Check out our latest promo for "You Can't Kiss a Movie," featuring Bobby LaPointe's "Framboise"!
On June 16 at 9:30 PM, Shelley will perform the French New Wave-inspired solo cabaret "You Can't Kiss a Movie" at The Metropolitan Room.
A reimagining of film techniques for live performance, "You Can’t Kiss a Movie" uses the French New Wave films of the 1960s as inspiration for an original story about an ill-fated love affair, told through the songs and text of those movies. This bilingual cabaret tweaks the films’ gender roles while continuing their debate over the costs and virtues of emotional engagement in art and life. The performance is a love letter to a groundbreaking moment in film history that's accessible to film buffs and newcomers alike.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, click here.
See you at the show!
Shelley is a regular contributor at Paper Magazine, and has published several pieces recently. Her latest is a guide to the New York Film Festival, while previous pieces have included a roundup of cinematic romances that make Tinder look appealing, an interview with journalist Natasha Noman about her experience using Tinder as a gay woman while working as a journalist in Pakistan, and a guide to the most exciting feminist comedians working today.
On July 8 at 7:30pm, Shelley will be performing in the new devised work Gayropa at Dixon Place as part of the Hot! Festival.
Repurposing the Russian blogosphere’s sneering nickname for a perverted Europe, Gayropa centers on the effort to obtain recognition of a glittering new nation whose population will consist of all the world’s LGBT people. Yet what is intended as a way to protect those facing oppression and violence soon inspires a slew of competing visions for the country. Giving voice to Russian activists, marriage enthusiasts, politically-minded show queens, and young people struggling for survival, Gayropa is about building a global community that defies borders.
Tickets are available now!
On May 29, Shelley will be performing in T. Adamson's new play, Gun City, at Dixon Place. This bizarro Western offers a Greek chorus of cows, shootouts, Bruce Springsteen, and more! Get your tickets today:
This Tuesday, Shelley will be collaborating with AGGROCRAG for a performance of TinyRhino, The Theatrical Drinking Game, at Littlefield. Tickets are only $10!
This Sunday (March 1), Shelley will be joining Dave Malloy and the creators of "Three Pianos" in "Rick, Dave, and Alec's End of Winter Winterreise Party" at JACK. Tickets are only $10 for this boozy, irreverent romp through the Schubert song cycle!
Shelley is currently nominated for the Best Actress award in the Strawberry One-Act Festival for her work in T. Adamson's "Spiders Are Real! They're Alive and They Hate You!!"
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Thanks so much to everyone who contributed, and helped make this project a reality! Check out the Snow preview, and get excited for the full film!
Please donate to Shelley's new project, 'Edge of the Woods'! This short film - a queer, feminist riff on traditional fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Snow White - is an exciting new action film, involving tons of brilliant artists!
Shelley is currently performing in Sing We Now of Christmas with the Chatham Theater Company in Rome, NY. She will be appearing as a featured performer in this festive revue until December 19!