Late Night Snacks
US with ILL DOOTS and Pax Ressler, hosted by Jess Conda
September 26, 2019
2019 Fringe Festival
1316 South Percy StreetMap
September 26 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 for this performance may include mentions of violence/police brutality and death.
Stay for the NSFW dance party after the show! NSFW is a dance party for queers and others. Themed attire suggested but never required. Come as you are, or come as you want to be. This is a diverse, welcoming and safe space – no racism, sizeism, homophobia, transphobia or nonconsensual touching!
About the Artist
US is the stage name of the artist whose given name is Anthony Martinez-Briggs, alongside their music making tribe ILL DOOTS they are a forced to be reckoned with, poetic, potent and ready to party. US and ILL DOOTS are known for bringing the funk, soul and live performance that you don’t just see and hear but FEEL.
Pax Ressler is a genderful composer, musician, and performer working at the intersections of music and theatre, arts and advocacy. They are working on an album of queer love songs with collaborators Sam Congdon and Logan Ressler. In Philadelphia, Pax has worked with Arden Theatre Company, Nicole Canuso Dance Company, Theatre Horizon, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Simpatico Theatre, Wilma Theater, 11th Hour Theatre Company and more. They recently composed and performed in “Contradict This” with the Bearded Ladies at Cherry Street Pier and La Mama. Pax is an advocate and educator for the non-binary and transgender community in Philadelphia. paxressler.com
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 w 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.