Photo Flash: Shakina Brings ONE WOMAN SHOW to 54 Below

By: Feb. 26, 2014
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Following a sold-out premiere at Joe's Pub last December, Shakina made her 54 Below debut with ONE WOMAN SHOW: A Work In Progress on Feb. 20, recounting in song and story the exploits and misadventures that led to her gender transition. A story of surviving the 90s and creating a new life in a new millennium, the OC Weekly calls Shakina "a bona fide standout," and VICE magazine says, "nothing will stop her in becoming who she is." Check out a look back below!

ONE WOMAN SHOW was a benefit for Shakina's high profile KickStartHer campaign to raise funds for gender confirmation surgery. As seen in the Daily News, Gothamist, Logo's New Now Next blog, and her in-depth interview with Huffington Post Live, Shakina's public approach to her gender confirmation is living performance art with a dark, funny, and powerful cabaret edge.

Featuring gender-bending show tune standards, a few classic covers, and new songs by Sam Salmond, Julianne Wick Davis, and Nikko Benson. Jeremy Robin Lyons music directs, with Mike Rosengarten (guitar), Joseph Wallace (bass), and Jeff Roberts (drums) in the band.

For more information on Shakina's KickStartHer campaign, visit

Photos by Nicki Ishmael