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Upcoming Shows

March 04, 2020

Breaking Our Silence: Shaping Our Future

Breaking Our Silence: Shaping Our Future is a night of bold new works that are inspired by the legacies of queer artists and activists of the past and are manifesting an intersectional and revolutionary future for queer art and liberation.

featuring:

poetry by

Joanna Hoffman

and Lynaé DePriest AKA

Thoughtress

new re by

Mickey Bolmer

Accepting Your Queer Self is a Formless Journey OR How We’ll Get Over by Maya N.

Carter

Youphoria by Mika Kauffman

tell me the stories of your soul by Janelle Lawrence

Taz (with two syllables) by

Maurisa Li A Ping

Breaking Our Silence was launched in the 2013 Poetic License Festival by Joanna Hoffman, Elliot D. Smith, Charan P. Morris and Storm Thomas and has since highlighted the work of dozens of all-star queer poets, playwrights, and musicians, sharing their work and their experiences of coming out, finding love, breaking the silence and speaking out.

February 27, 2020

Thank You For Coming Out: PIT Edition

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels from all over NYC. Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot. Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won't you?

We're not just a show, we're a community!

February 25, 2020

We Are Trans

We Are Trans is a variety show featuring trans and non- binary performers across different genres. There will be a variety of artists showing the wide range of trans identities and talent. We hope you can join us.

Performers include: Ceci Pineda, Linda Labeija, Aaya Perez, and Tiffany Leigh

Hosted by: Jiselle Madison Parker and Lynae DePriest

Produced By: Sammie James

February 19, 2020

Love Redefined: RENEW

Poetic Theater Productions is proud to present our tenth annual Love Redefined showcase, Love Redefined: RENEW to take place Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 8:00pm at Judson Memorial Church, presented with Judson Arts. Love Redefined is a celebration of radical love of self and others with a night of poetic, theatrical, and musical remixes, re-imaginings and riffs.

Over the past ten years, PTP artists have created over one hundred and twenty original pieces for Love Redefined, exploring topics of self love, community and chosen family, male vulnerability, sexual freedom, queerness, and more. This year, in Love Redefined: RENEW, Poetic Theater Productions’ community of artists are drawing from these last ten years of response pieces as inspiration, continuing to redefine the conversation surrounding love, and setting the stage for the next ten years of poetic theater.

Love Redefined: RENEW will feature re-presented pieces from 2010-2019 by

Tanaya J. Winder, Keomi Tarver, Daniel Fritz Silber-Baker, Vanessa Rappa, Margaret McCarthy, Iris A. Law,

Teniece Divya Johnson, Baba Israel, Joanna Hoffman, Craig muMs Grant, Safia Elhillo, Maurice Decaul, Everett Cox, and Mickey Bolmer, with response pieces written by Catherine Weingarten, Becca Travis, Drew Pham, Jenny Pacanowski, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Mika Kauffman, Amir Hall, fajjr + ali, Lynaé DePriest AKA Thoughtress, Toni Ann DeNoble, Maya N. Carter, Nia Calloway, Toni Blackman, and Raquel Almazan.

Love, Redefined: RENEW includes projection design by Lisa Renkel and Brian Pacelli, and lighting design by Kryssy Wright.

 

The showcase is curated by Ellen Mischinski, Jeremy Karafin, Dontonio Demarco and Maya N. Carter. Love Redefined will examine love as healing, community, joy, vulnerability, pleasure, and revolution.

Tickets are free and open to the public.

February 12, 2020

Closet Cases

Closet Cases is a show where LGBTQ comedians and performers tell their coming out and transitioning stories live on stage and later go deeper into a podcast. Start off your new year with Dash Kwiatkowski (Sketchfest), Glo Butler (Funny or Die), Keira McGill (Winner, Yaaas Comedy Fest), Kevin Allison (Risk! and MTV's The State), Lynae DePriest (FlameCon) and host, Shawn Hollenbach (The Mortified Guide on Neflix). Watch the closet doors fly open at The Legendary Stonewall Inn on Monday, February 12th at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.

