Virtual Memory Traces Gay Man’s Journey From Milwaukee to Manhattan

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Ben Strothmann’s solo show is part of the HOT! Festival–The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture.
Ben Strothmann
Ben Strothmann

Ben Strothmann, a portrait and theatrical photographer as well as the host of The Vegan Drag Queen, will debut his first solo show next month at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street in Manhattan.

Entitled Virtual Memory, the show will be presented August 4 at 7:30 PM as part of the theatre's HOT! Festival–The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. Mark Finley will direct.

Virtual Memory traces Strothmann's journey from growing up gay in Milwaukee to learning to love himself as a gay man in Manhattan. “As a kid,” press notes state, “he says he discovered he was gay when he started developing crushes on cartoon characters, like Foghorn Leghorn and the Pink Panther. And then there's the time when Strothmann openly declared his love for another boy ... in first grade. As a grownup, he candidly recalls his adult adventures as New York became his ’sexual playground.’”

Strothmann previewed this 80-minute show in 2014 at Judson Memorial Church as part of their ''Magic Time'' series.

As Honey LaBronx, he hosts the cooking show The Vegan Drag Queen as well as the podcast Big Fat Vegan Radio. Strothmann also has performed at Joe's Pub and Birdland.

For tickets, priced $12-$18, click here.

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