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Late Night Snacks

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret

Co-presented with Opera Philadelphia and the Office of LGBT Affairs

September 10–October 2

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September 10 at 8:00pm

September 11 at 2:30pm

September 11 at 8:00pm

September 14 at 8:00pm

September 15 at 8:00pm

September 16 at 8:00pm

September 16 at 10:30pm

September 17 at 8:00pm

September 17 at 10:30pm

September 18 at 2:30pm

September 18 at 8:00pm

September 21 at 8:00pm

September 22 at 8:00pm

September 23 at 8:00pm

September 23 at 10:30pm

September 24 at 8:00pm

September 24 at 10:30pm

September 28 at 8:00pm

September 29 at 8:00pm

September 30 at 8:00pm

September 30 at 10:30pm

October 1 at 8:00pm

October 1 at 10:30pm

2022 Fringe Festival

Runtime varies

Pay What You Can

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A mixed-plate performance that’s 50% cabaret destination, 50% neighborhood jawn, and 100% good to the last bite.

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret shares a new selection of guilty pleasures, soul nourishment, and tasty cabaret treats in this year’s Late Night Snacks. Performances feature different artists every night — from opera singers to drag queens, cabaret stars to art clowns, and everything in between — all baked together and seasoned to perfection, blending the rich cultures of Philadelphia with entertainment like you’ve never sampled before.

Whether you come for one night, come every night, or just stop by on your way to the corner store, this potluck of a performance series is here to welcome you with music, drinks, and more enticing entertainment than you can fit on a single paper plate. Scroll down for detailed ingredients for each show so you can decide how best to snack. 

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Saturday, Sep 10 at 8pm: Ursula Rucker with Tim Motzer and live painting from Anthony Carlos Molden, Jackie Soro and yung nila, hosted by Jarbeaux

Sunday, Sep 11 at 2:30pm: Family Show, Sam Rise and Jackie Soro hosted by Jarbeaux

Sunday, Sep 11 at 8pm: Sanchel Brown and ​​an excerpt from Wig Wag by Emily Bate, hosted by Cookie Diorio 

Wednesday, Sep 14 at 8pm: Zeek Burse and Mel Hsu with Nicole Burgio, hosted by Jess Conda

Thursday, Sep 15 at 8pm: JaKeya Limitless, Foxworth Vorn, and Virgil Lil’ O Gadson, hosted by Eric Jaffe

Friday, Sep 16 at 8pm: Cherdonna Shinatra and Emyne, hosted by Anthony Martinez-Briggs (US)

Friday, Sep 16 at 10:30pm: Talie and Be Steadwell, hosted by Jarbeaux

Saturday, Sep 17 at 8pm: Threesome: excerpt from a new performance by Jarbeaux, Martha Graham Cracker, & Cherdonna Shinatra, hosted by Sam Rise

Saturday, Sep 17 at 10:30pm: Music Not Impossible and Saint Manifest, hosted by Anthony Martinez-Briggs (US) and co-presented by Opera Philadelphia

Sunday, Sep 18 at 2:30pm: Family Show with Johnny Shortcake, hosted by Jarbeaux

Sunday, Sep 18 at 8pm: Topher Eufaula Layton, Luna Thee Jawnette, and Veronica Chapman-Smith, hosted by Eric Jaffe 

Wednesday, Sep 21 at 8pm: Hard No! An Arts Administration Metal Band, Reese Castaldi, and V. Shayne Frederick, hosted by Jess Conda

Thursday, Sep 22 at 8pm: Le Gateau Chocolat and Sam Rise, hosted by Eric Jaffe

Friday, Sep 23 at 8pm: Denise King and Vitche-Boul Ra, hosted by Jess Conda

Friday, Sep 23 at 10:30pm: Alex Tatarsky and  Slanty Eyed Mama, hosted by Jarbeaux

Saturday, Sep 24 at 8pm: Queen Esther and Matt Ray and Martha Graham Cracker, hosted by Cookie Diorio