Cover is $10 at the door, $8 if you buy now plus a 2 drink minimum. Must be 21 or older to enter.

January 30, 2020

Thank You For Coming Out: PIT Edition

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels from all over NYC. Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot. Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won't you?

We're not just a show, we're a community!

January 16, 2020

Thank You for Coming Out

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels from all over NYC. Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot. Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won't you?

We're not just a show, we're a community!

January 07, 2020

We Are Trans

We Are Trans is a variety show featuring trans and non- binary performers across different genres. There will be a variety of artists showing the wide range of trans identities and talent. We hope you can join us.


Performers include Jaye McBride, Jiselle Madison Parker, Christian Dan Luu, Daya Deuskar ‎ and more
Hosted by Sammie James and Lynae DePriest


Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 21+ This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served. REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

December 28, 2019

Glo In the City Live Queer Comedy Show And Birthday afterpary hang!!

Glo In the City Live Queer Comedy Show and Glo’s bday after party hang!!!!

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

Location: Daily Press( Ocean Hill) 38 Somers St, Bk

 

Host: Glo (@globjr)

DJ Namm

Featuring the best comedians like ever:

Calvin Cato

Jess Salomon

Sophie Santos

Sam Morrison

Non Kuramato

Lynaè DePriest

Chewy May

Melody Kamali

 

PLUS GREAT DRINKS SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!!!

This is a great pre- game comedy show, plus its Glo’s birthday and she’s here to make you and who ever you bring’s life perfect for a night!! So come!!! 🌈🌈

December 19, 2019

Thank You for Coming Out

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates the LGBTQ community with improv and storytelling from performers of all levels. Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story from our storyteller, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show (and then a musical!) on the spot.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won’t you?

We’re not just a show, we’re a community

December 16, 2019

We Are Trans

We Are Trans is a variety show featuring trans and non- binary performers across different genres. There will be a variety of artists showing the wide range of trans identities and talent. We hope you can join us.

Performers include James Tison, Jimena Lucero, Apollo Jase Newman, Thoughtress and more

December 13, 2019

Comedy People's Time: Black Christmas

Representation matters, and it’s hilarious.

Presented by LeMar McLean, Comedy People’s Time is a monthly celebration of performers of color in stand-up and improv. Some of the improvisers who call CPT their NYC improv home have been on shows like Insecure, Drunk History, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Friends from College, The Rundown, The Nightly Show, among others. And some of our past standups have made their mark on an even longer list of shows that includes Broad City, The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Late Night, This Is Not Happening, Vidiots and Random Acts of Flyness.

And when YOU come to a CPT, you become a part of the family.

THIS MONTH’S STANDUPS:
Shalewa Sharpe (2 Dope Queens, The New Negroes) and Jay Jurden (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

December 06, 2019

Poetry/Cabaret: Seasoned!

In this “variety salon,” a multi-genre evening of emotional whiplash, the coffeehouse meets the cabaret as “Poetry/Cabaret” (Time Out NY-recommended) once again brings together poets and performers in a face-paced night of stimulating variations on a theme. The second episode of the season, “SEASONED”, billed as a “non-holiday holiday” show, explores a wide range of experiences associated with this time of year—Feeling spicy? Seen it all? Been through a few things? (Too) full of holiday cheer? Curator and host Thomas March (Aftermath) and the cast explore these and more, in song, poetry, comedy, and story. In addition to comedy from the host, the show will feature poetry from Tyler Mills and Thoughtress; comedy from Ashley Gavin; and music from Jen Kwok and Kat Liz Kramer. Drew Wutke will be on keys as musical director. Throughout the evening, the audience will be treated to special guest performances (Jonathan Chang, Jordan Ho, Hector Lionel, Daniel Nolen, Jerome Ellison Murphy, and others ) from A Good Mixer, a dramatic visual and poetry hybrid developed by Thomas March and painter Valerie Mendelson. Based on a cocktails guide that came out in 1933, the year Prohibition ended, the project presents “portraits” of cocktails alongside poems imagining the personae of the people who are drinking them—their public “party” selves as well as the thoughts they keep hidden from others. Expect longing, lust, regret, jealousy—and many more seasoned and seasonal feelings.

