The Tank Presents TANK-ARET

Curators Brandon James Gwinn & EllaRose Chary
The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present Tank-aret, a monthly cabaret series curated by EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues). Performances are scheduled for Monday, February 25 (hosted by Drag King Sam Bam Thankyoumaam), Monday, March 4 (featuring BOOBS! The Musical with Erica Von Kleist), Monday, April 22 (featuring Izzy Castaldi), Monday, May 20 (featuring Anessa Marie), and Monday, June 24 (featuring Sabrina Chap). Tickets ($18 + 1 drink minimum) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.orgThe performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Tank-aret is a monthly cabaret series now in its second year at The Tank. Curated by musical theater writing team EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn (Dramatists Guild Fellows; Ars Nova Uncharted Residents; Cotton Candy and Cocaine; TL;DR: Thelma Louise: Dyke Remix). Every month Tank-aret will feature an evening of exciting new work by artists not traditionally represented in cabaret and musical theater spaces. The intention is to lift up the voices of women, queer and trans artists, artists of color, differently abled artists, and anyone else who has some cabaret magic to make but is usually not given the space to take risks and bite off more than they can chew.
The Tank-aret Kick Off: A Taste of Something Different on Monday, February 25 is an annual event to kick off the calendar year Tank-aret season by featuring 8-10 artists in an evening. Audiences will get a taste of the various kinds of material Tank-aret has to offer. Many artists from the Kick-Off go on to have full Tank-aret shows later in the season or in subsequent seasons. Hosted by Tank-aret Alum Drag King Sam Bam Thankyoumaam (2018 Tank-aret’s Kings) this year’s Kick-Off features Lily Ali-Oshatz, Hannah Fairchild, Sandy Gooen, Cheeyang Ng, Capital B, Annalisa Dias, Ronee Penoi, and more!
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98-seat proscenium and 56-seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.
Past Tank produced-work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions Ada/Ava (2016), youarenowhere (2016), The Paper Hat Game (2017), the ephemera trilogy (2017), and The Hunger Artist (2018), as well as New York Times Critics’ Pick’s The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016) and Red Emma & The Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018). Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others.

Free in NYC? Yes, Please

It’s Tuesday. The 4th of July is coming upon us. Here are some fun things to do for FREE!

Check out NYCGO. They have my favorite list: Capture

Museums that are “either always free, free on specific days of the week or free for select hours”. offers the best of what’s happening. This week’s latest episode includes movies at Bryant Park, Karaoke on the Coney Island Boardwalk. and Dancing Under the Stars (which I spied from my window).

This one is super fun and I hope to get to a show this summer. I mean, THE WHO, played the Forest Hill Stadium a month ago.Check out DNA.infoCapture

I live near Forest Park and there is always something a-happening. Zumba, free concerts, CaptureMAGIC!