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Get Pegged Cabaret: The Naughty Femme Edition

The Bearded Ladies' Get Pegged Cabaret

Mar 22, 2019

Runtime TBA

Cost TBA

La Peg at FringeArtsMap

Friday, March 22 at 10pm

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and live music and performance. Each night features uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers on the cabaret scene, a one night stand between a local Philadelphia artist and another performer from around the world.

This month’s Get Pegged features a whole evening of Philebrity performers celebrating and complicating Femme-ness, Femme Power, and Rule breaking. Everyone’s ahead and a headliner at Naughty Femme: Guest host Alice Yorke, Gigi Naglak and Meghann Williams’ Chlamydia dell’Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque, Eric Jaffe, Emily Bate, Thunder Thighs and Brett Ashley Robinson!

Don’t know what Femme means? What Naughty means? Confused about what to wear if anything at all? Us too! Go Deeper:
“[The] point is that being femme isn’t about acting feminine or “girly” in the ways mainstream society generally feels that female-presenting people “should” act. Instead, it’s about subverting the expectations that women face purely for being women. This is why you will often see femme-identifying people presenting exaggerated versions of femininity over traditional, cookie-cutter, or preppy ones.”
–Read the full article on Bustle

Join us before the show at 8pm for a performance of Lightning Rod Special’s The Appointment.

Standing Room: $8
Table for 2: $30*
Table for 4: $60*
*There is an additional $15 food and drink minimum per guest seated at a table.

Star Producers: Linda & David Glickstein

Feature Photo by Plate 3 Photography

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Get Pegged (n.)

1. An act of love-making that involves a woman wearing a [redacted] and [redacted] her male partner.

ex.   Jane pegged John last night – I bet he won’t be able to sit down for a week!

2. A monthly cabaret series at La Peg, curated by John Jarboe that will make you feel like you are being [redacted] by someone wearing a [redacted].

ex.    I went to Get Pegged Cabaret last night!  I bet I won’t be able to sit down for a week!


Photo by Johanna Austin

About Alice Yorke

Alice Yorke is a Philadelphia-based actor, creator, director, and producer. She is a Co-Director of Lightning Rod Special, with whom she created and performed in Hackles, Let the Dog See the Rabbit, and Sans Everything. She is the lead artist on their most recent work, The Appointment, a dark satire of the misogyny in the American abortion debate. She recently directed White Feminist by Lee Minora, a scorching indictment of white women’s participation in feminism, the hit of the 2018 Fringe Festival. Her performance in The Gap at Azuka Theatre was recognized with a Bonaly Award for excellent performance and a Barrymore nomination for outstanding supporting performance. For five years she has been seen across music venues in Philly and New York as Red 40 and the Last Groovement’s wild dancer Candy Scrapple. She is a proud graduate of the inaugural class of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. She is an order muppet, with order rising, and a chaos moon.

About Chlamydia dell’Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque

Photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography

Chlamydia dell’Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque is all about the comedy and joy – a conversation about sex where no one is accused of doing it wrong. Structured as a 1910s-era burlesque show and full of all the satire and social commentary that has made that genre endure for more than a century, CDA uses skits, songs, dance, stand-up comedy, etc. to talk about topics like human sexuality, masturbation, sexually-transmitted infections, and consent. Created in 2009, CDA has performed to acclaimed and sold-out runs in Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Vancouver, and Montreal.

Gigi Naglak spends her days running a grant program and her evenings covered in feathers. She earned her MA in Text & Performance Studies from King’s College London/RADA. In 2009, she co-created Chlamydia dell Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque with Meghann Williams. Other favorite performances include WitCrumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), and Autobahn.

Meghann Williams co-created Chlamydia dell’Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque with Gigi Naglak, now celebrating 10 years of dick jokes and social commentary. Solo and house projects include CDA House Parties, At Last: The Play-at-Home Romance Game Show,  I Swear This One is Gonna Last and All Those Other Bastards Were Only Practice, PEEP SHOW, F&Z  (Thomas Choinacky), Great Again (Michael Osinski). Upcoming: The Jim Jones Lilith Fair Cabaret.

