Much like the rest of the conscious world, we artists are enraged that Donald John Trump is the President of the United States, so of course we are going to make a ruckus about it. This show is the second in a series of our indignation and in this, we want to sow the seeds of artists organizing. Join us for performances and presentations of art across various visual and performance mediums, including composed and improvised music, poetry, and spoken word art.
100% of proceeds will be donated to a local organisation as yet to be determined.
This show is being produced as part of The Tank's annual PrideFest 2017!
For more information about PrideFest 2017, click here.
About the Artists
Mariel has been playing piano and writing songs a long time. After studying extensively and playing Classical, Jazz, Brazilian, Balkan, and Experimental styles, they now like to write dreamy, hopeful songs. Mariel plays regularly with their sister, Melody with their duo aptly named: The Berger Sisters. Mariel curates a monthly performance series, The Moon Show, a salon that promotes underrepresented artists, and co-directs The Moon Choir, a choir which sings justice songs. Mariel believes in collective collaboration and singing together as a way of fighting fascism.
LaShay is a singer/interdisciplinary artist, activist, and educator. Born in Lugoff, South Carolina and raised in Westchester County in New York, LaShay has been singing since they were able to form words and writing music and poetry since elementary school. They studied music at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College as well as Arts Management and Entrepreneurship in the Arts. LaShay has a strong focus and passion for collaborative work across disciplines including dance, film, theatrical performance, and more. LaShay is currently working in a collaborative duo with Choreographer and Dancer Jessica Smith. One of their collaborative pieces recently made its New York City Debut at New York Live Arts (NYLA) this past May. LaShay currently resides and creates in New York City.
Maura Lee Bee is a queer, LatinX writer based out of New York City. Her work has been featured in All in Your Head and Babbling of the Irrational. When she isn’t busy dismantling an otherwise oppression system, she enjoys drinking gin, baking pies, and meeting new animals. You can find her work on Medium, Twitter, and her website mauraleebee.wordpress.com
Stefano Black is an NYC-based writer, filmmaker, speaker, and organizer interested in storytelling as a tool for education and cultural change. He can be found on Twitter as @StefanoBlackest, sharing humor, criticism, and blazing invective. He is made of voids and rainbows, like everything. http://stefanoblack.com
Katie is an award-winning composer and bassoonist who has been active in music performance since 2000 and began composing in 2011. As a musician, she tries to work at the intersection of social justice and concert music, an area that is scarcely inhabited and where more representation of diverse identities is needed. Her current long-term project, deliver us from donald, is a series of multidisciplinary fundraising shows with the goal of raising money and awareness of groups negatively impacted by the trump regime and giving burgeoning performers a space to perform. She holds a bachelors of music degree in composition with a minor in philosophy from Portland State University and will soon hold a master of arts in music composition from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Her music can be found at thequeercomposer.com and her writing can be found on facebook @femmekatie