Mx Justin Vivian Bond: Oh Mary, It’s Carnival Week!
Viv Is Making Their Provincetown Town Hall Debut & Joining Us As Our Carnival Parade Grand Marshal – Oh Mary, It’s Time to Celebrate!
To celebrate the return of Provincetown’s legendary Carnival festivities, your Auntie Glam, Justin Vivian Bond is bringing their brand new show: Oh Mary, It’s Carnival to our queer and quaint seaside paradise for one night only! Yes, that’s right, it’s ALL MARY, ALL THE TIME! Songs by, for, or about Mary’s brought to you by one of the most glamorous MARYS from the mystical, mythical mists of MARYLAND. Oh, MARY, IT’S CARNIVAL!
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About Mx. Justin Vivian Bond
The Provincetown Business Guild is proud to announce Mx. Justin Vivian Bond has selected as the Grand Marshal for the organization’s legendary Carnival Parade. After a two year hiatus, this year’s parade returns for its 44th year with the theme of Monsters, Myths & Legends for 2022. Mx. Bond will celebrate Carnival with a very special one-night only show – Oh Mary, It’s Carnival – coming to Provincetown Town Hall on Wednesday night, August 17th.
Bond has been at the forefront of Trans visibility and activism since the early 1990s, and has appeared on stage (Broadway and Off-Broadway, London’s West End), screen (Shortbus, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Sunset Stories, television (High Maintenance, Difficult People, The Get Down), nightclub stages (most notably a decades long residency at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in NYC), and in concert halls worldwide (Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House).
Their visual art and installations have been seen in museums and galleries in the US (Participant, Inc, The New Museum) and abroad (Vitrine, London). Their memoir Tango: My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels (Feminist Press) won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction. They are the recipient of an Obie, a Bessie, and a Tony nomination, an Ethyl Eichelberger Award, The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, The Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant for Artists, and The Art Matters Grant.
They have self-released several full length recordings: most notably Dendrophile, and Silver Wells. As one half of the legendary punk cabaret duo Kiki & Herb they toured the world and released two cds: Do You Hear What We Hear? and Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall.
They have a Masters Degree in Live Art from Central Saint Martins College in London and have taught performance composition and Live Art Installation at NYU and Bard College.Currently Viv divides their time between residences in New York City’s East Village and the Hudson Valley of New York State.
In December of 2009 they made their debut at The Vienna Staatsoper in the world premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s Orlando as Orlando’s child.