The National Renaissance League, Outmusic and ArtGroup for Lesbian and Gay Artists will join forces to present the second annual Out in the Edge Together Festival. This two-week festival of gay and lesbian theater, music, poetry, and visual arts programming will be held at the CSV Cultural Center, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, May 6 - 17.
Highlights of the 1998 Festival include: A Series of New American Plays:
* Amends by Marsha Lee Sheiness (May 9 & 10)
* Had to Skip the Prom, So I Got My Nipples Pierced by Thomas Ucciardi (May 13-15)
* An Evening of One-Acts: Our Lady of Stone by Vanda, New Hope by Bob Quinn, and The First Appointment by Paul Nagle (May 16-17)
* Life's A Drag by Felix Rodriguez (May 6-17)
Two gallery shows featuring the works of 60 visual artists, will also adorn the CSV, as well as nine Inter-disciplinary projects -- where artists of different disciplines are commisioned and created specifically for the festival.
Four concerts, each celebrating a different musical theme including: Lesbian Lyrics, Jazz, Erotic Night (showcasing sensual music), and a Performance Sampler -- giving audiences a little bit of everything.
Opening the festival is the Royal Welcome Party, a drag extravaganza featuring The Imperial Court of New York, Linda Simpson and Rose Levine on May 6. The Out on the Edge Together Festival will take place at the CSV Cultural Center on 107 Suffolk Street in New York's Lower East Side.
Tickets for the events range from $8-$12, for additional information about the festival call (212) 886-4566 or visit The Out on the Edge Together Festival Website.
-- By Sean McGrath