Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Courtnee Roze & Glitter and Garbage
The Bearded Ladies' Get Pegged Cabaret
Friday, May 17
La Peg at FringeArtsMap
Friday, May 17 at 10:30pm
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 celebrates Pre-Pride: a space for all the feelings, fretting, grumpiness, and anticipation one feels as we prepare for a month of commercialized visibility as a queer community. Get Pegged opens with a punk piano cabaret performance by Glitter and Garbage, has a headlining performance by a rhythmic force to be reckoned with: bandleader, producer, lyricist, writer, and percussionist Courtnee Roze, as well as some additional special guests! Courtnee Roze performs “Courtnee Roze: Allegory,” her life story told through music, song and dance.
Star Producers: Linda & David Glickstein
Feature Photo by Plate 3 Photography
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 Courtnee Roze
Beginning in the womb and continuing forever forward, the beat bonds us. Courtnee Roze—bandleader, entertainer, producer, lyricist, writer, and percussionist—honors rhythm’s place at the heart of the human experience and employs the drum as a life force. She transforms the elemental instrument in thoroughly modern ways: playing with meter and layering monologue, dance, and African sonic landscapes. Free from the constraints of genre, Roze and her percussion-driven collective are creating a culture of their own, A djembe and conga virtuoso, Roze has been a student of percussion since she was seven years old. She Keeps her finger on the pulse, by regularly leading workshops and classes for young musicians in New York City and internationally. Roze’s catalogue of collaborators includes Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Cirque du Soleil, J. Cole, and Tony Award-winner Lachanze (The Color Purple). She has performed on storied stages from grand (Carnegie Hall and The Apollo Theater) to intimate (Joe’s Pub and National Sawdust) to cutting-edge (Afropunk Brooklyn’s main stage, where she opened for Solange). In 2015, Roze was awarded a theater residency at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, where she recently returned for a sold- out series of performances. Currently Roze is on Broadway playing percussion for The Donna Summer Musical. Courtnee Roze is also the CEO and designer of Courtnee Roze–EYUD (Embrace Your Unique Differences ) fashion line. Instagram: @courtneeroze
About Glitter and Garbage
Is it trash or treasure? Is it dirty or decadent? It’s Glitter and Garbage! Salty Chanteuse, Shannon Turner will blow some hot air into your delusions of grandeur for maximum inflation. Pianist Lili St. Queer is ever ready with a quip and some chords to bring us all back down to earth. We bring you punk piano cabaret with occasional percussion and a side of perversion. Glitter and Garbage Cabaret is currently in residency at L’Etage. Shows are bi monthly. Instagram: @glitterandgarbagecabaret
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.