Late Night Snacks
Joseph Keckler and Jonathan Delgado-Melendez, hosted by Jenn Kidwell
September 12, 2019
2019 Fringe Festival
La Peg at FringeArtsMap
September 12 at 10pm
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 for this performance may include mentions of death and dying.
About the Artists
Joseph Keckler is singer and writer whose ballads and arias about life vacillate between the sublime and the ridiculous. He was recently hailed by the New York Times as a “major vocal talent.” His concerts have been presented by Lincoln Center, Centre Pompidou and other venues. He is the creator of many performance pieces, including the critically-acclaimed Train With No Midnight, which premiered earlier this year. His book, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World was published by Turtle Point Press in 2017. He’s working on new music and TV/video projects.
“Unnerving artistry… subversive… hardly seems human.” – The Observer
“Fucking amazing” – Amy Schumer”
Jonathan Delgado, a local Philadelphia artist, is a native to the land of Dr.Seuss AND basketball (Springfield, MA). Delgado was born into a large hard working Puerto Rican family. It was with his family that he learned the power of music and of dance, being constantly exposed to traditional dances of Puerto Rico and all the Caribbean. He continued his passion for music and dance later by traveling to Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago. Jonathan received his BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he continues to dance, teach, choreograph, and create, concentrating on African rooted dances of the Americas fused with Spanish Flamenco. He is also very proud to be a 4th grade teacher serving the Kensington neighborhood. When Jonathan isn’t dancing, he spends his time with his two awesome sons watching movies and eating mint pistachio ice cream.
Jennifer Kidwell is a performing artist. Recent projects – A Hard Time (three 2019 Barrymore nominations), Underground Railroad Game (2017 Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work), Home (Geoff Sobelle), Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed (Dan Hurlin), I Understand Everything Better (David Neumann/advanced beginner group’s 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production), Antigone (The Wilma Theater), Fire Burns Hot: Little Reno!, I Promised Myself to Live Faster and 99 Break-Ups (Pig Iron Theatre Company), Dick’s Last Stand (Whitney Biennial 2014, as Donelle Woolford), Zinnias: the Life of Clementine Hunter (Robert Wilson/Toshi Reagon/Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon). Projects in development – TABLE with Thomas Graves & the Rude Mechs and Nichole Canuso’s The Octopus and the Interview. Company member, PITC and Lightning Rod Special, Wilma Theater Associated Artist, co-founder of JACK. Her writing has been published in movement research Performance Journal #45 and at hyperallergic.com. 2013 TCG/Fox Resident Actor Fellowship (with PITC), 2015 Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant, 2016 Pew Fellow, 2017 Independence Fellow.
Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.