Performance / Talks and Readings / 20-20 March 2015


Tickets: 5
Show Time: 1.00pm

How to Take a Flying Leap is an in-depth conversation with iconic New York writer, singer, painter and performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond.
Ideal for writers, performers, cabaret artists, drag stars, musicians, music theatre makers, directors, comedians, illusionists and others.
Mx Justin Vivian Bond reveals secrets for overcoming obstacles, generating material and the glittering truth that no word is an island.
Plus there might be a bit of singing!
As part of the event, Kris Nelson (Director, Tiger Dublin Fringe) will host an interview with Mx Bond.
Mx Bond is coming to Ireland to be a mentor at MAKE, an artist development programme that provides time and focus for fifteen performance makers to develop work. MAKE is hosted by Cork Midsummer Festival, Project Arts Centre, Theatre Forum and Tiger Dublin Fringe. FRINGE LAB is proud to host this artist talk in association with these partners.
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 album DENDRPOPHILE 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 50th 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 to download and enjoy V’s music and blog, Justin Vivian Bond is Living!

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