Some of us know him as Chin. Others call him Chinny. He came to the Whore Soiree in September and took some classy photos.
Peep those floral walls that Heinrich Haley and Greta White constructed out of clothing racks. It was this sort of brilliance and ingenuity that contributed to making this evening really come together.
Looking these pictures over, I was delightfully reminded of the swanky, intimate and sophisticated atmosphere we all created at The Firehaus back in September. There were so many beautiful performances, I couldn't name a favorite if I tried. Each artist brought something to the stage that spoke deeply to the heart of this project. Mookie and I shared glances of eerie delight as my long time poet-crush Emma Casey recited line that echoed the last line of the play. Or as Sima Cunningham and Vivian McConnell sang songs that re-ignited all my lost stores of teenage angst and grown up heartache.
However, I can't get magician Brett Schneider's needle-swallowing-act out of my head. This charmer somehow guzzled a dozen or so sharp needles, then had audience member Cassidy Slaughter-Mason pull them out of his mouth on a string, to the audiences delight. And all with out a wince or speck of blood.
Then you guys, he made the needles into a necklace. Yup- not a dozen roses but rather a dozen or so spit covered metal prongs garnish your neck dear.
Don't forget to check out the rest of Christain's photography.
Last November, I went to New Orleans for the first time to participate in their Fringe festival with La Lune de Femme, and had the time of my life. The energies I met in that city and the experiences I had there set me on path to take my own show to another level. 10 months later, I found myself with six consecutive houses filled with supporting, loving audiences ready to take in 10¢ Whore! Now, I’m pleased to announce I’ll be taking 10¢ Whore to New Orleans as a part of their Faux/Real festival this November! Thank you to all the amazing artists who by shining example, have set down the yellow bricks for me to follow. Or something like that.