Amanda Duarte, Host of Dead Darlings invites special guests:
Bowen Yang (Comedian)
Emily Flake (Cartoonist, The New Yorker)
Jessica Bennett (Journalist, The New York Times)
Jaclyn Backhaus (Playwright, Men On Boats)
WHAT: A monthly NYC Salon in which NYC personalities perform, read, sing, whatever a piece of their work that died on the cutting room floor.
WHERE: Judson Memorial Church - 55 Washington Square South, NYC
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8th
Doors 7:30pm, show 8 pm
TICKETS: Pay if you can, $10 Suggested Donation to benefit Safe Horizon - the nation's leading victim assistance organization.
MORE INFO: Dead Darlings is back for the second time this year with STILL HERE Edition on February 8th with Bowen Yang, Emily Flake, Jessica Bennett, and Jaclyn Backhaus. Show starts at 8pm, but get there early for tunes, snacks and booze at 7:30pm!
Host, Amanda Duarte is best known as of late for being a prominent feminist voice throughout the election. She's the author and originator of the trending hashtag and anthem, #PUSSYGRABSBACK, and she co-created the iconic graphic along with feminist writer, Jessica Bennett.
Past guests include writers: Doug Wright, Cintra Wilson, Rachel Shukert, Adam Feldman, Isaac Oliver, Leslye Headland and Moises Kaufman, designers Todd Oldham, Larry Krone and Gregory Gale, comics John Early, Eliot Glazer, Naomi Ekperigin, Aparna Nancherla and Christian Finnegan, cabaret stars Justin Vivian Bond, Cole Escola and Erin Markey, writer-performers Mike Daisey, Mike Albo, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Colleen Werthmann and Michael Cyril Creighton, New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator and musicians Stephen Trask, Mark Eitzel, Dane Terry, David Clement and Hamm Samwich.
It's a cardinal rule of writing, an art form in which editing is Pope. In order to get that play, novel, story or song into fighting shape, a writer must be willing to cut out material that feels like the child of their soul, but just doesn't quite fit the piece... in writerspeak, we say- "Kill Your Darlings." Sometimes these precious soul children resurface in other pieces, but often they pile up on the desktop, never to find a home... until now. Come see New York's hottest writers, artists and performers resurrect their favorite dead darlings LIVE ON STAGE... in the perfect spot for a resurrection- A CHURCH! The show is hosted by writer-performer and female drag queen Amanda Duarte (co-writer of the “Hurt Locker: The Musical” faux-bill for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Internet Feminist, downtown comedy and storytelling regular).