This November our Soho Rising festival hosts a bunch of the brightest new Soho Theatre Labs voices, over a fortnight.
Talent-stuffed and sanitarium-ready, the hysterically funny Dina Martina is barrelling back to Soho Theatre with a new show and new video.
Miss Martina, (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly garnering reviews that dubbed her “magically warped”, “utter genius” and “unwittingly hilarious”. Since then, she’s packed venues from UnCabaret in Los Angeles to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and shared the bill with acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, and Justin Vivian Bond.
Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying dance, overburdened costumes and side-splitting video, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to describe – other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy.
‘Genius… Surreal, bizarre, and always hilarious. The world of Dina pushes past all limits.’Seattle Times
Dina Martina’s hugely successful shows in New York and Provincetown have made ardent fans of the likes of John Waters, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Stone and Jennifer Coolidge. Martina has received nominations for the Alpert Award in Theater and two GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theater. She’s a recipient of The Stranger’s Genius Award for Theater and two Seattle Times Footlight Awards.
Dina Martina has been hailed as “alarmingly funny”, “dazzling and mind-blowing” and “as graceful as a Coke machine moving about on a hand truck”. A Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.
‘Offbeat and inimitable.’
'Surreally, otherworldly funny… A blend of song, dance and comedy that’ll make you piss your pants.’