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Rivers of Honey
Friday August 1, 2014
doors open 9:00, open mic 9:30,
performances 10:00pm

$15 - 20 at the door, more/less if

Rivers of Honey Annual Underwear Party

Final (goodbye) Performance at WOW Cafe Theater
After 15 years at WOW Cafe Theater, this will be our final performance at WOW. Please come to wish us well! Rivers of Honey is taking a well-needed break from the WOW Collective and have also moved Rivers of Honey to Philadelphia since January 2014.

"Underwear" we see as a symbol of honoring the true self. "Party" we see as a celebration. Performance will illicit the heart. The beat of the drum will awaken the women. We will not be silent. We will be free and true.

Featured Art and Performances:
Excerpted Theater: Safiya Martinez in "So You Can Hear Me"
Burlesque:
Brown Cocaine Love, Foxy Squire , Ooh La Loba, Lady Lavender
Poetry and Spoken Word:
Chauvet Bishop, Jeaninne Betu Kayembe
Music and Tunes by DJ Zena Rising
Co-Produced by Jaz Smith-Cruz and Deshawn Smith-Cruz

Please join us for our final WOW Performance on August 1st, 2014. We will award our resident artists, Chauvet Bishop and Foxy Squire, and thank the many women who have come from all over the country to perform at Rivers of Honey over the past decade.


The entire audience will be in their underwear. As will performers, and WOW staff, with the caveat that the definition of underwear is up to you: swim wear, pajamas, costume. We will embrace however you are comfortable defining your true self. The ultimate goal is to feel free and like wolves, perform with your pack, loud and proud and sexy!

The underwear party is for female-bodied humans only, regardless of gender identity.
Preference is given to those who identify as women of color.
Thank you for respecting the sacred space!


See here for the programs to the last three years of Underwear Parties:
August 2013 Underwear Party, August 2012 Underwear Party, August 2011 Underwear Party

More on the Rivers website and more on some Rivers of years past


Take It To The Streets!!
Performance, Party & Fundraiser for Camera Ready Kutz, Inc.
Sat August 2, 2014, 8:00pm-4:00am

Suggested Admission: sliding scale $25 - 10

This Is Going To Be A HOT Night!!!
Come enjoy FABULOUS performances, Great music, and Dancing all while supporting a community business!!

Hudson George Krakowski on behalf of Camera Ready Kutz, Inc. Presents...
TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!! A Fundraiser Performance Party

THE PERFORMERS:
Elsa Just Elsa Comedy
Kelli Dunham
Holly Mitchell
Essence Revealed
- Nikkie McLeod's Band: Passport Photos
***MORE PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED***

THE DANCE PARTY:
Dj Zena
D.J. RISTO


Photos by Sidra Greene

***THERE WILL BE AWESOME RAFFLES THROUGHOUT THE SHOW

Camera Ready Kutz, Inc. is an ever-expanding crew of LGBTQAI+ individuals dedicated to providing quality personal grooming for folks in our community & beyond! www.camerareadykutz.com

Right now the shop is operating out of one of the bedrooms in founder Khane Kutzwell's apartment and it's time to EXPAND!!! We want to offer you more services, more groomers and MOST IMPORTANTLY...a place you can walk into without feeling judged or uncomfortable. In order to do this we need a Storefront...We need to Take It To The Streets!!! :D




The Natural History of Witches
Thurs - Sat, August 7-9 & 14-16, 2014


Produced by MEDICINA,
Created, Directed, and Performed by:
Alex Franz Zehetbauer, Lily Leah Azrielant, Lynne Mercedes Rey

The Natural History of Witches is a gesamptkunstwerk investing in the witches' power. It celebrates both the symbol and the reality of the witch throughout history, focusing on the burning times, early myths of the goddess, and the devil/green man. We intend to generate a sacred space in which all who partake in our performance receive story-medicine regarding sexuality, animal nature, magical abilities and the feminine experience.




1001 Nights: A Rock Opera
(Love Stories on Death Row)

Fri & Sat, August 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2014

Scheherazade is no longer a Queen staving off execution by her cruel husband but a woman condemned to death by the criminal justice system.

Re-imagined by The Kandake, Dance Theater for Social Change, 1001 Nights: A Rock Opera is a feast for all five senses featuring stories from the Middle East, North Africa, India, China and Greece and a predominantly original musical score consisting of Hip Hop, Rock and World Music.





Hypergender Burlesque is taking the summer off - it's too darn hot!

In July and August, the WOW cafe theatre space gets overheated even for the barely-clad beauties and/or beaus of Hypergender.

(One of the items we will purchase when we have the funds is air conditioning - donate now to make the fever dream of summer stripping at WOW come true!)

Some may call us blasphemous, but we say we are what NYC is about: queerness, glitter and worship of all things different! We'll see you again in the Fall. Sept 6, 2014 "Shakespeare in the Nude 2.0"

More at hypergender.com, and follow Hypergender on tumblr



Hamlet Isn't Dead Presents:
Henry VI - Parts 1, 2, & 3

Save the Dates!
Sept 3 - 20, 2014

Hamlet Isn't Dead Presents Shakespeare first trio of histories, Henry VI - parts 1, 2, & 3, exploring some of the most powerful women in Shakespeare's canon. Come see the passion of Joan la Pucelle, Queen Margaret, and a host of kings and soldiers in the thick of The War of the Roses.

The cast has been adapted from the original roles to employ a more evenly-balanced company of women and men. It's Shakespeare for all!




The Capital Campaign


In 2000, WOW launched its first large-scale fundraising effort, a capital campaign to help us buy and renovate our theater. The City of New York has sold the tenants of 59-61 East 4th Street the building for $1!

The caveat: That we raise the funds to renovate the building, and bring it up to code. WOW’s share of renovation costs is about $300,000. As we have survived solely on box-office sales for 25 years, this is more money than we’ve ever had or needed in the past.




When we do succeed in securing these funds, WOW will own its own permanent theater space in a completely renovated building.

One of the most exciting aspects, which we have achieved, is the addition of a functional 24/7 self-service elevator! Yet to come is an ADA approved accessible bathroom, and dare we say air-conditioning?!
We are not there yet! In order to make this possible, we urgently need your financial help! No donation is too small or too large, and any amount will help us ensure that theatre by women and/or by transgender people continues to thrive and be ever-increasingly accessible.


We are in urgent need of your support.



Please click here for video, a photo archive, and more on our capital campaign!
   

 

WOW Cafe Theater is located at 59-61 East 4th Street
on the Fourth Floor.
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, USA.

We now have a 24/7 available elevator for our building!

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