The year is off to a great start.

2010 was nonstop: Luxury Items at CounterPULSE, Faux Real in London and then at the Climate, A Glamour in Presence curated by Volume at the Torrance Art Museum, a new piece in the Movement Research Festival’s program Truly, Madly, Deeply at Judson Memorial Church in NYC, and many performances, dance parties, and panel discussions in-between.

Upcoming: I am thrilled to announce that I have been cast in Taylor Mac’s Lily’s Revenge at Magic Theater.

There couldn’t be a better way to ring in Spring!

Monique at Movement Research, November 2010

Photo: Julieta Cervantes

I am honored to be part of a magnificent and eclectic line-up this Monday, November 29th at in the Movement Research Festival at Judson Church.

If you are in New York, please join me for this exciting evening.

More info is below.

MOVEMENT RESEARCH FESTIVAL FALL 2010:

TRULY MADLY DEEPLY

November 29 – December 4, 2010

Curators: John Jesurun and Jon Kinzel

TRULY MADLY DEEPLY are the words that compelled the gathering of this varied but deep group of truly mad artists. Together they share and continually recreate an expanding multidisciplinary landscape. We have called them each from a different corner to represent. They are contemporaneous with each other but their creative interrelationships are not obvious. Each is an uncompromising example of not quite fitting into a category. Grouped together it is a complex and multi-dimensional logic of unique signatures. We have also sought to keep continuity between performances, workshops, audiences and presentations; all these are ways to further investigate the work of the festival artists.

The curation has followed the artists’ lead rather than the artists following the curation.

Don’t miss my Goldie-winning, back-by-popular demand, one-woman show, Faux Real!

Fresh from a smashing stint in London, Faux Real returns to the Climate Theater (in their temporary home at TJT – please note the venue change).

8 more shows


I can’t wait to see all of you there.

Faux Real with Fauxnique at the Climate Theater
venue: TJT – 470 Florida Street (next door to Artaud)
September 22 – Oct 9
Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM
Special late night closing show Saturday, October 9 at 10PM

Tickets – reservations strongly recommended
$15- $20

Lovely Assistance: Mica Sigourney (Wed, Thu, Sat) & Kegan Marling (Fridays)

Expect hero-worship, high heel stunts, gay prom dates, fierce lip-synchs and fact that in live theater, sometimes people get kicked in the face.

Press:

‘Questions about identity and art mingle with hip, hilarious, wonderfully “haute,” and seriously hardworking solo cabaret’ – Robert Avila, SF Bay Guardian (more)

‘equal to Justin Bond’s best endeavors…her revelatory and inspirational show Faux Real deploys Trannyshack-schooled drag, pro athlete caliber dance, and first-person dialogue to mine diamond truths about the relationship between women and gay men. It’s on a par with the 1990 film version of Sandra Bernhard’s Without You I’m Nothing…. If such references send your fagometer off the charts and you’ve missed Faux Real, for shame, child. But if they mean nothing to you, Jenkinson is must-see because of her technical excellence, ability to create beauty, and rare personable flair for drama.’ – Johnny Ray Huston, SF Bay Guardian (more)

‘Simply amazing!’– Out in the City, London (more – p. 56)

Monique Jenkinson & the Climate Theater Present

Faux Real with Fauxnique

 

 

Fresh from a smashing stint in London, Faux Real returns to the Climate Theater (in their temporary home at TJT – please note the venue change)!

For those of you who missed it before, here’s your chance: twelve shows!

For those of you who came and saw it last year, huge thanks for your wonderful support (and come back, because I’ve surprises planned for you).

And huge thanks to Climate Theater’s Jessica Heidt for her generous support.

I can’t wait to see all of you there.

Faux Real with Fauxnique at the Climate Theater
venue: TJT – 470 Florida Street (next door to Artaud)
September 22 – Oct 9
Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM
Special late night closing show Saturday, October 9 at 10PM

Tickets – reservations strongly recommended
$15- $20

Lovely Assistance: Mica Sigourney (Wed, Thu, Sat) & Kegan Marling (Fridays)

Expect hero-worship, high heel stunts, gay prom dates, fierce lip-synchs and fact that in live theater, sometimes people get kicked in the face.

Faux Real in the press

‘equal to Justin Bond’s best endeavors…her revelatory and inspirational show Faux Real deploys Trannyshack-schooled drag, pro athlete caliber dance, and first-person dialogue to mine diamond truths about the relationship between women and gay men. It’s on a par with the 1990 film version of Sandra Bernhard’s Without You I’m Nothing…. If such references send your fagometer off the charts and you’ve missed Faux Real, for shame, child. But if they mean nothing to you, Jenkinson is must-see because of her technical excellence, ability to create beauty, and rare personable flair for drama.’ – Johnny Ray Huston, SF Bay Guardian (more)

‘Simply amazing!’– Out in the City, London (more – p. 56)


photos by Parker Tilghman

Dear Friends,

I am so very pleased to announce that my solo show Faux Real with Fauxnique is running in London!

We play two dates as part of the Hot August Fringe Festival at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern August 16 & 20. If you are in London or know people who are, send them to the show (get your tickets here).

Next, it’s over to the Edinburgh Fringe to see some shows and to take part in an evening with the Magic Faraway Cabaret. The theme is ‘Banarnia’ (yes, that would be Bananas + Narnia). Kind of sounds like home…

Then in early September Singular Sensation returns to the Paradise Lounge, and in late September Faux Real with Fauxnique returns to the Climate Theater!

I look forward to seeing you in the audience, on the dance floor, and across the pond.

Fondly,

Monique/Fauxnique

photo by Arturo Cosenza

Trannyshack’s tribute (above) to goth queen Siouxsie Sioux was fabulous. Have you ever had that ‘Jigsaw Feeling’ ?

photo by: Arturo Cosenza