 

This installment of Poetry/Cabaret will also feature a special introduction to GRAND, an exciting new literary magazine founded and edited by Aaron Hicklin, editorial director of Document and founder of One Grand Books. Some current and prior Poetry/Cabaret performers (Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Sandra Lim, Tyler Mills) have work in this exciting first issue, alongside AM Homes, Helen Phillips, Joan Larkin, and many others. 

November 17, 2019

Lindsay! A Messy Comedy Show

Anddy Egan-Thorpe & Adam Lee Harden Present...

Lindsay: A Messy Comedy Show!

Come to the NOVEMBER EDITION of LINDSAY! a messy night of comedy ONLY at The Vault in Brooklyn!

This month's lineup includes:

Dan Frank
Claudia Cogan
Brittany Cardwell
Brian Bueche
Srilatha Rajamani
Lynaé DePriest
Auberth Bercy

HOSTED by Adam Lee Harden & Anddy Egan-Thorpe

LETS GET MESSY & GIVE THANKS FOR EVERYTHING LOHAN!

SEE YOU THERE!
xo

#LONGLIVELINDSAYLOHAN

November 15, 2019

CPT: Breakin' Bread

Warm your soul with laughter as we return with not one, but TWO CPT standup debuts as winter approaches.

This month improvisers of KAREEM welcome standup sensations Charles McBee (MTV's Wild N Out, Black Twitter Talk podcast) and Paris Sashay (Comedy Central, BET, TV One) to join the CPT family.

November 02, 2019

We Are Trans At The Pride Center Of New Jersey

We Are Trans is a variety show featuring trans and non- binary performers across different genres. There will be a variety of artists showing the wide range of trans identities and talent. We hope you can join us.
Performers include:
Jiselle Madison Parker
Miranda Lukeman
Lynae Depriest
Aoife D'elicate
Miranda Bourbeau
Roux Bedrosian

October 31, 2019

Thank You For Coming Out: Halloween Edition

Thank You For Coming Out is thrilled to be gracing The Striker Stage at The Peoples Improv Theater! Join us! Tickets are only $10!

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels (beginner to Broadway!). For HALLOWEEN (a v. special holiday in the queer community) we are doing something a little different for this show. Instead of monologists sharing their Coming Out stories, we are going to have drag performances to inspire our improv sets! 

You, our audience, are ENCOURAGED to dress in drag or wear a *conscious* Halloween costume to celebrate with us!  

October 28, 2019

Spooktacular Cabaret

Broad Views on Broadway is celebrating the spooky season with a musical revue of frightful proportions! Join us October 28th at WOW Cafe for our annual Spooktacular Cabaret and a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! We’ve got a ton of artists ready to sing their Halloween hearts out for you! Tickets are $15 at the door or you can preorder them here. It’s sure to be a spooky, scary time for all!

Rocky Horror Picture Show starts at 3PM -- come dressed as Janet, Frankfurter, Rocky and all your other favorite characters. $8 gets you a ticket to the movie, $15 gets you in PLUS a drink ticket and popcorn!

At 7PM doors open for our gallery exhibit and Spooktacular Cabaret (the performance starts at 7:30PM). Tickets are $15 at the door and $30 gets you into both events! Come support BVOB, some Spooktacular artists, and celebrate the spirit of Halloween with us!

October 27, 2019

Queer Comedian Storytelling Hour at NewFest

“When was your first time…that you saw yourself represented as a queer person on screen?”

