Photo Flash: Shakina Nayfack Brings ONE WOMAN SHOW to Joe's Pub

On December 7th, Shakina Nayfack presented her debut performance of ONE WOMAN SHOW: A Work in Progress, a solo act tracing thirty-three eccentric years in a male body, featuring new takes on showtune standards and new songs by composers Joe Iconis, Julianne Wick Davis,Sam Salmond, and Nikko Benson. Check out a look back below!

This funny, scandalous, and moving evening provided a new window into the modern transgender experience, and will also help raise money for Shakina's transition. The benefit show, (also a birthday party), celebrates the launch of Shakina's "KickStartHer" campaign to raise money for her gender confirmation surgery.

In ONE WOMAN SHOW Shakina tells the story of coming of age as a gay boy during the height of the AIDS epidemic, the adolescent trials that forced her to become a radical youth activist, and the awakening that caused her to leave the movement in favor of a spiritual quest to solve her gender crisis.

For more information about the KickStartHer project, visit

Photos by Nicki Ishmael

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