WOW Cafe Theater

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A BEAUTIFUL COLOR  | Open: 10/19/19 Close: 10/20/19
During a swingers Holiday gathering, caterer Amanda Parker is compelled to confront one of the guests, Roslyn Honneycutt with whom she shares a sordid past. The chance meeting is the catalyst that unravels the secrets and lies about racism and sexuality in the south that they inherited from their mothers, influencing them to be the women they have become.

Arts.Theatre

HONOUR: CONFESSIONS OF A MUMBAI COURTESAN  | Open: 08/16/16 Close: 08/27/16
Visit India's red light district and meet the eunuch, priest, pimp, mother and daughter who call it home. A fun and poignant look at the exotic, dangerous life of Mumbai's real-life brothels and why they exist. HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a testament to survival and pride. A mother’s gift to her only daughter. “Memoirs of Geisha” meets “Slumdog Millionaire” meets Indian epic “Mahabharata” in this dark tale of pursuit of truth in modern day Mumbai.

Part of the New York International Fringe Festival

Movin†On Up  | Open: 08/15/16 Close: 08/26/16
It's funny-or-die in the graveyard. This absurdist comedy pits a Watchman with a worthless watch against a chatterboxing, handcuffed man and a know-it-all woman in bandaged hands to see who earns the right to move on up.

Why would the Watchman who wears a watch that won’t work sit silent sentry in a graveyard and wordlessly wait, and wait, and wait? And what about Lewis, who shatters the serenity after stumbling from a slumber at the soles of the Watchman’s feet? Where does he think he’s heading? Nowhere fast, if the Watchman has his way. And then there’s Anne with the bandaged hands. What drew her to this dark corner of the universe? And, why does she keep insisting she knows everybody? It’s so annoying. Why won’t any of them move on? What in the world are they all waiting for?

Part of the New York International Fringe Festival

www.movinonuptheplay.com

The cast includes Jeff Gorcyca (Two Rooms/Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center), Lauren T. Mack (East Side Stories: Ghosts/Metropolitan Playhouse), and Preston Smith (NBC's The Perfect Murder).

Tickets are $18.00 and go on sale July 15th at www.fringenyc.org

 

Thick  | Open: 10/04/14 Close: 02/04/15
First Thursdays of the month beginning October 2, 2014 at 9PM at WOW Cafè in NYC’s East Village it's THICK... Good, sweet, and thick: juicy round voluptuous breasts packed in sequins nice and neat. THICK ain’t missing any meals and is proud of it! THICK is Hottentots and healthy-bodied boys grinding it with the heat turnt all the way up!

Wow! WOW Cabaret  | Open: 10/31/13 Close: 05/01/14
This scintillating cabaret of short-form performances of all types showcases the many talents that make their home at Wow Cafe Theater! Music, theater, poetry, dance, story telling, performance art, burlesque - anything might happen! Come get a taste of Wow!


Arts.Performance

A Telling By Two Women  | Open: 11/08/13 Close: 11/17/13
A Telling by Two Women**:  Two one-woman plays which tear down society's definitions and expectations  while seeking to empower women to define themselves. Written and performed by Tanesha M. Ford and Sarah Kiefer*.

The premier production of FOR de ARTS, an artistic organization committed to producing and creating theatrical experiences that are for and by women, minorties and members of the LGBT Community.  In these times of incredibe cultural change, the voices of the women, minorites and LGBT, more then ever, need a platform to creatively affect the world at large. Through innovative, and moving art, FOR de ARTS hopes to penetrate the wall of ignorance and lift the human experience.

The Roundtable:  "It just takes one woman to walk in another woman’s shoes. What would happen if nine women, unbelievably different in their social, political and spiritual views were to meet for an unexpected encounter that just might change their lives forever?  In her new play The Roundtable, Sarah Kiefer, in a tour de force performance, transforms herself to explore them all; as the Midwestern soccer mom, the homeless crack addict, the wise grandmother, the Korean valley girl, the glamour queen and others, who come together to be seen and heard without fear, shame, or a firestorm of hatred. Instead they find their varied views are all valid and each a decent person in her own life journey."

