Shakina's ONE WOMAN SHOW Set for Sophie's Next Month
Following sold-out performances at Joe's Pub and 54 Below, Musical Theatre Factory presents a limited engagement of Shakina's ONE WOMAN SHOW at Sophie's, New York's newest midtown cabaret venue, April 15, 17, 22, and 24. Recounting in song and story the exploits and misadventures that led to her gender transition, Shakina's public approach to gender confirmation is living performance art with a dark, funny, and powerful cabaret edge.
A story of surviving the 90s and creating a new life in a new millennium, ONE WOMAN ONE WOMAN SHOW features original songs written for Shakina by Joe Iconis, Sam Salmond, Julianne Wick Davis, Joel Waggoner, and Nikko Benson. Jeremy Robin Lyons music directs, with Mike Rosengarten (guitar), Joseph Wallace (bass), and Jeff Roberts (drums) in the band.
ONE WOMAN SHOW plays Sophie's (318 West 53rd Street) on April 15, 17, 22, 24, Tuesdays at 9:30pm, Thursdays at 10pm. There is a $15 cover charge and a two-drink minimum. Tickets are available here: http://Shakina.BrownPaperTickets.com
Shakina Nayfack is a transgender performer, director, educator, and activist. Her high profile gender confirmation campaign "KickStartHer" has been seen in the Daily News, Gothamist, Logo's New Now Next blog, and on Huffington Post Live. She is also the founder of MUSICAL THEATRE FACTORY (MTF), a New York City based collective dedicated to helping musical theatre artists develop and present new work in a collaborative atmosphere free from the pressures of critical or financial success. Shakina has directed and produced MTF concerts at venues across New York City, including Joe's Pub, 54 Below, The Cutting Room, Merkin Hall, Signature Theatre, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and Lincoln Center. For more information visit www.ShakinaNayfack.com.