La MaMa Blogs: Linda LaBeija Interviews the La MaMa Squirts Curators

Monday, May 20, 2019

Linda LaBeija Interviews the La MaMa Squirts Curators

Each year, La MaMa’s Squirts gathers the most exciting voices from New York City’s queer performance world, across the generations. This year, three trans women artists with deep community roots will each craft a night of the festival, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

Linda LaBeija of the House of LaBeija interviewed our three curators -- Cecilia Gentili, Charlene Incarnate and Mizz June -- about their artistic visions and the larger place of trans narratives in the cultural landscape.

Friday, May 31 at 7PM
Curated by Cecilia Gentili

Julia Rose, Ash RT Yergens, Auset Bennu aka AB, Linda Labeija

Argentinian-American activist and actress Cecilia Gentili kicks things off with an evening of performance and storytelling by trans artists. Gentili learned about Stonewall under the Argentinian dictatorship of the 70s and 80s, and her curation is inspired by what she learned from U.S. LGBT culture during repressive times. 

Saturday, June 1 at 7PM
Curated by Mizz June

Mizz June, Princess Sasha Fierce, and The Violence. 
Hosted by drag ally Banjela Davis, with a presentation by FIERCE! NYC and very special guest Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

Mizz June presents a night of hip-hop, R&B, punk rock, and PRIDE from established and up-and-coming trans women of color artists. Tonight, it's FEMMES FIRST. 

Sunday, June 2 at 7PM
Curated by Charlene Incarnate


Remy Black, Image Object, Lucia Honey, and more

Charlene Incarnate curates an all-transgender and non-binary showtunes review. Timeless Broadway material from fraught moments in American history will be reinvigorated by the trans bodies performing today, under a neo-fascist regime in America. As an intergenerational link between queers and dreamers in NYC, musicals help our communities see where we’ve been and where we’re going. 


La MaMa presents

La MaMa's Squirts: 
Generations of Queer Performance

May 31 - June 2, 2019 

The Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

For Reservations and Info: CLICK HERE

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