Tonight there's an opening party kicking off artist, musician and playwright Natalie Weiss's residency JESUS IN OUR LIVES at our favorite Lower East Side space Ramiken Crucible. Natalie is a multihyphenate, force-of-nature talent whose highly acclaimed musical Camp Wanatachi explores the narrative of two tween girls falling in love at Christian summer camp (a transformative experience which actually happened to Natalie IRL and inspired the play.)
The JESUS IN OUR LIVES residency will span three weeks on a Wanatachi-related note at Ramiken, during which Natalie (pictured above) will transform the gallery into a collaborative music studio and performance venue, hosting events in the form of multimedia presentations, discussions, musical performances, video art, social sculptures, experimental soundscapes, potluck dinners and slumber parties. Among tonight's opening party performances are Natalie's piece Together We Are A River, in which "a line of women braid themselves together in a social sculpture about how great it is to touch your friends", and a live musical performance by Natalie's synth-wielding alter ego Unicornicopia.
It's a short stroll from JESUS IN OUR LIVES (E. Broadway & Clinton) to PUSSY FAGGOT (Clinton & Delancey), a dance party full of banjee realness which--in addition to performances from some of our favorite ghorLs like House of Ladosha-- will feature a live Designer Imposter performance by Seagull friend/VIP client Dasha. As Designer Imposter, Dasha frequently curates and DJs amazing dance nights like her Totally! party, but tonight marks a rare occasion to see her playing original Designer Imposter jams, live. Get into it.