Women’s Week 2020
Women’s Week 2020 will be happening in multiple ways – virtually, and here in Provincetown.
1. Virtual | Oct 9-11, 2020 – An amazing 3 Day VIRTUAL WOMEN’S FESTIVAL – BEST OF THE FESTS of more than 100 performers!! all on Zoom. Concerts, Comedy, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Storytelling, Games, Contests and more! For tickets and info go to www.thefests.com New to Zoom? Tech support available.
2. Virtual Women’s Week | Oct 7-18: A fun line-up of women-centric programming will be available featuring many of your Women’s Week favorite performers, as well as author events, interviews, and of course virtual dance parties.
3. Ptown In Person: Self-Serve Edition | October 9-18: Provincetown is one of the most beautiful places on the planet! This would be the perfect time to getaway and come to explore our world-renowned Beaches, Whale Watching, Sailing on the Bay Lady, Touring the Cape Cod Dunes, Shopping, Dining, Strolling Commercial Street with your girl(s), and so much more. There will also be two, in-person, socially distanced Suede concerts.
DAILY, OCTOBER 9-18, 2020
10 & 11:30AM, 1:15, 2:45 & 4PM Sunset Trip | Arts Dune tours
A private charter, off-road tour through the dunes of the National Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. Call 800-894-1951 for reservations and more information.
11AM-5PM | Truro Vineyards & South Hollow Spirits
11 Shore Road (Route 6A), Truro
Member of the Cape Cod Craft Beverage Trail, locally produced white and red wines, along with rums and gin. See current offerings here. A quick, 10-minute drive from Ptown.
12:30PM | Crisp Autumn Sailing on the Bay Lady II
9 MacMillan Pier • $40
Exhilarating and fun! Book Reservations Online or call 508.487.9308
4:30PM | Sunset Sail on the Bay Lady II
9 MacMillan Pier • $45
Watch the sun set over the bay. Book Reservations Online or call 508.487.9308
Anytime | Virtual Cinema Film Screening – RBG
Presented by the Provincetown Film Society/Waters Edge Cinema • $6.99 Click here to purchase ticket to watch.
The Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning documentary RBG, directed by award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, chronicles the inspiring and personal story of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. “From her Supreme Court chambers to her exercise room, what a privilege and a joy it was for us to train our cameras on RBG, and capture the story of this feisty, determined, brilliant woman who used her talents to make our world a better place,” said West and Cohen. View trailer below –
Anytime | Virtual Cinema Film Screening – I AM WOMAN
Presented by the Provincetown Film Society/Waters Edge Cinema • $12; one ticket good for a five-day pass Click here to purchase ticket to screen film
In the biopic “I Am Woman,” Helen Reddy’s story is brought to life by a team of Australian women: screenwriter Emma Jensen, director Unjoo Moon, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, who portrays Reddy, and Danielle Macdonald, who costars as Reddy’s friend, legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon, the person attributed with introducing Reddy to the nascent feminist movement in the late 1960s. Her 1971 song “I Am Woman” remains an indelible cultural touchstone and rallying cry. The unofficial anthem of the women’s rights movement and, now, International Women’s Day, the song gives voice to female empowerment with the unforgettable refrain, “I am woman, hear me roar.”
DAILY, OCTOBER 9-12, 2020
Dolphin Fleet on MacMillan Pier • $55
Don’t miss some of the best whale watching in the world! Dolphin fleet Whale Watches are unique. Unlike many other whale watches, our trips offers a wide spectrum of educational tools that go beyond the “average whale watch”. All trips are designed to enhance our awareness of whales, other marine life and the marine habitat that surrounds us. Our goal is to have each passenger depart our vessels with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the wealth of life it supports. Book reservations online or call 508-240-3636.
LIVE SHOWS IN PTOWN – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2020
4PM | Suede in Concert LIVE- 2nd Show added!
Paramount/Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street • SOLD OUT!
Headliner with Melissa Etheridge & Sarah McLachlan. Joan Rivers’ opening act! Come see why!
8PM | Suede in Concert LIVE
Paramount/Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street • SOLD OUT!
Headliner with Melissa Etheridge & Sarah McLachlan. Joan Rivers’ opening act!
