September 8, 2019
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
Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City. As a performer both on and Off-Broadway, Mx Bond has received numerous accolades winning an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), the Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2007), The Peter Reed Foundaton Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. V authored the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels (The Feminist Press, 2011).
Jody Kuehner is a Seattle-based dance artist, director, and performance artist Cherdonna Shinatra. She is 2017 Artist Trust Fellowship recipient, 2017 Henry Art Gallery Artist in Residence, and 2015 Stranger Genius Award winner. She was funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project in 2016 and toured nationally. Kuehner recently premiered DITCH at the Frye Art Museum, a three-month gallery exhibition with daily performances. DITCH’s eighty performances drew an audience of over 3500 people. Jody was Dayna Hanson’s Production Coordinator and Assistant Director 2010-2015 for various projects. She danced with Pat Graney company from 2007 – 2016 also assisting Graney’s KTF Prison Project. She teaches Contemporary Dance at Velocity Dance Center and is a member of the touring Cabaret and Burlesque company Kitten&Lou Presents.
Jesus Garcia is an internationally-acclaimed operatic tenor, who has has been featured on opera stages around the globe. Garcia is the recipient of a Tony Award Honor for Excellence in Theater for his leading role in Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme on Broadway; and Sept 12-15, will perform a theatrical rendering of his original alt-rock and electro song cycle, MANIFEST DESTINY, in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The performances will take place on the Arden Theatre Company’s Arcadia Stage from September 12-15.Garcia’s recent performances include his debut in the title role of Gounod’s Faust at the Savonlinna Opera, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Boston Lyric Opera, and Rodolfo in La Boheme with Tampere Talo in Finland. Recording credits include the world premiere recording of Jorge Martin’s Before Night Falls, the Original Broadway Cast recording of Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme, and the Virgin Classics DVD recording of Laurent Pelly’s production of La Vie Parisienne. Jesus Garcia has made several television appearances including the Today Show, Breakfast with the Arts on A&E, and the Tony Awards. He has also been featured in the pages of numerous publications including The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and Opera News.
Nath Ann Carrera sings a set of early extreme sensationalistic southern gothic story songs written by Dolly Parton from 1967-1971, when most of her original songs were cautionary tales about why you shouldn’t trust men, have children, or get married, in any context whatsoever. Class-Conscious Incest! Teen Delinquent Anti-Authoritarian Murder! Mental Institution Imprisonment! Speed-Addicted Swingers! Anti-Marriage Retaliation! Stillborn Suicide! Children Bursting Into Flames While Their Parents Tell Dirty Jokes! And BEYOND! Described as “heavenly” (New York Times) and “wonderful, striking,” with “essayistic songs about female revenge and politics” (Hilton Als- The Paris Review), Nath Ann Carrera has had solo shows at La MaMa (Death To The Patriarchal Rape Heads), Joe’s Pub, Wild Project, and the Afterglow Festival (I Don’t Want To Throw Rice, I Want To Throw Rocks: The Early Southern Gothicism Of Dolly Parton), sings as WITCH CAMP with Amber Martin, performs with Justin Vivian Bond, and has sung at P.S. 122, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Le Poisson Rouge, SFMOMA, MoMA PS1, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center.
Jackie Soro is a Philadelphia-based multimedia artist with a deep interest in the performance of truth-telling. Much of her work centers in the feminist performance art sphere, where she is a deviser, vocalist, collaborator, and solo performer. Her recent projects include performing in the Bearded Ladies Cabaret’s Contradict This! (LaMama E.T.C., Cherry St. Pier), devising with Ninth Planet’s honey honey project, and performing as Joan in the Arden Theater’s Barrymore Award-winning production of Fun Home. Offstage, Jackie hosts queer dance parties and coaches young musicians with Girls Rock Philly. She will be performing as her zesty/bitchy alter ego Sheryl. Sheryl will be leading the audience in some ritualistic singing and enthralling them with her improvised narrative singing style.