play, harlot/nun, Mixtape, and, most recently, an adaption of Milton’s Paradise Lost. kevincritter.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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