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I just can't help it..She is a total brilliant nut. Go see her show and find out for yourself.

September 22 - October 7 at The Cutting Room

"A blend of song, dance, comedy and prayer that will make you piss your pants. Adult underpants suggested." -- The Village Voice

"Her nut-job brilliance has to be seen to be believed." -- Next Magazine

"Once in a great long while, the planets align and all of nature conspires to come up with the previously unimaginable, the wondrous and newly beautiful, the awe inspiring. And some people are lucky enough to live in a time when such a creative vision appears in their midst. Now is such a time, we are the lucky ones, and Dina Martina is it." -- Craig Lucas, playwright

"Performance art never looked so good!" -- Whoopi Goldberg

Acclaimed Seattle performance artist DINA MARTINA makes a highly anticipated return to New York with DINA MARTINA: SOFT PALATE, FALLEN ARCHES for a limited engagement beginning September 22 at The Cutting Room. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and in Provincetown, Martina's official New York premiere in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up show, Sedentary Lady, left jaded New York audiences (including John Waters, Whoopi Goldberg, John Cameron Mitchell, Law & Order's S. Epatha Merkerson, "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, LOGO's Jason Bellini, Tony winners Jefferson Mays & Cady Huffman, Pulitzer Prize winners Doug Wright, Tony Kushner and Michael Cunningham) stunned and clamoring for more.

Now she's back with DINA MARTINA: SOFT PALATE, FALLEN ARCHES, an all-new night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other performance. This surreal new show features Martina's signature blend of peculiar music, stupefying comedy and bizarre performance that been described as "a train wreck in heels", "like Vegas on crack" and "one of the best nightmares you'll ever have." The show also features a guest appearance by Dina's adopted daughter Phoebe.

DINA MARTINA was conceived in 1989 by Seattle performer Grady West. Dina's shows have been presented in Seattle at venues including On The Boards, Re-bar, The Jewelbox Theater and Experience Music Project as well as in cities including Provincetown, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Portland and San Francisco. Martina has also shared the bill with acts such as Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Nina Hagen and The Village People. He is the recipient of two Footlight Awards from The Seattle Times (1999 & 2004) and a 1997 nominee for a Seattle Stranger Fringe Theater Award for Best Solo Show.

DINA MARTINA: SOFT PALATE, FALLEN ARCHES runs Friday, September 22 – Saturday, October 7, on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm. (Please note: Friday, October 6 is at 10pm and there is an added show on Sunday, September 24 at 8pm). Tickets are $18. The Cutting Room is located at 19 West 24th (accessible from the N,R,F,V & 6 trains at 23rd Street). To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit
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I've seen her show a couple of times.
(including a memorable one with Bobby in P.P.Town)

The first time I saw her I was just sort of stunned and couldn't really appreciate it.

Dina Martina is so wacky that, well, it takes some gettin' used to. She has her own thing going that's for sure.

I like her.
She's VERY unique in a world of cookie cutter drag queens. In fact, I like her more and more every time I see her show. I see why she is getting a cult following.
(especially with lesbians for some reason)

I do think, however, that she is just now starting to find herself.
(I know it says she started in 1989 but it seems like that to me)

She has obviously been influenced by people like Varla Jean Merman and Kiki & Herb (not bad influences by the way).
I think that she is just going to get better and better with time.
(and there's nothing like performing every night to get your act down!)

So go see her now! Get in at the beginning.
(The New York Beginning)

I'll always treasure those Kiki & Herb shows @ "Cowgirl" and Varla Jean's early New York shows a Jackie 60.

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