Cecilia Corrigan, Macy Rodman, Felix Bernstein, Cammisa Buerhaus
The Coldest Princess Wave
February 27th, 2015
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective, is pleased to present comic poet / showgirl Cecilia Corrigan's "The Coldest Princess Wave," a lush night of comedy out of the darkness of winter. For "The Coldest Princess Wave" Corrigan brings together special celebrity guests – including Cammisa Buerhaus, Felix Bernstein, and living Bushwick Barbie Doll Macy Rodman – in a blend of talk show, poetry reading, and stand-up. The weather outside is frightful, and as everyone knows, the best cure for hypothermia is a shared sleeping bag. "The Coldest Princess Wave" is that sleeping bag, and once you're zipped in with us, you'll thaw out in no time.
Cecilia Corrigan has debuted her performances in New York and Los Angeles. Her debut book, Titanic (Northwestern University Press, 2014), was awarded the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize for a first book, and appeared on two of Flavorwire's “Books of the Year” lists for 2014, for academic press and poetry titles. She has previously worked on HBO's Luck, for show-runner David Milch, and recently completed her first feature screenplay. In addition to writing for television, film, and theater, she has published fiction in n+1 & elsewhere, and performs stand up comedy. Material on Corrigan: BOMB Magazine / Artists Space / Opening Ceremony / Coldfront / Adult
See also: "The Coldest Princess Wave" in Art in America's The Agenda and The Observer's 12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before March 2
View the trailer on Vimeo.
“Corrigan’s act does not need to pride itself on being subversive; it does need to play by the art-world theory rules of deadpan genre parody. It’s a hot mess, not a cool one, and yet it is still rigorously dialectical, and witty.” –Felix Bernstein, Cecilia Corrigan’s Blonde Ambition, Coldfront
“The evening … was novel—as is Cecilia. As a poet, she’s sci-fly. Standing up, she can do a Dick Cavett and a smarter Amy Schumer. ‘I’m short so my sexuality is non-threatening,’ she quipped in seven-inch stilettos on stage at Artists Space. She balanced in those shoes (‘fuck-me heels,’ to quote Mom) all night.” –Fiona Duncan, Cecilia Corrigan: A Poet for the Internet Era, Opening Ceremony
Cammisa Buerhaus is a sculptor and composer who works between sound and performance. She is known for her sculptural instruments. She is a founding member of the performance group Full Disclosure, the improv duo Daikyo Furoshiki, and runs a record label, Wild Flesh. Her work has recently been presented by Kunsthalle Basel, Home Alone 2, MoMA PS1, and Issue Project Room. She has joined the NYC Players as an actor in The Evening, and recently performed at The Kitchen, The Walker Art Center and On the Boards.
Felix Bernstein debuted on YouTube with his real and satirical Coming Out Video in 2008 and went on to play characters from Amy Winehouse to Lamb Chop to Leopold Brant. His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Boston Review, The Believer, and Hyperallergic. His first book Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry (Insert Blanc Press) is forthcoming. With Gabe Hoot Rubin, he made the films Unchained Melody and Boyland. Together they directed and starred in Red Krayola’s opera Victorine at the 2012 Whitney Biennial. He’s always on the nose at felixbernstein.com.
Macy Rodman is a musician and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Macy produces and performs the weekly drag variety show "BathSalts: A Drag Show 4 Fuk^"s." Macy was the first winner of Mr(s). Williamsburg in 2013. SoundCloud / "Eat Ur Makeup" in Paper
Special thanks to Graham Corrigan, Nisa Schoovenhoven, Rosie Rittenberry, Michael Thomas Vassallo, Gabe Hoot Ruin, Rachel Valinsky, Paul Marlow, Thomas Honeck, and WXYZ Jewelry.