Firestage Presents: Ladies on Fire Nine
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Tickets: $10 advance $15 door.
For the 9th year, Firestage presents “Ladies on Fire” a variety show extravaganza celebrating the inspiring talent, indisputable relevance and social might of female artists!
Enjoy a beautiful evening of eclectic performances by local and visiting ladies, featuring live music, poetry, stand-up comedy, burlesque, fire dance, performance art and experimental theater, among other surprises!
The gorgeous and epic lineup of “Ladies on Fire Nine” includes:
· Music by Sarah Chapman, Tatiana Crespo, Elena Vega and E Alo.
· Performance art by Crystal Cruz and Hanna Walsh.
· Burlesque by Morgan Moondust.
· Poetry by Rosemarie Dombrowski, Lauren Perry, Anna Flores, Leah Marche, Suzanne Steinberg and Nadine Sabulsky.
· Stand-up comedy by Dana Whissen, Mo Urban and April Walterscheid.
· Fire dance by Crimson Phoenix and Sherri Amour.
(see below for more details about these wonderful performers)
You are bound to be mesmerized by the unmistakable power of female artists, join us at the gorgeous Alwun House, in the heart of the Historic Garfield District!
Produced by Ernesto Moncada & Alwun House
Hosted by “Ernastina” and special surprise co-host!
Rosemarie Dombrowski is the founder of Rinky Dink Press, a poetry editor at Four Chambers Press, and the co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series, which is about to enter its tenth year. She has been nominated for several poetry-related awards and her work has appeared in numerous publications. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies, a lyrical exploration of the culture of autism, and The Philosophy of Unclean Things, a celebration of phobias, superstitions, and decay.
April Walterscheid is a vegan who baton twirled in parades in 3rd then gave it all up to pursue comedy. She wrote for Vegan News until a sheep got her fired. She’s performed at The Comedy Store, Flappers, Tempe Improv, and House of Comedy. And if that information doesn’t get your butts in these seats you are probably dying in a hospital somewhere and she is very sorry to hear that.
Tatiana Crespo, also known as Tchachi Punqueen, is a songwritter, singer, guitar, and accordion player from Costa Rica. Her songs are bilingual, and talk about issues of mass consumption and immigration. Her songs vary from Cumbias to French Waltzes, but one thing is consistent: Her Passion. You can see her playing all over Phoenix with her band Las Chollas Peligrosas (don’t miss her upcoming solo show at the Crescent Lounge on December 26th).
Some fun facts about Dana Whissen:
• Michael Bolton, Kenny G, and Jordan Knight from NKOTB were her first loves .
• She opened for Iliza Shlesinger a few months ago. That was super neat.
• Gets her strength and power from rain and thunderstorms.
• Studied musical theater in college for a little while.
• Studied longform improv at the Torch Theatre in Phoenix for five years
• Saw the movie Speed 2 in the theater FOUR TIMES when she was twelve years old
•Watches Roseanne EVERY DAY. It’s her medication.
•Audiences seem to really enjoy her. Thank god for that!
Nadine Sabulsky is the Prima Imagina of SatoriaNation and originator/developer of “Naked Life Coaching™ Transformational speaker, author, mom, movie star, super-heroine, synergist, karaoke singer, dancer, serial entrepreneur, adventuress, inventor, designer, goddess & more!
Suzanne Steinberg is a poet, painter, writer and film-maker. She enjoys writing and drawing flowers. She has written three fictional biographies about Nietzsche, Freud and Carl Jung and is currently writing about Sylvia Plath. She has made two feature films and two shorts, and created countless amount of paintings hanging in rehab mental facilities. She runs the OCD film festival and Arizona Writes.
Mo Urban is a Tucson comedian who runs a weekly open mic comedy show at Café Passe every Wednesday. She also cohosts and co-produces The Dating Game at The Flycatcher with Bethany Evans and the comedy variety show “What Now” with Amber Frame at Tucson Improv Movement. Mo also hosted and organized the all-female portion of Tucson Improv Movements first Women’s Comedy Festival in February of 2017. She was also the feature act on their Best Show, Ever showcase for The Tucson Women’s Comedy Festival.
Leah Marche, an alumna of ASU’s School of Journalism, is a Phoenix native and longtime advocate and participant within the arts and culture landscape of the Valley. Listed among Phoenix New Times’ 100 Creatives, creative ventures Leah has co-founded or founded include: BlackPoet Ventures; L!VE POET!C; WE JAZZ JUNE; Storyscope; Arizona Music Video Awards; and Black Horizons Festival. She curates an ongoing JAZZmeetsPOETRY series at The Nash and the monthly entrepreneur storytelling event FuckUp Nights Phoenix.
Crimson Phoenix an international award winning painter/illustrator began spinning fire in 2010 while working as an underground set designer in downtown Phoenix. Her “arsenal” houses nearly a dozen different fire tools, as well as some delightful led props, used to mesmerize her audience. With performances ranging from soft and sensual to hot and heavy, Crimson Phoenix will capture your imagination and set your soul on fire.
Elena Vega is a poet and singer-songwriter from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. She is the editor of Lata Oscura Publishing and a freelance photographer. She also has an on-line radio show “La Rolera”. She is currently presenting her “Choro-Beat”, a fusion of loop music, poetry and performance art, which resulted from her most recent collection of poems, “Sirena Maldita”.