QT Tonight! Mike Albo + Ryan Berg
QT: Queer Readings at Dixon Place
and the HOT! Festival
Tuesday, July 14
at Dixon Place: 161 Chrystie Street, between Delancey and Rivington
doors at 7 / reading at 7:30
MIKE ALBO is a writer and performer who lives and loves in Brooklyn. His second novel (written with his longtime friend Virginia Heffernan) is the cult humor classic The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life. His performances of the character can be found on YouTube, like everything else in the world. His first novel, the critically acclaimed Hornito, came out in 2000. Albo is also known as The Critical Shopper columnist for the New York Times. He has performed numerous solo shows, including Spray, Please Everything Burst, and My Price Point, as well as with the comedy trio Unitard. He is also a founding member of the legendary downtown NYC naked glittery dance troupe The Dazzle Dancers.
RYAN BERG, a graduate of The New School, received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Hunter College in 2008. There, he was a Hertog and Nita Koblin Fellow. Ryan is the recipient of residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is currently working on a memoir about the two years he spent as a caseworker for GLBT youth living in a group home in New York City. The first chapter of this book appeared in Ploughshares.