Selected 2003-2011 Shows

Selected 2003-2011 Shows

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love
October 20 – 22, 20113
evenings of multi-genre performance sharing the voices, stories, and experiences of the intersection between queerness and Islam.
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escape
July 28, 2010a reading/ an experimentexploring questionsabout life, power, love and sweetness in the Sudan.
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Black Girl Ugly 2010
June 10 – 26, 2010
Chiquita Brooks, Courtney Dowe & Li’l T created the third installment of Black Girl Ugly with originator Ashley Brockington.
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The Pearl Festival
May 1 – 30, 2010May, 2010, a month long celebration to commemorate WOW’s 30th Birthday!
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Among Roses and the Ash
January 27 – 31, 2010
Inspired by the life and work of Virginia Woolf; movement, sound and image explore the work of a literary artist.
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Black Girl Ugly
June 11 – June 27, 2009Ashley Brockington, Lee Avant & Nicole Cain take you into the collective subconscious of Black Girls trying to hold fast to their love of self.
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Tragic Magic
May 31, 2009
Silas Howard, Glenn Marla, and Heather M. Ãcs traverse a multi-media world of string theory, face masturbation, Hollywood & loopholes in the American dream.
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The Flavor Dolls
April 11, 2009
FLAVORUTION! A tribute to Nate Williams, passed performer of the Voices of Youth show of 2008.
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tops and testimonies: well-made things
Dec 12 – 13, 2008
Two nights of words and image, with film by Jennie Livingston and readings by Katherine Pradt, Rachel Stolzman, Nelly Reifler, Joan Larkin.
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Boston Marriage
March 22 – April 19, 2008
The 20% Theater Company’s production of David Mamet’s wickedly funny Victorian comedy of errors.
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Schadenfreude! The Asshole Differential Principle Explained
Feb 28 – March 15, 2008
Video, vaudeville, circus punk, Brechtian alienation, Chekhov, and much more to explore sex, violence, and power in the context of a tough prison drama.
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La Huella de la Espuma (The Trace of Foam)
November 1 & 3, 2007
Nationally acclaimed Argentine butoh dancer and teacherRhea Volij, a fierce performer of unerring skill and precision, makes her US debut.
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On The Verge
May 17-19, 24-26, 31, June 2, 7, and 8, 2007 The story of three intrepid Victorian lady explorers venturing forth into Terra Incognita, only to find that Terra Incognita is pushing them through time as well as space.
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TRANS/ART
Thurs – Sat, Mar 8 – 24, 2007
A festival featuring Ignacio Rivera’s one person show, Dancer, trans workshops and cabarets, including: Liquid Xun, Kiwi Grady, Kati Tikkun, Victor Tobar, Debanuj, Glenn Marla, Sir Real, Kiwi Grady, Holiday Simmons, Dulani Sukato, Mercury Mad, Switch n Play, Imani Henry.
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Crosswalk: New Dances
Thurs – Sat Feb 15 – 24, 2007
In CROSSWALK, downtown choreographers Jen Abrams and Kristin ONeal grapple with issues of character, place, and time in two new works.
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Other People
Thurs Feb 1 & Sat Feb 3,
Thurs – Sat Feb 8-10, 2007
Flying Carob Tree Productions presents a dark comedy loosely based on Sartre’s seminal existential one act No Exit, by Joyce Wu, an emerging young playwright.
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Two: Duets
Thurs – Sat, Jan 25 -27, 2007
What happens when two energies collide on stage?
In “Two”, Helen Styring Tocci and Nicki Marshall chose five pairs of artists to join them in exploring intimacy through the duet form.
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Could you spare some Social Change, please?
Fri – Sat, Jan 19 – 20, 2007
A One Woman Show that breaks away from the traditional format.
Written and Performed by Deirdre Boddie-HendersonDirected by A. Benard Cummings
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Rhamnousia
Thurs – Sat, December 7 – 9, 2006
Performing their original work, Deirdre Boddie-Henderson, Chris Ford, Bina Sharif, and Tara Thierry bring years of experience to their crafts, offering the lover of womens theater a smorgasbord of soul food goodness.
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The Idiot King
Thurs – Sat, Oct 26 – Nov 18, 2006
An Absurd Parody of Our Bloody Times
Written and directed by Susana Cook
Everything you always wanted to know about the sanctity of marriage and how it leads up to war!
Everything is Hungry
Thurs – Sat,
October 5 – 15, 2006
Delve deep into the murky territory of female desire and its many distortions… hungers that become sexualized, demonized and exoticized in the female sexual body.
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WOW’s 25th Birthday Celebration
Monday, June 19, 2006
Luminaries from the past and present of WOW celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a gathering and an evening of performance at Theater for the New City.
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2006 Bloom Festival
Thurs – Sat,
Apr 27 – May 26, 2006WOW CAFE THEATER CELEBRATES
300 YEARS OF WOMEN AND TRANS THEATER…WELL, MAYBE NOT 300 YEARS…..but 25 years is a long time to be the only theater collective of its kind in this country.
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2006 Bloom Festival: Barbarian Burlesque
May 20, 2006The Barbarians are the radical queer burlesque troupe; they strip, they tease and don’t get too close they might even bite!
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Ms. Sophie Divine Presents
Thurs – Sat,
March 30 – April 1, 2006
In a play by Andrea Davis, Ms. Sophie Divine takes a young gay African American man named Damien on a journey that confronts the bigotry of the church.
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 Moving at the Speed of Sound
an evening of dance and live sound
Thurs – Sat, March 23 – 25, 2006
From post-modern, African, and tap dance forms to live singing, text, percussion, and musical instrumentation… these women have found the place where movement and sound meet.
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Asunder
Thurs-Sat,
March 9-11 and 16-18, 2006
New dance and performance by Jen Abrams,
Clarinda Mac Low, and Tara O’Con

