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EstroGenius Festival 2018: Variety Events including Burlesque, Dance Church, and MORE

EstroGenius Festival 2018: Variety Events including Burlesque, Dance Church, and MORE


Kraine Theater
New York, NY


Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:00pm, 9:45pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:30pm
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 10:30am



Panel and Opening concert: Duos of fascinating women in conversation about what drives them as activists and artists in the world. 3/8 @ 6 PM, 45 Min Panel; 7 PM concert

Music & Stand Up: An Intimate Evening of Issues Hosted by Tess Henry -Celebrate women’s history month with special evening of FRIGID New York’s favorite female musicians and comedians. In an extra March edition of “An Intimate Evening of Issues”! Join us for an evening under the stars as these performers get intimate about their issues; 3/15 @ 6 PM

Off The Wall; Into YOUR Mind: A Night of Mentalism and Art - Jessgo is a Toronto native who now is taking the New York art World by storm. Live Painter, Jess' has been commissioned for thousands of paintings and her bold pop culture-centric art hangs in the hottest museums, galleries and collections all over the world; 3/19 @ 8 PM and 9:45 PM

Burlesque Night: Daddy Longlegs, Montana Rose with Go Go Gadget, Una Osato and Sister Selva of BRASS; 3/22 @ 8:30 PM; 60 Min

Powerful Voices: Some of the strongest female singer songwriters toiling in the streets of New York today.  They have things to say and the voices to say them with, and you should listen; 3/16 @ 7:30 PM     

Dance Church - By Kate Wallich Dance Church™ is an all abilities movement class that offers a fun, nonexclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church™ is a communal space for everyone who wants to move their body. All levels, abilities, body types, identities and genders.

No previous training is required, but open-mindedness is a prerequisite; at DOWNTOWN ARTS; 3/18 @ 10:30 AM

For ticketing information, click HERE.

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Manhattan Theatre Source will present the 2018 EstroGenius Festival, the longest running festival celebrating the work of women and gender non-conforming artists in NYC. Begun in Manhattan Theatre Source in 2000 as a short-play festival, the festival has launched and supported hundreds of artists in its 18 years. 2017 was the festival’s first time in its new home The Kraine Theater on E. 4th St.

Currently at the helm of the festival are Melissa Riker and Maura Nguyen Donohue. The Short play series is produced by Vinnie Marano. Guest curators are John C. Robinson and Women in Motion’s 2017/18 Commissioned Artists Joya Powell, Garnet Henderson, and Rebecca Lazier.

In concurrence with the inclusive values the festival was founded on, this executive team focuses on art generated, written, directed, choreographed, composed and performed by artists who expand the definition of a women’s festival. The producers strive to create a full, empowering, festival dedicated to a community that hears, sees and celebrates women, gender non-conforming and non-binary artists in all of their dynamic diversity.

EstroGenius 2018 is presented by Manhattan Theatre Source, Frigid New York with one special night hosted by La Mama Experimental Theater March 8-25 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($15 and 2 for $25). For full programming and ticketing information, go to the EstroGenius Festival website.


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