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MONDAY, JUNE 5

RIOT ANTIGONE

Created & Directed & Lyrics by SEONJAE KIM
Music by JANE CARDONA, MORI EINSIDLER, SEONJAE KIM, ERATO A. KREMMYDA & J.L. MARLOR
Punk energy courses through the veins of this Riot Grrrl-inspired take on Sophocles’ tragedy. In an explosive one-night-only concert, a Chorus Leader and her all-grrrl band expose the power of an individual who dares to carry a revolution on her own.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

TUESDAY, JUNE 6

Come Back Richard Simmons

Written & Created by EMILY ZEMBA
Created & Directed by KELLY KERWIN
In this dance-workout-meets-existential-play, Brooklyn-based pop-up company The Party Line takes an exclusive immersive and surreal look at the peppy motivator who helped humanity lose 12 million pounds and then abandoned them.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

Gravity of Me Gone

Written by ISABELLA D’ESPOSITO
Composed by SEQUOIA SELLINGER
Directed by SEBASTIAN PRAY
The Peregrine Courier is a spaceship destined for destruction. This is the story of the lives onboard. Country music meets science fiction in this kaleidoscopic cabaret about lovers, daydreamers and space cowboys.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

True Right

Created & Performed by
BESS AND GEORGE THEATRE COMPANY:
BRITTANY K. ALLEN, GEMMA KANEKO & ADIN LENAHAN
Sam Shepard’s True West— but retold by George and Jeb Bush, as played by two women of color. Combining satire, political inquiry and karaoke swansong, True Right aims to locate the soul of a dying moderate conservatism among the American electorate, but, you know, in a fun way.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

SHOWGASM. ANT Fest Edition


with COLE ESCOLA & CREW
Cole Escola guest hosts our untamed monthly variety show-meets party, introducing us to their who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.

8PM Foreplay | 9PM ‘Gasm

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

Alpha Centauri

Directed & Performed by TRISTAN POWELL
Music by ARIEL ZETINA
Nightclub meets other-worldly dance recital in this shimmering, queer exploration of girlhood pulsing with a live DJ soundscape.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Friday, June 9th performance of Alpha Centauri has been canceled.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

Welcome to the Gun Show: A Chekhovian Song Cycle

Composed & Performed by SHANE CHAPMAN & JULIA SIRNA-FREST
Directed by PATRICK VASSEL
Chekhov’s signature longing and angst is turned up to 11 as his characters’ inner thoughts are transformed into a cathartic explosion of Chekhovian proportions filled with rock n’ roll and, of course, vodka! It’s the greatest (and only) Chekhovian song cycle of 2017.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

MONDAY, JUNE 12

SKiNFoLK: An American Show

Created & Performed by JILLIAN WALKER
Directed by AWOYE TIMPO
Fall down a rabbit hole in the floor of a jook joint as the sounds of the Bad Band take us on a jagged tour of found documents, hair rituals and mythical light-skinned heroes. A robust and surreal concert-play in the roots of a tangled American family tree.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

U R ★

Created & Performed by KENNY FINKLE
Produced by ARI BARBANELL
U R ★ is a musical, graphic-novel experience designed for audiences of 6 people per performance and told through music and hand-drawn visuals. An experiment in the relationship between audience and artist and an exploration of what it means to grapple with darkness, U R ★ takes you on an interactive journey that is both whimsical and intensely personal.

6:30PM Show | 8:30PM Party

TUESDAY, JUNE 13

INTERABANG

Created & Performed by RY SZELONG
Directed & Produced by BRYN HERDRICH
A memory play. A drag performance. A ghost story. Interabang is a fragmented portrait of the fragmented identity of a mixed-race family, and of the half-true ancestral curse that lurks under their kitchen sink.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

U R ★

Created & Performed by KENNY FINKLE
Produced by ARI BARBANELL
U R ★ is a musical, graphic-novel experience designed for audiences of 6 people per performance and told through music and hand-drawn visuals. An experiment in the relationship between audience and artist and an exploration of what it means to grapple with darkness, U R ★ takes you on an interactive journey that is both whimsical and intensely personal.