October 9, 10 & 11
BEST OF THE FESTS – Online Zoom Women’s Festival
Over 100 Performers & Presenters in 3 Days
Get an all inclusive pass or individual tickets here at www.thefests.com
Holly Near, Lea DeLaria, Emily Tarver & Vicci Martinez, Tret Fure, Gracie and Rachel, Pamela Means, Amber Martin, One Long Earring, Wendy Sobel, Lakecia Benjamin, Páprika, Zoë Lewis, Alix Olson, Tracy City, Nia & Ness, Talia Keys, ViRAGO, Alix Dobkin, & Sheri Lynne
Comedians / Emcees:
Mimi Gonzalez, Sandra Valls, Karen Williams, & Poppy Champlin
And other artists in The Really Big Show:
Lorijo Manley, Anne Stott, Julie Wheeler, Diane Hamilton, Melody Klemin, Retts
Friday, October 9 – Best of the Fests Zoom Online
11:30AM – 1PM | Concert Stage: Alix Olson & Zoë Lewis
11:30am – 1PM | Workshop: Storytelling , Rhythm Fest Film , Merril Mushroom – Herstorian
1-2:30PM | Workshop: Alix Dobkin’s life story and song, JEB’s (Joan E. Biren) Photos of Lesbian Culture, Q&A
2:30 – 4PM | Concert Stage: Tracy City & Sheri Lynne
2:30-4PM | Workshop: “Surviving and Thriving in Place” Presented By: Janne Dooley
4:30 – 6PM | Opening Ceremony
7:30- 9PM | Concert Stage: Tret Fure & Amber Martin
6-7:30PM | Workshop: “So Many Ways to Parent” Presented By: Tracy Kachtick-Anders
7:30-9PM | Workshop: C. Fitz – Director/Producer and Pat Branch Writer/ Producer “Jewel’s Catch One” Film Forum – TBA/Special Guests Q&A to follow each forum. Presented By: Anne Attalla
9-10:30PM | Workshop: Lesbian Archivists Film “The Archivettes” Presented By: Megan Rossman
Saturday, October 10 – Best of the Fests Zoom Online
9-10:30AM | Concert Stage: Journey Circle with Comma Williams
10:30AM – Noon | Concert Stage: One Long & Earring ViRAGO
10:30AM – Noon | Workshop: Uncovering the Past: Women Writers and Their Research
Presented By: Jeannette de Beauvoir, Sarah Pearlman, and Rose Norman
Noon – 1:30PM | Workshop: Old Dykes with Herstory Presented By: Michelle Crone with several guests
1:30-3PM | Concert Stage: Pamela Means & Holly Near
1:30-3PM | Workshop: Women & Politics Presented By: Mel Dwyer Featuring: Mimi Gonzalez, Jo Hay, Tanya Domi, Dee Walker & Katherine Power
3-4:30PM | Concert Stage: Gracie & Rachel and Emily Tarver & Vicci Martinez
3- 4:30PM | Workshop: 3 Women Who Made Herstory in Ptown Presented By: Julia Perry, Shira Kavon & Michelle Crone
4:30-6PM | 12 Step Meeting
4:30- 6PM | Workshop: The Power of Humor for Activists Presented By: Karen Williams
6:30-9PM | Concert Stage: The Really Big Show – a concert with several of your favorites and some new talent
9 -10:30PM | Concert Stage: Dance Party w/ DJ Ann Rogers
Sunday, October 11 – Best of the Fests Zoom Online
9-10:30AM | Concert Stage: Nia & Ness, followed by TBA
9-10:30AM | Workshop: Earth Drum Meditation presented by: Tracy Hamilton
10:30AM-Noon | Concert Stage: Jazz Brunch w/ Lakecia Benjamin and Lea DeLaria
10:30AM-Noon | Workshop: So We’re Getting Older Presented By: Jeanne Burke and four experts in the field of aging and end of life
Noon-1:30PM | Concert Stage: Talia Keys and Wendy Sobel
Noon-1:30PM | Workshop: Ask Away: Non-binary, Transman, Genderqueer – Our New Language and What It Means. Any Questions? Presented By: Twiz Rimer, Tuck Mayo, & Anne Attalla Q&A to follow
1:30-3PM | Concert Stage: Páprika
1:30-3PM | Workshop: Combating Racism: Multimedia presentation on Abolishing the Police- created by SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Presented By: Anne Stott
3:30-5PM | Closing Ceremony
Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11
BOLD STROKES BOOKS BOOKATHON
An online literary festival featuring Bold StrokeS Book authors. All events are free. Register now at BoldStrokeBooks.com/bookathon1020
Since Women On A Roll is not able to make their annual trip to Women’s Week in Provincetown this year, they’re bringing it to you through Zoom! October 7th through 18th is dedicated to the wonderful talent usually featured during Women’s Week in Provincetown! All shows will include a Q&A with the performers.
