May 5th: PERSISTICON III benefit with Alex Borstein, Amber Tamblyn, David Cross and more
ANNOUNCING PERSISTICON III: THERE IS NO PLANET B
FEATURING ALEX BORSTEIN, MICHELLE BUTEAU, AMBER TAMBLYN, DAVID CROSS,
APARNA NANCHERLA AND MORE
MAY 5TH, 2019 AT THE BELL HOUSE IN BROOKLYN
Performers include: Alex Borstein, Michelle Buteau, Bunny Buxom, Carolyn Castiglia, Kerry Coddett, David Cross, Ana Fabrega, Model Majority Live, Aparna Nancherla, Amber Tamblyn, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Ophira Eisenberg, and more to be announced.
Persisticon: An organization dedicated to getting more pro-choice women into office through comedy and art, founded by Diana Kane English, Lynn Harris, Leslie King, and Theo Kogan.
WHAT: An evening of comedy, music, and pitchfork-waving benefiting EMILY’s List, an organization committed to electing progressive, pro-choice women, and equalizing the representation of all genders in government. Persisticon III: There Is No Planet B is specifically focused on women's leadership to end climate change and literally. Save. Planet. Earth.
WHEN: Sunday, May 5th at 7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm)
WHERE: The Bell House - 149 7th St. Brooklyn NY
HOW: Tickets range from $50-$150. Additional donations are also gladly accepted.
On Sunday, May 5th at 7:30pm, PERSISTICON III presents an evening of comedy, music, and pitchfork-waving to benefit EMILY'S List, an organization committed to electing progressive, pro-choice women, and equalizing the representation of all genders in government.PERSISTICON III: There Is No Planet B is specifically focused on women's leadership to end climate change and literally. Save. Planet. Earth. Performers include Alex Borstein, Michelle Buteau, Bunny Buxom, Carolyn Castiglia, Kerry Coddett, David Cross, Ana Fabrega, Model Majority Live, Aparna Nancherla, Amber Tamblyn, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Ophira Eisenberg, and more to be announced. Ticket prices range from $50 for standing room, $100 for seating, and $150 for premium seating. Additional donations are also gladly accepted.
PERSISTICON is a Brooklyn-based volunteer venture and social enterprise founded to help elect progressive women to change all the things. Powered by comedy, art, and community, our sold-out fundraising events support high-impact organizations such as EMILY's List. It is is the passion project of Diana Kane English, Lynn Harris, Leslie King, and Theo Kogan. It is here to take action, build community, make impact, and have fun. Building on the success of PERSISTICON I & II, PERSISTICON III will support EMILY’s List and thus help elect feminists. The past events raised nearly $40K and instantly created an activist community on fire or more. On creating the project, Kane English says, “People keep asking me what they can do, where to put their energy. I’ve told them to take the things that give them life, the things they’re good at and enjoy, and employ them in the causes that speak to them. Persisticon is me taking my own advice.”
Diana Kane English (executive producer) is a retailer, designer, and activist. She is the owner of Diana Kane, a Brooklyn boutique highlighting the work of emerging and established independent, sustainable designers. She’s the creator of the viral #FeministGold t-shirt and a passionate feminist, jewelry designer, and community organizer.
Lynn Harris (talent/communications) is founder of GOLD Comedy, which aims to give girls/women/”others” the comedy skills to take over the world. She is a multi-award-winning journalist, a communications and content strategist, a mostly retired comedian and storyteller, author of several books, and a former Tonya Harding lookalike (long story).
Leslie King (talent/strategy) is a Brooklyn-based designer and owner of the sustainable handbag company LK. She is also actively working with local and citywide groups committed to addressing and dismantling segregation in New York City public schools.
Theo Kogan (talent/music/sponsorships) is best known as the singer of Lunachicks. She was a model, actress and honorary drag queen, a DJ, party promoter and creator/CEO of Armour Beauty lip gloss. Theo grew up in Brooklyn and is currently a pro-makeup artist and mom.
Andrew E. Wagner (production/operations lead) is an Emmy Award-winning producer with more than 25 years of experience developing and managing creative projects of every size and shape imaginable. He has a soft spot for people who want to make the world a better place.
Cassandra Alcide (social media) is a comedy writer and digital media marketer for GOLD Comedy. She co-launched the pop culture site Swagger.nyc, and has studied comedy writing at the Jacob Krueger Studio and sketch at the People’s Improv Theater (the PIT). Christina Clare (operations) is a comedy and social justice activist and founder of Privileged Poverty, an online platform for socially conscious comedy and the promotion of up and coming talent. She has worked as a project manager in the translations industry for years and is passionate about music, comedy and all the restorative mediums that entertain, teach and heal “by accident.”
Ferne Pearlstein (talent/outreach) is a prize-winning director/cinematographer who is one of a handful of women featured in Kodak’s “On Film” ad campaign. Her latest film, THE LAST LAUGH, about taboos in humor, features Sarah Silverman, Mel Brooks, and many others, and continues to screen around the world since its premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Martha Corcoran (social media) is curator of The Art of Resistance, a feed that celebrates social justice art and creative resistance. She’s a photo editor and researcher for book publishing, digital media, and documentary film, and has worked on projects for Hearst, Abrams, PBS, Barnes & Noble, Nat Geo, and Time Inc. Melisa Coburn (sponsorships) is a writer, editor and small business marketing enthusiast. She's worked for Curious Jane, Parents.com and TimeOut New York, and is passionate about Brooklyn, community-building, great experiences, parenting as an adventure and pretty things.
Sponsors/partners include: Shark Party Media, Whole Whale, Diana Kane Boutique, The Last Laugh, Rolling Press, Wide Angle Productions, Stomping Ground Photo, Marc Goldberg Photo.
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