Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Dynasty Handbag & Magda San Millan
The Bearded Ladies' Get Pegged Cabaret
Friday, January 10
$8 – $60
La Peg at FringeArtsMap
Friday, January 10 at 10:30pm
Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and live music and performance. Each night features uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers on the cabaret scene, a one night stand between a local Philadelphia artist and another performer from around the world.
January’s Get Pegged will open with Magda and feature a headlining performance by Dynasty Handbag.
Dynasty Handbag is co-presented with Performance Intensive, an eight-day performance laboratory in Philadelphia from January 5-12, 2020. Performance Intensive includes performances, lectures and workshops by Dynasty Handbag, Tavia Nyong’o, taisha paggett and Wilmer Wilson IV and is organized by Sharon Hayes and Brooke O’Harra.
Star Producers: Linda & David Glickstein
Support for Dynasty Handbag has been provided by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.
Feature Photo by Miles Pettengill
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 at La Peg, 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 Dynasty Handbag
Dynasty Handbag will pollute the stage with various “singing” and “dancing” numbers that will make you laugh, cry and crylaugh.
Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, Joe’s Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among others. She has been heralded by The New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced 7 evening length performance pieces and countless short works that have been performed in clubs and venues internationally. She has produced multiple video works and 2 albums of original music.
In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects as well as lecturing and teaching workshops. Jibz also produces and hosts Weirdo Night!, a monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles.
At January’s Get Pegged, Magda will present a selection from her work The Cock Painter. She paints life-size images of men being devoured by their own penises, based on classical masterpieces. This solo-show uses stand-up comedy, dream analysis, the studio visit format and psychoanalysis to meditate on the stench of the human body, sexuality and sadness.
Magda is a performing artist who makes original work that romances many genres: dance, theater, visual art, seminar, stand up comedy and punk highbrow experience. To stay in touch, visit www.magdasanmillan.com.
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.