Jess Barbagallo and Karen Davis’ Without Me I’m Something

April 19th-21st, 2013
Friday-Saturday @ 8:00pm | Sunday @ 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income | [Buy Tickets]
Karen Davis
Featuring BAX’s Artists-In-Residence (AIR), these performances culminate a shared journey through the creative process.
Audience members enjoy the rare opportunity to follow a work and engage its creators from the early stages through to full productions. This journey began with the Open Studio Series in November, continued with the Works in Progress Series in January, and culminates in these Spring performances.

Karen Davis stars in a BAX Original Entertainment production of her one-woman show, Without Me I’m Something, hand-mixing re-considered jokes from her past and bare-boned foley artistry to exacerbate the tension between all varieties of depression and the necessity of the gig. In other words, stand-up for those who lay down. Directed by the ever-promising Jess Barbagallo and featuring live music from Astoria-based folk trio The Queen’s Pucks.
Tags: non-threatening cerebral types, surprise abstinence.

Jess Barbagallo works in many artistic mediums. Barbagallo has performed with and for Big Dance Theater, Builders Association, Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf (and its Dyke Division), Half Straddle, Red Terror Squad, Andrea Geyer, Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughan, Katy Pyle, Casey Llewellyn, Josh Conkel/The Management, Andre Callot, and Amanda Davidson. Barbagallo was a member of the 2009/10 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, a 2011/12 Queer Arts Mentorship Fellow and a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow. Their work has appeared at LaMama ETC, The Poetry Project, The Invisible Dog Art Center, The New Ohio Theatre, and Dixon Place. Barbagallo has championed the work of erotic poet Joe Ranono, the musings of a number of young artists in an organized evening entitled WHY I MAKE LIVE ART and most currently, the comedy of Karen Davis. BFA: New York University. MFA: Brooklyn College.

According to the Interweb, Karen Davis is an American animal rights advocate, and president of United Poultry Concerns, a non-profit organization founded in 1990 to address the treatment of domestic fowl – including chickens, turkeys and ducks – in factory farming. She also maintains a sanctuary. But when Karen’s not fighting for foul, she’s making folks laugh all along a limited survey of the east coast. Contact her at karendavislaughs@gmail.com for future bookings. She’s available for private and public functions, reasonable rate

Since 1991, our Artist In Residence program has served as a core for our work with artists. The AIR program provides participating artists with one to two years of uninterrupted artistic, technical, and administrative support, as well as the rehearsal space and guidance necessary to take chances, refine their craft and expand their horizons.

photo by Jimmy Kilduff