Learn more about the new show, “American Candy: The Fempire Strikes Back”!
Women are not objects — and they deserve respect. After a slew of targeted attacks on women via social media, as well as a certain political campaign, the FEMPIRE IS STRIKING BACK!
“AMERICAN CANDY: The Fempire Strikes Back” is a juicy, hilarious show demonstrating how hilarious the Mighty Female Blow can be. Dictator Dance Moms, Cat-calling fools, Dismantled Patriarchal Governments, TV icons from the dark ages and the Response to Daft Husbands RULE this raucous sketch comedy show.
“AMERICAN CANDY has built a successful series by defying the stereotype that all comedy is the provenance of young white men,” said Hollie Harper, Creative Director of AMERICAN CANDY. “With a multi-cultural cast and team of both female and male writers, our shows have a wide appeal and repeatedly sell out.”
For the show, AMERICAN CANDY has partnered with GEMS, a nationally recognized organization founded in 1998 by Rachel Lloyd in response to an overwhelming need for services for young women at risk for commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
Recognizing the link between misogyny and the degradation sexually exploited women and girls endure, “AMERICAN CANDY: The Fempire Strikes Back” aims to empower women by tackling these issues through comedy. Representatives from GEMS will also be present at each show.
When: December 2-3, 2016, 8pm.
Where: Actors Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Perks: Pre-show wine reception at 7:15
Price: $20 *early bird special*
For ticketing information visit: fempirestrikesback.eventbrite.com
About AMERICAN CANDY
AMERICAN CANDY has been offering sketch comedy to extremely receptive audiences in Manhattan and Brooklyn since June of 2009. Past themes have included Politics as Usual, The History of Sex and The Super 70’s. AMERICAN CANDY has an energetic troupe of talented actors and is fast becoming a comedy institution in New York City. To learn more visit, www.theamericancandy.com
GEMS was founded in 1998 by Rachel Lloyd in response to an overwhelming need for services for girls and young women at risk for commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS has grown to a nationally recognized and acclaimed organization and now is one of the largest providers of services to commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked youth in the US. To learn more, visit www.gems-girls.org.