Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Tareke Ortiz and Emyne
The Bearded Ladies' Get Pegged Cabaret
Friday, March 20
$8 – $60
La Peg at FringeArtsMap
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.
March’s Get Pegged will be guest hosted by Jess Conda! Tareke Ortiz will be headlining the night, opened by Emyne, and featuring a performance by Alex Tatarsky.
Star Producers: Linda & David Glickstein
Table for 2: $30*
Table for 4: $60*
*There is an additional $15 food and drink minimum per guest seated at a table.
Photo by Plate3.com
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!
About Jess Conda
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 Late Night Snacks (2019) and Do You Want A Cookie (2018) with the Bearded Ladies and in Pig Iron Theatre Company’s A HARD TIME (2019), an alt-cabaret love letter to the Patriarchy devised with 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.
About Tareke Ortiz
Mexico City-based Tareke Ortiz is a fully sequenced, horned creature, born from a crack in the imaginary wall between Mexico and the USA. His existential, Latin Noir Cabaret aims to be an ominous, defiant immigrant anthem, a carnivalesque bolero-esque lament that invokes the muted, dashed hopes of those trapped by tyrant borders as well of those imprisoned by their very own notions of romantic love.
Emyne is a 20 years old singer-songwriter, rapper and all around performing artist born and raised in West Philadelphia. Starting as a street performer, busking all around downtown she has come a very long way! Performing in many venues around Philly, including The Kimmel Center, The Clef Club, The Rotunda, Voltage Lounge, World Live Cafe and more! She has also been gifted The amazing opportunity to touch the legendary Apollo Theatre stage in New York City, 3 times as a child star! Emyne has written music for films such as “We Are Black” produced by Ten0OneMedia and theatre performances such as “Black Girl Magic” a musical put together by a dance company called Dance for Nia. Always excited to do work that serves her life purpose, connecting with people around the world and making a difference through music, she is a resilient young woman with undeniable talent, hustle, passion and charm. Always asking herself “What’s Next Emyne?”
About Alex Tatarsky
Alexandra Tatarsky makes work in the unfortunate in-between zone of comedy, dance, performance art, theater and deluded rant — sometimes with songs. Pieces often incorporate absurdist characters and improvised word play. Current interests include humor & the abyss, self-loathing & complicity, clowns & politics, meaninglessness, hybridity, madness, parades, and acrylic nails. Basically, how words and worlds come together and fall apart. Tatarsky has performed original work and the work of others at venues including: Vox Populi, Werks Barehouse, Judson Church, Skirball, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Art Space, PSNY, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, La Mama, The Brick, CPR, Gibney, and many bars. With Ming Lin as Shanzhai Lyric, they publish mini-complications of bootleg t-shirt poems. Writings on hyper-capitalism, mimes, nonsense poetry, and counterfeit culture are forthcoming in ArtReview Asia, Spike, and Garlands.
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/hers) 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. 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. She 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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