Bond created Lustre to showcase and celebrate the talent of other up-and-coming transgender artists. Lustre arrives at Abron Arts Center just in time for Pride Week, with five performances scheduled from June 26-28.
Our Lady J, Glenn Marla, Nathan Carrera and The Pixie Harlots will return for the Abron staging for what is described as a "heady mix of glamour, gender queer cabaret, and sexy provocation."
Lustre features monologues, dance and original songs by Our Lady J as well as neo-pagan revolutionary Appalachian-inspired folk songs by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, and other songs written by Bambi Lake, Benjamin Smoke, Theo Kogan with Sean Pierce and Jemma Nelson. Machine Dazzle of the downtown troupe the Dazzle Dancers designs sets and costumes.
In addition to performing in the Tony-nominated Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway in 2006, Bond and his partner in crime, Kenny Mellman, have played two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, as well as numerous international engagements. Bond regularly hosts Weimar New York, has performed with the Scissor Sisters and appeared in John Cameron Mitchell's film "Shortbus." For his innovative work, Bond has won the Obie, Bessie and the Ethyl Eichelberger Awards.
Tickets for Lustre are available by visiting www.henrystreet.org or by phoning (866) 811-4111. The Abron Arts Center is located 466 Grand Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side.