This is the question that we have posed to our diverse and hilarious group of NYC comedians from all across the LGBTQ spectrum. Directly following our riotous comedy shorts program THE GAG’S ALL HERE! (Sunday, 10/27 at 4:15pm at SVA Theatre), continue to roll out of the aisles (and the theater!) and into The LGBT Community Center for this cherry on top of a hysterical evening! Watch as our performers take this prompt, make it their own, and use their unique comedic voices to address Queer representation in film and television through stand-up and storytelling.

FEATURING: Gabe Gonzalez, Alex Song, Phillip Henry, Pat Regan, Lynaé DePriest, Alex English, Glo Shantae Butler, Chloe Koser, Bobby Hankinson, and Eva Victor!

*Performers subject to change based on availability

Presented in partnership with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

October 27, 2019

NASTY WOMEN UNITE FEST 2019: We The People

ACTION

Inspired by the Legislative branch of the United States government, ACTION will explore what it means to take action, both personally and politically, and the effect this actions have on our day-to-day lives. The show will begin with a brief but insightful interview with NWUF president Allison Brzezinski and a very special guest, followed by performances and screenings by our NWUF19 artists, with acts ranging from dance, original music, comedy, short film, spoken word, performance art, and more. Stay tuned for line-up and guest announcements!

Nasty Women Unite Fest is a non-profit multi-day festival amplifying voices that are not often heard in the mainstream media, providing a necessary platform for talented women and trans* artists of all mediums. In addition, the festival incorporates carefully curated talkbacks and resource advocacy, fostering provoking discussion on many issues related to intersectional feminism. All profits are donated to the ACLU, supporting the rights of all people. More info at www.nastywomenunitefest.com

*Individuals who identify as women, non-binary, femmes, demi, genderqueer, and more – of all races, ethnicities, ages, abilities and backgrounds, are all considered Nasty Women in our eyes! It’s a concept, not an identifier.

Doors 12:30 PM, show 1:00 PM.
Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
21+
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

October 27, 2019

#SickDayz #MixedMessages

An intimate evening infused with many flavors of story-telling (4 to 6 featured readers), leading to a liberal open mic where you can share and jam with other artist in the room.

We like to celebrate #FridayEve creatively, join us in a comfortable (cushy/kushy) event space located in an art gallery/ residency. Come laugh with us, come cry with us, lets cultivate community together and spread kindness every where. This will be the first of many events from @SickPhatTight that will make you consider using #SickDayz from work because you had too much fun.

October 18, 2019

CPT: Freaky Friday

With Halloween in sight, CPT returns with a special show! Get in the spirit with us as we welcome Veronica Garza and Cody Wilkins for their CPT debuts.

PLUS, with the improv by KAREEM...let's just say...you don't wanna miss this show.

October 14, 2019

Queer Nerd Poetics

Queer Nerd Poetics is an explosive blend of queerness, nerdery, spoken word, cosplay, and personal narratives. Come see a group of experienced poets light up the mic and burn the stage down.

October 05, 2019

Poetic Open Sessions - October 5

Join us for our inaugural Poetic Open Sessions: a new monthly artist community gathering and sharing series focused on engaging with and embracing bold new works across the genre of poetic theater. The series is designed to welcome the diverse voices of the larger poetic theater community by highlighting both renowned artists as well as those new to the scene together in a celebration of storytelling in a wide range of forms.

Please RSVP to get your sign-in code for the Artist Co-Op. When you arrive, buzz 3W, head up to the 3rd floor, then sign in at one of the iPads at the front desk.

Interested in sharing your own work in development? Submit an application at the following link: https://forms.gle/Ud6iWcdYCiuXsQuz9. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Join us and meet other incredible artists as we build a community focused on conscious art creation. Mix, mingle, and watch some new works at every stage of the development process.

featuring work by Mika Kauffman, Pamela Enz, Vanessa Rappa, Lynaé DePriest aka Thoughtress, Miguel Fana, David Roberts aka D-Black, Philip Milio, and Karla Jackson-Brewer

October 04, 2019

Open Mic Night @New York Theatre Workshop!

Join New York Theatre Workshop and Poetic Theater Productions for a free community Open Mic Night.

