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Get Pegged Cabaret: Keep On Pegging

The Bearded Ladies' Get Pegged Cabaret


Friday, March 5

90 minutes

Pay What You Can

Zoom


Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret switches things up inside a reimagined Zoom Room, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and live music and performance. Featuring uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers on the cabaret scene.

This March, Get Pegged Cabaret includes performances by the classically trained vocalist and drag queen Cookie Diorio, songcatcher and lyricist Samantha Rise, multidisciplinary performer Noelle Diane Johnson, and New Zealand-based drag king Hugo Grrrl!

Star Producers: Linda & David Glickstein

Life doesn’t come with instructions, or at least with instructions that one should follow. Neither usually does the art of cabaret….until now! Enjoy these soft core suggestions that will help you maximize your Get Pegged pleasure. Peg recommends:

  1. Be intentional about your space: Make your space intimate, maybe light or turn on a candle in your closet or make a fort out of your sheets, hide from your partner, children, pets, or other regrets.
  2. If you can, have a marker handy!
  3. Dress up, dress down, just dress to impress. Since COVID numbers are seriously up right now, those of us privileged enough to have shelter won’t be going out on the town for pleasure anytime soon if we are wise. Peg recommends dressing in your best going out drag. There will be an optional zoom runway as part of the evening.
  4. When you join the zoom call, make sure you are in your chosen drag, your name (drag or muggle) and pronouns are in in your zoom profile. Peg recommends joining the call with video turned on and keeping video on during the performance. Peg wants to see your beautiful faces! If you need help figuring this out, don’t ask Peg. Google it!
  5. There will be innuendo and outuendo, talk of trauma, gender play, singing, and fingering. Consent is key. While discomfort is an essential part of cabaret, you have the power to say yes or no to anything, so take care of yourself and let us know what you need. If you have accessibility needs of any kind please communicate with FringeArts Staff ahead of time.
  6. Enjoy!

Showtimes

Friday, March 5 at 8pm

Pricing

Pay What You Can $0–60

Photo by Plate3.com

Get Pegged (n.)

1. An act of love-making that involves a woman wearing a [redacted] and [redacted] her male partner.

ex.   Jane pegged John last night – I bet he won’t be able to sit down for a week!

2. A monthly cabaret series, curated by John Jarboe that will make you feel like you are being [redacted] by someone wearing a [redacted].

ex.    I went to Get Pegged Cabaret last night!  I bet I won’t be able to sit down for a week!

About Cookie Diorio

Cookie Diorio is a Philadelphia-based drag performer, a classically trained vocalist, a songwriter, an activist, a husband, mother of the House of Diorio, a music teacher and lover of all things sparkly. She mastered walking in 5 inch stilettos in the night clubs of Boston, achieved her hair fantasy by studying vintage videos of Grace Bumbry. Cookie grew up in historic Auburn, NY with gospel in her ears, civil rights in her blood and many songs in her heart. She trained at Ithaca College in the voice studio of Angus Godwin and learned from master teachers such as Carol McAmis in vocal pedagogy, Lawrence Doebler in choral arts, Dana Wilson in composition and Patrick Hansen in opera coaching. She founded the giving project Art of the Heel, has produced many solo shows including the off-broadway one-night-only Fire In My Bones: A Gospel Jubilee (Kraine Theater, NYC), given a TEDx talk at Rosetree, had a takeover at The Barnes Foundation and is an ASSociate Artist of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret.

Photo Credit: Pink Melon Media

About Samantha Rise

Music is your birthright. 

Your voice belongs as it is, you belong as you are.

We can’t be afraid and sing at the same time.

These are the tenants and principles that guide Samantha Rise, a non-binary songcatcher and performer based in Philadelphia. As a self described ‘pollinator’ performer, their songs collect and evoke their myriad influences, across labels of genres and medium. Curiosity and vulnerability dancing between jazz and diasporic roots, folk and movement music traditions and neo-soul futurist explorations. Warm and adventurous, clear-eyed and compassionate, Rise’s writing and performance style is as much an invitation as it is a musical experience. 

Relearning themselves as a black person, a queer person, a gender expansive person, as a survivor, Rise’s lyrics and songwriting are both sensual and staggering in their unblinking accounts of what it is to celebrate and explore all of those identities in this moment of pandemic, and of uprising.  From unrequited love to police brutality, the #MeToo movement and mass incarceration, Rise gives voice to the struggles where words fail, with music we cannot help but love.  They invite us to wade through the grief and joy we know toward a future we create together, standing courageously and vulnerably, where the songs of our hearts begin. 

Rise’s debut release, Brighter Days, landed in four installments over the solstice and equinox in 2019. Their music is available on  Apple Music, Spotify, BandCamp and Soundcloud. 

 

About Noelle Diane Johnson

Noelle Diane Johnson (she/her) is a multidisciplinary Theatre and Performance Artist, AEA Stage Manager, Director, EDI Consultant, and Artist Advocate. She has worked for multiple venues including The Wilma Theatre, Theatre Horizon, InterAct Theatre Company, Simpatico Theatre, Theatre in the X, Shakespeare in Clark Park, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and Playbill among many others. Noelle is also the owner and founder of ARTISTS HEAL LLC, a company designed to center and provide resources for Black and Global Majority Artists while offering self-liberated, inclusive, and equitable spaces for healing and expansion through artistic practice. Learn more at warmweathernoelle.com. IG: @warmweathernoelle @artistsheal.

 

About Hugo Grrrl

New Zealand-based drag king, comedian, and cabaret producer Hugo Grrrl joins Get Pegged Cabaret. You may have caught the performer on the inaugural season of New Zealand’s House of Drag, where he made history as the first drag king and trans man to compete—let alone win—a drag reality show. He has toured widely and created a reputation for crafting smutty, rough-around-the-edges, politically-charged late-night theatre that’s bound to excite the audience. ⁠IG: @hugogrrrl

About the Bearded Ladies Cabaret

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is an interdisciplinary troupe of artists who reinvigorate and redefine the form of cabaret in the 21st century by fusing it with theater, opera, and dance. They play with nostalgia and humor to question the embedded social messages in popular culture and tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. Their work has been seen all over Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Opera Philadelphia, the Wilma Theater, and FringeArts and they have brought their cabaret revolution to Miami, New Zealand, Seattle, Paris, Maryland, Delaware and New York City (Ars Nova, La Mama, and Joe’s Pub).

About John Jarboe

John Jarboe (she/hers) is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret. Going back to the interdisciplinary roots of cabaret, Jarboe is transforming opera, cabaret, and live performance from her home in Philadelphia, making work that is insistent on its liveness and interactivity, work that will make you sing, dance, clap and question. She plays host to a community of cabaret misfits from around the world, trying to stitch together the history of and practice of a much needed form.

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