6:30PM Show | 8:30PM Party

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

The Commission For Presidential Debates Presents: A Debate with 3 Andy Warhols

Created by JOHN ALDOUS & LUCAS SEGALL
It’s the final debate of the campaign season and Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol & Andy Warhol have one last chance to make their case for America by putting the electro-pop in populist. Presidential debate meets concert in this unholy union of C-SPAN and American Idol.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

U R ★

Created & Performed by KENNY FINKLE
Produced by ARI BARBANELL
U R ★ is a musical, graphic-novel experience designed for audiences of 6 people per performance and told through music and hand-drawn visuals. An experiment in the relationship between audience and artist and an exploration of what it means to grapple with darkness, U R ★ takes you on an interactive journey that is both whimsical and intensely personal.

6:30PM Show | 8:30PM Party

THURSDAY, JUNE 15

Pasic and Platt: Orgy

Created & Performed by MO FRY PASIC & TIM PLATT
A modern couple is organizing an orgy for, undeniably, all the wrong reasons, and you’re invited. It promises to be awkward and funny and titillating. You know. Like orgies. Please come anyway.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK

Created by ALEXIS ROBLAN & KATIE LINDSAY
Written by ALEXIS ROBLAN
Directed by KATIE LINDSAY
Tweets. Assassination attempts. A Phantom Rasputin crashing your 6th grade history report. Time, space and ideology dissolve into a Russo-American cabaret that asks: What exactly is the difference between a tweet and an assassination attempt again? And do either ever actually make a difference?

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

Chamber Band

Vocals, Piano & Lyrics ELLEN WINTER
Vocals, Guitar & Lyrics CHRIS LITTLER
Guitar & Piano A. SARR
Percussion SAM MONACO
Bass ANTHONY CERRETANI
With unchecked charisma, Brooklyn indie-punk-folk mainstays, Chamber Band, will battle capitalism and summon demons in a far out evening of music.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES:
WELL WORN WORDS


Conceived & Performed by JESSICA KAHKOSKA & ALEXANDER SAGE OYEN
Directed by AUSTIN REGAN
These spectral rockers re-imagine legends forgotten by history, weaving historical text and folk-songs to tell the (mostly) true story of Clifford Griffin, a melancholic miner who ended his life in 1885 in the mountains of Colorado. An epic and intimate story of obsession, wilderness and grief.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

U R ★

Created & Performed by KENNY FINKLE
Produced by ARI BARBANELL
U R ★ is a musical, graphic-novel experience designed for audiences of 6 people per performance and told through music and hand-drawn visuals. An experiment in the relationship between audience and artist and an exploration of what it means to grapple with darkness, U R ★ takes you on an interactive journey that is both whimsical and intensely personal.

6:30PM Show | 8:30PM Party

MONDAY, JUNE 19

AMERIKA!: Episode 2

Created & Performed by CHURCH OF THE MILLENNIALS:
ABBY ADLER, ANTONIO IRIZARRY, KEDIAN KEOHAN, REEVES MORRIS-STAN, ETHAN ROGERS, DAISY ROSATO & DANA SAVAGE
Seven ingénues stranded in the belly of the American Dream now venture west, seduced by the promise of life beyond The Farm. Devised theater ensemble Church of the Millennials presents a rambunctious fable about scrabbling for Manifest Destiny with seven pairs of eyes and only one pair of binoculars.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

TUESDAY, JUNE 20

The Other Side of Paradise

Written by ANGELA SCLAFANI
Directed by HUNTER BIRD
The woman behind the man behind the book of a century invites you to a roaring concert party. This is the wild story of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald — forty violent years of booze, books and bonfires — in one jazz band blaze of glory.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

Heaven is Here!: A Eurodance Party and Spiritual Rebirth Seminar

Created by EMILY OLIVEIRA & MAX BRANIGAN
Featuring JAMES GENTILE
Koko the sign language gorilla is a divine liaison to the spiritual world. Communicating through her YouTube videos, Koko has commanded us to spread her word through dance music. She has named us All Ball. Dance to All Ball, learn the word of Koko, drive out fear, live in perfect love, Heaven is Here!!!

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

Do You Want A Cookie?: A Cabaret about Cabaret

Created & Performed by JOHN JARBOE
Co-Creator & Dramaturg SALLY OLLOVE
Created by The BEARDED LADIES CABARET
The Philly-based whizzes of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret present a poisoned cookie for your consumption. Carefully administered and hastily swallowed, one bite will have you whirling through this meta-cabaret that asks: What even is a cabaret? Why does it matter, and where is it taking us?

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

U R ★

Created & Performed by KENNY FINKLE
Produced by ARI BARBANELL
U R ★ is a musical, graphic-novel experience designed for audiences of 6 people per performance and told through music and hand-drawn visuals. An experiment in the relationship between audience and artist and an exploration of what it means to grapple with darkness, U R ★ takes you on an interactive journey that is both whimsical and intensely personal.

