I have quite a few gigs coming up this Fall and I thought I’d finally update the website. Like ya do…
In my backstage life, I am costuming and stage managing some stuff. Dollypalooza went off with nary a hitch and newsflash, I called the show via facebook instant messenger. (It’s Zuckerberg’s world we’re just living in it.) Bevin Brandlandingham, Dara Barlin and the crew raised TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Dolly is sending books to kids 0-5 once a month, so they have library of books to cherish and love. Please consider this cause as the season for giving arises…(excuse me, I have something in my eye) I was humbled and honored to work with Bevin again. As she is moving to CA this winter, I must mention her blog so we can all drink from her bountiful fount of wisdom and love. http://queerfatfemme.com/
On stage, I’m also acting, singing and dancing in the coming months. I must say that I am very grateful to have these opportunities in my life. Making a life in showbiz was always my dream—you can blame that on Madonna* and the Muppets—I never forget that I’m a lucky star,that I’m moving right along. It’s hard work, and I am lucky. All you really need is a day job and some supportive friends and family and you can do anything. I guess Kermit was right.
I’ve been working on my writing and storytelling at programs like WRITE QUEER! facilitated by Cecily Schuler at the Bureau (see more below). I’ve also been hitting up Jefferson Bites’ FOREplay: Stories of Sex, Love and Romance at the Delancey. It’s freaky fun. You should do it. Or you should come see me do seven minutes of off the cuff yakking about my sex life. (Whuuuuuuut?)
I’m writing music with guitarist Mike Cobb for our project GUMBO! and we’re doing shows around Brooklyn and playing in Prospect Park. So come out and see us before we all huddle in our caves, light fires and draw on the walls.
And SURPRISE Truffles is back! Just in time for the holidays!
Oh yeah I also had a big birthday, I’m finally 26! Woot! (yep, 26 and I’m sticking to it)
(*btw got to see Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour!!!! It was awesome and she spanked Anderson Cooper and gave him a banana! Whuuuuuuut?)
Soooo what’s coming up:
Oct 23rd TELL at the LGBTQ center
208 West 13th St.
at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division http://bgsqd.com/
Come join us for TELL an evening of queers telling stories. I did the second ever TELL hosted by my good buddy Drae Campbell last year and I loved it. This month’s theme is Chance. I’m going to do my best not to sing ABBA but I can’t promise anything.
TELL is an evening of story telling from the mouths and minds of queers in NYC hosted by Drae Campbell at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division since February 2014.
Chance is the theme of the seventeenth installment of TELL. Featuring Miss Poison Ivory, Hana Malia, Camille Atkinson, and Jay Lucero.
$5-10 suggested donation – no one turned away for lack of funds
Oct 29th Crypt-Tease Botanic Lab
at 86 Orchard Street LES
A spooky and sexy night of burlesque hosted by Honi Harlow and featuring performances from Gemini B Litz, Lucky Charming, Mia Julep, Scarlett Lace, Starla Blue and Bronze Bettina. Go-go by Dick Jones. Doors @ 8pm, Show @ 8:30pm. Tickets $12 in advance or $15 from Seedy Edie at the Door.
Buy Advanced Tickets:
Oct 27th GUMBO! at Bar Chord
1008 Courtelyou Road in Ditmas Park
Mike loves to gig there and I’ve heard good things so I’m looking forward to making music at Bar Chord for the first time! We have some new music and are expanding GUMBO! as a project. http://www.barchordnyc.com/
Nov. 3rd, 7th, 15th, and Dec. 1st Truffles!
Swanky new venues!
Truffles is the musical I was in from October 2014 to March 2015 that was so popular we had to shut it down because we grew to too fast. Featuring the music of Jenni Lark and the fun fungi mystery, you’re bound to have fun. We’re coming back with most of the old cast so if you want to see your favorites come again. Starting November, we’ll be at Duane Park and the Cutting Room respectively. Also coming back is the ever popular brunch showtime! The box office will be opening soon more details later on that!
To get the show rolling, producer and creator Sonia Carrion has started a Kickstarter campaign. Help us raise money to mount the show again and I’ll see you there!
November 14th Les Chanteueses at Branded Saloon!
603 Vanderbuilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY
The nekkid singers are back!! Showcasing burlesque and variety performers who sing as well! Double threats! This time with drag! Drag King Oliver Fist will be joining the cast this time. Songstress Nicole Tourtelot. Featuring performances by producers Kim Brulee and Francesca Hoffman. I’ll hosting, singing and dancing!
Nov 27th GUMBO! at Red Hook Bait & Tackle
320 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY
Nov 28th GUMBO! at Bar Chord
(see above listing for deets)
Dec 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th,
Jan 1st, 2nd Twelfth Night at The Secret Theater
4402 23rd St
Long Island City, NY 11101
Swiftly Tilting Theater Project
Becca Kidwell and the team from Radiance are back at to throw some Shakespeare at you for the 12 nights of Chrishmish! Yes that’s right Twelfth Night with some familiar faces like Adam Deremer and Ewa Marie Wojcik plus new members like Ben Knight and music by Jenni Lark of Truffles fame. I’m dressing the cast up in my love so check it!
An exclusive preview concert of Jenni Lark’s music from Twelfth Night well be held on December 8th at QED in Queens 27-16 23rd Avenue in Astoria, NY 11105 Get your tickets–only $5!– here:
See you on the tundra!