Summer NYC Performances!!

Saturday, June 11th:
Word Cabaret 
The BWAC exhibition space
499 Van Brunt St. Red Hook, Brooklyn
4pm (FREE!)
Featuring: Sara Fetherolf, Aimee Herman, Mike Jurcovic, Janice A. Lowe, and Michael Handler Ruby
Tuesday, June 14th:
Union Square Slam presents Thomas Fucaloro’s “Depression Cupcakes” book release!!!!
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
208 W. 13th St. NYC
Open mic $5
Spotlight features @ 8pm
Elisabet Velasquez
Aimee Herman
Patrick Roche
Roya Marsh
Featured poet @ 8:45pm
Thomas Fucaloro
Delicious cupcakes by poet Trae Durica
Thursday, June 23rd:
Emotive Fruition: Live performance series merging actors and poets
in collaboration with Lambda Literary
Actors will be performing 2 of my poems
Botanic Lab 
86 Orchard St. NYC
Thursday, June 23rd:
Small Press Love Fest
Hell Phone 
247 Varet St, Brooklyn
A celebration of small presses with great weather for MEDIA, NYSAI press, Nomadic Press and Rivet Journal
Featuring: Elizabeth Ribar, Abigail Welhouse, Steve Castro, Stephanie Dickinson, Julie Bentsen, Craig Kite, Aimee Herman and Puma Perl
Saturday, June 25th
Staten Island Arts’ LUMEN Festival
Atlantic Salt Company
For tickets, click HERE  
I’ll be performing a movment/textual piece exploring the many versions of gender through body and language. What it means to be human, pressed into boxes, pushed down and the sound of (re)emergence.
Saturday, 23 July
Hot! Festival
Dixon Place
161 Chrystie St. NYC
Cleaning Out Our Closets featuring Trae Durica and Aimee Herman
Stories exploring the multitude of ways in which we come out to friends, lovers and ourselves.
7pm/ Show at 7:30pm
Sunday, 31 July
Governor’s Island NY Poetry Festival
I’ll be reading alongside other great poets for Big Words, Etc reading series
4pm @ The Algonquin Stage
Sunday, August 7th
BOOG Poetry Festival
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Ave A NYC
I’ll be performing my poetic play, “postulation” alongside the marvelous Trae Durica

Celebrate this heat with a preview of the HOT! Festival

Tonight, get a preview of the HOT, HOT, HOT shows that will be part of this year’s HOT! Festival at Dixon Place. I am so excited to be co-producing Electrify Gender! in this year’s fest with Essence Revealed on August 1st / 10pm / Dixon Place. 

Electrify Gender!  is an evening celebrating the spectrum of gender and sexualities through burlesque, spoken word and performance art. On this night, gender is bent and retranslated. It is twisted into a new discourse as performers question how bodies can experiment with the many versions of masculine and feminine. Featured performers include: Crimson Kitty, Sweet Lorraine, Bonnie Forest, Jherelle Benn, JZ Bich, Switch N’ Play, Essence Revealed and Aimee Herman.

Tonight, we will shimmy out a quick teaser to get your blood boiling, featuring the tantalizing Bonnie Forest. The entire night will feature many sneak previews of the HOT shows. For more information about the    HOT! Festival



HOT!, the oldest continually running GBLTQ festival in the world, has been a pioneer of queer arts and culture for over 20 years. Dixon Place is proud that HOT! serves as a model for other queer festivals across the globe, and offers an artistic refuge to so many passionate voices in our community. For over 20 years, the Dixon Place HOT! Festival has been presenting the most OUTrageous and OUTstanding Queer Performance. The Village Voice calls us “The Best LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York” — and 2013 is shaping up to be even bigger, better, and HOTTER than ever!

As always, HOT! is incredibly diverse and inclusive with over 200 artists presenting work that push your buttons, stir your emotions and deliver explicit, flat out entertainment. It’s a natural extension of New York City’s Gay Pride Month, with the best in LGBTQ culture and entertainment throughout the entire month of July and into August.