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February 5: Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life


Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life

Tuesday, February 5
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Department of Performance Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 621

Join us for the first Performance Studies Forum event of the semester: Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life! Mx Bond will present on the the critical theme of “the good life” from v’s own perspective. Come for the presentation, be part of the larger dialogue, and stay for a reception to follow!

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a writer, singer, painter, and performance artist. Mx Bond is the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, published by The Feminist Press and Susie Says a collaboration with Gina Garan (Powerhouse Books, 2012). V’s debut CD Dendrophile was self-released on WhimsyMusic in 2011 and was followed by Silver Wells in 2012. In 2011 Justin Vivian’s art exhibition The Fall of the House of Whimsy was presented at Participant Inc. in New York City. Mx Bond was nominated for a Tony Award for Kiki and Herb Alive On Broadway in 2007. Other notable theatrical endeavors include starring as Warhol Superstar Jackie Curtis in Scott Wittman’s production of Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis as part of La Mama E.T.C.’s 50 Anniversary Season, originating the role of Herculine Barbin in Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking play Hidden: A Gender, touring with the performance troupe The Big Art Group and appearing in John Cameron Mitchell’s film Shortbus. Other films include Sunset Stories (2012), Imaginary Heroes (2004), and Fanci’s Persuasion (1995). Mx Bond is a recipient of The Ethyl Eichelberger Award, The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award for Performance Art/Theater, an Obie and a Bessie. Please visit www.justinbond.com to download and enjoy v’s music and blog, Justin Vivian Bond is Living!

This event is free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please contact the NYU Dept of Performance Studies at performance.studies(at)nyu.edu or call 212-998-1620.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Performance Studies and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.


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