All of Me:  The comedic one woman show is inspired by the writer/performer's life as an African American Woman struggling to fit in to preset notions of what an African American Woman should be. In 45 minutes, the audience meets 4 characters and journeys through 10 years of growth and finally acceptance, as Tanesha deftly weaves comedy with disturbing truths in this exciting and thought provoking show. All of Me includes poignant and hilarious characters such as Bonnie Ree, the 64 year mother who sits on the front porch making running commentaries on the decline of her neighborhood, and to Tanesha's own "experience" as a first-time member of the Support Group, "Welcome B.L.A.C.C" (Black League Against Caucasoid Characteristics).

*Actor is appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

** Equity approved Showcase.


About the Company: FOR de Arts

FOR de ARTS is an artistic organization committed to producing and creating theatrical experiences that are for and by women, minorties and members of the LGBT Community.  

 

In these times of incredibe cultural change, the voices of the women, minorites and LGBT, more then ever, need a platform to creatively affect the world at large.   Politcs, issues of self image, gay rights, race - all topics that still permeate the American psyche are explored at FOR de ARTS.

 

Through innovative, and moving art, FOR de ARTS hopes to penetrate the wall of ignorance and lift the human experience.

The Curse Of Thirteen  | Open: 03/15/13 Close: 03/15/13
The Curse of Thirteen is a journey through a life combining many women's stories into one narrative. The themes explored are as diverse as the cast, using dance and dancers from around the world to explore issues such as abandonment, abuse and incarceration but also diverse romantic relationships, joy, spirituality and ultimately transcendence and rebirth from struggle.


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Dance.Other

Wow! Wow Cabaret At Wow  | Open: 02/28/13 Close: 02/28/13
This scintillating cabaret of short form performances of all types showcases the many talents that make their home at Wow Cafe Theater! Music, theater, poetry, dance, story telling, performance art, burlesque - anything might happen! Come get a taste of Wow!


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Acts/Attractions.Other

Shades Of Burlesque  | Open: 02/15/13 Close: 02/16/13
Shades of Burlesque the only all Black burlesque revue in NYC presents: A Love Movement at WOW CafĂ© Theatre February 15th and Shades & Friends on February 16th . These dynamic shows will provide a sultry mix of Neo & classic burlesque featuring some of New York’s Hottest Black women performers. These Sun kissed beauties along with their performer friends for Saturday’s performance will bring a show unlike any other, just in time to spice up Valentine’s day weekend.


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Acts/Attractions.Burlesque

Whore Logic  | Open: 02/14/13 Close: 02/14/13
Whore Logic is a burlesque performance combined with spoken-word - uncensored stories of a sexualized childhood and misguided sexuality plagued by patriarchy and a sexually repressed and intellectually retarded society. Enlightenment arrives when one woman discovers the joy of using her pussy for power, to pay her rent and to finally understand and accept her sexual objectification.

Whore Logic is a three-act illustration of a girl becoming a woman incorporating costumes, dance, and sultry burlesque sequences that will add humor and surprise. The show is also an event site as part of theOne billion Rising Campaignthat hosts a moment of dancing to protest violence against women.

 
 
 
THURSDAY FEB. 14th
 
Doors at 6:30pm

Show at 7:00pm

Tickets $12 online/ $20 at Door

 

TICKET LINK:
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=WHO15

 
AKYNOS Website:
http://www.akynos.com/

Whore Logic  | Open: 02/14/13 Close: 02/14/13
Is it possible for a whore to be a happy self respecting intellectual?(New York, NY) —The Incredible, Edible, Akynos presents “Whore Logic” at the WOW Cafe Theater in New York City on February 14, 2013; a semi- autobiographical tale about being a woman at the mercy of society’s narrow views about the expression of female sexuality, how it pertains to intelligence, happiness and self worth, and what it means to be a victim of abuse.“Whore Logic” is burlesque performance that incorporates many aspects of an artful spoken-word piece. With uncensored stories of a sexualized childhood and misguided sexuality plagued by patriarchy and a sexually repressed and intellectually retarded society; it becomes enlightenment when one woman discovers the joy of using her p**** for power, to pay her rent and to finally understanding and accepting her sexual objectification.“Whore Logic” is a three- act illustration of a girl becoming a woman, which incorporates costumes, dance, and raunchy burlesque sequences that will add humor and surprise to every profound moment. The show is also an event site as part of the 1 billion rising campaign. Hosting a moment of dancing to protest violence against women.In many ways “Whore Logic” will expound on the joys of being a happy hooker, and also delineate the pains of being a socially persecuted woman, that chooses to live her life outside society’s perceived sexual norms.The artist asks that the public remember that “Whore Logic” my only be suitable for adults. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show begins promptly at 7pm.For more information on just how incredible and edible Akynos is, and to keep up to date with performances, news and events, visit her website, follow her on Twitter @akynos, and ‘Like’ her on Facebook.###


