Join me for my presentation of EQUAL+OPPOSITE, surveying the representation of trans characters in the history of cinema -- as part of the Social Lab Labs@LightCity
Featuring my triumphant return to the standup stage at the Lou Costello Room, upstairs at Zissimo's in Hampden
Just $5 gets you an entire night of great comedy with hilarious humor from me and a litany of comic geniuses!
with your host, Abby Mello!
I'll be moderating the discussion after the Playread With Me reading of Taylor Mac's Hir!
Join us for the second Playread With Me event of 2018! We'll gather at the Windup Space to read Taylor Mac's Hir and then launch into a moderated discussion!
If you'd like to read, come by around 6:00PM to get a part. The reading will begin at 6:30PM (those who don't want to read are welcome to listen!).
FREE EVENT (you purchase your own drinks and can throw in $5 for Joe's Squared pizza if you want food!)
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.
Check out images and info from the 2015 world premiere of Hir at Playwright's Horizons: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/hir/
More about Playread With Me:
This playreading meets bookclub invites you to grab a drink, take on a role in the play, and join actors around the table to read a script dealing with identity in America. Then we'll talk about the themes and their relevance to you and Baltimore.
Moderating a panel at the Annapolis Film Festival with the Baltimore chapter of Film Fatales
Women in the Industry 2018: Where We Stand
Panelists: Monica Levinson, Producer - Beirut;Rowan Riley, Producer - Hearts Beat Loud;
Kate Webber, Director - Kim Swims;
Robin Berghaus, Director - Stumped;
Mimi Edmunds - Documentary Producer & Educator; Amanda Karrh, Producer - Discovery ID Series, The Real Story;
Darrien Michele Gipson - SAG Indie
*WOMXN FUCK SHIT UP*
Inspired by our west coast sisters at Women Fuck Shit Up Fest, we've created a collective of kick ass womxn on the east coast to organize a festival celebrating the incomparable badass-ness of womxn in music and art.
This year's proceeds will benefit Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
5PM - 12AM
SONGBYRD MUSIC HOUSE
Atomic Cha Cha Productions invite you to a very informal, not-sporty very sparkly, lady arm wrestling event!
Bring yourself, a costume (costumes available as well), a persona/name or just come if you’re curious! This is a fun, low-key event with awesome prizes made by Sarah and Erin! Erin was formerly a competitive arm wrestler in NY (and a Bklyn champ) and she and Sarah will help teach you strategy and safety before the match. Come at 7:30 to dress up, train and develop your persona! Competition starts at 9, cash only bar.
Event is refereed by by Erin Stellmon, announcer Rahne "The Brain" Alexander. Wrestling art on the walls by Sarah "Cha cha" Magida
All trans & cis Ladies are welcome to participate! Gender-queer folks too! Everyone else is welcome to cheer and drink beer!
The wait is over!
In March Santa Librada - band will digitally release our fiery debut album, recorded by the legendary Frank Marchand!
We're celebrating at The Windup Space in Baltimore March 17 with our pals Gateway To Hell and HOLY FINGERS!!!
Is there any better way to spend yr St. Patrick's Day?
$10 at the door will get you an album download -- and watch for more exciting events with Santa Librada in March in NYC and Washington DC!
Come see why WAXY JANE called us "the good, liberating, force of unrepentant, bombastic rock and roll and womanhood"
641 D St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
A Love Letter To Myself honors the journey of a woman's quest for self love, acceptance, and empowerment. This 2 hour variety show is packed with laughs and intimate emotional connection with the audience from start to finish. A diverse group of powerful, local, female pillars in our community are invited and tasked to write and read aloud love letters to themselves on stage intertwined with laugh out loud moments from an all star comedy cast of performers.
A Love Letter to Myself is produced by Women In Comedy.
12 W North Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Enjoy drink specials and live musical performances by local artists*! It's a junkfood potluck as well--so bring some snacks to share!
Featuring performances by:
50’♀ (50 Foot Woman/ Rahne Alexander)
Snake Charm (Corey Hennessey)
Come share the wuv and eat your heart out.
I"m doing a special musical number with The Royal We!
Come celebrqte Jack & Mickey's joint bachelor party!!
featuring BANDS and DRAG QUEENS in the same place at the same time!
