Martha Graham Cracker in 'Lashed But Not Leashed' Gustavo Garcia


Lashed But Not Leashed

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Feb. 14-16
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16
10 p.m.
Cabaret, Theater

Martha Graham Cracker—aka Fernando Steven (Dito) Van Reigersberg, co-founder of Pig Iron Theatre Company—is a Philadelphia-based drag performer who has been delighting audiences with a mix of drama, comedy, sass, and song for almost eight years. He calls the “Martha” persona an example of “monster drag,” meaning she’s clearly a man (hairy chest and all) presenting as a woman (or should we say parading?). A live band backs up Martha through a zinging evening of diva-driven charm. The name? Van Reigersberg reportedly studied briefly at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. The show is the second of three presentations in the Guthrie’s Get Used To It: A Celebration of Queer Artistry festival.