Eight gender stereotypes, and an androgynous emcee.

The gay hairdresser, DJ (Timothy Ryan Hickernell) and the girly girl, Allegra (Miranda Wilson).

The promiscuous chick, Gwen (Tess Paras) and her effeminate boyfriend, Benji (John Graham).

The ball-busting lesbian, Kate (Yolanda Wilkinson) and the queer emcee, Taylor (Becca Blackwell).

Tomboy personal trainer Devon (Sophia Urista) meets playboy Adrian (Steve White).

The Genderf*ck dance sequence

The All-American Genderf*ck

“The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret” by Mariah MacCarthy
Produced by The Rapscallion Theatre Collective
Directed by Krystal Banzon
Under St. Marks, New York City

Social justice takes a hilarious stand! In this outrageous show a god-like, androgynous MC guides eight gender stereotypes (including Girly Girl, Manly Man, Nice Guy, a Gay Best Friend, a Slut, a Feminist Lesbian, and a Tomboy) on sexy and comical journeys from pop culture pigeonholes to Human Beings. Publicist Morgan Lindsey Tachco raves that the ensemble tears apart everything “from feminism to sexting; from acquaintance rape to infidelity; from homophobia and assault, to loneliness and the bass-ackwards ways we seek affection.” In the process “men, women, and none-of-the-aboves discover that in a polarized world of pink versus blue, everyone deserves Technicolor.”

By Susan Engberg in Artsy [www.bust.com]

Photos by Karen Reinhard and Claudia Narvaez-Meza

March 2010
Theater, Directing