DEADLINE: Works-in-Progress from Cutting-edge Queer Artists. featuring Ariel Speedwagon, Sabrina Chap, Anna Hovhannessian, Elizabeth Whitney and Zach Wager Scholl

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DEADLINE: Works-in-Progress from Cutting-edge Queer Artists. featuring Ariel Speedwagon, Sabrina Chap, Anna Hovhannessian, Elizabeth Whitney and Zach Wager Scholl
May 18, 2014 7:00 PM
May 18, 2014 11:00 PM
646 457 0859
May 2, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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83A Hester St., 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 workshopping the second two installments of “Lavender Valley,” the world’s preeminent powerpoint lesbian soap opera.


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


Tricia Clayton Biltmore is everyone’s favorite lesbian ally and Elizabeth Whitney’s alter ego. Hailing from Bainbridge, GA, she is the woman Elizabeth might have been if she had never left Tallahassee.


Sisters,” Zachary Wager Scholl’s newest writing, is a work-in-progress ode to the baby gay adventure of discovery and friendship. Set to the backdrop of a working class suburb, “Sisters” is part raunch/ part tender, glimmering under the light of a gas station by the highway.



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).


Elizabeth Whitney‘s recent projects include playing a closeted New Jersey housewife in Madeleine Olnek’s The Foxy Merkins (Sundance 2014), a feminist TedX lecturer in the popular web series High Maintenance, and being a member of alt-country trio Menage A Twang ( She teaches in the City University of New York.


Zachary Wager Scholl is a performer and writer. He most recently performed in Angry Women Revisited, with J. Dellecave and company. Long-term projects include: his work with the Man Meat Collective; playing with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra; and creating transgressivepolitical queer Purimshpiln with the Aftselokhes Spectacle Committee.