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Acts/Attractions.Burlesque

Hypergender: Mystics And Hysterics  | Open: 01/05/13 Close: 01/05/13
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Acts/Attractions.Burlesque
You Can Have Whatever You Want  | Open: 11/29/12 Close: 12/01/12
Other"

Theater.Other
Looks Kill  | Open: 11/15/12 Close: 11/17/12
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Theater.Other
The Curse Of Thirteen  | Open: 10/19/12 Close: 10/27/12
The Kandake's latest production observes traditional roles assigned to femininity without fear of the darker side of beauty, innocence, temptation, mystique and other things stereotypically associated with women or girls.  Many women's stories can be taken separately or as one narrative and draw from a dance vocabulary created by and for women in the cradles of humanity and civilization. Forget the hookah bars and sparkly bras. This is not your grandmother's belly dance. ~ On Saturday, October 20th enjoy a fundraising reception hosted by the South Asian Arts & Music Alliance.  ~ On October 26th and 27th the Vashti Dance Theatre opens with "Down to the River" an inspiring take on struggle and triumph fusing traditional African and Contemporary dance.www.wowcafe.org


Dance Theater"

Dance.Dance Theater

Stop Kiss  | Open: 09/20/12 Close: 09/30/12
Stop Kiss gives us snapshots into the lives of Callie and Sara as they explore the boundaries of human connection through friendship, tragedy and new love.

Back To School Special: X-Rated Cartoonz!  | Open: 09/08/12 Close: 09/08/12
When you think of being a kid what makes you grin? Saturday morning cartoons! And as a grown up what makes you grin? Sexy, nude hypergendered pervs! So we decided to go there this time and combine the two! Some of our sexiest ladies will dress up as your favorite toons and then take it off to their favorite tunes!


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Acts/Attractions.Burlesque

Vivisection  | Open: 06/21/12 Close: 06/30/12
An often comedic, thought-provoking multidisciplinary exploration of how the visceral experience of regularly being othered impacts the hearts, minds, bodies, souls and basic humanity of Black women. Without having our pain and suffering taken seriously the end result is torture. Vivisection, the production is an original work written and devised by the members of Re-write(s) of Passage Ensemble Theatre Company.


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Missing  | Open: 03/22/12 Close: 03/31/12
MISSING is a magic-realist exploration of women’s relationships with black popular music in America. Our story begins aboard the slave ship Trouvadore which mysteriously went missing in 1795. Aboard this ship are three women who devise a plan of escape via the magic of their music. Through music they are transported into the future in search of home.


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Missing  | Open: 03/22/12 Close: 03/31/12
MISSING is a magic-realist exploration of women’s relationships with black popular music in America. Our story begins aboard the slave ship Trouvadore which mysteriously went missing in 1795. Aboard this ship are three women who devise a plan of escape via the magic of their music. Through music they are transported into the future in search of home.


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Theater.Drama

In The Cypher  | Open: 03/14/12 Close: 03/16/12


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In The Cypher  | Open: 03/14/12 Close: 03/16/12
Part poetry slam, part theater, In The Cypher brings us back to the roots of hip-hop where words and music, sound and fury, worked towards social change. The show dips back and forth, like a hip-hop montage, cutting from a variety of multi-media and multicultural expressions used to enlighten and enliven the discussion of race and skin color.


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In The Cypher  | Open: 03/14/12 Close: 03/16/12
Part poetry slam, part theater, In The Cypher brings us back to the roots of hip-hop where words and music, sound and fury, worked towards social change. The show dips back and forth, like a hip-hop montage, cutting from a variety of multi-media and multicultural expressions used to enlighten and enliven the discussion of race and skin color.