The evening's theme (in conversation with runboyrun & IN OLD AGE): UNEARTHING/MEMORIES AND LEGACIES. Poetry, spoken word, monologues, songs, and all languages welcome!
Participation is not contingent on attending runboyrun & IN OLD AGE or performing!

🎤 Performer Sign ups: https://forms.gle/L13xvwfwxodhLXj2A

*We will not have a pianist, but we have a piano upstairs that performers can use! We also have a very basic sound system, two speakers, and a mic with a stand for the night.*

For any questions or concerns contact Ayana at ayanap@nytw.org.

*This event is held on the third floor and is only accessible by steps.

September 28, 2019

GumBall Machine And Reparations Rountable: The Okra Project

The GumBall Machine and  Reparations Roundtable groups have put together a fundraiser to raise a goal of $15,000. If we achieve our goal, we would be able to sustain our programs, chefs, and continue expanding services beyond just food to our Black TGNC community. The Okra Project has began to offer monthly healing events for the community and the ultimate goal is to provide resources for other local chapters nationwide to start making the experience of an at home cooked meal in community accessible to the masses. 

Doors are $5-$10 sliding scale for Black TGNC and POC $15-20 for everyone else and no one will be turned away for lack of funds, but if you can contribute more or they can, that is always encouraged.

September 08, 2019

Everything’s Fine: a performative exploration of mental illness

Mental illness comes in different forms, and in many ways, and society still doesn’t know how to deal with it or those who suffer from it. EVERYTHING’S FINE presents performances of music, poetry, theater, and other art that grapples with the difficulties of coping with different types of mental illness. Rather than concealing the condition, we can use art to connect emotionally with these difficulties, whether they’re experienced firsthand or through a friend or relative.

Admission $15 cash at door

Performances by: Akio Mokuno, Cherry, Hitomi Honda, Howie Kenty, Patrick Brzezinski-Scorese, Rebekah Norris, Sara Chan, Steven T. Licardi, and Thoughtress

August 30, 2019

NYC Voices - 5 Boroughs Unite: Featuring Thoughtress

InspiredWord's NYC Voices: A Poetry, Prose & Spoken Word Experience is back August 30th and I will be the featured poet representing Manhattan. The lineup includes 10 dynamic and diverse writers/poets/spoken word artists/performance artists, from the five boroughs (plus special guests).  It's going to be an incredible night of artistry and I will be sharing some new work that will be included in my very first poetry book releasing later this year.

Tickets are $15 (which includes 1 drink) and there are open mic slots available if you want to perform!  Just check out the ticket tiers thru the link below.

September 07, 2019

CPT: School Daze

Summer is over, but there's still more fun to fall into with us!

Our September edition of Comedy People's Time features the triumphant return of standup Wanjiko Eke and the long-awaited CPT debut of Charles McBee (MTV's Wild N Out, Punchlines).

Add those heavy hitters to the always-on-time improv of KAREEM, and you've got a show that's sure to keep the good times rolling into Pumpkin Spice season.

Tickets are on sale now!

We love you.

August 29, 2019

Thank You For Coming Out: PIT Edition

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels (beginner to Broadway!). Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot.


You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won't you?

We're not just a show, we're a community.
 

August 17, 2019

Mainstage Host - FlameCon 2019

Flame Con, the world’s largest queer comic con, returns for its fifth year. Featuring a two-day comics, arts and entertainment expo, showcasing creators and special guests from all corners of the LGBTQ fandom. It features thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, cosplay and more!

Geeks of all types are invited to attend and celebrate the diversity and creativity of queer geekdom and LGBTQ contributions to pop culture.

Flame Con 2018 brought together the queer fan community on an unprecedented scale. Drawing in over 7,000 attendees to the two-day event, Flame Con continued to remain New York City’s largest queer comic con.

Flame Con 2019 will be bigger and better this year with more guests, more art, and more celebration.

