Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman do Mayan Doomsday/Gala Party benefit for Torrent Engine 18
New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and internationally-acclaimed musician Amanda Palmer will be performing at at a gala event to benefit 19th century firehouse-turned-theater/gallery Torrent Engine 18. The gala will take place in a Boston location disclosed only to ticket-holders on Friday, December 21st, 2012, otherwise known as the theoretical Mayan Doomsday. Burlesque stars Devilicia, Femme Bones, Clea V., Maggie Maraschino, and Porcelain Dalya will be featured. Other surprise musical guests will also be performing. Spirits by Booze Époque will be served. Gala tickets are only available in advance--no tickets will be sold at the door.
Torrent Engine 18 is a 19th-century decommissioned firehouse in in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester that has suffered years of deferred maintenance and neglect. All profits from the gala will benefit the restoration of the firehouse. After the restoration is complete, Torrent Engine 18 will accommodate resident and visiting artists, house the Empire S.N.A.F.U. Restoration Project, and provide a flexible theater/gallery/performance space for local, national, and international artists of all stripes (visual, performance, interdisciplinary, etc.).
Neil Gaiman is a bestselling author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theater and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal in Literature. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book.
Amanda Palmer is an internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter--her bands include The Dresden Dolls, Evelyn Evelyn, and Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra. Palmer made global headlines with her Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, raising $1.2 million dollars by pre-selling close to 25,000 copies of her new album Theatre is Evil. She has also starred in Statuesque, a short silent film with well-known author and now-husband Neil Gaiman. She co-wrote and produced a play, With the Needle That Sings in Her Heart, with the students at her high school alma mater in Lexington, Massachusetts, based on Neutral Milk Hotel's 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Palmer played the Master of Ceremonies at 43 sold-out performances in the American Repertory Theater's 2010 Boston production of Cabaret.
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