Bad & Nasty Founders Holly Hughes and Lois Weaver on HowlRound

Bad and Nasty collective members and performance artists Holly Hughes and Lois Weaver and social media coordinator Mary Jo Watts talk about the origins and aims of this intervention with HowlRound!

I’m hoping that having a nation-wide day of performance will magnify the individual efforts and will remind us that we are the majority. Part of the reason for having something so fluid is that this isn’t a normal situation. There’s something unique about performance, broadly defined, in its ability to resist normalization. Performance can be a loud and bratty art form, and we need something that resists normalization and commodification. – Holly Hughes

Read the whole interview here:

We want to make YOU a YouTube sensation!

We’re searching for content to share on our Bad and Nasty YouTube channel. We have a section titled ‘A Bad and Nasty Archive’ where we are adding a collection of past performances, talks, events from members and friends of the Bad and Nasty Community. But we need more! If you know of an existing YouTube video that we could share, send the link to us via email: and we will add it to this playlist.

ALSO we are looking for some original content to go on the channel.



We have a playlist called ‘Why Bad and Nasty?’ We are inviting YOU to make a video in response to this question or in response to one of these:

I am Bad and Nasty because… OR

I am a Bad Hombre because….OR

I am a Nasty Woman because …

It could just be a one line response or a full rant or musical rendition. If you are not sure how to go about this, email and we will try to help you out.

We have a Dropbox folder where you can upload the video and from there we can upload it to our YouTube channel. Contact for the link.

Once events for February 20 start coming in, we want to share promotional trailers on this platform too.

And, finally…please SUBSCRIBE!