August 07, 2019

Queer Film Theory 101

Queer Film Theory 101 is a monthly comedy show, hosted by comedian Veronica Garza (MTV), featuring LGBTQ performers "outing" the films that influenced their identity. It's free and fabulous!

Featured performers for August are--Lynaé DePriest, Caitlin Ruppert, and Rebecca Shortall.

August 05, 2019

Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels (beginner to Broadway!). Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot.


You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won't you?

We're not just a show, we're a community.
 

July 12, 2019

Kweendom at TaleFest

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Join us for a night of storytelling that's sure to make Mike Pence uncomfortable. It's not just gay, it's GAAAAAYYYYY. Gay like The B-52s are gay. Gay like Hocus Pocus is gay. Gay like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is gay. Come for the laughs, stay for the fresh faces in your Grindr grid.

KWEENDOM, a TimeOut NY and New York Times Critics’ Pick, is a monthly stand-up and storytelling showcase featuring a diverse lineup of all LGBTQ performers. Our special all-storytelling TaleFest installment features performances from:

Kevin Gilligan (Never Have I Ever)
Lynaé DePriest (FlameCon)
Kelli Trapnell (Wildcard)

Hosted by Bobby Hankinson (Sirius XM, Awkward Sex and the City)

July 02, 2019

Thank You For Coming Out: Queerly Festival

Thank You For Coming Out is THRILLED to be part of this year's Queerly Festival!

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels (beginner to Broadway!). Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won't you?

We're not just a show, we're a community.

#Queerly2019 #FRIGIDNewYork

**You can also get tickets on TDF.org! Our BRAND NEW TYFCO Swag will also be available at the show!**

July 25, 2019

Troubadour at Queens Brewery 7/25

Next Show !!! July 25, 2019 !!! At Queens Brewery !!!

SHOWTIME is 9:30pm !!!

Comedians and their stories inspire singers, freestylers, and a live band who improvise song completely made up on the spot!

June 27, 2019

Breaking Our Silence: World Pride Showcase

Breaking Our Silence was launched in the 2013 Poetic License Festival by Joanna Hoffman, Elliot D. Smith, Charan P. Morris and Storm Thomas and has since highlighted the work of over 30 all-star queer poets, playwrights, and musicians, sharing their work and their experiences of coming out, finding love, breaking the silence and speaking out.

On June 27th, we are partnering with National Queer Theaterand the inaugural Criminal Queerness Festival for a special late-night World Pride Breaking Our Silence Event.

50 years ago, the Stonewall Riots was a flashpoint of queer activists breaking the silence and claiming their right to exist. Now, we celebrate five decades of queer voices coming together in resistance, community, and pride.

Hosted by Lynae DePriest AKA Thoughtress

June 27, 2019

Thank You for Coming Out

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates the LGBTQ community with improv and storytelling from performers of all levels. Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story from our storyteller, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show (and then a musical!) on the spot.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUTand join us, won’t you?

We’re not just a show, we’re a community.

June 08, 2019

Comedy People's Time

Representation matters, and it’s hilarious.

 

Presented by LeMar McLean, Comedy People’s Time showcases late-night TV’s funniest writers and performers, with a fresh crop of standups each month and a rotation of players you’re sure to love.

June 04, 2019

Yaddo Presents - Inspirations: A Queer Look Through Generations

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A Look through Queer History in the US from an artistic Perspective

Yaddo, America’s first artist colony, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising with “Yaddo Inspirations: A Queer Look Through The Generations”. The celebration will highlight queer artists as they discuss their individual ownership of queerness and queer liberation through the arts. Emmy nominee Leigh Fondakowski (‘The Laramie Project’) will moderate a panel of artists including Glendalys Medina, Doron Langberg and RK Peěrez. National Queer Theatre has partnered with Yaddo to present a special performance. “Inspirations” is set for Tuesday, June 4th - 6-8pm at the The Cell at 338 W 23rd St. This event is free and open to the public. In addition to National Queer Theatre, Out of the Box Theatrics and Stonewall 50 Consortium proudly join Yaddo as co-sponsors.