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Theater.Play

Hypergender: Hear Me Roar  | Open: 03/03/12 Close: 03/03/12
The sexy host JZ Bich is accompanied by even sexier group of powerful women ...always edgy Velocity Chyaldd, spicily intelligent Essence Revealed, darkly funny I.R. Marin, soon to be mom Gili Puff ... and more. Check our site for details.


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Project Playwright- A Festival of New Works  | Open: 01/08/12 Close: 01/08/12
Come see new works by up-and-coming playwrights! Vote on the winner and that will be the next show we produce.

Project Playwright exhibits excerpts from the scripts of the finalists from our 2011 play writing competition. The audience gets to vote on which they like best and the winner's play goes on to be fully produced.

The finalists are:
The Boat House by Eva Adderly
Sister Sister by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
Bees and Lions by Sarah Duncan
The Grade by Seth Freeman
Or What She Will by Charly Simpson

Stay after for drinks and a dance party.

Black Girl Ugly  | Open: 06/09/11 Close: 06/18/11
New York, NY – 09 June 2011.  Ashley Brockington is proud to present BLACK GIRL UGLY:  DARK MATTER.  The theater performance piece will be held at WOW Café Theatre, 59-61 East 4th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY at 8:00 PM from June 9th – 11th and 16th – 18th.  Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance at www.fabnyc.org.  Call (212) 777-4280 for reservations.   

 

For the past three years at, in a tiny little black box in the East Village called Wow Café Theatre, Ashley Brockington has presented, Black Girl Ugly (BGU), a performance piece that digs deep into the psych of the little Black Girl. Each year three different actresses investigate how their girlhood experiences have impacted their adult lives as Black Women in the United States. The result is an honest telling of the World of Black Folk. Sometimes hilarious.  Sometimes tragic.

 

This year marks the fourth installment of BGU and features Beatrice Anderson, Sokhna Heathyre Mabin, and Ginger Spencer.  The actresses are equal collaborators in the creative process.

 

Theatreonline.com reflects upon 2010’s BGU as a show that “could have become an easy performance piece, re-affirming the inherent beauty in Black women by resorting to bumper sticker-isms and 'Come to Jesus' softheaded resolutions. But thanks to the intelligence, vision and humor of the performers, the play rolls along with jokes that counterpunch against the bleakness, and stories that shed new light on old problems.”

 

BGU aims to give a voice to the Black women experience, and reconstruct truths that more accurately reflect Black women.

The Scene - a kinky bdsm play  | Open: 06/15/11 Close: 06/15/11

Ks Stevens’ world premiere, The Scene, will take place at the WOW Cafe Theatre, in New York City, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The show goes up just in time to kick-off Folsom Street East and Pride in New York City.

 

The Scene is a new play by Ks Stevens about the BDSM community. This play creates an open dialogue between key Players and poignantly discusses the five distinct roots and journies that led these individuals to The Scene. They share their personal accounts of discovery, navigating their journies, and finding acceptance within the lifestyle. The Players include the Mistress, Girl, Switch, Boi andDaddy.   


The Players are Essence Alexander, Sharon Jane Smith, Chiquita Brooks, Gayle Robbins and Ks Stevens

 

 

 

In this salute to Queer Pride, HyperGender Burlesque will bring you some beloved burlesqueers who will excite you, shock and make you feel at home among the strange, the bizarre and the campy.  Following the Dyke March and before the Pride Parade what a better way to warm up for the all night debauchery but with help of sexy, naked queers. 

Gay marriage debate has been going on for a while now and has queers split - do we fight for this antiquated institution or do we embrace the fact that we shall always be deemed "different"? Refusing to jump in the middle of the debate HyperGender raises another question - if almost half of all marriages end up in a divorce, why don't we have right to a divorce?  

This show is a celebration of an amicable separation and it is the final show for our beloved N as HyperGender's co-host.  Come bid her well on her journey to new and unexplored lands and a very happy birthday!  Make sure to have a drink or two and save some room for cake.  Be ready to be adopted by our dysfunctional family. 

