Yourself, Your Body

Yourself, Your Body

Arti Gollapudi, Amanda Justice, Tessa Skara, Max Wittert, Celeste Yim, Eudora Peterson

Mon · February 18, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.

Yourself, Your Body
Yourself, Your Body
Hosted by Arti Gollapudi & produced by Amanda Justice, Yourself Your Body is a comedic variety show discussing our hearts, farts, strange parts, and minds with an aim to dismantle social binaries & the beauty standards of mainstream media through sharing stories & reclaiming space. This show is dedicated to the weird, the beautiful, the gross, and, ultimately, the human.

"Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard."
- Helene Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi is a Brooklyn based performance artist who is currently getting her masters in Performance Studies at NYU. She curates & hosts Yourself, Your Body at UCB East and Comedy CUNT at Bluestockings Bookstore every other month. Recently, Arti curated a funhouse of rejection NO DICE featuring original artwork, installations, & other people's work as well centered around the feelings of desire, fear, repudiation, & acceptance.
Amanda Justice
Amanda Justice
Amanda Justice is a video and installation artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013. She has performed at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Wythe Hotel, Upright Citizens Brigade, the Superchief Gallery, The Glove, Bluestockings, New England Conservatory, Friend Street Gallery, Illuminus Boston, and the Bakalar Gallery in Boston, MA. She has had her work screened at galleries and festivals including OUTFest, IndieGrits, FLEX festival, Third Eye Festival, and her work was featured on OUT.com. Click here for a full list of screenings, exhibitions, and performances.

Amanda is 1/2 of the Comedy Cunt Collective, which holds monthly shows around NYC.

Her work uses video installation, sculpture, and performance to investigate how society projects itself upon itself, most specifically in terms of the relationship to nature and nature’s relationship to our culture. @ajustice + amandajustice.com to see more work
Tessa Skara
Tessa Skara
Tessa Skara is a comedian, musician, and (in the words of her middle school bully Ashley) a weird bitch. Tessa's comedic performances have been featured at The Public Theater, Joe’s Pub, The Bell House, Littlefeild, The Annoyance, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and Every Shitty Gay Bar In Brooklyn. Her solo rock cabaret, Rock Goddess, was recently featured at Ars Nova and The Duplex. Tessa was a part of the musical sketch group Pop Roulette, with whom she was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch in 2015, performed at sketch festivals around North America, and whose musical "Amazing Earth" ran for a year at UCBT Chelsea. You can see Tessa as a drunk girl in HBO's "Crashing," a coke head in the “The Detour” and hopefully a heroin addict in a feature film sometime soon. Find out the secret to life at www.tessaskara.com and @witchbitchxoxo
Max Wittert
Max Wittert
Max Wittert is a cartoonist and comic from Los Angelinajolie. His work has been featured on Buzzfeed and published by Marvel, The New Yorker, and the The New York Times, but he promises to never work again. He performs stand-up throughout New York, and was featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival 2015, and co-hosted a Comedy Central Corporate Retreat show at UCBeast. He currently lives in the heart of Williamsburg.
Celeste Yim
Celeste Yim
Celeste Yim is a writer (JFL42, VICE, MTV) who has recently been named one of FLARE's Top 100 Canadian Women, a fellow at Second City, and "racist to whites" by a Twitter user.
Eudora Peterson
Eudora Peterson
Eudora is a comedian from New Jersey, but she performs in New York because the rules there are much more lax. For example: in New York, you can be a prop comic and people will still respect you, even if you don't have credits. That said, she's been featured on Splitsider, Jezebel, The Huffington Post, and she's *never* used a prop during a performance. Never.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/