Each night there will be a holy host of characters singing, dancing, gender-bending, and merry making, all to get you into the east village spirit of the season. Performances by: Little Annie, Julie Atlas Muz, Joseph Keckler, The Venn Diagrams, Ellen Fisher, Chris Tanner & Lance Cruce, Rico Noguchi, Edgar Oliver, Theater of a Two-Headed Calf (The Dyke Division), Simon Miller, Split Britches (Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver), Heather Christian with Chris Giarmo and Sasha Brown, and other special guest artists!
Nicky Paraiso is currently Performance Curator at The Club at La MaMa Experimental Theatre, and co-curates (with Mia B. Yoo) La MaMa Moves!, La MaMa’s annual spring dance festival. He has been a prolific actor at La MaMa, and the New York downtown theater and performance scene, since 1979. Paraiso's awards include a 1987 BESSIE Award for Performance, a 2004 Spencer Cherashore Fund grant for mid-career actors and a 2005 NY Innovative Theater Award.
Paraiso has been a member of Meredith Monk/The House and Vocal Ensemble (1981-1990), touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Nicky’s critically acclaimed one-man shows Asian Boys, Houses and Jewels and House/Boy have been presented at La MaMa ETC, Dixon Place, PS122, Dance Theater Workshop and on tour.