Raquel Cion: "Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie"
Photo Credit: Steven Menendez
"Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie" returns to Pangea for a three month theatrical residency this winter following its previous 2019 sold-out run. The evening explores Brooklyn-based performer Raquel Cion's lifelong soul love for David Jones a.k.a. David Bowie's artistry and humanity. Through personal stories and deep cuts from Bowie's catalog, "psycho-delicate girl," Cion, rockets the audience through her inner space as she investigates growing up as an outsider, the celestial realms of love, mid-life crisis, loss, and cancer.
Written & Performed by Raquel Cion
Directed by Cynthia Cahill
Musical Direction by Karl Saint Lucy
Couture by David Quinn
Karl Saint Lucy/Piano
Doug Hinrichs/ Drums
All Songs Written by DAVID BOWIE
About Raquel Cion (Writer/Performer): recent projects include Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie, nominated for a 2015 Broadway World Cabaret Award Best Alt Cabaret. Productions: Pangea, NYC; Provincetown's Afterglow Festival; in NYC, The Slipper Room; The PIT Loft; Judson Memorial Church. Alas, The Nymphs BAM Next Wave; Gilding the Lonely, Joes Pub; Cou-Cou Bijoux Pour Vous Galapagos Art Space, Dixon Place; Rationality: A Virtual Performance and Memoir LMCC Swing Space; Directorial credits include Dad In a Box, winner of the 2019 New York Innovative Theatre Award, Dixon Place, HERE, The Wild Project, STRAYS winner of the 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Short Script" and published in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS, 2015-2016 by Applause Books in 2017, The Brick Theater, Ars Novas ANT Fest and Showgasm; SONS Ars Novas Showgasm; Darkling IRT Theater, CATCH SERIES; HIP IRT Theater; On a Lonely Road...Travelin with Joni, The Duplex She is a founding member of NYCs Eat a Radish Productions and performs with the Obie Award winning The Secret City.
Directorial credits include Kim Katzberg's "STRAYS", 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Short Script" and published in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS, 2015-2016 (Applause Books), The Brick Theater, Ars Nova's ANT Fest and Showgasm; SONS, Ars Nova's Showgasm; Darkling, IRT Theater, CATCH SERIES; HIP IRT Theater; Rembert Block's On a Lonely Road...Travelin with Joni, Pangea, The Duplex.
Karl Saint Lucy (Musical Director/ Piano) is a New York-based composer, pianist, and vocalist. With Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper), he wrote F**king Identical Twins, a one-act musical developed at UCB and currently being optioned for feature film adaptation by Twentieth Century Fox/Chernin Entertainment. His musical, Class, written with Maria Alexandria Beech, was a finalist for the 2017 National Musical Theater Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center; he also scored her TV pilot, Telemamas. He was an alto finalist for the internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning men's chamber choir, Chanticleer, in 2017. He is a graduate of the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
"Half witch ... half cabaret performer."
The New York Times, Jennifer Dunning
"The show is riveting and the writing at once poetic and ethereal . . . Cion's finely-tuned band is fantastic throughout." BroadwayWorld.com, Victoria Ordin
"[Me & Mr. Jones] is a sacred rite of innate theatricality, artful sexuality and unapologetic emotion, Cion's show mourns a mythic cultural figure but celebrates the invention of who you really are."
hilobrow.com, Adam McGovern
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