Manta Rat (Pixies tribute)
The Royal We (Jack + Mickey + friends covering songs)
Super City (SUPER CITY!)
Hosted by Nikki Coxx
Featuring: Betty O'Hellno and Anastasia Belladonna
This Episode's Panel:
Portfolio Day is a Baltimore-based group combining synth-pop, rock and dance elements; a post religious experiment.
Joseph & The Beasts traffic in counter-rhythms that build from muted valleys to fevered crescendos. Shifts in time give way to sprawling valleys of fuzz-drenched keyboards, before soaring vocals erupt into a fervor-filled maelstrom.
Hollywood Blanks is operatic rock and roll that never quite lost it roots, yet all the while, displays a willingness to tinker with and push the antes of genre and feel. Honed in by years of live performances, Hollywood Blanks shows are highly theatrical, with each band member playing the part not just on their instruments, but also with a unique personality from song to song.
50 Foot Woman one of the many musical incarnations of Rahne Alexander. A prominent figure in the local arts and music scene, Rahne has something to say and you definitely want to listen.
$5 ***** All ages!
Performing as 50'♀, I've got a surprise or two in store for this one -- no hints just yet but trust and believe this will be a special night and a unique opportunity!
Featuring poetry & live music throughout the night to showcase some local trans talent; as well as food made by some of our fantastic volunteers & dedicated staff. Aside from that, we have each other! --if you’d like, reach out to someone tonight, ask them their name & pronouns & you might make a new friend!
Featuring performances by:
And more TBA!
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201
As part of the Now Be Here photo event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on October 25, The Studio Visit is honored to collaborate again with the Arlington Arts Center to host a series of artists speaking about their role as women artists. Please join us to listen to DMV area artists stand up and tell us their stories in the style of mini TEDTalks.
Artists speaking are:
Mei Mei Chang
Roxana Alger Geffen
Memoirs of a Guerilla Girl: Donna Kaz in conversation with Rahne Alexander at Baltimore Book Festival!
Feminism + Fun, Activism + Art, Comedy + Controversy: A conversation with Donna Kaz & Rahne Alexander
2pm Sunday 24 Sept 2017
Baltimore Book Festival
Inner Harbor Stage
Looking behind the mask of one of the famously controversial Guerrilla Girls
UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour by Donna Kaz AKA Aphra Behn
Donna Kaz was 24 years old when she moved to New York City in the fall of 1977 to pursue a career in theatre. She rented a spacious loft apartment on gritty Fifth Avenue in Chelsea and landed a job serving beers and burgers at the classic bar, Jimmy Day’s, in Greenwich Village. She was on her way until a tall, blonde, handsome actor sat in her station during a lunch shift. That actor was William Hurt who swept Kaz off her feet and carried her to Hollywood and back for a three-plus year love affair that was both fantastical and physically dangerous. It took Kaz fourteen years to begin to admit she had survived domestic violence. Once she realized the extent of the abuse she had been subjected to she pulled a gorilla mask over her head and became “Aphra Behn,” a bad-ass feminist, activist and member of the Guerrilla Girls.
UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour, follows the unmasked Donna Kaz, and the masked Aphra Behn through their often surprising 25 year journey. In a braided narrative that flips between 1977 and 1997, Donna Kaz describes, with an ironic and humorous voice, what it was like go from being on the arm of William Hurt and an insider on the sets of movies like Altered States and Bodyheat, to an anonymous outsider donning a scary gorilla mask to protest sexism at Broadway’s Tony Awards. Donna Kaz hobnobs with actress Kathleen Turner and director Lawrence Kasden, while Aphra Behn organizes sticker campaigns focused at the big New York City theatres which produce season after season of only plays by white male playwrights. When the Roundabout Theatre’s toilet stalls (in both women and men’s rooms) are plastered with Guerrilla Girls’ stickers stating: In this theatre, the taking of photographs, the use of a recording device and the production of plays by women is strictly prohibited – the Roundabout announces their next season will include two plays by women. Aphra and the Guerrilla Girls take all the credit and go on to create comedic art and theater that blasts the blatant sexism of the theater world while proving feminists are funny at the same time.