Posts Tagged ‘Queer Bait’

Queer Bait: Sterile

Posted September 11th, 2019

September 11–14, 2019

Queer Bait (Rose Luardo and Shannon Fahey) sensitively stroke your Elsa and Anna as they freeze and squeeze the daylights out of your fun factory. Two parts performance art, one part comedy, one part clown, three parts dance, five parts friendship, two parts dress-up, one part queer, zero parts bait, maybe another part queer but unsure. Student tickets $12.

$20 / 70 minutes

About Queer Bait

Queer Bait, an alt comedy duo, is 40% Rose Luardo, 40% Shannon Fahey, and 20% overcompensation due to lack of proper attention in childhood. Queer Bait mixes the ugly with the gorgeous, the funny with the devastating, the ketchup with the jelly. They have performed all around the US of A including: Helltrap Nightmare (The Hideout, Chicago), Union Hall (Brooklyn, NY), Good Good Comedy Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), and The Cheesecake Factory bathroom. Combining dance, high fashion, vomit, and lip gloss, Rose & Shannon create comedy you’ll be dreaming about in your nightmares and your wet dreams.

Rose Luardo is an artist, actor, and comedian. Her solo work is concentrated in performance installations that use sculpture, costume, character, and video. To get a sense of her style, think of a middle-aged pixie foraging through a creative landscape of wigs, costumes, dance routines and burgers. In 2009, she was awarded a residency at Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC and the Odysseys Costa Rica residency in 2013. Her performance/fine art has been exhibited at The Fairmount House (Philadelphia), Little Berlin (Philadelphia) PRACTICE Gallery (Philadelphia), Space 1026 (Philadelphia), Slow Culture Gallery (Los Angeles), LUMP Gallery (Raleigh), PS1 MOMA (NYC), Clocktower Gallery (NYC) and Art Basel (Miami). She is one half of the comedy duo The New Dreamz (with Andrew Jeffrey Wright) and Queer Bait (with Shannon Fahey) and a member of the sketch group Darlings performing monthly at Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia.

Shannon Fahey is a comedian currently working in Philadelphia. Shannon has been writing and producing solo and collaborative work for over 5 years. She is 1/2 of independent alt-comedy duo Queer Bait (along with Rose Luardo), writes and acts in the comedy collective Darlings and co-hosts the monthly show Scarred for Life at Good Good Comedy Theatre. She has been featured on numerous recorded podcasts including Las Culturistas and Dark Tank. Shannon has been a part of the Fringe Festival for 4 years running. In her spare time, Shannon teaches improv at Good Good Comedy Theatre, freelances as an illustrator, and babysits.

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2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: LGBTQ+

Posted August 28th, 2019

Created and performed by queer artists, these shows explore issues of sexuality and gender identity through music, theater, comedy, and more. Come and enjoy every color of Fringe’s rainbow.

And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens
EgoPo Classic Theater
Candy Delaney is a “New Orleans queen” approaching his dreaded 35th birthday. While Candy is looking for romance, his newest pickup is looking for his next drink. Audiences are welcomed into Candy’s apartment, champagne in hand, for this stunning portrait of unrequited love. Coproduced with Provincetown Williams Fest.
More info and tickets here

Beards: A New Musical
Elana Mirella Mariani and Liberty Laferriere
Eva is a young woman in 1959 Manhattan who creates a business that pairs women with gay men to act as heterosexual couples. Beards examines themes of feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, family values, and emotional prostitution through a modern lens.
More info and tickets here

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