U.S.O.ver: A Protest Performance of Presidential Proportions

February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

20:00 To 23:00

505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usover-a-protest-performance-of-presidential-proportions-tickets-32032944399

Event Description

On February 20th, President’s Day, we invite you to celebrate the legacy of our nation’s leader and the people who made it possible. In the style of the classic USO shows, U.S.O.ver is a cabaret to entertain the troops – in this case the border patrol, unmanned drones, and police of the new regime. Enjoy a depraved evening of songs, dance, and shtick as we raise some morale.

Artists have created acts in response to the changing political landscape with a collection of vignettes that are queer, fun, nasty, and utterly devastating. U.S.O.ver is agitprop cum variety show. The performances satirically indict this current reality with a gaudy, star-spangled carnival of excessive zeal, fear, and nationalism. Part raucous party, part performance-protest, this event is a full-feral scream with a vaudevillian veneer that culminates in a sincere community gathering for actionable steps of future artful protest.  So come drink and dance, laugh, and rest your weary bones before we creatively collaborate in the streets once more… Proceeds will be donated to the ACLU to continue to fuel the good fight.
*****
Performance lineup includes:
Amy Aniobi 
Stepen Balliet
Allison Brzezinski & Patrick Scheid Nikita Chaudhry
Sam Corbin
Matthew Dicken
Hotsy Totsy
Howie Kenty aka Hwarg
James Scruggs & Kim Davies
Tigger! Boylesque
Chris Tyler
Viva DeConcini
and more!

Organizers

About the Organizers

U.S.O.ver seeks to create events that serve as safe/fun community spaces for healthy and artful protest. We held our inaugural event on January 19th, the advent of the presidential coronation, as one last opportunity to come together before the world changed. We will continue to gather and laugh and organize.

Event Information

JACK @ 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn

Visited 373 times, 1 Visit today

Add a Review

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Related Events

OffLine at Central Booking, 21 Ludlow Street, New York, NY, United States

February 19, 2017

2:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Mel & Donnie Trump are the master thespians hosting an open mic on Feb. 19th, 2pm in the Lower Eastside’s OffLINE at CENTRAL BOOKING. Read more…

La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, East 4th Street, New York, NY, United States

February 20, 2017

8:30 pm To 12:00 am

  La MaMa Presents HE’S OUR PRESIDENT/HE’S OUR PROBLEM A Performance Action Event The Club at La MaMa 74A East 4th Street (bet Second Avenue & Bowery)… Read more…

213 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

February 20, 2017

6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Bad & Nasty’sNot My President’s Day, Polybe + Seats edition!Anna Asli Suriyah (I Come from Syria)a solo performance by Sarah Badiyah Sakaandirected by Jessica Brater 2/20/17Brooklyn Winery213 N… Read more…