Yaddo holds the distinction of being the country’s first Artist Colony. Since 1926, it has been a home for artists of all disciplines to retreat and create. Thanks to the generous support of many individuals and foundations, this non-profit organization provides time and studio space to individual artists in a supportive communal setting. In its ten decade history, notable artists such as Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, Patricia Highsmith, Flannery O’Connor and Leonard Bernstein are just a few of the luminaries that have called Yaddo, and its 400 acre estate in Saratoga Springs, an artistic and creative home. More recent artists to benefit from the organization’s mission to nurture the creative process include Annie Baker, Branden Jacob-Jenkins, Bennet Singer, and Young Jean Lee. To learn more visit www.yaddo.org

June 01, 2019

Proud Show

Host J. W. Crump is proud of his friends. He’s proud of strangers. He’s proud of you. And tonight, he’s hosting an old school variety show for his LGBTQ+ folks so they can show off what they’re proud of. Special skills? Check! Funny stories? Check! J. W. rooting them on from on-stage the entire time? CHECK!

May 17, 2019

Thank You for Coming Out

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates the LGBTQ community with improv and storytelling from performers of all levels. Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story from our storyteller, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show (and then a musical!) on the spot.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUTand join us, won’t you?

We’re not just a show, we’re a community.

May 11, 2019

Comedy People's Time

Representation matters, and it’s hilarious.

Presented by LeMar McLean, Comedy People’s Time showcases late-night TV’s funniest writers and performers, with a fresh crop of standups each month and a rotation of players you’re sure to love.

April 26, 2019

Open Mic Night at NYTW

Join New York Theatre Workshop and Poetic Theater Productions for a free community Open Mic Night, featuring guest host Temesgen Tocruray and artists Saviana Stanescu, Ray Archie, Vanessa Rappa, Raquel Almazan, Tamara Geisler, Drew Pham, Yadira De La Riva, and Lynaé DePriest AKA Thoughtress.

🎟️RSVP above or here: http://bit.ly/2vay7Lz

The evening's theme (in conversation with 17 Border Crossings): WITHIN / WITHOUT BORDERS. Poetry, spoken word, monologues, songs, and all languages welcome!

Participation is not contingent on attending 17 Border Crossings or performing! For those interested in performing, we highly encourage them to sign up in advance to guarantee their spot: https://forms.gle/VWSkGTo2QWyEMiEt7.

Be advised: performance slots go fast! We will have a waitlist available the night-of the event.

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April 23, 2019

We Are Trans

We Are Trans is a variety show featuring trans and non- binary performers across different genres. There will be a variety of artists showing the wide range of trans identities and talent. We hope you can join us.

April 17, 2019

Together In Resilience: A Celebration

Join us as we conclude our season of Resilience with a celebration to honor and highlight artists from all four Poetic License 2019 showcases, presenting several festival favorites as well as new pieces inspired by works presented in the festival.

Doors open at 7:15; Show at 8:00
FREE Event, presented as a part of Judson Arts Wednesdays’ "Magic Time" Series
Free wine and refreshments served
curated by Jeremy Karafin and Ellen Mischinski

April 08, 2019

Closet Cases

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Closet Cases is a show where LGBTQ comedians and performers tell their coming out and transitioning stories live on stage and later go deeper into a podcast. This month we have Lynae DePriest (The Mighty Muse), Veronica Garza (NPR and Sirus Radio), Garry Hannon (Funny Ha Ha Funny Queer), Mindy Raf (MTV's Girl Code), Sean B. Parsons (Winner, Yaaas Comedy Fest) and host Shawn Hollenbach (The Mortified Guide on Neflix). Watch the closet doors fly open at The Legendary Stonewall Inn on April 8th at 7pm.

Cover is $10 at the door, $8 if you buy now plus a 2 drink minimum. Must be 21 or older to enter.

Listen to Willam Belli and others' coming out stories and get more information here: http://closetcasesshow.com/