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Todays Date: 12/15/19
Last Update: 04/14/09 08:00:51 PM

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Address: 59 E 4th Street
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Hypergender Burlesque Presents: Revolutions  | Open: 05/02/09 Close: 05/02/09
Starting the third year on the burlesque scene the right way HyperGender brings the revolutionary burlesque to its stage. Get ready to challenge crumbling Empire while looking at the Communist Manifesto, sexual liberation and Handmaid Tale. This is not your ordinary burlesque show. This is post neo burlesque at its best!

Hosts: Award Winning Performers JZ Bich as the Communism and N as the Sex Revolution


Guests:

Dred - The world renowned drag artist pushes boundaries and brings some contraversy
Aurora Boobrealis - from Brown Girls Burlesque strips a model in rage
$$$Royale - Another Brown Girl Burlesque girl merges Handmaid's Tale with Dark Angel
Sequinette - Downtown favorite drag queen and a current holder of Miss Lez title will make revolution queer
Deity - Everyone's twisted darling who is a featured performer at BADASS Burlesque will surprise us as always.

The video presentation by HyperGender's only and always amazing Anti Social wraps us this amazing line up.

For ONLINE TICKETS please go to www.hypergender.com

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: The Feast Of Fools  | Open: 04/04/09 Close: 04/04/09
 It is two years anniversary for HyperGender. In these two years we have presented around 100 performers including spoken word artists, videographers, dancers and of course burlesque performers. HyperGender power duo has appeared in Boston, at New York Burlesque Festival and at many more places. Come and celebrate with us in this night filled with laughter and debauchery. Free cupcakes and birthday kisses for both HyperGender and our staff photographer. Don't let us blow alone ... candles that is!

Hosts: JZ Bich and N

Guests:
Clams Casino, the winner of Most Innovative and Most Comedic performer of 2008 at the Miss Exotic World Pagent
Switch N'Play, the New York's leading drag king troupe
Carmen Mofongo, NYC's one and only Latin Lady With Stuff On Her Head,
Scout, the former title holder in the Miss America pageant system and a beloved comedienne
Courtney Weber, the tarot advisor extraordinaire of the NY burlesque scene
and video presentation by HyperGender's only and always amazing Anti Social

 

HyperGender Burlesque Presents: DIVAS  | Open: 03/07/09 Close: 03/07/09
Come and help us honor International Woman's Day and centuries of
struggle for the equality of all the genders. Marlena Dietrich,
Madonna, Dolly Parton, Beyonce, Annie Lenox, Liza Minnelli and New
York's own The World Famous *BOB* will grace the stage in this
celebration of gender liberation. We've come a long way baby and we
come in the nude!

Hosts: JZ Bich as Marlena Dietrich and
N as Madonna

Guests:
The World Famous *BOB* as herself,
Miss LEZ 2008 Sequinette as
Dolly Parton
Akynos as Beyonce
Sir Real as Annie Lenox
Margoh Channing as Liza Minelli
Viktor Devonne from White Elephant Burlesque

FOR ONLINE TICKETING CLICK HERE

Pre show Music to get your groove by N

FREE LUBE AND CONDOM GIVEAWAYS courtesy of NYC Condoms!

WARNING: The show is rated NC-17!

The DIVA'S will unveil themselves on Saturday March 7th at:

WOW Cafe
59-61 E. 4th Street, 4th Floor
NYC
$10 Cover

RECESSION SPECIAL $8 if you come in with a flyer or a print out of this poster!

Reservations STRONGLY Encouraged call: 917-591-6185

Doors Open at 9:30
Show begins at 10

flyer artwork by N

Waiting For The Show  | Open: 01/10/09 Close: 01/31/09
The action begins during an afternoon rehearsal of a fire-breathing, snake handling, come-to-Jesus anti-abortion skit in the basement of a major research hospital. Two women, Nina and Anne, diligently rehearse their parts as Maria from "The Sound of Music" and Founding Father George Washington. But mysteriously, every day at the same time, the rehearsal is interrupted by Nina's trip to the Treatment Room. Mad scientists Dr. Freud and Dr. Nietzsche enter to observe "The Treatment" that Anne administers to Nina. On this day however, all hell breaks loose.

The cast features Angela Carolfi and Kristin Ciccone.Lighting Design is by Parker Pracjek, Sound Design is by David Burgess, Photography is by Bill Hayward and Graphic Design is by Bill Weber. Production stage manager is Cleo Vivas Rojas.

Are we ready for the change? Do you feel scared and lonely while waiting to see what happens next? Afraid the country will, one more time, vote in the wrong man for the job? Despair not! HyperGender is here to warm your heart and body with some controversial, political nudity. Join us as we wish good riddance to Bush, not welcome to Palin, or perform some good ole flag desecration. HyperGender is all that the religious right warned you about … and more!

Starring an AMAZING lineup of:
ROSE WOOD
NASTY CANASTA!
DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA
SELENA VARIUS
ANTI-SOCIAL
N
and a very special birthday celebration for JZ BICH

On The Verge  | Open: 05/17/07 Close: 06/08/07
On the Verge is the story of three intrepid Victorian lady explorers venturing forth into Terra Incognita, only to find that Terra Incognita is pushing them through time as well as space. Encountering yetis, cannibals, jungles and ice fields, these three women discover that the future is now. Overmyer's hilarious wordplay and realm of pure imagination is sure to enchant and seduce the audience.