The events are available to purchase individually or for one low monthly membership price of $59 for the entire month.
Wednesday, October 7 – Zoom Friday,
8-9:15PM | PIANO BAR with ROXANNA WARD
A perfect prelude to Women’s Week! Grab a cocktail and gather around the piano for some music and comedy and musical comedy! Roxanna will be performing some of your favorite songs and taking requests! $10 or FREE for Women On the Net members Click here to register
Thursday, October 8 – Zoom
8-9:30PM | SOCIAL HAPPY HOUR
Stop by our virtual bar and meet some of the guests attending our Women’s Week online! No agenda here except giving yourself time to unwind and socialize! Grab your beverage of choice, pull up a seat around the community table, meet some new friends, and visit with old friends! We’ll offer a start-off topic and see where the conversation leads. FREE EVENT! Click here to register.
Friday, October 9 – Zoom
9PM | SUWON WEAVER: WALKING ON COALS
Comedian Suwon Weaver also designs sweatpants and feels it’s a perfect day job. As a lesbian who’s an expert on comfort; Suwon is right on brand. She grew up in Los Angeles with her Korean mother and Black father, a proud veteran of WWII.
As a kid, she spent countless hours watching reruns of “I Love Lucy” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” where she developed both a silly and dry sense of humor that landed her in the Principal’s office for being a 10 year old “smart-mouth”.
Other comedy influences include Lily Tomlin, Bill Hicks, and comedy crush, Tig Notaro.
Suwon has performed in clubs all over Los Angeles, Texas, and even performed for expats in South Korea. But, she is most excited to perform for her “peeps,” the lesbian audience on Women On The Net!
$10 or FREE for Women On the Net members; Click here to register.
Saturday, October 10 – Zoom
3PM | AN AFTERNOON with ZRAZY: LIVE FROM IRELAND! Zrazy are the creative Duo of Maria Walsh and Carole Nelson, based in Dublin, Ireland. They have won international awards for their critically acclaimed music across six albums and nearly 30 years writing and performing music. They have toured the USA, and Europe and are currently in strict lockdown.
Zrazy blissfully combine emotional ‘lived-in vocals’ (Irish Times) with a stunning musicality of Art Pop, Jazz Cool, and Celtic Soulfulness!
Impossible to pin down, this Irish Duo have a sophisticated take on the world and call to mind hints of Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, St.Germain, Diana Krall to Sinead O Connor.
Carole and Maria will bring you on a journey of ravishingly rich music – unique, eclectic, and undeniably Zrazy after all these years.
What music critics are saying about Zrazy: “Zrazy are world class” – BBC GLR / “Zrazy are stunning” – Sunday Business Post / “Maria Walsh and Carole Nelson have musical talent to burn…It’s one hell of a brew” – Hot Press / “Glorious free-spirited jazz” – Irish Times
$10 or FREE for Women On the Net members; Click here to register
Saturday, October 10- Zoom
8-10PM | FILM SCREENING: CLAMBAKE
Join us for the film screening followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and some of the original Women Innkeepers, the founders of Women’s Week!
FILM SYNOPSIS: The year was 1984. A handful of entrepreneurial women innkeepers in Provincetown, Mass. gathered together with a mission: to figure out how they could entice summer guests back during the seaside town’s offseason. Without the luxury of social media, or even email, the women hand-wrote letters to all their past guests, inviting them to come enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery—with a clambake and some local entertainment thrown in. They called it “Women’s Weekend,” and over the next three decades, it spawned numerous other lesbian gatherings in Provincetown, expanding from modest grassroots beginning to eventually become one of the most popular lesbian events in the world.
CLAMBAKE, an exciting documentary from award-winning filmmaker Andrea Meyerson, charts the growth of Women’s Week in Provincetown, from its inception to becoming the thriving lesbian mecca it is today. The film takes viewers on a fascinating 30-year journey, through archival footage and photos, interviews with celebrities and founders, and current events and performances, offering a historical—and hysterical—look at what a handful of innovative women can accomplish. FILM RUNNING TIME: 83 minutes
$10 or FREE for Women On the Net members; Click here to register.
