Shakina Nayfack to Bring ONE WOMAN SHOW to Musical Theatre Factory, 9/2-4
Following sold-out performances at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, and an extended run at Sophie's @ Broadway, Musical Theatre Factory presents the farewell engagement of Shakina Nayfack's ONE WOMAN SHOW, September 2-4 at 8pm. Join Shakina as she recounts the exploits and misadventures that led to her gender transition with new songs and stories added for this final run. Shakina's public approach to gender confirmation is living performance art with a dark, funny, and powerful cabaret edge. After successfully raising over $22,000 through her high-profile KickStartHer campaign, these final performances celebrate her upcoming departure to Thailand to undertake the first internationally crowd-sourced sex change.
A story of surviving the 90s and creating a new life in a new millennium, ONE WOMAN SHOW features original songs by Sam Salmond, Julianne Wick Davis, Joey Contreras, Joel Waggoner, Nikko Benson, and Joe Iconis. Jeremy Robin Lyons music directs, with Mike Rosengarten (guitar), Joseph Wallace (bass), and Jeff Roberts (drums) in the band.
ONE WOMAN SHOW takes place September 2-4 at 8pm and has a $25 suggested donation at the door. $20 advance reservations can be made online at http://mtf.nyc/one-woman-show/
Musical Theatre Factory is located at 250 West 40th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave) on the fourth floor.
Musical Theatre Factory is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping musical theatre artists develop and present new work in a collaborative atmosphere free from the pressures of critical or financial success. More information can be found at www.mtf.nyc
SHAKINA NAYFACK is a theater director, choreographer, producer, and performance artist. She is the Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), a New York City-based cooperative dedicated to the development of new musical theatre. Currently in development: JUNK: A Rock Opera with the Swedish pop band Brainpool, and THE CRAFT: the Musical, an adaptation of the 90s teen-witch classic. Recent producing/directing highlights include an MTF showcase of THE DISAPPEARING MAN at Cloud City in Brooklyn, and BASHIR LAZHAR (American Premiere) at Barrington Stage Company, as well as the concerts Rebecca Naomi Jones' American Songbook at Lincoln Center and Celebrating the Music of William Finn at Merkin Hall. Additional world premiere productions include Dan LeFrank's THE POOR PLAYERS (Actors' Theatre of Santa Cruz) and COSA RARA/RARE THING by Butchlanis de Panochtitlan (Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica). Ms. Nayfack's autobiographical ONE WOMAN SHOW has played Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Sophie's @Broadway, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and Barrington Stage Company. For more information please visit www.ShakinaNayfack.com. @shakeenz