Overmyer's On the Verge features actors Julie Baber, Cliff Campbell, Nina Morrison, and Johanna Weller-Fahy. Nytheatre.com's reviewer Richard Hinojosa states that in WOW Café Theatre's Sonofabitch Stew "...it is Julie Baber, as the narrator, who steals the night. Her performance is flawless." Baber also performed in Austin Pendleton's The Children's Hour, and Pendleton states, "Julie is an amazing actress, as gifted and, more important, accomplished as anyone her age I've worked with. You've got to see her." Nytheatre.com reviewer Akia Squitieri states that Cliff Campbell "...has smart comedic timing and knows just when to pull back and when to push forward ...."

Designers and production team include director Portia Krieger, assistant director Joey Delbuono, stage manager Ashley Kosier, costume designer Denise Maroney, set designer Leslie Delavan, lighting designer Scott Needham, and sound designer Louis Igoe. Amanda Charlton from Williamstown Theatre Festival states that Portia Krieger is "...inventive, imaginative, and in constant search of that which best serves the story of the play." Ron Russell, the Director and Founding Producer of EPIC Theatre Center states that Krieger is "...a director whose potential is limited only by the quality of the community in which she works."

The WOW Cafe Theatre is located at 59 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery. Tickets for all shows are $15 and can be reserved by calling 212-777-4280 or emailing kentcollinspress@gmail.com. Tickets can only be purchased with cash at the door. The theatre is accessible by taking the 6 train to Astor Place or the F to 2nd Avenue. Inquire about elevator access.

"Other People" tells the story of Alice and Greg, yuppies who have been dating since their sophomore year at Yale. She works in publishing, he works in finance and they should be well on their way to the wedding announcements in the Sunday Times, but their relationship is unraveling. In uncharacteristic act of spontaneity, they decide to go home with Krista, a struggling actress whose biggest claim to fame is a tampon commercial, after meeting her in a bar. The two women are each other's opposites, their fears and fantasies embodied. Alice is Asian/multiracial, sardonic and intellectual. Krista is blonde, bubbly and "All-American."

The piece explores the ways in which self-perception is created by others. The women have, ironically, spent much of their lives wishing to have the qualities and traits of the other person. They find themselves in an apartment, vying for the attention of a single man but end up confronting each other and their own deep-seated issues. Is hell really other people or just yourself?

Alice will be played by Joyce Wu, Greg by Evan Shafran and Krista by Amy Ludwigsen. The director is Genevieve Gearhart, lighting design is by Parker Pracjek.

Other People  | Open: 02/01/07 Close: 02/02/07
Other People" tells the story of Alice and Greg, yuppies who have been dating since their sophomore year at Yale. She works in publishing, he works in finance and they should be well on their way to the wedding announcements in the Sunday Times, but their relationship is unraveling. In uncharacteristic act of spontaneity, they decide to go home with Krista, a struggling actress whose biggest claim to fame is a tampon commercial, after meeting her in a bar. The two women are each other's opposites, their fears and fantasies embodied. Alice is Asian/multiracial, sardonic and intellectual. Krista is blonde, bubbly and "All-American."

Directed By - Genevieve Gearhart

Faces... Voices  | Open: 08/17/06 Close: 08/26/06
Faces... Voices, Is a dramatic work created to address hate crimes against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.


Faces...Voices is a triptych of three one-act plays written as an ensemble to convey the depth of victims' suffering and courageous spirit beyond abstract media reports. While the narrative and characters are entirely fictional, the ensemble, Faces... Voices, alludes to actual cases of hate crimes, known to scar victims as a direct attack on their personal identity.


The stories portrayed in Faces... Voices, were derived from a shooting death of a gay man by a young religious fanatic, a rash of rapes against lesbians in Brooklyn, New York, and Amnesty International reports of human rights abuses against the transgender population in Latin America.


Where such acts of violence are considered "message crimes," these productions of Faces... Voices are intended to delve into the often socially-sanctioned nature and attitudes surrounding such bias-related crime.

Triple Threat Play Festival  | Open: 04/07/05 Close: 04/23/05
Week one will be devoted to play readings of various new works that highlight women's voices.

The week begins with Unraveling Diana by Karen Weinberg on Thursday April 7. A comedy about life, love, and what it's like to be a lesbian working at a synagogue, Unraveling Diana is directed by Julian Ringel.

Friday, April 8th is a double bill. Portia Krieger directs Nina Morrison's EmergencE, a play about the ultimate dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of their nine-year-old son, and Ms. Morrison directs Andy's Bridal by Sara Jeanne Asselin. Two women work alone in a bridal shop day in and day out - but nobody seems to be getting married.

The first week of the festival will end with The Wire by Leah Ryan on Saturday, April 9. Directed by Ed Cheetum, The Wire is the story of the demise of the fabulous tightrope-walking Bakolini family.

Week two will feature a reading of Pulp, on Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16, an irreverent comedy cabaret that serves as a sexy homage to the sultry, jazzy world of 1950's lesbian pulp fiction. The show features music by Amy Warren and Andre Pluess, book and lyrics by Patricia Kane and direction by Eric Snydor.

The Triple Threat festival concludes with a fully staged production of The Just by Albert Camus, translated by Suzanne M. Saunders and directed by Julie Baber on Thursday April 21, Friday April 22, and Saturday April 23. Five revolutionaries must choose between their love for life and the death that will free the people. The cast features Amber Gray, Elizabeth Day, Caitlin Egleson, Dianna Marino, and Christi Waldron.