New York, NY 10018
The Tank Presents
THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX
PrideFest’s Sold Out show returns in concert starring Kelechi Ezie and Kimberly Chatterjee
Monday, February 19
After a sold out run last summer in The Tank’s “Pride Fest” T and L, and their magical flying Thunderbird/badass rock band are back for a one-night-only concert reading at the Tank on Monday February 19th at 7pm. Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3325357 For more information visit: http://www.thetanknyc.org/theater/970-tl-dr-thelma-lousie-dyke-remix/
TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix is a parody sequel, queer rock musical that asks the question “why do strong female characters always gotta die?” The show turns the death-as-freedom narrative (for women in film) on its head and starts mid-air in a Thunderbird convertible suspended over the Grand Canyon. This concert stars KIMBERLY CHATTERJEE (Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice; HBO’s High Maintenance) and KELECHI EZIE (The Book of Mormon 1st Nat’l Tour) as T and L, backed by a band of badass rockstars (VIVA DECONCINI, MEGHAN ROSE, and ASHLEY BAIER) led by music director JULIANNE MERRILL. SASH BISCHOFF directs. The concert is generously supported by a grant from the Anna Sosenko Trust.
TL;DR has a book and lyrics by ELLAROSE CHARY and music and lyrics by BRANDON JAMES GWINN (Dramatist Guild Fellows, Ars Nova Uncharted Residents, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Prospect Musical Theatre Lab, Cotton Candy and Cocaine at Theatre C). Loud and proud, TL;DR resists the idea that queer/lesbian narratives have to live in subtext and defies the “bury your gays” trope by giving our heroines the ending they deserve. TL;DR takes on the patriarchy, the gaytriarchy, and anything else standing in the way of T and L’s love.
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 1,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98 seat proscenium and 56 seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all. Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Mike Daisey, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. www.thetanknyc.org