Sunday, October 11 – Zoom
7-8:30PM | A PANEL OF FUNNY LESBIANS
Celebrate National Coming Out Day with Out Lesbian Comedians! Aside from sharing their coming out stories, we’ll discuss Women’s Week in Provincetown and other organized women’s events.
Andrea Meyerson will moderate this panel featuring Poppy Champlin, Mimi Gonzalez, Jennie McNulty, Vickie Shaw, Suzanne Westenhoefer, and Karen Williams. It will be interesting to see just how long Andrea will be able maintain control of the panel!
$10 or FREE for Women On the Net members. Click here to register.
Monday, October 12 – Zoom
7PM | POPPY CHAMPLIN
Poppy Champlin’s stand-up pedigree is flawless; from her latest Showtime Special to her two Logo specials and appearances on Comic Unleashed with Bryon Allen, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Rosie O’Donnell’s VH-1, Comedy Central, and Entertainment Tonight, Poppy has broken out ahead of the pack. She has opened for Ray Ramano, Denis Leary, Bill Maher, Rosie O’Donnell, and Paula Poundstone.
Poppy tackles tough topics with ease. In this comedian’s hands, we can laugh at life’s most formidable perils…and laughter that ravages fear is the best kind of all! Poppy has been performing in Ptown since 2010 or maybe even before that, she’s just not really sure!
$10 or FREE for Women on the Net members. Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 13- Zoom
3-4PM | WORKOUT WITH COACH ASHLEY
Ashley Shine has been a strength and conditioning coach for four years. She believes individual design and programming is the best and most sustainable way to train. In our workout we will start with a 15-minute warm-up then workout for 25 to 30 minutes. It will be body weight movements and modifications will be given at every class. Let’s do this, Ladies!
$5 or FREE to Women on the Net members. Click here to register.
8PM | KAREN GRENIER
With the release of her CD “Crazy Love”, Karen Grenier continues to make her mark as gifted songwriter and crafty lyricist. Her songs resonate with the human spirit, leaving her listeners anticipating the next song and humming her catchy melodies.
Her smooth voice and rhythmic style are equally balanced by her positive vibe and conversational candor, making for an enjoyable concert experience.
A fixture of Women’s Week in Provincetown for over twenty years, Karen has also performed festivals and venues throughout the Northeast. Her songs have been featured in the award winning film “Clambake” and in the documentary “Driving Equality.”
Karen makes her living as both an elementary Dean of Students and a professional musician. “You’ve got to reach for your dreams…it’s an attitude I’ve always tried to inspire in my students…”
Karen has been performing in Ptown since 1998! $5 or FREE for Women On the Net members. Click here to register.
Wednesday, October 14 – Zoom
8PM | VICKIE SHAW COMEDY SHOW
Vickie Shaw’s beautiful Southern Style belies her sharp edged wit and hilarity. She says things no one else can say because she says them so nice! Audiences love her humor, not just because she’s funny but because it’s all true. From her stories about her partner Sgt. Patch, tales about her kids and grandchildren, and life in Texas with it’s ups and downs.
Vickie Has been featured on various television shows, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, WE TV, Wisecracks Specials on LOGO as well as 2 other comedy specials on LOGO-“You Can’t Take the Girl Out of Texas” and “Vickie Shaw Live – Sick and Wrong Tour”. She has starred in the award-winning movie, “Laughing Matters More”. She also has released her 3rd DVD, “I’m Not Your Role Model.”
She has been performing all over the US, Cruises, Resorts, Comedy Clubs, Colleges, Corporate, Political fundraisers, and Churches fundraisers, Yes Churches! And just about everywhere else. This is a comedian you don’t want to miss!
Vickie has been performing in Ptown for the past 15 years! $10 or FREE for Women On the Net members. Click here to register.
