This Saturday I will be performing some of Quentin Crisp's unpublished pieces alongside NYC's most dazzling queens and freaky freakazoids!
From Joe Birdsong, event promoter:
Family and Friends in New York City and Beyond - please join me in celebration this Saturday, March 7 from 7 - 10pm, at Santo's Party House, as we honor the life and wit of one of the world's most influential dandies of the past century. As this will be the final, and I should say pinnacle, event under two+ years of the Rapture Cafe and Books umbrella of excellency in literary and artistic achievement, I am humbled to produce a show with such an extraordinary calibre and diversity of talented artists and writers.
This evening will kick off a year-long series of Quentin Crisp-related events in and around New York City, and serves as a fundraiser for The Quentin Crisp Archives to continue the work of Phillip Ward at www.crisperanto.org to compile and distribute the vital work and wisdom of Quentin Crisp. In addition to the phenomenal show hosted by Linda Simpson, expect video and film footage, an auction of some of Quentin's items donated by his estate, and a special surprise by New York City's fastest-rising gaggle of glamourpusses, The Pixie Harlots!
The fabulously flamboyant and witty gay icon Quentin Crisp (who died in 1999 at age 90) gets a party fit for a queen. The lively literary salon includes readings, recollections and performances by some of Crisp’s most ardent admirers. The Naked Bon Vivant! is produced by Joe Birdsong (owner of the dearly departed bohemian stronghold Rapture Café), in association with Phillip Ward and the Quentin Crisp Archives. Proceeds from the event go to funding the archive.