Tag : Alt-Theater

Female Forward Festival at Royal Family presents Revolutionary New Works by Female Playwrights Blackbirding — Queen Esther’s new solo show February 7th at 1pm February 8th at 6:30pm February 10th at 7:30pm 145 W. 46th St. 212 837 1756 The Plays:  Queen Esther: Blackbirding After the transatlantic African slave trade was banned in 1807, blackbirding – capturing free African-Americans and fugitive slaves above the Mason-Dixon Line and selling them into slavery – was all the rage. Blackbirding uses sound, vision, and storytelling to recontextualize the concept, bringing it into the present. What happened in the 19th century (The State of Missouri vs. Celia) is juxtaposed against what’s happening now (Kalief Browder) until a wider net is revealed, drawing parallels to the Missing and Murdered Children in Atlanta and the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. to show that blackbirding never really ended, and that – then as now – black folk are criminalized and dehumanized for the color of their skin. ​ Rosa Arredondo: Journeys Why would someone leave everything they know, to start again, with nothing?  Journeys is an intimate look at the personal experiences of six immigrants, in their pursuit of happiness.  Why they came, what they left behind and how their lives were changed, for better or worse.  From the perspective of young and old, male and female, Journeys takes us on a voyage that is both, heartwarming, and heartbreaking.   ​ Iman Schuk: This Open Earth This Open Earth is a 75-minute play that encourages us to discover the rich texture of […]

Queen Esther joins Bushwick Burlesque to perform vocal feats of daring and passion! NOT TO BE MISSED! Scary Ben and Darlinda Just Darlinda Present BUSHWICK BURLESQUE : Classing up the Grime, Griming up the Class!!!! Nov. 17th, 2015 (Every first and third Tuesday) At Bizarre Bushwick 12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 Doors at 8pm / Show at 9pm Tickets Free (Suggested Donation $7-$20) “Classing up the Grime, Grimming up The Class” has been our motto since we started in September 2011, realizing that our show did just that! This month we have gathered a supersized amount of surrealist (and not) performers who fall fairly extream into one or both sides, and/ or exibit great promise as either or both. We intend to crash them together in a wonderful mess of excitement, glitz and grossness, all presenting through our collective lens, of the Abstract and the Surreal Cabaret, all the grime and all the class! Only at Bushwick Burlesque! Featuring: *ROSE WOOD!!! (The Mother of All Motherfuckers/ The Box) *Jenny Rocha and Her Painted Ladies (Best troupe BHoF: Tournamant of Tease 2015) *Fibi Eyewalker (Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow) *Queen Esther (Vocialist Extrodinare) *Lefty Lucy (Miss Coney Island 2011) *Fancy Feast (Mx. Bushwick Burlesque 2014) (Miss Coney Island 2015) *Velvet Crayon (Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow) (Mx.. Bushwick Burlesque 2015) *Ula Uberbusen (The Tart with Teutenic Tetons) *Albert Cadabra (The Great Deceiver) *Pearls Daily (The New Nude Nobility) DJ Johnny O’rrible , will be spinning the tunes between sets and keeping the party dancing, and of course […]

Please join me for an evening of non-stop fun in — yes, that’s right! — Brooklyn’s very own Bushwick, where I’ll be singing a few gems here and there amongst what can only be described as the world-class mayhem of Bushwick Burlesque — brought to you by Darlinda Just Darlinda and her partner in crime, Scary Ben. (Yay!) ——————————————————————————————————————————- Darlinda Just Darlinda & Scary Ben Present: BUSHWICK BURLESQUE: 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!! SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 (Every third Tuesday) 12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 Doors at 8pm / Show at 9pm (NOTE NEW START TIME!) Tickets Free (Suggested Donation $7) You read it correctly! We at Bushwick Burlesque are celebrating our 2 year anniversary! In September 2011 we had our very first Bushwick Burlesque show and we haven’t stopped! We’ve laughed, we’ve cringed, we’ve felt funny “down there”, and mostly we’ve been ENTERTAINED!! That’s right TWO YEARS of unabashed uncensored ULTIMATE Performance Art and Debauchery!! You won’t want to miss this month’s celebratory line-up! September brings you many award winning international performers on our bill, just to show you that Bushwick is an international destination and guess what . . .it has been for TWO YEARS!! Starring:  Alotta Boutté, Adrienne Truscott (of The WauWau Sisters), Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Perle Noire, James Habacker as Go-Goat Boy, Dixie Ramone, Albadoro Gala, Kitty Bang Bang, Queen Esther, Rush the Sadomasochistic Elastic Indestructible Clown, and Gemma Stone! Our resident DJ, DJ Johnny Horrible, and of course performing and hosting the show are “The Perverse George and Gracie”; Scary Ben […]