Mobtown Live is Baltimore's favorite public-access style variety television show. April 4, 2020, the very beginning of the pandemic, I produced, co-hosted, and performed for The Great Baltimore Telethon with The Mobtown Ballroom. This very early online event was a 16-hour fundraiser for Baltimore artists and gig workers freshly out of work. I booked more than fifty acts in less than two weeks, and the event raised over $17,000 for participating artists. The Telethon was an exercise in performance art; part of the fun was to watch our skeleton crew of four descend into madness as we stayed live for 16 hours straight. The event featured dancers, puppeters, Drag Queen story hour, magic, taxidermy, music, crafting, cocktail making, hula hooping, etc. My role was as producer, curator, one woman house band, MC, and production manager.
This glorious event evolved into a weekly live stream variety TV show, Mobtown Live produced by myself, The Mobtown Ballroom, and Matt Hachi Reid. Mobtown Live airs weekly, Wednesday evenings live at 7PM. The program is a gesture at connection, at holding our community together while elevating the artists we love. So many have said, this is my first performance in 6 months. My artistic world is not a solo project; my work is in creating, maintaining, and elevating the community that I love and respect here in Baltimore. Previous guests include Mayor Brandon Scott, Comptroller Bill Henry, Eze Jackson, Bobbi Rush, Zeb Bangash, Jonathan Gilmore, Baynard Woods, Landis Expandis, and many more.
There will be dancing. There will be puppets. There will be story time, magic, taxidermy, music, crafting, drinking, and maybe even a word from our moms. Clear your busy, busy calendar because this is the most insane event I have yet to produce. Link in my bio, love to all