Each month, Theater of the Apes plucks a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library to resurrect as a 1-night-only NYC variety show. Join us as we pull Women as World Builders: Studies in Modern Feminism by Floyd Dell (1913) from the vortex.
From the book:
Men are tired of subservient women; or, to speak more exactly, of the seemingly subservient woman who effects her will by stealth—the pretty slave with all the slave's subtlety and cleverness. So long as it was possible for men to imagine themselves masters, they were satisfied. But when they found out that they were dupes, they wanted a change. If only for self-protection, they desired to find in woman a comrade and an equal. In reality they desired it because it promised to be more fun.
Debra Castellano (CitizenDeb.com / Waste Management: The Show)
Katie Kay Chelena (The Infinite Wrench)
Lady Von Tramp (It's Not a Phase, MOM! Emo Burlesque)
Amy Lemmon (The Miracles)
Pearl Rhein (The Bushwick Book Club / Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)
Moses Rubin (Caboose)
Hosted by Queen of the Apes, Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / East Village Inky)