Praying for Godot
COMEDIAN AND PERFORMER ANDREA SIMONS RECOGNIZED WITH $5,000 CITY ARTISTS CORPS GRANT FROM NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS (NYFA) AND THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (DCLA)
Andrea Simons Will Present ‘Praying for Godot’ at Mika Bushwick on September 23 as Part of Award Program
Brooklyn, NY – Writer and Performer Andrea Simons is one of 500 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.
Andrea Simons was recognized for ‘Praying for Godot’, which will bring satire and comedy to the Brooklyn borough of New York City at Mika Bushwick on September 23 at 8 pm.
Praying for Godot is a two-nun show featuring Andrea Simons and Nicole Adsit, who play rogue lesbian nuns conducting their own subverted version of the Catholic Mass. Their characters, Sister Incarnata (Simons) and Sister Coco (Adsit) conduct their version of the mass centering its message more on queerness, sexuality, and wine. The show features songs, chants, and even a live confession. The comedians have been working on ‘Praying for Godot’ for years, adjusting and improving the show each performance. The sisters invite you to their September service to be enlightened and spiritually healed! The show’s instagram handle is @prayingforgodot.
Tickets to the show can be found at the group’s Eventbrite page.
Members of the public can participate in City Artist Corps Grants programming by following the hashtag #CityArtistCorps on social media.
City Artist Corps Grants was launched in June 2021 by NYFA and DCLA with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre. The program is funded by the $25 million New York City Artist Corps recovery initiative announced by Mayor de Blasio and DCLA earlier this year. The grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that a portion of the grant be used to support artist fees, both for the applying artist and any other artist that are engaged to support the project.