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Speakeasy Go-go

Thomas Choinacky

September 10-September 25

2021 Fringe Festival

1 hour


Queen Memorial BuildingMap

Welcome to an underground club, a sensual discotheque.

Your ticket is an invitation to indulge in tiny pleasures. Speakeasy Go-go thrusts you out of isolation into the ecstatic joys and gyrations of the dance floor.

Choinacky shakes it all: go-go-ing through dreamy sunsets, kinky parties, and curious duct tape outfits with their iconic interdisciplinary style. All are shameless provocations to celebrate our truest selves. Let’s get the party started.

Performances DJ-ed live by Saint Manifest.

At the show, attendees will also be able to view and purchase a companion artist zine detailing the pleasureful, artistic archive created in tandem with the performance.

Queer artist Thomas Choinacky’s (he/they) avant-garde performances have been an Editor’s Pick by the Washington Post and they have been named a “dance machine” by Philadelphia Weekly. Get the password. Euphoric feelings await you.



Friday, Sep 10, 2021 – 10:00pm
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 – 10:00pm
Monday, Sep 13, 2021 – 8:00pm
Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 – 8:00pm
Friday, Sep 17, 2021 – 10:00pm
Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 – 10:00pm
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 – 10:00pm
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – 10:00pm

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. 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 photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.


Creator and Performer: Thomas Choinacky

Sound Design and Deejay: Saint Manifest


Content Considerations

Some kinky, bondage imagery

Appropriate for Ages 18+


Audience Instructions

Producers are limiting capacity to provide some distance between attendees. Buy your tickets early.

Ticket buyers will be contacted with event access details before showtime.


About the Artists

Thomas Choinacky (he/they) is an interdisciplinary artist. They are excited by textures, tastes, and feeling it deep in their muscles. His/Their current practice ask questions about legacy, architecture, and queerness, which has led to experimental performances in stairwells, reenacting ice skating routines in living rooms, and building kinky mummies out of duct tape. Thomas uses vulnerability to expel their demons and tell personal stories that for years felt invaluable or dangerous to share. They offer these parts of themself as opportunities for others to consider their own permissions. Thomas is a company member of Applied Mechanics. Recent: Fierce! Queer Festival, Folsom Street Fair, and a residency at Pink Noise Projects.

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