Passing
Thurs – Sun February 16-19 and
23-25, 2006
An investigative dance-theatre work conceived and directed by Nana Dakin
that examines how people of mixed race
or ethnicity form their identities.
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Too Late for the Gods,Too Early for Being
Thurs – Sat, October 13 – 15th, 2005
…existential philosophy in dialogue with
rhythmic tap, created and
performed by Chris Ford and Joliange Wright.
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Slither
Fri, May 13, 2005
A Hauntingly Erotic Cabaret to
Benefit WOW Cafe Theater at the Starlight bar/lounge.
Proofs: New Works in Progress
Thurs – Sat, January
13th – 21st, 2005
2 weekends of innovative new works by ten artists presenting film, dance, theatre and performance poetry.
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Ballin With My Bois
Thu – Sat, September 30 – October 9th, 2004
A piece of hip-hop theater on 5 butch, boi, and trans people who play ball together, and the femme women for whom they fall. Written and directed by DLo.
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we are petit neanderthals
Thu – Sat, September 9 – 18th, 2004
Why search for meaning when you can just sit back and wait for meaning to search for you? The Midwest Amalgamated Performance Corp presents a new play written and directed by Melissa Shimkovitz.
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Griot
Thu – Sat, June 10 – 22th, 2004 Storytelling, spitting, spinning and deconstructing – (g)riot, a festival of work by people of color exploring identities, neighborhoods, politics and histories.
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WOW Moves Dance Festival:
Thurs – Sat, Jan 15 – March 6, 2004
Eight weeks of original movement works
ranging in theme from classic
burlesque to trauma and trance
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WOW Moves Dance Festival:
SLAIN
Thurs – Sat, Feb 19-28, March 4-6, 2004
Delving into the Christian Churchs legacy of the repression of female sexuality, sexual deviancy, and reactions to trauma- examining the public intimacy afforded women who lose consciousness in charismatic worship.
Slain
WOW Moves Dance Festival:
Brrrlesque
Thurs – Sat, Jan 15 – 17, 2004
An exhilarating night in a 1920s burlesque theatre, full of prohibition-era bawdiness, gaga girls hoofin’ it in their girdles, and sexy mamas of all varieties and orientations.
Brrrlesque
Love, Sex, and Dating Deez Dayz
Fri – Sun, December 26 – 28 , 2003,
and Thurs – Sat, January 1 – 3, 2004
How to get one, get rid of one and what the government is doing in your bedroom –
from aleada minton/daddi.
Love, Sex, and Dating Deez Dayz

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