The Ashe Collective Hosts Inaugural Benefit

The Ashe Collective Hosts Inaugural Benefit

The Ashe Collective hosts Inaugural Benefit to raise funds for upcoming show Decolonizing My Vagina and to support Maisiti Yukayeke TAINO

Saturday, July 22 at 8pm

Libations and celebrations in the name of DECOLONIZING! Decolonzing My Vagina that is. Join The Ashe Collective on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8pm at a beautiful apartment on the West End of Manhattan for fancy hors de oeuvres, delicious wine generously donated by An Approach To Relaxation, and community as we raise glasses and funds for Decolonizing My Vagina, now set for production at the New Ohio Theatre in August.

Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will go to Maisiti Yukayeke TAINO, for the sustainability of Taino culture. The remaining will be split between the creative team, production costs, and future iterations of the show. Donations and reservations for this benefit can be made via PayPal at theashecollective@gmail.com. Address of event to be confirmed with reservation.

Decolonizing My Vagina is an evening of ritual, ridiculous storytelling, and magic inspired by the many encounters of Cristina Pitter. It features the music of Experimental Avante Garde Soul Singer, Starr Bubsy and the direction of Jordana De La Cruz. This one night event is being brought to life by the generousity and love of Kevin Laibson and Nic Adams, as part of the Ice Factory 2017 Fridays on Ice late-night performance salon at the New Ohio Theatre. Decolonizing My Vagina will be performed at the New Ohio Theater on Friday, August 4, at 10:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10181052.

Cristina Pitter is a queer fat babe multidisciplinary artist and sex educator. She also has the best laugh ever. Seriously. You might have seen her work at Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, The PIT, The Tank, The Flea Theater, JACK, Dixon Place, or three separate but specific bathtubs. Feel free to follow her antics on Twitter @isisgypsy and Instagram @lavidagypsy.

Fridays on Ice is Ice Factory's late night performance salon. Featuring artists creating work not usually seen in downtown theatre spaces, but more typically found in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments, each evening is individually hosted by an impresario of this alternative storytelling community, and features cutting-edge micro-works by some of NYC's cagiest short-form theater-makers.

New Ohio Theatre is a two-time OBIE Award-winning performance venue that serves the vast independent theatre community of New York and the adventurous audiences who love them. As a small, downtown, artist-run organization with a twenty-plus year history as a beacon for bold and inventive work, we know the challenges and rewards of producing and presenting alternative, groundbreaking theatre. In any given year, there are over 500 independent theatre companies working for opportunities to develop and present new work. We believe the best of this community operates at the core of the contemporary theatre conversation (about both content and form) and acts collectively to expand the boundaries of the public imagination. With our move to Christopher Street, we aim to establish a professional, high-profile platform for the independent theatre community, reestablishing the West Village as a destination for mature, ridiculous, engaged, irreverent, gut-wrenching, frivolous, sophisticated, foolish, and profound theatrical endeavors. The New Ohio was founded as Soho Think Tank, Inc., in 1994 by playwright/director Robert Lyons. www.newohiotheatre.org


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