11/22 8-10p: Queer Storytelling Fantastique

Published by admin on November 18th, 2011

8-10pm: Storytelling Fantastique

Featuring Tigerlad, Polyester, Apocalypse, Sci-Fi & Glitter! Experience a night of experimental queer storytelling.

“Tigerlad was just a lad. Tigerlad was just a tiger…” begins featured performer NCN’s perverse tale of wanderlust, presented at 9pm.

Cozy up to experience glitter realness with Glenn Marla, peak-oil polyester fetishists with Damien Luxe, lesbian fantastic apocalypse with Ariel Speedwagon, and sci-fi with Victor Tobar. And, come early because from 6-8p is the opening party for the MIXploratorium visual art installation!

NCN is the stage name of a believer in collective liberation, hater of capitalism, and conductor of storytelling experiments for children and adults. Tigerlad, the baby donkey, and all NCN’s other characters (NCN personifies everything he sees) inhabit worlds where Newtonian physics and cause and effect logic have been replaced by desire, emotion, and SM fantasy. On their off-hours they inhabit www.tigerlad.businesscatalyst.com
Victor Tobar is a Queer Latino andro transguy freak, writer, performer, activist, and arts educator. Born and raised in the Bronx, he now resides in Brooklyn, from where he composes letters to the ghosts of yearning and nostalgia (lettersfrombklyn.blogspot.com). He’s been part of the NYC writing and performance scene for the past 12 years. In 2000 he repped New York as part of the Brave New Voices Youth Slam team. He helped developed and mentor QQ&A, a creative writing workshop for Queer and Questioning youth with Urban Word NYC. As part of Mangos with Chili, he’s toured the northeast and Canada. His pieces weave tangible images, fantasy, and raw emotional footage in an attempt to portray life from the underneath of the city. He is currently proud and humbled to co-curate “Ruckus”, an ongoing reading and performance series that features Queer and Trans artists of color, seeking to create community and visibility in the New York art scene.
Ariel Speedwagon presents a slideshow of lesbian fantastic apocalypse-dyke drama. Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow is a performing artist whose work has been shown at the Bowery Poetry Club, Dixon Place, the NYU Hemispheric Institute, Collect Pond, the Montreal Fringe Festival (Spirit of the Fringe Award, 2008), On the Boards (Seattle, WA), Homo-a-Gogo, and all around the nightclubs and lofts of New York City. Notable projects include curating a re-performance of Marina Abramovic’s work at 25CPW and producing an annual giant, multi-disciplinary Jewish theater extravaganza with the Aftselokhis Ladies’ Auxiliary. Originally a modern dancer, forever a clown, her inherently interdisciplinary work fuses dance, slapstick, circus, drag, and a little good old fashioned razzle-dazzle.
Glenn Marla is a theater artist,storyteller tranny superstar and beauty pageant queen (Miss LES 2006 and the reigning Mr. Coney Island). The Portland Phoenix calls Glenn Marla’s work, “performance art that pushes the envelope without pushing the audience away,” Time Out New York Calls Glenn a “downtown prophet” and The New York Times calls Glenn “an obese transvestite in tights.” Glenn Marla is a firm believer that if you don’t fit in anywhere you can fit in everywhere. Glenn has been seen gracing the stage as a giant gay flower both in Dave End’s F.A.G.G.O.T.S the Musical playing Pansy or in Taylor Mac’s Obie Award winning epic play The Lily’s Revenge as Poppy. Mr. Marla is currently working on a new play “My Wife’s Ass” in collaboration with Hana Malia. To stay updated www.mywifesass.org
Damien Luxe is a Brooklyn-based artist and organizer. She is a repatriated expat by way of Toronto, DIY tech geek, and working-class gone hustling-class queer femme fatale media maker. She loves anything on wheels and rhinestones.Damien has worked in independent print, web, theater and audio production for 10 years, and is committed to creating fabulous and accessible representations of the diverse communities she embodies and allies with, and to skill-sharing low/no-cost production techniques with others.D’Luxe as an artist has been curated & performed all over North America, and most recently has produced the Hot Pink Mass, Femmes Fight Back installation, and the the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow. Her art &writing is at axondluxe.com.

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