JUSTIN VIVIan Bond will kick off a six-date solo residency at Joe's Pub at The Public with the new premiere MX AMERICA in which V explores the "ways of seeing and being seen" as a patriot, a gender non-conformist and a cabaret artist. Dates include March 8, 9, 16, 22, 23 & 30. Times vary. Tickets are on sale now. http://www.joespub.com/.
As the singular finalist in this Mx America pageant, Mx Bond expects to be judged in such categories as presentation, economic status, mental health, family values and talent all while creating an elegantly formidable evening of beauty and delight. This brand new production incorporates video, spoken word, and original songs from V's critically acclaimed records Dendrophile and Silver Wells.
Since 2007, Justin has performed over 60 shows on the Joe's Pub stage and earned a reputation as "the greatest cabaret artist of (v's) generation" (New Yorker). Through work as a performance artist, author, singer and painter, Justin has ardently challenged the gender binary and gender conformity. "My friend Billy's father once said you could tell the depth of a person's tragedy by the amount of distance between how they see themselves and how they're seen by others. As an American and as a transperson I find this hypothesis to be really interesting," said V. For more information JUSTIN VIVIan Bond, please visit: http://justinbond.com/.