Afterglow Festival


Martha Graham Cracker

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Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love and a regular at Joe’s Pub, Martha Graham Cracker is the tallest, hairiest drag queen in the world.  Her monthly cabaret series at L’Etage in Philadelphia has been running for over 12 years now.  From inventing a new form of exercise– bartop Pilates– to channeling Chaka Khan, to making her shameless sexual advances […]

Paul Iacono

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A graduate of Manhattan’s Professional Performing Arts High School, Iacono is best known for his portrayal of the title character on MTV’s The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Paul was first featured on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, age eight, after she discovered his unique talents for impersonating Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman. Favorite stage credits […]

Dane Terry

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Dane Terry is a storyteller, composer and writer. Terry is the 2016 recipient of the Ethyl Eichelberger Award from PS122 in New York City for which a new stage work is being commissioned. He was also a part of that organization’s RAMP residency in spring 2016. After premiering in New York at La MaMa Experimental […]

Stella Starsky

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Stella Starsky is writer, performer and creator of American Baroness, (, a cultural site dedicated to empowering and ennobling childfree women. She holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, runs a private consultancy, and has been a columnist and contributor to such publications as Paris Vogue, Elle, The Daily Beast, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Glamour, The Times (London) . She is half of […]

Champagne Jerry

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Champagne Jerry has been called “New York’s finest underground rapper,” named one of the top ten best performers in New York by Time Out, profiled in Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Vegan and Interview magazine, among others, and been the musical guest on The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion TV. Champagne Jerry is a music and performance […]

Joseph Keckler

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Joseph Keckler is a singer, musician writer, and visual artist. This is his third time at Afterglow and his work has also been seen at many venues including SXSW, Centre Pompidou, BAM, SXSW, Miami Art Basel, and PEN American Center and has been featured on BBC America and WNYC Soundcheck. He has been awarded a […]

Lady Rizo

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‘Cabaret Superstar’ (New York Magazine), comedienne and chanteuse, Lady Rizo, revives the genre by creating theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade. In 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and also sings and records with multi- platinum recording artist Moby. Her distinctive, electric performance style take […]

Debs Gatenby

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Debs began her performing life in a feminist theatre company called Strip Search in the 1980s. After three years of acting training she became a master of breathing, vowel tones, Stanislavsky, and working in an ensemble. But then decided she only wanted to make her own work. She’s spent the last two decades playing on […]

Dynasty Handbag

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Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been presented at such institutions as MOCA, PS1, Joe’s Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among others. She has been heralded by the New York […]

Phoebe Legere

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Phoebe Legere is an Massachusetts born and raised queer performance artist and songwriter who works in a variety of media. She is a racial hybrid descended from two Mayflower travelers, a Native American shaman, a Boston Brahmin and one of the original French settlers of Canada. Her new album Heart of Love recently charted in […]