Afterglow Festival


Bridget Barkan

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BRIDGET BARKAN n is a native New Yorker who has been working since birth. From childhood, Barkan has been inspired by both the stage shows of Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin and Laurie Anderson and the music of artists ranging from Joni Mitchell to Erykah Badu. As a singer, Barkan has toured the world with pop/glam […]


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FAUXNIQUE is the drag queen alter-ego of artist/choreographer/dancer Monique Jenkinson. Lauded for her ‘campy, intellectual juxtaposition of pop culture and high art’ and ‘rare personable flair for drama’ Fauxnique plays with artifice and authenticity and lives to question essentialist assumptions about gender, art and culture. Informed both by Jenkinson’s classical ballet training and a tradition […]

Nora Burns

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Nora is a founding member of the comedy groups Unitard (1999-present) and the Nellie Olesons (1993 – present) who have performed across the country in venues from PS122, LaMama, and Joe’s Pub in New York City to Highways, Cavern Club and HBO workspace in Los Angeles and in the comedy festivals Just for Laughs in […]

Michael Cavadias

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Actor/performer and writer MICHAEL CAVADIAS graduated from the Experimental Theatre Wing at the Tish School of the Arts where he studied with the likes of Andre Gregory and went on to perform with Mabou Mines E.T.C., Blacklips Performance Cult (founded by Antony of Antony and the Johnsons). He developed the character, Claywoman, at Blacklips and then […]

Morgan Bassichis

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MORGAN BASSICHIS is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Morgan has performed at Artists Space, Dixon Place, La MaMa, PARTICIPANT INC, Recess, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Morgan’s plays include When the Baba Yaga Eats You Alive and The Witch House. Morgan’s essays have appeared in the Radical History Review, Captive Genders, and other edited volumes. Morgan […]

Molly Pope

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MOLLY POPE is a critically acclaimed cabarettist whose shows have played Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s at the Regency, Ars Nova, OBERON (A.R.T.), and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia.  She is the recipient of the 2016 Bistro award for “Creative Cabaret Artistry” and the 2016 MAC Award for Musical Comedy Performer for her show “Molly Pope Likes […]

Matt Ray

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Pianist/vocalist/music director MATT RAY can be seen in some of New York’s best venues where he performs regularly either fronting his own band, or accompanying some of the city’s most dynamic performers.  Recent work includes two solo shows at Joe’s Pub, performing at Carnegie Hall with Kat Edmonson, touring with Reggae legend Burning Spear, music […]

Brian King

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BRIAN KING is a singer, songwriter, and queerformer acclaimed for his gender-defying voice (which Whoopi Goldberg once said was the last sound she wanted to hear before bed to ensure she had beautiful dreams.) As a child, his loyalties were divided equally between Dorothy and the Wicked Witch Of The West, and this tension continues […]

Dane Terry

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DANE TERRY is a composer, performer and songwriter.  Terry’s songs are often surreal theatrical vignettes and draw on a wide range of musical styles and are usually woven between short monologues.  His solo shows include Bird In The House (La Mama),  A Chimebox Sermon (Dixon Place) and The Future Lies West (Bowery Poetry Club).  Apart […]

Rachelle Garniez

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NYC native RACHELLE GARNIEZ made her way to the stage via the performance art club scene and busking on the streets and subway platforms in the 1980’s, playing all kinds of music. In addition to gigs in NYC and environs, she tours regularly in Europe and in the past year, Malaysia, Thailand and Israel. Rachelle composed the […]