September 28 at 11:30pm
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
Cheo Bourne is a cabaret performer who creates work that illuminates where he is in life. Hopefully, bright enough to help others see a little more clearly as well. The show is a high energy prance through song. Cheo is an actor, singer and cabaret artist who toured for 3 years nationally and internationally with the famed singing group The Platters as well as performing his own cabaret works and theater in and around New York City, where he lives. Cheo’s cabaret works include Moy-Borgen and Bourne’s Office Party, Touche, HELLO, Never Far From Home, You and I, Journey Home and Get Ready. He was first runner up in Mama’s Next Big Act competition 2016 at Don’t Tell Mama’s. Cheo’s regional theater credits include Shine! and The Water Dream (New York Musical Theater Festival, NYMF); The Battles (The Gym at Judson); Xanadu, Jerry Springer – The Opera (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Passing Strange, Hot Mikado, Cabaret (New Repertory Theater); Of Mice and Men, Animal Farm (New Rep On Tour); Harriet Jacobs (Underground Railway Theater); HONK! (Wheelock Family Theatre, Best Actor IRNE and Broadway World Award nominations); The Comedy of Errors (Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.).
Brett Ashley Robinson is a Barrymore and Golden Tassel Jawn nominated theatre maker based in Philadelphia. She has worked with New York Theatre Workshop, The Public, The Wilma, Lightning Rod Special, Pig Iron Theater Company, Ars Nova Ant Fest, EST, The Arden Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, The Flea Theatre, The New Ensemble, Theatre Horizon, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Geva Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She is an Associate Artist of Applied Mechanics and a member of the HotHouse–the Wilma Theater resident company. Patricia! Is a delicate trash belle here to get your life, and fix your messy ass face. (Ugh who knows. Maybe I’ll change this? Is it lame?)
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 the 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.