By Max Steele

Friday-Saturday, May 2-3 @ 8:00pm  |  Sunday, May 4 @ 6:00pm
Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income [Buy Tickets]


MAPPLETHORPE tells his origin story, explaining how he made his dream of being a singer come true, with a little help from the Sky. MAPPLETHORPE leads the audience through his journey of self-discovery and the realization that with great talent comes great responsibility. With big dreams come big nightmares, and MAPPLETHORPE’s journey from the gutter to the stage will serve as both an inspiration and a cautionary tale. MAPPLETHORPE is a cabaret intervention, a nightclub act for scaredy-cats. Whether or not you know it, and whether or not you’re willing to admit it, you’re being held captive against your will, and MAPPLETHORPE is here, just in the nick of time, to pay your ransom.

About the Artist

Max Steele is a performer and writer living in Brooklyn. He has presented work at Dixon Place, the New Museum, Deitch Projects, BAM, Joe’s Pub, Envoy Enterprises, PPOW Gallery, UPenn’s Kelly Writers’ House, and the Queens Museum of Art. He writes the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, and his writing has been featured in Dossier Journal, Spank, East Village Boys, Birdsong, Vice, Noisey, and Best Gay Stories 2014. He was a member of Richert Schnorr’s Dance/video band GRAPHIC.GLORY and performs in the queercore goth rap duo B0DYH1GH. As an actor, Steele has performed in the NYC debut of Tennessee Williams’ Now the Cats with the Jeweled Claws (at La MAMA), Dan Fishback’s You Will Experience Silence, the LOGO TV sitcom Jeffery and Cole Casserole, and work as a go-go dancer for New York’s only queer punk party QxBxRx earned him the moniker “go-go boy of the damned”. [Learn More]


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