Late Night Snacks
Adrienne Truscott and Krishna Istha, hosted by Jess Conda
September 11, 2019
2019 Fringe Festival
La Peg at FringeArtsMap
September 11 at 9:30pm
Cabaret connoisseurs the Bearded Ladies return with another platter of deliciously dangerous, sensationally sweet, and provocatively pleasurable Late Night Snacks. Running throughout the Fringe Festival in a refitted East Passyunk industrial space, these after-hours performances feature different artists every night—from opera singers to drag queens, cabaret stars to art clowns, and everything in between.
Important Nutritional Information
Late Night Snacks ingredients may include artistic experimentation, adult content, consensual touch, ear worms, nudity, jubilation, great selfie material, rampant queerness, and many repeat visits. Not every show will be for everyone so feel free to come, and go, as you please. You know your diet, taste, allergies, and aphrodisiacs better than we. Late Night Snacks are experimental and works-in-progress. When we can, we will provide detailed ingredients for each show ahead of time online so you can decide how best to snack. When ingredients include any items listed below, there will be a notice at the on-site box office.
Nutritionally sensitive ingredients: references to abuse, assault, self-harm, suicide, violence, mental illness, death, blood, or blood play.
About the Artists
Adrienne Truscott is a performance artist/maker/writer/director whose hybrid work is political, absurd and responsive to context. She’s a Doris Duke Impact Artist and FCA Awardee, serves on many panels and university faculties and is DIY to her core. She’s one half of boundary-busting cabaret act The Wau Wau Sisters. Her solo or group work has been presented variously at Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, PS122, Fusebox Festival, PuSh, The Kitchen, among many others. Her seminal stand-up-comedy-satire, Asking For It, is being developed as a group show with Ellie Heyman, at Joe’s Pub in Sept/Oct 2019.
Krishna Istha is a London based actor, writer, performance artist and theatre maker. Their performance work looks at transformations (physical, political, collaborative), gender politics & queer culture using subversive text, cabaret elements & comedy. They have performed extensively across the UK, Germany, Australia and USA. Since 2013, Krishna has performed, written, devised and collaborated with artists and theatre companies on works that span across theatre, opera, comedy and performance art. Select performance credits include Bullish (2016-2018, National Tour UK); Wild Bore (2017-current, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, Sydney Festival, Traverse Theatre- Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre London); Sex Worker’s Opera (2015-2018, Pleasance Theatre London, Campagnie Theatre Amsterdam)
Jess Conda is a Philadelphia based performance artist. “Too musical theater for rock&roll and too rock&roll for musical theater,” she works regularly as an emcee in Philly’s cabaret scene, most notably as Muff Johnson, rock chanteuse and co-host with The Peek A Boo Revue, the city’s longest running burlesque troupe. Jess was recently seen in Do you Want A Cookie with Bearded Ladies and in Pig Iron Theatre Company’s A HARD TIME, an alt-cabaret love letter to the Patriarchy devised with Jenn Kidwell and Mel Krodman. 2013 Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best Star Power.” Her mother says she’ll never get a husband with a mouth like that.