Written & Performed by Kim Gainer
Directed by Christina Roussos
A workshop performance
THE REVEAL is a one woman show with original rock songs and burlesque. It's a story of struggle, of artistic inspiration, of burlesque black girl realness.
A funny and unsentimental look at trying to “make it” in NYC. Kim Gainer sings and shimmies her way through incredible true stories of what it takes to make money – endless temp jobs, screaming children and… burger eating contests? Make love – after 10 drinks everyone looks good! And make art – Do rip-offs of the “Vagina Monologues” count as art? In a city that doesn’t bat an eye at throwing someone into the gutter or from the top of the Rock, Gainer and her alter ego Ms. Minty Newport-Burlesque Superstah are here to tell it like it is.
KIM GAINER (Playwright/Performer) is an actress, writer and international burlesque performer. She's a former producing member of The Shalimar. With Shalimar: Phaedra in La Femme est Morte (PS 122, the Coil Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival -Stage Award, UK) Recent New York: Minor Theater's The Terrifying, Mariah MacCarthy's Magic Trick (Theater Row) Lost Tribe with Target Margin, Fabulation with Brave New World Rep, Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret with Superhero Clubhouse, The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' The Octoroon at PS 122. Regional: Miss Julie with Siti Company, From the Mississippi Delta (Stamford Theatre Works) and Play by Plays (Stageworks on the Hudson) She's the recipient of an artist's grant from the Bob Rauschenberg Foundation. She was a Judson 2015 featured writer in its Magic Time playwright development series. Here, she first developed her one woman show The Reveal, which had it's first full production at The Brick's inaugural F*ckfest. She is a proud member of Actors Equity.