Dan Fishback | Performance Space New York

AGA Fall 2010


Hosts and guest curators: Bridget Everett & Kenny Mellman

Fasten your seatbelts for PS122’s 2-night interdisciplinary festival — a nightly bento box of performance shorts that “always ends up exploding into an all-out party.” (Flavorpill)


    MCs: Bridget Everett and Kenny Mellman
    Performance Shorts by: Erin Markey, Jenn Harris, Julie Atlas Muz, The Kitty Litter, and Corn Mo
    Band: Hank & Cupcake


    MCs: Bridget Everett and Kenny Mellman
    Performance Shorts by: Reggie Watts, Erin Markey, Amber Martin, Adrienne Truscott, The Kitty Litter, plus Marga Gomez & Dan Fishback

With more guests to be confirmed for each evening! PLUS, the top of each evening will be meta-framed by a signature extravagant welcome from the epic and glittery Salley May, AGA coordinator.

Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman was the co-creator and “Herb” half of the internationally acclaimed duo Kiki and Herb. His solo show “Kenny Mellman is Grace Jones” has played NYC, London, Portland, Philadelphia, and both Melbourne and Sydney Australia. At Least It’s Pink, the show he co-wrote with Bridget Everett and Michael Patrick King (Sex and The City) was one of TimeOutNY’s top 10 Cabaret shows of 2006. He is an Obie, Bessie, Glammy, Glaad Media and MAC award winning performer. He wrote a children’s musical for the Soho Theatre in London and in 2008 wrote and performed a workshop of his musical “Say Seaboy, You Sissyboy?” at Dixon Place as one of their Mondo Cane Commissions. With Bridget Everett, Neal Medlyn, Brendan Kennedy and Ada Calhoun, he created Our Hit Parade which was named one of the best cabaret shows of 2008 and continues as a monthly show at Joes Pub. He wrote the music and lyrics and played the score for Jennifer MIller’s Cracked Ice at PS122. Recently, he was named one of TimeOut New York’s 40 favorite people in NYC.

Bridget Everett has been dubbed “Wynona Judd meets Melissa Etheridge, via the local bar floozy, on a rocket ship out of Twin Peaks” by The Village Voice’s Michael Musto. Having grown up in Manhattan, Kansas, Bridget received her degree in vocal
performance at Arizona State University. Soon after, she promptly abandoned it all to move to New York, sing karaoke and work as a waitress. Bridget played Lynn Chenney in Taylor Mac’s Red Tide Blooming at PS122. She is the cohost of Automatic Vaudeville at Ars Nova, has performed on the Murray Hill show at Mo Pitkins, sung with the Isotoners, with Jim Andralis and Larry Krone, and plays R Kelly’s sister in the show Neal Medlyn Plus Kenny Mellman Equals R Kelly. You can also catch her wearing gold lame in Times Square along side the Varisty Interpretive Dance Squad in Moby’s music video “new york, new york.”

Mini-Festival: Theatre/Dance/Music/Art | Upstairs
Friday, October 1 –
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Party after the show both nights

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Raunchy performance artist, sensitive singer-songwriter, rock-n-roll nincompoop: Dan Fishback is the quintessential Renaissance Queer, with more disguises than Madonna and more projects than Harlem. NO DIRECTION HOMO celebrates the chaotic life of this up-and-coming anti-diva, in all his exhausted, over-extended glory. Join PS122 for this three-night long extravanganza of downtown performance!

Night One, JAMZ FROM THE JESTER’S KITCHEN, showcases Fishback’s childlike, anti-folk power-pop band, Cheese On Bread, along with dance-rock BFFs The Bloodsugars , and downtown puberty-freaks The O’Debra Twins.

Night Two, STORIES FROM THE PRINCE’S TOILET, presents a performance art mix-tape, with highlights from Fishback’s brief but prolific career as a playwright and monologist. Underscored by the music of Dibson Hoffweiler and Preston Spurlock, Fishback weaves together a dozen stories of desire, distress, and bodily functions to create a portrait of queer confusion at the dawn of the apocalypse.

Night Three, SONGS FROM THE QUEEN’S TERRACE, closes the festival with Fishback at his most intense, as a focused, feisty queer troubadour, armed with an acoustic guitar and a collection of songs from both his debut album, Sweet Chastity, and his upcoming release, Mammal. The evening begins with surrealist balladeers The Tri-Lambs, and a special, miraculous appearance by legendary feminist performance artist and playwright Deb Margolin.

March 9-11, 2006
9 p.m.

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