An epic residency kick off
On Sept 25th we kicked off the Joe's Pub residency with a fierce sold out show dedicated to The Tattooed Lady, a new musical I'm writing with badass tattooed playwright Erin Courtney and directed by Ellie Heyman. Going into this concert I was definitely feeling the pressure bc of the chaos of having to find a brand new MD 3 days before our show (thank you to Rodney Bush who stepped in and delivered majorly!!!) & caring so deeply about this show and the history that inspired it and wanting to do it justice. But our tattooed ladies delivered and then some.
Guests included: Annie Golden, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tonya Pinkins, Gizel Jimenez, MJ Rodriguez, Veronica Swift, Chrissi Poland, and Julia Abueva.
Temporarily tattooing my entire body only took 23892083012 hours, but it was worth it for this epic reveal.
Also spanx are a crime against humanity and It's a miracle I managed to get these on and off backstage in time for the next song.
Veronica Swift showing off her future-legendary jazz chops:
A lil rock and roll flailing moment:
The Iconic Tonya Pinkins:
I live for Daphne Rubin-Vega:
Annie Golden sang the finale "The Last Woman Standing"
I closed out the night with this lil apocalyptic ditty:
MJ Rodriguez and I had an encore that mainly involved me bouncing up and down like a crazy b*tch and shedding glitter everywhere: