Karl Marks/Karl Marxxx is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, exhibitionist and sex blogger. He has performed on numerous art and festival stages including recent appearances at the Red Umbrella Projects (NYC), Dixon Place (NYC), the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore), The Great Big International Drag King Extravaganza, Showgirls (Ptown), the Charm City Kitty Club (Baltimore) and CRACK (Washington, DC). Karl also blogs for the Big Shoe Diaries (www.colbykeller.com), an artsy-fartsy gay porn blog featuring nerd-porn icon, Colby Keller.
Cricket Arrison is an actor, writer, performance artist, and radio producer who moved to Baltimore in 2008. She is a member of the Un Saddest Factory Theatre Company and is a founding resident/curator of the Bell Foundry. Her one woman play Order was named one of the 2011 Top Ten Moments in Stage by the Baltimore City Paper.
F.E.A.S.T. (food entertaining as specious theatre)
Food Entertaining As Specious Theatre
Curated by Rebecca Nagle
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
May 17, 18 and 19
Orderves and Cocktails at 7:30, dinner at 8
Current Gallery’s Back lot (421 N Howard St)
$20 (includes dinner, performances, and Transmodern Performance Festival admission)
Click Here to make Reservations.
(reservations strongly encouraged)
F.E.A.S.T. is an original evening of truly unique dining and entertainment. Over an 8-coursed meal, each artist has prepared a conceptually connected performance, dish, and service to give every guest a complete sensory experience. Come to witness the birth of spring asparagus. Drink from the breasts of painted beasts. Feast at the sprawling 100-person table-stage. Find your way out of an after-dinner entrapMINT. Participate in a cake toss. Eat a dish smaller than your thumbnail and much, much more. Join the ritual! Digest the delicious! And expect the unexpected!
With performances, music, video, delectables, and table service by Emma Alves, Cricket Arrison, Tom Boram, Autumn Breaud, Abby Cocke, Theresa Columbus, Mickey Dehn, Patty Gallivan & Jess Hartman, Siyade Gemechisa, Rick Gerriets, Rachael London, Jenny Graf Shepard, Emily Hall, Peggy Hoffman & Barbara Wilgus, Josh Van Horne, Bonnie Jones, Karl Marx, Gerry Mak, Kaitlin Murphy, Edward Knapp, Noon Bloom, Small Foods Collective, Ann Rascal, Alexa Richardson, Tiffany Sea, Nicholas Toll, and Victor Torres.
Emily Hall is a Baltimore-based theatre and video artist. Locally, she has directed, written, and performed short pieces at the Strand Theatre and Bell Foundry. She also assistant directed D’un ciel à l’autre pareil, passent les rêveurs, a touring piece in Marseille, France. Last year, she worked in the Video Department at Performance Space 122 in NY, where her duties included filming live performances, archiving and editing old tapes, and buying cheap beer. She has also documented work for Mabou Mines, Single Carrot Theatre, and Metelkova City Autonomous Cultural Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Emily graduated from Goucher College with a degree in Theatre/French and is currently an MFA Theatre candidate at Towson University.