| Open: 01/11/18 Close: 02/03/18
Back by popular demandand expanded!
Playwright Paul Alexander is a NY nightlife legend most notably known for the 1990s performance art-dance party Jackie 60 where he honed his vocal emcee and performance skills. Following many solo underground dance singles he gained international success with the dance pop trio THE ONES, known for their #1 Dance/#7 Pop hit Flawless.
Trinkets, is an original musical play set in NYC during the 1990s. It tells a story of a group of drag and transsexual prostitutes, who work the streets of the meatpacking district. This fantastical story taken from reality shows a moment in the growth of the LGBT community, which is often overlooked.
During this time, acceptance of this fringe group by the straight world was often little to none; so many drag and transsexual females were given no opportunity for real employment. In order for them to make a living, sex work was a common choice. The audience is introduced to a moment in the lives of an ensemble of characters in a story highlighting the tragedies and hardship faced by these brave defying individuals. And we witness them coming together as a small community to do the right thing.
Honey Davenport - DIVA
Mercedes Torres - STRAWBERRY
Jay Knowles - JANET
Antyon LeMonte - BLONDIE
Julia Rose - TRINKET
Kevin Aviance - MR. PEA
Tyler Waage - DIEGO
Nora Burns – BEV EVERLY
Isabel Lodge - BINKY
Burgandy Williams - KITTEN CONTROL
Celso Satori - BARTENDER
Vincent Miller - CANDY MAN
Dan Krstyen - ROXIE
James Kaston - JON
Sharon Niesp - MOM
Justin Law - SECURITY
Gaston Souffrant & Anthony Decarlis - ENSEMBLE
ARTISTIC CREW / MUSICAL CREW
Lyricist & Musical Composer - Paul E. Alexander
Additional Composers - Laurent Caillat, Eli Escobar, Rami Ramirez, SAMURI (Kevin Aviance & Uri Dalal)
Choreography - Antyon LeMonte
Costume Design - David Dalrymple & Delicia Glam
Wig Design - Steven Perfidia Kirkham
Set Design - Zach Serafin
Lighting Design - Lucky
Stage Manager - Thomas Gordon
Asst Stage Manager - Kyiana S Williams
Audio Design - Andy Cohen
Sound Design - Ken Coughlin
Produced by 24 Bond Arts Center/Gail Thacker
A special shout out filled with love to Jane Friedman/Howl and our other supporters that made TRINKETS possible
Senior/Student Discount: $30. and 10 -$20 tickets at door per night. They go fast so please arrive early or on time 6:30pm
CASH SALES AT THE DOOR
BECAUSE OF POPULAR DEMAND!
We EXPANDED it for you!
Jan 11 - Feb 3 Thurs, Fri, Sat Sun @7pm
Dark Jan 25th
Senior/Student Discount: $30.
Cash at the door or go to Brownpapaertickets.com
Trinkets is the first play I’ve written and so I’m ecstatic that it’s being so well received and that I’m able to present it again. With that said...I’m making a few changes that I hope will improve the production. I’ve drafted a new production number titled Welcome to Trinkets, sung by the club master of ceremonies Mr. Pea played by underground music legend Kevin Aviance who originates the role. Backed up by Burgandy Williams as Kitten Control and Julia Rose as Trinket with the entire ensemble and choreography by Antyon LeMonte, it is a reason to see it again if you’ve already seen it.
Honey Davenport returns to the staring role of Diva and Mercedes Torres returns as Strawberry. Tyler Waage as Diego debuts another original song which was cut for time but is being restored as it is essential to the story.
That and few more surprises makes this new presentation of Trinkets better than ever and truly Broadway bound. I hope that you will agree.
Paul E. Alexander
The Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond Arts Center
24 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
For more information please contact-Gail Thacker
Cell - 917-841-7567
Theatre - 212-777-1767
About the Company: 24 Bond Arts Center
Our mission is to nurture living playwrights and artists expressing contemporary identity.
In this venture, we intend to revive NoHo as a cauldron of LGBTQI art and ideas by producing new works.
Gene Frankel’s 1961 production of Jean Genet’s The Blacks, A Clown Story exemplified the vitality and influence a small theater can have. This grassroots phenomenon altered the course of Off- & Off-Off Broadway theatre and shaped their destinies, winning one of the first Obie Awards for play writing and eventually becoming the longest running Off-Broadway show in history, launching the careers of James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, Louis Gossett JR., and a number of other enduring influential American actors in the process.