Justin Vivian Bond, Eisa Davis and More Will Be Part of TRANS Formative – Songs That Propel Us at Joe's Pub
18 Mar 2014
TRANS Formative – Songs That Propel Us, a concert featuring stars of New York's downtown scene, will play Joe's Pub at the Public Theater March 24 and April 28 at 9:30 PM.
Presented by Barbara Maier Gustern and Eric L. Schmalenberger, the concerts will benefit New York Voices and the Ali Forney Center.
The March 24 concert, emceed by Tammy Faye Starlite, will feature Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Cavadias, Angela DiCarlo, Earl Dax, Eisa Davis, Miguel Guterriez, Nicolas Gorham, Mai Hisaishi, Soozee Hwang and the Relastics, Heather Litteer, Carol Lipnik, Amber Martin, Nancy Magarill, Carlos Ponton, Chris Rael, Viva Ruiz, Lady Rizo, Eric Schmalenberger, Sofia Tosello and Tangallo, Sanda Weigl, Pinky Weitzman with Not Waving But Drowning, Our Lady J and Geo Wyeth.
Penny Arcade, Louisa Bradshaw, Machine Dazzle Flower, Heather Greene, Kathleen Hanna and the Julie Ruin, Benjamin Ickles, John Kelly, Julie Atlas Muz, Miss Guy, Taylor Mac, Sofia Rei, Rob Roth, David Sloane, VladaTomova abd Natti Vogel will be featured at the April 28 concert.
"Joe's Pub has been a significant presence in the development of a diverse group of talent," Gustern said in a statement. "Certainly, they have been a force in the careers of many of my students. Joe's Pub New York Voices Artist Commissioning Program and the important Ali Forney Center, in their very different ways, support and encourage people to be who they really are, to be the best the can be and to nurture each other. Youth who are struggling with identity need role models who've stepped out to claim their true selves. I thought it was the right time to throw a great party to say thank you to these organizations that foster those values."
New York Voices is the artist commissioning program of Joe's Pub at The Public. The Ali Forney Center is the largest and most comprehensive program in the nation dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling (212) 539-8778 or visiting joespub.com.
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