wild project presents
Linda Simpson in Conversation with Justin Vivian Bond
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:30PM
195 E. 3rd St
East 3rd Street Between Avenues A & B
Closest Train: F (2nd Avenue Stop)
A frank and intimate conversation between two of downtown’s iconic performers, Justin Vivian Bond and Linda Simpson.
Proceeds from this intimate and frank conversation benefit the wild project’s mission and programming.
Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City. As a performer both on and Off-Broadway, Mx Bond has received numerous accolades winning an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), the Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2007), The Peter Reed Foundaton Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.
V authored the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels (The Feminist Press, 2011). Films include John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus (2006), Sunset Stories (2012), Imaginary Heroes (2004), Fanci's Persuasion (1995), After Louie (2016). Television credits include Difficult People, (2017), High Maintenance, (2016) and The Get Down, (2016).
Solo exhibitions of JVB's watercolors, sculptural installations and live art have been presented by The New Museum as part of the exhibition titled Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (NYC, 2017), Participant, Inc. (NYC, 2011, 2016), Art Market Provincetown (2014), and Vitrine (London, 2015).
Albums include Kiki and Herb: Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall, Dendrophile, and Silver Wells.
Since the 1980s, this multi-faceted drag queen has shined as a nightlife personality, media maven, performer, game-show hostess (Bingo!) and drag documentarian (The Drag Explosion). Known for her witty demeanor and unique blend of sass and class, she enthusiastically embraces the role she was born to play—a reigning queen!