The monthly variety show boasts a line-up of downtown artists performing sketch comedy, music, monologues, stand-up, drag and dance. Among the artists expected for the 8 PM performance are La John Joseph, the Chase Brock Experience, Joseph Keckler, Ryan Green, Novice Theory and Laryssa Husiak.
Normally a fundraiser for LaMaMa's Annex heating campaign, the June 30 installment of The Heat Is On! will benefit Visual AIDS, which continues its efforts to raise AIDS awareness through visual art. Responsible for creating the red ribbons that symbolize the fight against the disease, Visual AIDS also raises funds for artists living with HIV/AIDS.
Colman Domingo, who portrays a host of characters in Passing Strange from the closeted church choir director to an aggressive Berlin performance artist, also appeared in the Broadway company of Lisa Kron's Well. Domingo can be seen on LOGO's "Big Gay Sketch Show," spoofing personalities from Maya Angelou to Oprah Winfrey. Domingo also directed the Off-Broadway engagement of Single Black Female.
Tickets for The Heat Is On!, priced $20, are available by phoning (212) 475-7710 or by visiting www.lamama.org.
LaMaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th Street in Manhattan. For further information about Visual AIDS, visit www.thebody.com/visualaids.