Penny Arcade, Taylor Mac and More Present TRANS Formative – Songs That Propel Us at Joe's Pub April 28
28 Apr 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
TRANS Formative – Songs That Propel Us, a concert featuring stars of New York's downtown scene, plays Joe's Pub at the Public Theater April 28 at 9:30 PM.
Presented by Barbara Maier Gustern and Eric L. Schmalenberger, the concert benefits New York Voices and the Ali Forney Center.
The concert will be hosted by Tammy Faye Starlite and Schmalenberger.
Performers include Penny Arcade, John Kelly, Seth Bedford, Louise Bradshaw, Heather Greene, Benjamen Ickies, Taylor Mac, Machine Dazzle Flower, Nancy Magarill, Miss Guy, Julie Atlas Muz, Sofia Rei, Rob Roth, David Sloane Esq., Vlada Tomova Bulgarian Trio, Sofia Tosello and Natti Vogel.
"Joe's Pub has been a significant presence in the development of a diverse group of talent," Gustern said in a previous 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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