2023 EstroGenius Festival: BAN(NED) TOGETHER
March 18 – April 2
The Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th Street
FRIGID New York and Manhattan Theatre Source will present the 2023 EstroGenius Festival: BAN(NED) TOGETHER, a festival celebrating femme artists, March 18 – April 2. Performances will take place at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003), UNDER St. Marks (94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009), Arts On Site (12 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003) and the Decatur Street Community Garden in Bushwick (1052 Decatur St, Brooklyn, NY 11207). Sliding scale tickets ($20) will be available for advance purchase at www.frigid.nyc. Most performances will also be available to livestream from home. The full performance schedule will be announced later this month.
EstroGenius is the longest running festival of its kind – now in its 22 year – this powerful platform for femme, trans, female and non-binary voices is continuing to bring voices of artists in all forms to our audiences. This year’s festival, BAN(NED) TOGETHER, acknowledges that 2022 saw both physical and legislative violence against femme and trans bodies. We witnessed the disappearance of basic privacy protections, the overturning of Roe v Wade equalling more dangers for pregnant bodies and the arcane return to controlling what a femme body wears (we see you Missouri State Assembly) — We are continuing to gather, celebrate and proclaim the importance of femme, trans, female and non-binary artists.
EstroGenius exists to present the voices of dance-makers, playwrights, experimental performers, teens, musicians, burlesque performers, noise artists, filmmakers, dj’s and anyone else looking to break molds and crack gender codes to the stage, street and forefront of public attention.
“We do all of this through a gorgeous variety of dance, music, theatre and comedic artists crossing our stages, building community, performing their hearts and stories out to our fab audiences,” said Melissa Riker, Executive Producer of EstroGenius Festival. “We are so grateful to our producing partners at FRIGID New York, Arts on Site and 721 Decatur Community Garden, for co-creating Estro 2023! “
An award-winning group of artists will converge on the East Village, joining NYC colleagues to shake up/shake out this festival. From Vancouver, BC, Croatia, Chicago and Philadelphia artists offer diverse perspectives on story, bodies, sound and performance. Additionally EstroGenius will host Sunday morning theatre for the young, and late night music shows to shake off the day.
2023 EstroGenius Festival artists will include Cory “Nova” Villegas / Soul Dance Co., Donna Costello, Eve Jacobs, Francesca Dominguez, Infinite Variety Production/Ashley Adelman, Joya Powell/Movement of the People Dance Company, Kim Savarino, Marina Celander, Pele Bauch, Petra Zanki, Portia Wells, slowdanger | anna thompson/taylor knight, sj swilley, Sheree V Campbell, Vanessa Goodman/Action at a Distance, and Zhen Heinemann, with more artists to be announced.