Photo by Joe Mac (IG: @joemaccreative)

About Eric Jaffe

Eric is a comedic live singer who writes original songs and parodies. Most parodies involve irreverent topics such as queer sex, toilet humor, and food. A world ukulele champion, an above average singer, and a genderless glamour monster, Eric is the winner of the 2018 Philly Drag Awards, Best Host, Best Alternative Drag Queen, and Drag Queen of the Year. You can find Eric scouring the Philadelphia cabaret and drag scene screaming at the top of their lungs about food. Eric hosts a monthly live singing cabaret every third Saturday at Tavern on Camac called The Eric Jaffe Show, they host Songbird, the search for Philadelphia’s best singer and The Everything Show at L’etage. Eric recently starred in Basic Witches at The Arden, and starred and directed Thweeney Todd: The Flaming barber of Fleek Street at Franky Bradley’s. For more on Eric Jaffe, check your local Wawa, by the milkshake machine, but also on instagram @theericjaffe.


About Emily Bateget pegged

Emily Bate is a harmony fanatic. This manifests in a wide variety of disciplines (music performance, theater, film, performance art) and roles (composer, vocalist, arranger, conductor, facilitator, performer). Recent projects include: the score for the film Queer Genius by Catherine Pancake; several shows with frequent collaborator Erin Markey, including recent FringeArts show Wet Food and the anarcho-musical A Ride on the Irish Cream, featuring “accessible, often punchy pop-rock” (New York Times), and “soaring musical numbers” (Artforum) that were “startlingly gorgeous, and packed with heavenly harmonies” (New York Post); and a composing collaboration with installation artist Patrick Costello. Emily has worked with artists like MJ Kaufman, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and Mal Cherifi, and her work has been performed at venues across the US and UK.

Emily founded and conducts a queer community chorus called Trust Your Moves, which focuses on new work by Philadelphians.

Photo by Katie Forbes

About Thunder Thighs

Thunder Thighs is Sally Louise Polk, a radical fat activist, visual artist and musician. She began studying classical violin at the age of five and is now performing her solo act with a loop pedal, drum machine, electric guitar and booming voice, creating the effect of a full band.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, “Thunder Thighs” was born in the Philadelphia DIY scene and was fully developed as a project in Oakland, CA. Since then she has traveled, played many shows across the US and found herself back in Philly. She has collaborated with many visual artists and uses her music to celebrate femme excellence, queer community and the beauty in navigating mental health. She brings a wit and emotional awareness to the stage that is vulnerable, deeply moving and funny.

About Brett Ashley Robinson

Brett Ashley Robinson is an actor/deviser based out of Philadelphia. She has performed and created work at InterAct Theatre Company, Quintessence Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, The Flea, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Public’s Under the Radar Festival, Ars Nova, Premier Stages, Geva Theatre Center, American Repertory Theatre, and the Ensemble Studio Theater. She is also a proud graduate of The Pig Iron School of Advanced Performance Training.

About the Bearded Ladies Cabaret

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is an interdisciplinary troupe of artists who reinvigorate and redefine the form of cabaret in the 21st century by fusing it with theater, opera, and dance. They play with nostalgia and humor to question the embedded social messages in popular culture and tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. Their work has been seen all over Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Opera Philadelphia, the Wilma Theater, and FringeArts and they have brought their cabaret revolution to Miami, New Zealand, Seattle, Paris, Maryland, Delaware and New York City (Ars Nova, La Mama, and Joe’s Pub).

About John Jarboe

John Jarboe (she/he) is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. He is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret. Going back to the interdisciplinary roots of cabaret, Jarboe is transforming opera, cabaret, and live performance from her home in Philadelphia, making work that is insistent on its liveness and interactivity, work that will make you sing, dance, clap and question. He plays host to a community of cabaret misfits from around the world, trying to stitch together the history of and practice of a much needed form.

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