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We'll bring the dance, you bring the salad

Fri & Sat April 25 & 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
$20, or $10 for those who bring a handmade item or homemade goods to trade in the marketplace

Calamity Co Dance in collaboration with Fresh Peach Dance will present Potluck: We'll bring the dance, you bring the salad: a dance-centric modern & pop variety show of works in various stages of progress by dancers, actors, musicians, comedians, film makers, with a focus on the multi-talented and collaborative efforts between forms.

All audience members are invited to be part of our exchange as we dig into the economics of access around movement-based theater. Audience members will engage in direct conversation and creative dialogue surrounding the questions: "How is dance meaningful? What does it cost and what is it worth?"

Before and after the performance, local artists and anybody else who wishes to share will come together to form a marketplace for attendees to trade ideas and goods.

Calamity Co Dance is a Boston-based dance performance and production group that believes that art is an everyday and everyperson event.

Fresh Peach Dance creates movement-based social justice theatre with an emphasis on issues affecting queer communities in and around New York City.

Wow! WOW Cabaret
Thurs May 1, 2014, 8:00 pm
$15, advance tickets recommended

This scintillating cabaret of short-form performances of all types showcases the many talents that make their home at Wow Cafe Theater! Music, theater, poetry, dance, story telling, performance art, burlesque - anything might happen!

Wow! WOW Cabaret is part of the Capital Campaign, fundraising for renovations that are necessary for WOW to continute to exist. Co-producers Jasmine Presson and Miriam Eusebo are contributing all proceeds towards the renovations!

Come get a taste of Wow! Upcoming show: May 1
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Rivers of Honey
Fri May 2, 2014
7:30 pm doors
and open-mic signup
8:00 show
$10 - 15 (more/less if-no one turned away)

Rivers of Honey is a cabaret highlighting the art of women of color every first Friday of the month.

Produced by: Jaz and Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz

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More on recent rivers and Rivers of years past

HyperGender Burlesque Cabaret
Sat May 3, 2014, 10:00pm
$15 / 10 if on HyperGender mailing list (just email us and ask to get on the list)
advance tickets recommended due to our limited seating capacity!

HyperGender Burlesque

This month, hosts JZ Bich, Mercedes Matilda and Jean Va Gin present: Tabloids

Some may call us blasphemous, but we say we are what NYC is about: queerness, glitter and worship of all things different!

Next shows: Inferno; May 3, Tabloids; June 7, Queer History

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Playback WOW for Spring 2014
Mon May 12, 2014
6:30 - 9:30 pm
, $15 suggested donation


Playback, a participatory, improvisational performance form for acting out y/our stories, is offered in agencies, schools, theaters, living rooms and streets on all continents.

The workshop is part of an on-going program of Playback Theatre at WOW. Practice on Monday evenings April 14th and May 12th, 6:30 to 9:30 PM

Taught by Susan Metz: MS in Ed & MFA in Poetry/ Graduate of the School of PT (2006) who has taught Playback locally and internationally for 15 years.

To register for monthly worshops, send your name and contact info to

Beginning and ending together is very important.
Wear soft clothing and a soft smile.
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The Capital Campaign

In 2000, WOW launched its first large-scale fundraising effort, a capital campaign to help us buy and renovate our theater. The City of New York has sold the tenants of 59-61 East 4th Street the building for $1!

The caveat: That we raise the funds to renovate the building, and bring it up to code. WOW’s share of renovation costs is about $200,000. As we have survived solely on box-office sales for 25 years, this is more money than we’ve ever had or needed in the past.

When we do succeed in securing these funds, WOW will own its own permanent theater space in a completely renovated building.

One of the most exciting aspects, which we have achieved, is the addition of a functional 24/7 self-service elevator! Yet to come is an ADA approved accessible bathroom, and dare we say air-conditioning?!
We have raised more than 2/3 of the total, but are not there yet! In order to make this possible, we urgently need your financial help! No donation is too small or too large, and any amount will help us ensure that theatre by women and/or by transgender people continues to thrive and be ever-increasingly accessible.


WOW Cafe Theater is located at 59-61 East 4th Street
on the Fourth Floor.
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, USA.

We now have a 24/7 available elevator for our building!

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