Tank-aret: A Taste of Something Different is a new monthly cabaret series in The Tank's new home 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.
Hosted by Glam Award winning drag queen Chelsea Piers (Shade: Queens of New York), the January 20th Kickoff is a sampling of work by Tank-aret artists including the shows you may have missed in 2017 and an exciting preview of what's to come in 2018. Tank-aret artists include Jen Anaya (Tamar and The River), EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn, Donnie Cianciotto (Southern Comfort) and Rebecca Cianciotto, Maggie-Kate Coleman (Jonathan Larson Award, POP!), Dyan Flores, Deepali Gupta (Ski End), Sam Kaseta, Marcus Scott, Brin Solomon, Ellen Winter (36 Questions) and more!
And the full line-up for the evening:
Donnie and Rebecca Cianciotto