6:30PM Show | 8:30PM Party

SOLD OUT

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

Night Soap

Created & Performed by MATT ROGERS & BOWEN YANG
Night Soap follows the Hersheys and the Nestles, two warring family dynasties with a common ambition: to sell the first chocolate products in space. High drama, high camp and high hair abound in this live soap opera.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

SHOWGASM.

with NICOLE SPIEZIO & CREW
Nicole Spiezio guest hosts our untamed monthly variety show-meets party, introducing us to their who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.

8PM Foreplay | 9PM ‘Gasm

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

Xander Xyst, Dragon: 1

Written by JEREMY O. HARRIS
Directed by JESSE RASMUSSEN
Xander Xyst is a porn star. His brother, Matt, is a musician. They’re both on dates. As night turns to nightmare, the dark side of desire bares its teeth in this yearning LA fairy tale with a hypnotic electronica heartbeat.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

(Parkland/Weathers)

Written by ANDREW R. BUTLER
Directed by JORDAN FEIN
Performed & Arranged by RICK BURKHARDT, ANDREW R. BUTLER & MAYA SHARPE
(Parkland/Weathers) is a nesting doll double-bill of sci-fi folk music concerts that unpacks the lives and relationship of singer-songwriters Rags Parkland and Beaux Weathers. In the 2200s, music is their best shot at winning over a world that insists only one of them is human.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

East o’, West o’!

Written by MICHELLE J. RODRIGUEZ
Directed by SIVAN BATTAT
Weaving together Appalachian harmonies, bluegrass and contemporary folk, a Norwegian tale becomes an American myth in this joyful musical, celebrating a big-hearted heroine navigating the spaces between womanhood, belonging and home.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

U R ★

Created & Performed by KENNY FINKLE
Produced by ARI BARBANELL
U R ★ is a musical, graphic-novel experience designed for audiences of 6 people per performance and told through music and hand-drawn visuals. An experiment in the relationship between audience and artist and an exploration of what it means to grapple with darkness, U R ★ takes you on an interactive journey that is both whimsical and intensely personal.

6:30PM Show | 8:30PM Party

MONDAY, JUNE 26

HOW THE WHITE GIRL GOT HER SPOTS AND OTHER 90S TRIVIA

Created by SHAYOK MISHA CHOWDHURY & LAURA GRILL JAYE
What did the brown bump say to the white skin? In this musical mythography, Grill and Chowder ride a jazzy, indie-folk score across waves of nostalgia in search of a history that holds them, even when they’d rather it let them go.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

TUESDAY, JUNE 27

Black Girl Magic Show!

Written & Directed by nicHi douglas
Music by STARR BUSBY
How many wigs can one Black woman wear during a single show? (Sooo many.) Black Girl Magic Show! unpacks everything and nothing you never knew you didn’t want to know about Black women. There will be dancing. And magic. And WIGS.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

Fire Burns Hot: Little Reno!

Performed by JENNIFER KIDWELL & DITO VAN REIGERSBERG
Directed by DAN ROTHENBERG
Co-conceived & in collab with JOHNNY DRAGO
Produced by PIG IRON THEATRE
What starts as a mere spark of passion quickly erupts into a raging dumpster fire of lust and betrayal. Old flames are fanned and new loves are stoked in this pop-up quick-change soap opera of unquenchable proportions!

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

Fantasy Grandma’s Live From The Silent View Home For The Elderly

Created and Performed by FANTASY GRANDMA 
Directed by STEVE WILLIS
The beloved geriatric powerhouses Fantasy Grandma will take you on a life and death journey inside their nursing home for hilarious original music, comedy, hard candies and deep shame if you don’t finish your Jell-O.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party

THURSDAY, JUNE 29

HORSETALE

Created by HIT THE LIGHTS! THEATER COMPANY:
SAMANTHA BLAIN, KRISTOPHER DEAN, CLARON HAYDEN, CASEY SCOTT LEACH, CARLI RHOADES, MIKAYLA STANLEY
Musicians SAMANTHA BLAIN & CLARON HAYDEN
How far would you go to restore the piece of yourself you hold dearest? In Hit the Lights! Theater Co.’s new shadow play with music, a horse and his tail become separated and, in their search for each other, find themselves.

7PM Show | 8:30PM Party