December 15 – December 16, 2012
Saturday at 10pm
Sunday at 5:30pm
Just in time for the holidays, La MaMa E.T.C. presents Nicky Paraiso as the master of ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret, in our intimate 99-seat cabaret space, The Club at La MaMa. Each night there will be a holy host of characters singing, dancing, gender-bending, and merry making, all to get you into the East Village spirit of the season.
Performances by: Adam Cuthbert, Ellen Fisher, Tom Judson, Jon Kinzel, Jodi Melnick & Vicky Shick, Susan Murphy, Matt Nasser, Edgar Oliver, Orlando Pabotoy, George Emilio Sanchez, Graciela Sanchez, Chris Tyler, Kat Yew, and other special guest artists TBA!
Nicky Paraiso is currently Director of Programming at The Club at La MaMa Experimental Theatre, and curates La MaMa Moves!, La MaMa’s annual spring contemporary dance festival. He has been a prolific actor at La MaMa, and the New York downtown theater and performance scene, since 1979. Paraiso’s awards include a 1987 BESSIE Award for Performance, a 2004 Spencer Cherashore Fund grant for mid-career actors and a 2005 NY Innovative Theater Award. Paraiso has been a member of Meredith Monk/The House and Vocal Ensemble (1981-1990), touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Nicky’s critically acclaimed one-man shows Asian Boys, Houses and Jewels and House/Boy have been presented at La MaMa ETC, Dixon Place, PS122, Dance Theater Workshop and on tour.