Friday, July 21, 2017

PHOEBE LEGERE, PLAYWRIGHT, COMPOSER

Phoebe Legere designed the sets, props and costumes for her first political play with music, Hello Mrs. President, about the first female president of color. It starred Rock N Roll Hall of Fame great Laverne Baker, with Legere as the First Partner. Here you see Flukey Schtinkler, of the fish party, debating Marylou Washington of the Eagle Party.
 
In 2013 Legere founded Las Mujers Salvajas de Loisaida. Painting and drawing are a part of Legere's daily practice

"It is brutal trying to fit into other peoples idea of what is normal creative activity. I reject all categories. I don't have time to limit myself in order to make other people feel comfortable." 

Legere is the Executive Director of the Foundation for New American Art Inc., a 501 (c)(3) that nurtures the visionary artists of tomorrow, bringing art and music to low income, at-risk children of the Lower East Side. 

Stay tuned for more information on Phoebe's upcoming musicals scheduled for 2018.