Hosts: Award winning duo recently seen at Miss LEZ pageant, NYBF festival and more, 
N & JZ Bich

Guests:

-DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA - hailed by the Village Voice as the “Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza”
-POISON EVE - once described as "a rare carnivorous night-blooming lily; flaunting neither falsies nor realies" and one of the founders of the seminal downtown drag troupe Blacklips Performance Cult
-MISS BAMBI GALORE - compared to a "tattooed goddess" by San Francisco RVA News.
-CHARLIE DEMOS - the prolific musical chameleon whose music video to the first single from Anatomy 1, “Insane,” shot to the top of the charts shortly after its world premiere, and was named to the LOGO Network’s “Ultimate Queer Videos of All Time” list.
-BIANCA DAGGA - the winner of GO’s nightlife award for sexiest burlesque performer in NYC.
-FUSSY CHANEL- actress by day, improv's funny femme fatale by night and ... well a sexy burlesqueer just before midnight!
-LETA LE NOIR - HyperGender's favorite stage kitten and amazing performer to boot!

And HyperGender's resident videographer and b-day girl ANTI-SOCIAL


About the Company: HyperGender Burlesque

HyperGender began with a hope and a dream....and on Saturday April 14th 2007...that dream became a reality. As burlesque is getting more and more mainstreamed and as "post" is new "neo" we are proud to be the first post-neo-burlesque show. Two years after its conception HyperGender Burlesque is one of the leading monthly reviews and has gained a reputation for providing experimental and thought provoking entertainment.


HyperGender's mission is to titillate you, taunt you and tease you with a different variety of political and performance art. This is not your average burlesque show as it features video, drag, and performance art.


We are a monthly THEME review that features new and established burlesque performers, videographers, poets, sideshow artists and the pulse of NYC's underground artist community. Our themes range from Shakespeare, masturbation and the ever famed Seven Deadly Sins.
HyperGender is housed at historic WOW Cafe Theatre in the heart of NYC's East Village. The show is rated NC-17 for full frontal nudity and other things that bump in the night. We are daring for a reason, provocative because we have to....we want to show the NYC is still raw, edgy and beautiful all at the same time. This is a direct answer to Disneyfication of New York City.


A big reason for performers to come to us is our willingness and ability to offer complete creative freedom in a safe environment. This allows a free platform for exchange of ideas with no limits and boundaries. HyperGender encourages acts that are controversial, smart, and most importantly, ART! We strive to create this each and every month.
HyperGender has been a pick of the month for GO Magazine and Time Out New York


The producers of this monthly event are N and JZ Bich.
 

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: Power To The People!  | Open: 05/01/10 Close: 05/01/10
 

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
 
"Power to the People" will celebrate International Workers Day while stripping capitalism and globalization! From military to Central Park horse buggies - nothing is safe or sacred in this show which may shock you, may excite you but will never leave you indifferent. Take your hard earned money and invest it in our pasties and merkins because underneath it all we are human and humanity is cheap these days. Politics was never this sexy!
 
HyperGender has been recommended by GO Magazine and Time OUT and featured in Curve Magazine. Come see what all the buzz is about!
 
Hosts: Award winning duo recently seen at Miss LEZ pageant, NYBF festival and more, 
N & JZ Bich
 
Guests:
 
VELOCITY CHYALDD
Miss Lez 2009 KIRIN STEVENS
ExHOTIC OTHER
DANTE' ANTHONY
ALALA FIREFLY
 
and the always inspiring video by 
ANTI-SOCIAL
 
 
 
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 struggle begins on Saturday May 1st 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
 

About the Company: HyperGender Burlesque

HyperGender began with a hope and a dream....and on Saturday April 14th 2007...that dream became a reality. As burlesque is getting more and more mainstreamed and as "post" is new "neo" we are proud to be the first post-neo-burlesque show. Two years after its conception HyperGender Burlesque is one of the leading monthly reviews and has gained a reputation for providing experimental and thought provoking entertainment.


HyperGender's mission is to titillate you, taunt you and tease you with a different variety of political and performance art. This is not your average burlesque show as it features video, drag, and performance art.


We are a monthly THEME review that features new and established burlesque performers, videographers, poets, sideshow artists and the pulse of NYC's underground artist community. Our themes range from Shakespeare, masturbation and the ever famed Seven Deadly Sins.
HyperGender is housed at historic WOW Cafe Theatre in the heart of NYC's East Village. The show is rated NC-17 for full frontal nudity and other things that bump in the night. We are daring for a reason, provocative because we have to....we want to show the NYC is still raw, edgy and beautiful all at the same time. This is a direct answer to Disneyfication of New York City.


A big reason for performers to come to us is our willingness and ability to offer complete creative freedom in a safe environment. This allows a free platform for exchange of ideas with no limits and boundaries. HyperGender encourages acts that are controversial, smart, and most importantly, ART! We strive to create this each and every month.
HyperGender has been a pick of the month for GO Magazine and Time Out New York


The producers of this monthly event are N and JZ Bich.
 

 

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: "3" Hypergender's 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

It all started with a hope and a dream.  On Saturday April 14th 2007 that dream became a reality.  Three years later HyperGender has grown bigger and older but it still shines bright.  Listening to our audience's nominations we have invited some all time favorites to help us celebrate our birthday.  Housed in historic WOW Cafe Theater, HyperGender has proven to be a fertile ground for burlesque experimentation.  While some questioned if some of our acts were burlesque, we questioned if you dared to define us.  Still undefinable and edgy, we ask you to join us and help us with blowing ... birthday candles that is!

HyperGender has been recommended by GO Magazine and Time OUT and featured in Curve Magazine. Come see what all the buzz is about!

Hosts: Award winning duo recently seen at Miss LEZ pageant, NYBF festival and more, 
N & JZ Bich

Guests:

ROSE WOOD
TIGGER!
SWITCH N' PLAY (Featuring Vera Wylde, Jonathan Bitchman, & K. James)
MAGIC MAX & IT'S A LITTLE STORMY

and the always inspiring video by 
ANTI-SOCIAL

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 Anniversary Bash begins on Saturday April 17th 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: 917-836-3986

Doors Open at 9:30
Show begins at 10

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: Broads With Balls  | Open: 03/06/10 Close: 03/06/10
Once upon a time in this great country of ours women were considered second class citizens, they could not own property, hold most jobs or vote. They were taught to be obedient to their fathers and husbands and were often punished for misbehaving. Yet, many of them rebelled, often at great risks. Many of them were leaders and warriors, thinkers and artists and many of them were hidden in the dungeons of history only to be unearthed in recent years by feminist scholars. In "Broads with Balls" HyperGender brings some these (in)famous ladies as burlesque meets women history month. Fear not, men will not be hurt as they join us in this raucous celebration of "fairer sex" and while no bras will be burned due to New York City fire laws, many will fly off to expose brave bosoms of bawdy burlesque broads!

HyperGender has been recommended by GO Magazine and Time OUT and featured in Curve Magazine. Come see what all the buzz is about!

Hosts: Award winning duo recently seen at Miss LEZ pageant, NYBF festival and more,
N & JZ Bich

Guests:

Dr. Lukki - the only burlesque PhD strips Lady Godiva
Deity - the twisted genius
Lydia Love - her contortionist beauty
Ms. Tina Cione - in her HGB debut
Lady Scoutington - her LOL sexiness strips Betty Ford

and the always inspiring video by
ANTI-SOCIAL

FOR ONLINE TICKETING CLICK HERE
get 2 for $15 until March 1st!!!

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!

Herstory Strips Back on Saturday March 6th 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

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: Necromance!  | Open: 02/06/10 Close: 02/06/10
Hypergender Burlesque Presents: NECROMANCE - The Valentine/Anti-Valentine Special

OUR 30th SHOW!!!!!!!!

Some love it and some dread it. Some are buying chocolates and roses and some pretend it does not exist. We have something for everyone!... Just in time for Valentines week, HyperGender brings a Valentine/anti Valentine special with stories of passion, broken hearts and everything in between. Perfect for that pre-Valentines non committal, it is complicated date, or for couples who want to start spicing up their week early, or for singles who just want to have some fun. Buy one get one half off special for tickets purchased online before February 1st!

HyperGender has been recommended by GO Magazine and Time OUT in the past ... come and check what is all this buzz about!

Hosts: Award winning duo recently seen at Miss LEZ pageant, NYBF festival and more,
N & JZ Bich

Guests:

JO BOOBS
VELOCITY CHYLADD
VERA WYLDE
MAGIC MAX & IT'S A LITTLE STORMY
VICTORIA PRIVATES
LETA LE NOIR

and video by ANTI-SOCIAL

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 romance or heartbreak begins on Saturday February 6th 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

Wo(n)man Show  | Open: 01/15/10 Close: 01/17/10
Johnny Blazes presents wo(n)man show at the WOW Café Theater January 15-17, 2010. Johnny Blazes’ wo(n)man show is an evening-length performance that blends cabaret arts with theater to create a charming semi-narrative series of vignettes. These vignettes are character-driven comedic moments that explore notions of gender and embodiment. Unseen forces seem to possess Blazes in this journey through a world that is constantly pressuring us to choose a gender, a persona, a stance. Utilizing a rich background in theater, clowning, drag, dance, opera and circus arts, Blazes fuses genres and expands notions of gender performativity, all while keeping the audience laughing.

January 15-17, 8 pm
WOW Café Theater, 59-61 East 4th St, Manhattan
Tickets $15

Recommended for audience members 16 and older.

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: PROFESSIONALISM: The Unemployment Show!

The money is tight and the jobs are not here. The unemployment benefits are ending. Last year started with hope and promise of change, this one starts with a need for some spare change. So what is one to do? HyperGender says strip out of your old clothes and spring into 2010 ... nude! If you happen to be rich come and wish happy new year to unfortunate masses ... if you are poor come and spend last few pennies to watch some starving and formerly employed artist drop their pants for you! What a better way to start the new year than with a tongue in a cheek show that will make you laugh, make you hot and make you beg for more!

HyperGender has been recommended by GO Magazine and Time OUT in the past ... come and check what is all this buzz about!

Hosts: Award winning duo recently seen at Miss LEZ pageant, NYBF festival and more,
N & JZ Bich

Guests:

CHARLIE DEMOS
GOLDIE PEACOCK
LANA LARUE & HER BOOMER REVUE
DIZZY SWANK

and video by ANTI-SOCIAL

FOR ONLINE TICKETING go to www.hypergender.com

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 line begins on Saturday January 2nd 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

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: Gluttony!  | Open: 12/05/09 Close: 12/05/09
Hypergender Burlesque Presents: GLUTTONY!

Somewhere between Thanksgiving and New Year's catch HyperGender's "Gluttony", celebration of excess and rampant commercialism. Holidays have traditions and HyperGender has a tradition of analyzing, defying and corrupting the holiday season. What is it that many holidays have in common, the mad geniuses of HGB asked? Consumption! We came out of Halloween that focused on buying candy and costumes and headed to Thanksgiving. The weekend where we expand our bellies with the amounts of food we never thought we could eat supplemented by mass hysteria of Black Friday when we are sent of to revive the still ailing economy by spending the last few pennies left on trinkets we don't need. Next we start looking toward Christmas and wonder how many useless gifts can we buy. Of course, in true spirit of neo imperialism we will also be able to purchase Hannukkah, Kwanzaa and Eid Al Adha merch, anything to get us to spend, consume and devour.

So where is burlesque, you ask? We at HyperGender believe you should take your hard earned - or provided by the government, pennies and donate them to our ailing economy. We will make you laugh and think and turn you on. There will be romance and critique and chocolate covered boobies, who needs strawberries when one has nipples? And who knows, you may even think of some creative gifts that don't come mass produced and prepackaged! So join us for some hot toddies and debauchery on December 5th!

Hosts: Award Winning Performers N & JZ BICH

Guests:

DR. LUKKI
LITTLE MISS LIXX
BEVIN BRANLANDINGHAM
IT'S A LITTLE STORMY
BUNNIE NOSE BEST

and video by ANTI-SOCIAL

FOR ONLINE TICKETING go to www.hypergender.com

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 feast consumes on Saturday December 5th 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

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: Burlesque-a-phobia!  | Open: 10/10/09 Close: 10/10/09
Hypergender Burlesque Presents: BURLESQUE-A-PHOBIA!

To start the Halloween season right, HyperGender returns with it's third annual horror spectacular this year appropriately themed Phobias. Horror has never been sexier and sexy has never been more frightening when these lovely performers strip it to the bone. Hosts JZ Bich and N will bring back their "Shower me with fear" act that pays tribute to the shower scene in Psycho.