Thursday, October 15
6PM | ZOE LEWIS AND THE SOCIAL DISTANCERS ONLINE SHOW! – FACEBOOK
Hope you can join us. Music and mayhem through the Provincetown window! Special show for Women’s Week — SUFFRAGETTE CITY! Featuring Roxie Layton on recorder, the Gorgeous Cigarette Girl and surprise guests! Go to Facebook to see the free show. https://www.facebook.com/zoe.lewis.3781/
Tips are appreciated 🙂
8PM | LISA KOCH- Zoom
Picture Tina Fey meets Bette Midler with Joan Jett guitar chops… and you’ve got Seattle’s Lisa Koch. An irreverent singer/comedian, out and sober chick, Koch (“Coke”) is a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theater, and tunes. With 5 solo recordings, she is an alumnus of loony sketch comedy duo, Dos Fallopia (My Breasts are Out of Control, Ham for the Holidays), and cult quartet Venus Envy (I’ll Be A Homo for Xmas). She has shared the stage with Steve Martin, Janis Ian, Lily Tomlin, Richie Havens, Kate Clinton, and more. Lisa has co-written such warped shows as “The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You,” “Two’s Company, I’m a Crowd,” and “Ham for the Holidays: The Hamchurian Candidate.” Koch has been featured on Olivia and LOGO, is the composer of Off-Broadway musical “27, Rue de Fleurus”, and is proud to report that one of her songs has actually been sampled by Jay-Z.
Lisa has performed at the Michigan Women’s Music Festivals, Bumbershoot, and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. She also finds time to occasionally work as an actor — “The Vagina Monologues,” “Dirty Blonde,” and as the Wicked Witch of the West in “The Wizard of Oz” (5th Ave Theatre, Seattle). She is the recipient of a Just Plain Folks Award, and she and her music appear in the documentary, “Two in a Million.”
Lisa brings to the stage her guitar, her wacky songs, and her musings on being a woman… from middle age to mammograms to singing vulvas.
Lisa has been performing in Ptown for the past 10 years, (she thinks)! $10 or FREE for Women On the Net members. Click here to register.
Friday, October 16 – Zoom
7:30-9PM | Early Girls Night Out Virtual Dance Party!
DJ Shelly Cullen spins Oldies, R&B, Schmooze, Disco, Latin and Swing
Email Shelly for Zoom link at firstname.lastname@example.org $10 suggested donation available at the dance
8-9:15PM | The DRAG IN with JUAN A. NOTHA (aka Mimi Gonzalez) & DIRTY STEVE (aka Jennie McNulty)
For 15 years, Juan A. Notha (Mimi Gonzalez) and Jennie McNulty (Dirty Steve) have hosted the Amateur Drag King Contest in Provincetown during Women’s Week. Now they’re bringing it to WOMEN ON THE NET. Arrive ready to enter the competition or just be part of the Zoom studio audience!
Performers can sing, lip-sync, do comedy, read poetry, dance – whatever you want to do as long as you’re in drag. Contestants who are singing or lip-syncing should come prepared ready to play their own music on a separate device other than what you are using for Zoom.
Don’t miss this opportunity to perform, or just watch and vote for your favorite contestant! Prizes awarded to the winners, sanitized and shipped directly to your front door!
Please Note: We encourage guests to come in drag even if you’re not performing! It’s fun, really! AND all ladies who attend in drag will be spotlit and the best dressed in drag will also win a prize, whether or not you perform! IMPORTANT: Please email email@example.com if you plan to perform/compete. Performers attend free!
Mimi and Jennie have been hosting the Drag In in Ptown for the past 15 years, but they have both been performing their solo shows for way longer! $10 or FREE for Women On the Net members. Click here to register.
Saturday, October 1&
3PM | LUCIE BLUE TREMBLAY – Zoom
Lucie Blue Tremblay is one of Canada’s great voices and songwriters, bringing her bilingual Canadian heritage to life in songs that celebrate love, strength, truth, peace and honor.
French and English lyrics, a gorgeous voice, and her trademark whistle have melted the hearts of listeners around the globe since she first arrived on the stage in the early 80’s.
The last decade has found her undertaking an extraordinary commitment to breast cancer education. Travelling coast to coast in Canada and the USA, she created a compelling music video called “The Breast Exam Project”.
She also managed to earn a Commercial Driver’s License, become a Certified Patient Care Technician, become an American Citizen, AND put together the rockin’ “Lucie Blue Trio” with Chelly Seibert, and Amelia MELE.
Her new show “The Citizen Tour” is positive, funny, and includes festive songs from Lucie Blue’s latest album “Counting My Blessings”, new songs, as well as audience favorites from her extensive catalog.