Saturday, Sep 24 at 10:30pm: Clayton Lee and Glitter and Garbage: Foster Longo & Shannon Turner, hosted by Jarbeaux

Sunday, Sep 25 at 2:30pm: Family Show with Julie Be (Ants on a Log), hosted by Jarbeaux

Sunday, Sep 25 at 8pm: Murayama and Daniel de Jesús – cello trio featuring Mel Hsu and Carolina Diazgranados, hosted by Sam Rise

Wednesday, Sep 28 at 8pm: Rise Choir Collective and SNACKTIME, hosted by Jess Conda with ASL interpreters from Hands Up.

Thursday, Sep 29 at 8pm: Band Night with Heath Allen, Josh Machiz, Jimmy Coleman, Marcell Bellinger with singers chosen by band, hosted by  Eric Jaffe

Friday, Sep 30 at 8pm: Anito & Malaya of MalayaWorks and Bethlehem & Sad Patrick, hosted by Anthony Martinez-Briggs (US)

Friday, Sep 30 at 10:30pm: Music from Rose: You Are Who You Eat featuring Pax Ressler, Emily Bate, Daniel De Jesús, and Mel Regn, hosted by Jackie Soro

Saturday, Oct 1 at 8pm: A. Rob and Sinta Penyami Storms & Modero, hosted by Anthony Martinez-Briggs (US)

Saturday, Oct 1 at 10:30pm: Jaylene Clark Owens and ILL DOOTS, hosted by Cookie Diorio

Sunday, Oct 2 at 2:30pm: Family Show with ILL DOOTS, hosted by Jarbeaux with ASL interpreters from Hands Up.

Sunday, Oct 2 at 8pm: Host Show withSam Rise, Anthony Martinez- Briggs, Jess Conda, Eric Jaffe, and Jarbeaux

Content Considerations

Ingredients may include artistic experimentation, adult content, consensual touch, ear worms, nudity, jubilation, great selfie material, rampant queerness, works-in-progress, 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 do.


Project Collaborators:

Co-director- John Jarboe (she/her)
Co-director- Jackie Soro (they/she)
Producer- Cat Ramirez (they/she/he)
Associate Producer- Mel Hsu (she/they)
Dramaturg- Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez (she/they)
Stage Manager- Jamel Baker (he/him)
Music Director- Heath Allen (he/him) and Keys
Musician- Jimmy Coleman (he/him) Drums
Musician- Josh Machiz (he/him) Bass

Installation Designer- Scott McMaster (he/they)
Sound Designer- Elizabeth Atkinson (she/her)

Curation Team:
Emily Bate
Noelle Diane Johnson
Anthony Martinez-Briggs
Sally Ollove
Jackie Soro

Jess Conda
Cookie Diorio
Eric Jaffe
John Jarboe
Anthony Martinez-Briggs aka “US”
Sam Rise
Adrienne Truscott

Production Manager- Calvin Anderson (he/they)
Associate Production Manager- Tait Adams (she/they)
Late Night Snacks Administrator: Nathalie Nguyen (she/her)
Installation Assistant- Jo Vito Ramirez (they/them)
Installation Assistant- Doug Greene (he/him)
Drafting Assistant- Michael Lambui (he/him)
Technical Director- Michael Lambui (he/him)
Costume Designer for John- Rebecca Kanach (she/her)
Assistant LD/ Busker- Bless Rudisill (he/him)
Master Electrician- Harbour Edney (they/he)
Followspot Op/Run Crew- Lian Brody (they/them)
Associate SD/ A1- Taylor Jedlinski (she/her)
A2- Nat Merill (she/her)

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Masks are strongly encouraged. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital proof of vaccination Please plan accordingly.


Lead support from the William Penn Foundation, with additional support from Barbara Teichert.

Festival Executive Producers: Linda & David Glickstein, Arthur Kaplan & Duane Perry
Festival Co-Producer: Marty Maynard


The Switch
421 N 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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