This is not to be missed burlesque meets horror fest that will make your blood freeze and boil simultaneously!

Hosts: Award Winning Performers N & JZ BICH

Guests:

VELOCITY CHYALDD
DEITY
BELLE MORTE BAUDELAIRE
MISS AURORA BOOBREALIS
CHARLIE DEMOS
BUSTY KITTEN

and video by ANTI-SOCIAL

FOR ONLINE TICKETING go to www.hypergender.com

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 phobias are released on Saturday October 10th 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

Butch Mamas! Not Your Butch Mama's Comedy  | Open: 09/18/09 Close: 09/26/09
Butch Mamas! is a hysterical side splitting ensemble play! No facet of lesbian butch identity is left untouched in this wonderful debut by Ms. K.S. Stevens. Butch Mamas! is a humorous, intelligent, thought provoking, and moving play, for anyone who was ever experienced group dynamics and / or contemplated becoming a parent.

Corey (Ashley Brockington) recently graduated with her MSW and needs to complete her therapy hours for her license. She creates Butch Mamas! a therapy group for butch lesbians who want to become mamas! Little does she know, but she has created the perfect breeding ground for dysfunctional lesbians to process butch identity, parenting, failed relationships, and alternative ways to have children and make families. The hilarity ensues when the only consistent participants include a Teagan (Gayle Robbins) and Cassie (Jin-Xiang “Jx” Yu), a couple who broke up 6 years ago, without closer. In attendance are Robin (Cassie’s wife played by Minna Taylor), Alma (Lea Robinson), a lawyer and single woman looking for a surrogate, and Jasper (Micia Mosely), an AG who can’t get enough of being around her butch mamas, and Shay (Michael Abourizk) and Kelp (Becca Zaretzky), their well intentioned eccentric admirers.

*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.

Hypergender Burlesque Presents: Zoology 101!  | Open: 09/12/09 Close: 09/12/09
After the summer break HyperGender returns with a splash of tan and sea salt in their wigs to bring you third annual back to school special. After two seasons of literary education with Shakespeare in the Nude and Famous Novels, it is time to tackle those science courses. Zoology 101 brings you the wildest animals of the world ... without their lovely collars. This is an eco friendly show so we promise no animals were harmed in this production whatsoever.

Hosts: Award Winning Performers N who brings the aquatic jellyfish & JZ BICH who will dust out the Frog Prince!

Guests:

CREAMY STEVENS - Bringing you a very sexy cow number!
LADY SCOUTINGTON - Taming the Lions before your very eyes!
JENNY C'EST QUOI - Enchanting you with a very beguiling Walrus!

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 animals let loose on Saturday September 12th 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

Black Girl Ugly  | Open: 06/11/09 Close: 06/27/09
Black Girls are Dee-licious presents:

Black Girl Ugly

It ain't easy comin' up Black not to mention female, in these so-called United States. Have you ever considered how difficult it is to cultivate a healthy self-image growing up surrounded by the superficial din of white media? In Black Girl Ugly Ashley Brockington, Lee Avant & Nicole Cain take you into the collective subconscious of Black Girls trying to hold fast to their love of self.

Through movement, poetry and song, they contrast growing up surrounded by the "truth" of white girl beauty while living in the reality of Black Girl Ugly. True to their legacy these artists offer no clean endings in this story of black girl victory. The contra-fictions linger and always will.

For Reservations:
blackgirlugly@gmail.com; 212-777-4280

Hypergender Burlesque: Super Queeros  | Open: 06/27/09 Close: 06/27/09
Following the dyke march and the mermaid parade what a better way to warm up for the all night debauchery but with help of sexy, naked queers. Emulated by many this indigenous East Village creation is full of idiosyncrasies yet quite engaging and loved by many. Maybe it is the shows unyielding eccentricity that has made HyperGender one of the few long lasting burlesque shows or perhaps it is the creators love for the art form, for the audience and for all things queer that has made it stick around. We don't know but we hope you come and discover it with us. If you are only visiting New York you don't want to miss it because in years to come you want to say you were there when it was happening.

Hosted by the birthday girl, the one and only NC17 of the burlesque - N and the queer diva of undefined gender JZ Bich

Guests: Tigger!, Chic and Sassy of Gender Offenders and more ...