CAN I GET A SMILE?

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay, Festival
Written & Performed by Leah King, Directed by Jessica Creane

Can I Get A Smile asks the question - What if street harassment was illegal?

With live music, dance, and spoken word, find out what a burlesque-dancing sex blogger, gay bike mechanic, overly-self-aware yoga teacher and indie-rock feminist have to say about The Holla. More info at http://canigetasmile.tumblr.com

Performed as part of the 5th Annual WOMEN AT WORK FESTIVAL, which features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

Leah King is a multidisciplinary performance artist and youth educator based in Brooklyn, NY, whose work focuses on women’s empowerment, afro-diasporic arts and multicultural identity.

As a singer and dancer, Leah has performed with Brown Girls Burlesque, Black Rock Coalition Orchestra and Marc Jacobs, and been featured at Bowery Poetry Club, Whitney Museum, BAM, B.B. King’s, Le Poisson Rouge, Santos and Galapagos. She has led arts workshops at Rikers Island, Manhattan JCC, Grassroots Media Coalition and numerous educational institutions.

Leah’s one-woman show about street harassment and sexuality, ‘Can I Get a Smile?’ was awarded a grant from the NY Department of Cultural Affairs/Brooklyn Arts Council, and has been performed at conferences, venues, and festivals throughout New York City. She is currently working on a new musical project about drag culture and sexual identity.

Open:   09/19/11
Close:   09/20/11

Schedule:
September 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm
Theater:   Stage Left Studio
Address:   214 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Conveniently located between 9th and 10th Avenues, near the Port Authority and Penn Stations A, C or E line.

Cost:$20
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Company: Stage Left Studio         Official Web Site: www.stageleftstudio.com