In the summertime you can find Lucie and her wife, Pat managing their new guest house built in the 1800’s “The Princess & The Sea Nova Scotia” as they live life deeply and gently in a wonderful fishing community on the Bay of Fundy.
Lucie has been performing in Ptown since 1987. $10 or FREE for Women On the Net members. Click here to register.
8-9PM | DANCE, DANCE, DANCE WITH DJ ROCKAWAY!
Live on www.facebook.com/rockawaydj
Club hOme is dancing into your living room! Olivia honors Women’s Week by throwing a LIVE dance party with all of your favorite tunes! DJ Rockaway has created a unique mix of music styles — dance, hip hop, R&B, house, club, retro that will keep you uplifted. Come dance the night away from the comfort of your own home!
DJ Rockaway has been bringing her passion and love for music to US and international dance floors for nearly two decades. The Executive Producer of the San Francisco Women’s Stage and the founder of PLAY, monthly events for women who love to dance, DJ Rockaway has created a unique mix of music styles that allows her to play for all who love to dance and feel the music. When we’re no longer social distanced, you’ll also find her spinning at nightclubs, weddings and other private events and galas for national nonprofits, such as NCLR, HRC, and Equality California- and she is also a regular DJ on Olivia cruise and resort vacations.
9PM | KAREN WILLIAMS COMEDY SHOW – Zoom
Karen Williams has the unique distinction of being the first openly lesbian black comic in the United States to include specifically lesbian material in her act.
Curve Magazine calls Karen Williams “…a laugh riot!” The Sydney Morning Herald proclaims that Karen Williams is “ferociously funny, with perfect pace, timing and structure.” Karen Williams is one of today’s hottest comedy stars — with an awesome personality, radiant smile, and a sterling reputation for delivering laughs each and every time!
I NEED A SNACK, Karen’s hilarious one-hour comedy special, was filmed live in Hollywood and was produced and directed by Andrea Meyerson of StandOut Productions. It aired regularly on LOGO TV and is available on DVD. Karen was featured in the award-winning LAUGHING MATTERS, a documentary profiling four prominent out lesbian comedians.
Karen Williams delights fan-filled audiences from San Francisco to South Beach to Sydney, Karen Williams is a star entertainer with Olivia Travel, where she’s garnered some 200 laugh-filled cruises and resort trips around the globe!
Karen Williams graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland State University with a personally-designed major in “Humor and Healing.” She earned a Master of Education degree from CSU’s Adult Learning & Development Program.
Founder and CEO of the International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts, Karen has successfully branded HaHA Institute as the go-to resource network for educational programs, workshops and seminars focused on the healing power of humor.
Karen continues to perform comedy worldwide and star in television commercials while teaching acting and improvisational comedy at HaHA Institute, housed in the newly-built LGBT Center of Cleveland.
Karen has been performing in Ptown for the past 20 years! $10 or FREE for Women On the Net members. Click here to register.
Sunday, October 18 – Zoom
7PM | SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER COMEDY SHOW
No one ever accused Suzanne of being subtle, not the shuttle driver who took her to the airport, the woman she was in line with at the grocery store yesterday and certainly not her audiences. Subtle, she is not.
After 25 years of groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and brutally honest comedy, she’s not about to start pulling punches now.
The kid from Amish Country who began her comedy career on a dare is celebrating a quarter century of out, open, no-holds-barred comedy.
Suzanne tells the truth. The truth is life is funny, especially when it’s fermented in Suzanne’s mind. That’s why she could never be in the closet, making her a trailblazer when she started doing stand-up in the 1990s. She was the first out lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and on “Late Night with David Letterman.”
She was on Sally Jesse Raphael in 1991 on a show called “Breaking the Lesbian Stereotype…”Lesbians Who Don’t Look Like Lesbians.” From “OMG, a lesbian has long hair and wears make up” to “I went to Helen and Jane’s wedding last weekend,” that’s how far we’ve come in the 25 years Suzanne has been telling her truth to audiences all over the world. Some of that is certainly thanks to her candor, courage and charisma.
Suzanne never does the same show twice. She can’t. She doesn’t write anything down. She charges boldly onto the stage and what happens is always a mystery and a delight. Enjoy a wild night of Zoom comedy!
Suzanne has been performing in Ptown since 1991. $10 or FREE for Women On the Net members. Click here to register.