Jun 30, 2020

Café La MaMa Live: Queer Arts Philly Jawn!

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, House of Diorio, Girls Rock Philly, Spiral Q

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Weekly live performances that experiment with form.  Responding to calls for social isolation, Café La MaMa Live brings La MaMa’s 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance. Guest curators each week give artists a digital platform to share their work with the world.

Get a window into some amazing artists and activists in the Philadelphia Queer Performance scene. Take a walk with Cookie Diorio to meet some of the incredible Black Artists in Philly, get a sneak peak at non binary heart-throb Pax Ressler’s new love song album, enter into the studio of painter and cellist Daniel De Jesus, and more.

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, House of Diorio, Girls Rock Philly, Spiral Q

featuring performances by
Pax Ressler, Daniel De Jesus, Cookie Diorio, Jennifer Turnbull, John Jarboe,
Samantha Rise, VinChelle, Martha Graham Cracker
with musical support from Heath Allen and Koof Umoren

In addition to the Beards (Facebook & IG @beardedladiescabaret and Twitter @knowyourbeards)
Girls Rock Philly (@girlsrockphilly; FB:girlsrockphilly; Twitter: girlsrockphilly) and Program Director Samantha Rise (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @samantharise)
Spiral Q: IG and Facebook @spiralq
Jennifer Turnbull: @jenniferturnbull
Cookie Diorio: IG: @cookiediorio
VinChelle: @_vinchelle_ & on Facebook @Sheabutterwerk
Koof: @koofibi
Martha Graham Cracker: @MarthGrahamCracker

Photo: Cookie Diorio by Caio Bruno

Online Happenings


Presented by La MaMa and CultureHub, La MaMa is exploring ways to respond creatively to a situation that is potentially changing how we gather as a community in our theatres. La MaMa is working with CultureHub to provide online streaming of select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons.

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