V is Mx America
Transgender performer Justin Vivian Bond will premiere a new cabaret show, Mx America, at Joe's Pub this March.
Justin Vivian Bond is returning to the Joe's Pub stage as the one and only finalist in the Mx America pageant, for six solo performances between March 8 and March 30. For those not familiar with Bond's work, the transgender performer prefers the gender-inclusive honorific "Mx" in place of "Mr."/"Ms." and the pronoun "v" in place of "he"/"she." At the cabaret/pageant, v will be judged in a number of categories ranging from the traditional "presentation" to the not-so-traditional "mental health."
The show will incorporate spoken word, video, and original songs from Bond's records Dendrophile and Silver Wells. As a performer, Bond is committed to challenging gender binary and conformity and has been called "the greatest cabaret artist of [v's] generation" by the New Yorker. However, if you can't make it to the live show, take a look at v doing The Drunk News. Both informative and entertaining.