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Late Night Snacks

Polyseme: A Night of Queer Poets Theatre, hosted by John Jarboe

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

Venue

1316 South Percy Street
1316 South Percy Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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September 27 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 for this performance may include rampant queerness and mentions of blood and illness.

About the Artists

Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet-performer cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. Their chapbook, THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, 2016), attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. Andrea’s first book, EXTRATRANSMISSION [Kelsey Street Press, 2019], is a poetic critique of the U.S. military’s role in the War on Terror. They toured with Sister Spit March 2018 & live in New York.

Joey De Jesus is the author of HOAX (Operating System, 2020), NOCT- The Threshold of Madness (The Atlas Review, 2019), and co-author alongside Sade LaNay of Writing Voice into the Archive vol. 1, edited by Jennifer Tamayo with support from UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender. Joey received the 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry, the 2019-20 BRIC ArtFP Project Room Commission and sits on the Advisory Boards of Apogee Journal and No, Dear Magazine. They are currently coordinating a run for New York State Assembly in 2020.

Ted Rees is the author of In Brazen Fontanelle Aflame (Timeless, Infinite Light 2018) and Editor-at-Large for The Elephants. He teaches creative writing and literature at Temple University, and is currently working on a verse play on his bout with cancer, capitalism, and dropout ideation.

Levi Bentley is a LAMBDA Literary fellowship recipient, and artist member at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA. They teach workshops, write reviews, and make publications with friends. Bucolic Eclogue was released from Lamehouse Press. Chapbooks Obstacle, Particle, Spectacle, &parts, and Stub Wilderness were released from 89plus/LUMA Foundation, Damask Press, and Well Greased Press, respectively. Poems have appeared through Apiary, Bedfellows, BlazeVOX, Elective Affinities, Fact-Simile, Gigantic Sequins, Madhouse, Maestra Vida, Magic Pictures, Painted Bride Quarterly, Stillwater Review, The Wanderer, and a variety of other venues.

Kyle Dacuyan is a poet, performance-maker, and the Executive Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Ambit, DIAGRAM, Lambda Literary, The Offing, and Social Text, and he’s performed at Ars Nova, Cloud City, The Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, and Poesiefestival Berlin.

John Jarboe 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, transforming opera, cabaret, and live performance, making work that will make you sing, dance, and question. www.beardedladiescabaret.com