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Amanda Duarte: Staying Alive

Joe's Pub

September 21, 2018, February 3, March 3, April 2, 2019

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

"Scorching... Not to be missed."- Time Out New York

When her marriage, her body and her democracy fell apart, "matchlessly incendiary” (Time Out New York), "fiercely intelligent firecracker feminist comedian” (New York Magazine), Dead Darlings host, Pussy Grabs Back co-creatrix and New York Times contributrice Amanda Duarte turned to divorce, disco, drugs, democratic activism and domming to put her Humpty together again. Loosely inspired by the perplexing 1983 film, "Staying Alive" brings Duarte and special guests to the stage to romp and ruminate on what it takes for a "feminazi cunt” (@LockHerUp45, to stay alive in 2019. 

Written and performed by Amanda Duarte
Directed by Ellie Heyman
Dramaturgy by Mike Daisey
Music by the Bee Gees and Frank Stallone

Amanda Duarte is the creator and host of the "Absolute Best Reading Series in NYC” (New York Mag) Dead Darlings, in which artists present work they’ve had to cut or abandon, at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. She is an outspoken feminazi cunt on social media and the co-creatrix of the meme and movement #PussyGrabsBack. As a writer, she has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Town and Country, NewNowNext, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, High Times and, yes, Scruff. She appears regularly on comedy and storytelling stages throughout the city, and plays a taint in the itinerant "It's That Time Of The Month Show with Snatch Adams" co-starring Becca Blackwell. She is seeking to financially dominate a nice person of any or no gender.