The crowd is bustling at the Jane Street Tavern, and the E train has been recalcitrant. But I burst in the door only a few minutes late and Nicky Paraiso waves.
Merril Mushroom came to New York City in the early 60s like many queer people: looking for a home, excitement, a place she could be herself, and artists to hang out with and admire.
Nickys new full-length work, now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories, is opening on March 22. Hes a writer, performer, and essential curator, mostly of dance work at La MaMa. His curatorial work has occupied him greatly the last two decades, and he felt the need to return to his own creative work.