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The Neon Coven: ALIVE - a new free monthly live streaming series beginning 5/7

The Neon Coven Presents New Free Monthly Virtual Full Moon Live Streaming Celebration and Performance Series: ALIVE! Launching May 7th at 8:30pm Eastern Featuring The Neon Coven co-founders Andrew Barret Cox, Mark Mauriello, and Shira Milikowsky, special guest Jan (of RuPaul's Drag Race) and more

(Click here to download high-res version of image) Watch The Neon Coven's new music videos for original songs from OSCAR at The Crown here: “Julie” - https://youtu.be/zIPGzyGnMkE “Glimmer of Light” - https://youtu.be/_KuYm7a5ifk

WHO:  The Neon Coven co-founders Andrew Barret Cox, Mark Mauriello, and Shira Milikowsky New York City drag icon Jan from Season 12 of RuPaul's Drag Race Artist, doula, and healthcare advocate Lily Shaffer Actor and performer Jada Temple, who has been seen in OSCAR at The Crown (as Erika) and a number of other Neon Coven projects WHAT: Witches join forces under the full moon, and nothing can stop them. On May 7th, queer performance/production company The Neon Coven will kick off their once-a-lunar-month online event, The Neon Coven: ALIVE! They'll conjure the virtual presences of people they really love to listen to music and dream of the world the way we want it to be. Special guests for May’s full moon in Scorpio include Jan, breakout star of season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, artist, doula, and healthcare advocate Lily Shaffer, and actor and performer Jada Temple, who has been seen in OSCAR at The Crown (as Erika) and a number of other Neon Coven projects. WHEN: Thursday, May 7th at 8:30pm Eastern WHERE AND HOW: Tune in live via YouTube at www.neoncoven.com/live or catch the show later wherever you listen to podcasts. Free.  THE NEON COVEN is a growing collective creating music performances that tell stories of otherness. We like: queer people, theater in non-traditional spaces, and screaming. Our first production, the immersive nightclub phenomenon OSCAR at The Crown ran for most of 2019 at Bushwick's 3 Dollar Bill and was hailed by The New York Times as “a party-inducing Rocky Horror transplanted to a 1990s Madonna video.” Take out your phone and follow @theneoncoven and visit www.theneoncoven.com for more. Praise for OSCAR at The Crown: “a party-inducing Rocky Horror transplanted to a 1990s Madonna video” -THE NEW YORK TIMES "OSCAR at The Crown shouldn't be. As a concept, it's at once simple, complex, brilliant and celebratory even while steeped in its own subversion." -METROSOURCE









The Neon Coven - L-R: Andrew Barret Cox, Mark Mauriello, Shira Milikowsky (c) Stevens Añazco Link to download image Andrew Barret Cox (Co-Founder of The Neon Coven) is a multi-faceted theater and performance artist, equal parts composer, choreographer, and designer. Andrew’s designs were recently featured on VH1’s Rupaul’s Drag Race, one of his many collaborations with famed New York City drag queen, Jan. Andrew also produced and choreographed Jan’s viral social media series, “Jan’s Jukebox.” Andrew’s original work has been seen at the American Repertory Theater's second stage, OBERON, as well as other stages and virtual platforms across the country. He wore many hats on The Neon Coven’s OSCAR at The Crown including: composer, choreographer, music director, and costume production. In all his projects, Andrew strives to create vessels that tell stories of otherness and continue to bridge the gap between mainstream and queer media. Andrew holds a BFA in music production from Emerson College. www.andrewbarretcox.com @andrewbarretcox Mark Mauriello (Co-Founder of The Neon Coven) is a Brooklyn-based performer and theater artist. He is the creator and star of The Neon Coven’s OSCAR at The Crown, hailed as “complex, brilliant, and celebratory even while steeped in its own subversion.” Since graduating from Harvard University, he has performed at Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, New York Theatre Workshop (Endlings), the American Repertory Theater (Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge, The Donkey Show), in nightclubs from New York to Berlin (Dr. Frank-N-Furter, The Rocky Horror Show), and even the occasional abandoned burger restaurant (Marjorie Newquist, Little Murders). Mark is a co-founder of The Neon Coven, and above all, he believes in negative capability. www.markmauriello.com Twitter: @maarkm IG: @ratraceonbroadway Shira Milikowsky (Co-Founder of The Neon Coven) is a freelance theater director, specializing in new plays and radical re-imaginings of musicals and classic texts. She has directed all of The Neon Coven projects including OSCAR at The Crown. Other recent projects include Distant Star (Caborca / Abrons Arts Center) and Little Murders (in an abandoned burger restaurant!) As the Artistic Associate at the American Repertory Theater, Shira directed The Lily's Revenge by Taylor Mac (named by The Boston Globe as one of the top ten theater everts of the year), Bride*Widow*Hag by Kim Rosenstock, and countless other productions, workshops, and special projects. A Drama League Fellow, Shira holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia and a BA in Theater Studies from Yale. Associate Lecturer in Theater, Dance & Media, Harvard University.

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