2019 Festival

#NWUF19: WE THE PEOPLE

SAT & SUN OCT 26 & 27, 2019 – CAVEAT NYC and POCO BAR

Each show focuses on a central theme inspired by a branch of the United States Government, including the unofficial fourth branch – The People, as well as the myriad of issues that affect every citizen. An intimate talkback conversation with an esteemed guest with our President Allison Brzezinski, will kick off every show, followed by performances and screenings by our wonderfully talented artists – all with the aim to not only entertain, but provoke meaningful conversations.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
FULL FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE

as always, all profits made by #NWUF19 will be donated to the ACLU, to support the rights of all people.

Current Partners:

*These acts are in no particular order and are subject to change.

** Please note that certain acts may contain sensitive content that some may find triggering. We will warn the audience prior to each act and provide a safe place during each show for those who would rather step out at that time. Please reach out if you have any concerns.


POWER: Sat 10/26 at 12pm – BUY TICKETS HERE

SPECIAL INTERVIEW GUEST: JACLYN BACKHAUS

ARTISTS:

  • HOUN’ DAWG, performance art – Azusa SHESHE Dance
  • Black Girl Knees, spoken word .– Candace M. Robertson
  • Sexually Peaking, comedy – Carolyn Busa
  • Sometimes the Opposite of Giving Up is Taking Up Space, spoken word – Kayla Clifford
  • Körperbewusstsein, performance art – Kelsey Burns, Audra LaBrosse
  • Small Mercy, short film – Olivia O’Hara
  • Gold to Me, original music – Sarah Mac
  • Killa y Sus Hijas, performance art – Salomé Egas
  • Never Grounded, comedy – Zubi Ahmed

JUSTICE: Sat 10/26 at 3pm – BUY TICKETS HERE

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY
SAT 10/26 at 6:15PM – POCO BAR NYC

VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE

ARTISTS:

Join us in celebrating #NWUF19 with food, drink, a silent auction, and special performances, including:

  • Stand-up – Ali Clayton
  • Stand-up – Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
  • Silence as Goodbye, original music  – Lilee
  • Plus custom poetry by Ars Poetica, tarot card readings by Julianna Joyful, and more! 

ACTION: Sun 10/27 at 12pm – BUY TICKETS HERE

SPECIAL INTERVIEW GUEST: IANNE FIELDS STEWART

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THE PEOPLE: Sun 10/27 at 3pm – BUY TICKETS HERE

ARTISTS:

  • Emergency Address from New Chicago, scene – Alex Hansen
  • Quiet Stage, short film – Angel Yau
  • In the Company of Men, dance/movement – Bridge & Olive Dance 
  • Rigid Chair & Stand-up, short film & comedy – Lorena Russi
  • Bending Not Breaking, dance performance art – Non Kuramoto, Shawn Lawrence, Sherill-Marie Henriquez, Isabel Quinzanos Alonso, Hanne Larsen
  • Thistle & Lace, original music – Sasha Ono, Tiffany Weiss
  • Stand-up – Srilatha Rajamani

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
SUN 10/27 at 6:15PM – POCO BAR NYC

VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE

ARTISTS:

Join us in celebrating #NWUF19 with food, drink, a silent auction, and special performances, including: