The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is reflecting on their 10 years of cardboard, glitter, and gender play by asking the question, 'what's so critical about glitter in a time of crisis?' Cabaret is an art form that historically flourishes before and after wars, sprouts after failed uprisings and disappointing elections, and appears as the only option at the 'end' of a lauded career. In other words, it is the art that emerges after you lose and have to adapt to a new reality. The Beards will share some lessons we've learned from cherished losers in cabaret history (and ourselves) and share the ways we are adapting our artistic practice to new spaces, audiences, and interactions at a time full of loss and losing.
The Bearded Ladies are an experimental cabaret group devoted to exploiting all the possibilities of intimate, homemade theater through beautiful songs, tricked-out costume changes, drag and virtuosic prop construction.