Slanty-Eyed Mama: disOrientalism – Saturday, May 5- 7:30 Main Stage

SLANTY-EYED MAMA disORIENTALISM  – LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage
70 Berkeley St, Toronto
Tix Sliding Scale:
$50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating)
$20/$10 advance online only at https://slantyeyedmama.bpt.me
$PWYW at the door*

Slanty Eyed Mama presents: disOrientalism

Meet Slanty Eyed Mama: A duo of professional paradigm busters, politicomic shit-talkers, spoken word tricksters, and outrageous satirists.  They are bringing their signature mashup of Rock n’ Roll, Comedy, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and Electric Violin magic to WFTW for an unforgettable night of Asian slanted madness.  CanAsian comedian Kate Rigg (FOX’s Family Guy, Law and Order, The Dr. Phil Show, The PATH) and virtuostic electric violinist Lyris Hung (Indigo Girls, Jay-Z, Bono) met while studying at the Juilliard school and have been bringing their street infused brand of comedy and music to Asian and non-Asian audiences across the world ever since.  They have been artists in residence at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington (as well as several dive bars in New York City.) Bring your Asian Friend. Come get disoriented with us!

“Stunning … dense, multi-layered, surreal imagery interlocks perfectly with ferociously distorted, nasty, searing violin work, a killer combination of words, music and noise.”- Anchorage Daily News

“Wild”– Northwest Asian Weekly

“Smart, Edgy…The Slantys dig fearlessly into the identity issues facing Amerasians, smashing stereotypes and spotlighting the subtle and not-so-subtle prejudices they face.Rigg used stereotypes against themselves to nuanced but devastating effect.”-Washington Post

BMO PRESENTS:
SLANTY-EYED MAMA “disORIENTED” – LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage
70 Berkeley St, Toronto
Tix Sliding Scale:
$50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating)
$20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://slantyeyedmama.bpt.me
$25 at the door*

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSOR CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT!  Take in a move or event at the theatre!

THANK YOU TO OUR MEDIA SPONSOR:

 

 

AND OUR BRONZE SPONSOR:

* If you can’t swing a the cost of a ticket to this show and would like a complimentary one please e-mail us at info@werefunnythatway.org and if tix are available we will reserve one at the door for you.

The We’re Funny That Way Festival is a fundraiser for the We’re Funny That Way Foundation which aims to give transformational gifts to queer charities across Canada.  This year we are providing funds to Rainbow Railroad an organization that helps LGBTQ people to escape persecution and violence.  For more information on this amazing organization go here .

The festival is produced pro bono by Ford Cassella Productions.

 

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