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THIRD SEX:
1930s transvestite lieder

Music & Adaptation by Adam J. Rineer

Translations by Erica Kastner & Thomas Gurinskas

Based on Das. 3 Geschlecht, a transvestite magazine published from 1930-1932 in Berlin, Germany.

THIRD SEX: 1930's transvestite lieder is a found text song-cycle/punk cabaret based on the short stories, articles, poems, and personal essays of Das 3. Geschlecht, a transvestite magazine published in five issues from 1930-1932 in Berlin before n*zis burned its publishing house to the ground. The magazine was largely thought to be lost until it was rediscovered and reprinted in 2016. THIRD SEX brings these forgotten trans and queer narratives to life through an eclectic score inspired by the punk and experimental electronic scenes of the last 90 years while examining the queer experiences of the past, present, and future through our vivacious stories of survival.

History:

  • UPCOMING - Ant Fest, Ars Nova (NYC)

  • 2024 - Witches, Queers, and Clowns Festival at HERE Arts Center (NYC)

  • 2024 - Pete's Candy Store (NYC)

  • 2023 - Musical Theatre Factory Collective Liberation Salon (NYC)

  • 2023 - The Maker's Ensemble (NYC)

  • 2023 - The Parkside Lounge (NYC)

THIRD SEX: 1930s transvestite lieder — LIVE EP

Recorded by Irving Gadoury

Performed at Pete's Candy Store

Vocals: Jace 'n Ziev, Ezra Noel, Murphy Taylor Smith

Guitar: Will Shish

Drums: Nicole Patrick

©2024 Third S3x Records

DEMOS:
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2024 - Ant Fest at Ars Nova, NYC

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Creative Team

Jason Aguirre — Director

Zack Lobel — Projects and Lighting Design

Cast/Musicians

Adam J. Rineer — Composer/Synth/Electronics/Vocals

James Rushin (B'way: Freestyle Love Supreme) — Bass

Jace 'n Ziev (Off-B'Way: The Civility of Albert Cashier) — Vocals

Lisa Stephen Friday (Trans Am; Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday) — Vocals

Murphy Taylor Smith (Regional: A Transparent Musical; Podcast: Cancellation Island) — Vocals

Caro Moore (B'way: Six: The Musical) — Drums

Simón Gómez Villegas — Vocals

Tẹmídayọ Amay (Helen Hayes Award Winner; Off-B'way: Black Odyssey) — Vocals

Will Shish (Nat' Tour: Pride Anthems) — Guitar

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Artwork by Clay Brown (@claybrownplayground)

Comments:

"These words are so present and the musical world you have created brings them to life with such raw humanity."

"There have only been a handful of times when I’ve seen a piece of theatre that felt truly ground breaking, that felt immediate and essential, that felt compelling and necessary, that speaks to the moment and enrages, inspires and energizes you. @adamjrineer made something so fucking good. I cannot wait for this piece to blow the socks off everyone."

Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief)

2024 - Witches, Queers, and Clowns Festival at HERE Arts Center, NYC

Witches, Queers and Clowns is presented through SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as a technical liaison.

Creative Team

Jason Aguirre — Director

Ethan Dixon — Assistant Director

Zack Lobel — Projects and Lighting Design

Cast/Musicians

Adam J. Rineer — Composer/Synth/Electronics/Vocals

Amy Jo Jackson (Film: Dicks: The Musical; Off-B'way: Cole Porter's Nymph Errant, The Triple Threat) — Vocals

Dev Hoff (Recording Artist) — Bass

Jace 'n Ziev (Off-B'Way: The Civility of Albert Cashier) — Vocals

Lisa Stephen Friday (Trans Am; Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday) — Vocals

Murphy Taylor Smith (Regional: A Transparent Musical; Podcast: Cancellation Island) — Vocals

Nicole Patrick (Tour: Blue Man Group) — Drums

Sushma Saha (B'way: 1776) — Vocals

Tẹmídayọ Amay (Helen Hayes Award Winner; Off-B'way: Black Odyssey) — Vocals

Will Shish (Nat' Tour: Pride Anthems) — Guitar

Photos by Maggie Loesch (@magsloesch)

2024 - Concert, Pete's Candy Store, NYC

Creative Team

Jason Aguirre — Director

Cast/Musicians

Adam J. Rineer — Composer/Synth/Electronics/Vocals

Amy Jo Jackson — (Film: Dicks: The Musical; Off-B'way: Cole Porter's Nymph Errant, The Triple Threat) Vocals

Caitlin Navarrete — Vocals

Danny Marin (Off-Bway: Drunk Musicals, Naked Boys Singing) — Vocals

Ezra Noel — Vocals

Jace 'n Ziev (Off-B'Way: The Civility of Albert Cashier) — Vocals

Murphy Taylor Smith (Regional: A Transparent Musical; Podcast: Cancellation Island)— Vocals

Nicole Patrick (Tour: Blue Man Group) — Drums

Tẹmídayọ Amay (Helen Hayes Award Winner; Off-B'way: Black Odyssey) — Vocals

Will Shish (Nat' Tour: Pride Anthems) — Guitar

2023 - Featured Artist, Musical Theatre Factory Collective Liberation Salon, NYC
Cast/Musicians

Adam J. Rineer — Composer/Piano/Vocals

Murphy Taylor Smith (Regional: A Transparent Musical; Podcast: Cancellation Island)— Vocals

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2023 - Featured Artist Series, The Maker's Ensemble, NYC
Cast/Musicians

Adam J. Rineer — Composer/Synth/Electronics/Vocals

Carmen Castillo (Off-B'way: New Golden Age) — Vocals

Jace 'n Ziev (Off-B'Way: The Civility of Albert Cashier) — Drums/Vocals/Guitar

Photos by Maggie Loesch (@magsloesch)

2023 - Concert
The Parkside Lounge, NYC
Cast/Musicians

Adam J. Rineer — Composer/Synth/Electronics/Vocals

Carmen Castillo (Off-B'way: New Golden Age) — Vocals

Danny Marin (Off-Bway: Drunk Musicals, Naked Boys Singing) — Vocals

Ezra Noel — Vocals

Jace 'n Ziev (Off-B'Way: The Civility of Albert Cashier) — Drums/Vocals

Lisa Stephen Friday (Trans Am; Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday) — Vocals

Sushma Saha (B'way: 1776) — Vocals

Thomas E. Carley — Bass

Tonie Nguyen — Guitar

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