Hailed by the New York Times as “half witch and half cabaret performer,” Performer/Chanteuse Raquel Cion has worked extensively for the theatre in such legendary downtown NYC venues as New York Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen, The Culture Project, HERE, Abrons Art Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fez and Dance Theatre Workshop. Ms. Cion has also worked in in Paris, Russia and the Bay Area. Recognition for her work includes a Dramalogue Award for Charles Mee Jr.’s Orestes, as well as a Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Circle Award for the interdisciplinary work Bake Sale with the Bay Area theatre company, The Fifth Floor. Recent projects include: Gilding the Lonely: An Evening of Cabaret (Writer/Performer)-Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Dixon Place; Nora Woolley’s HIP (Director), IRT Theater; Kim Katzberg’s DARKLING (Director) -IRT Theater, CATCH Performance Series at the Bushwick Starr; Lysistrata, La MaMa, Etc.; Fête (Writer/Performer), Midtown International Theatre Festival; Cou-Cou Bijoux: Pour Vous (Writer/Performer); Galapagos Art Space, Dixon Place; with Andrea Kleine Dance and Performance: Rationality (A Virtual Performance) and Memoir, LMCC Swing Space; Nora Woolley and Christine Witmer’s Selling Splitsville (Director), undergroundzero Festival at PS 122; Lisa Ramirez’s Exit Cuckoo (Associate Director), The Working Theater; Art Of Memory, Company SoGoNO, 3LD Art and Technology Center; with Glen Rumsey Dance Project …ignored in my heaven (redux), Location One; Little Virtue – Danspace Project. Raquel performs monthly in the Obie Award winning The Secret City with The Secret City Singers.
Photos: Soula Kalamaras, Hilary Kleine, Matthew Hennessy