$20 – $35

Multiple Dates

Ladies at a Gay Girls’ Bar x How Much Can I Stand?

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Wow Cafe Theater

59-61 East 4th Street

#4

New York, NY 10003

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
Chicava HoneyChild and Maggie Cee present a double bill of dynamic new solo works at WOW Café on March 27th -28th, 2020.

About this Event

How Much Can I Stand? Disgraced and rejected in by her family as abnormally not girl enough Gladys Bentley made her way to Harlem at 16. Hot right out the box, Langston Hughes described her as, "A perfect piece of African sculpture, animated by her own rhythm.” Gladys Bentley was a force to be reckoned with onstage. Offstage her stardom did not shield her from discrimination and persecution she put her body and safety on the line to live an authentic life of black female masculinity, also known as Bulldagger lesbian. Condemnation led her to subject herself to the medical establishment to fix her into becoming "A woman again."

Ladies at a Gay Girls’ Bar, 1938-1969 brings audiences into the lives of working-class lesbians who fought to create space for themselves and became a powerful force for queer visibility. Maggie Cee uses dance, music, historical text and original monologues to explore her years as a teenage gay rights activist, her own identity, and fem history. The Hartford Courant called it a "major highlight" of the Hartford Fringe Festival.

Both artists are longtime organizers and producers (Brown Girls Burlesque, Sacred Burlesque, the Femme Show, Dancing Queerly), who are turning to solo work to share their deeply personal takes on creativity, performing, history and identity.

This not-to-be-missed double bill shows March 27-28 at WOW Café. Tickets available at

---

59-61 East 4th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Buzzer #6

Accessibility Info: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator, however there is not yet an ADA accessible bathroom in WOW or on WOW’s floor.

Maggie Cee in Ladies at Gay Girls Bar

Chicava HoneyChild as Gladys Bentley

Share with friends

Location

Wow Cafe Theater

59-61 East 4th Street

#4

New York, NY 10003

View Map

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Save This Event

Event Saved