Marga Gomez | 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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Live Onstage! Benefit 2005

Gala Benefit 2005

Performance Space 122 Gala Benefit 2005
May 2, 2005
at Webster Hall

Performance Space 122 Celebrates 25 Years of groundbreaking Live Theater in New York City with a special gala benefit honoring theater producer David Binder and featuring the presentation of the first annual Ethyl Eichelberger Award honoring one of today’s most promising and adventurous young theater artists.

LIVE ONSTAGE! will be hosted by Lisa Kron and Marga Gomez and will feature performances by exciting new theater artists that have emerged from Performance Space 122’s stages in recent years, including Richard Maxwell, Elevator Repair Service, Richard Move, Julie Atlas Muz, Mike Albo, Radiohole, National Theater of the United States of America, The Civilians and more.

Our honoree, David Binder, has spent the last decade bringing alternative audiences and new artists to the theater. He produced the first Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean Combs which won two Tony awards and was also recognized for the incredibly young and diverse audience it brought to the theater. David is also the original producer of the rock’n’roll musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Other productions include the long-running smash De la Guarda, Lisa Kron’s 2.5 Minute Ride and Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero. A long-time friend of Performance Space 122’s, we wanted to honor David’s work as an adventurous off-Broadway producer and a supporter of our work.

The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and dinner for our Sponsors, Patrons, and VIP guests and continue with performances and dancing for a larger group of performers, theater lovers, and members of the city’s arts community. Celebrity DJs Johnny Dynell, Billy Beyond and John Roberts will keep the party hopping and our annual art auction -featuring work from Jo Andres, Charles Atlas, Josef Astor, Nicle Eisenman, Alexandra Eldridge, Patricia Field, Nan Goldin, Gia Grosso, Scott Lifshutz, Dona Ann McAdams, Patrick McMullan, Amy Sillman, and more – is sure to be a highlight. We hope you will join us for what promises to be one of the most exciting events of the season.

May 2, 2005
6 p.m. – VIP reception
8 p.m. – General Admission
VIP tickets start at $200

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