It's a cardinal rule of writing, an art form in which editing is Pope. In order to get that play, novel, story or song into fighting shape, a writer must be willing to cut out material that feels like the child of their soul, but just doesn't quite fit the piece... in writerspeak, we say- "Kill Your Darlings."


Sometimes these precious soul children resurface in other pieces, but often they pile up on the desktop, never to find a home... until now.


Come see New York's hottest writers, artists and performers resurrect their favorite dead darlings LIVE ON STAGE... in the perfect spot for a resurrection- A CHURCH!

The show is hosted by writer-performer and female drag queen Amanda Duarte (co-writer of the “Hurt Locker: The Musical” faux-bill for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Internet Feminist, downtown comedy and storytelling regular).


Past guests include writers Doug Wright, Cintra Wilson, Rachel Shukert, Adam Feldman, Isaac Oliver, Leslye Headland and Moises Kaufman, designers Todd Oldham, Larry Krone and Gregory Gale, comics John Early, Eliot Glazer, Naomi Ekperigin, Aparna Nancherla and Christian Finnegan, cabaret stars Justin Vivian Bond, Cole Escola and Erin Markey, writer-performers Mike Daisey, Mike Albo, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Colleen Werthmann and Michael Cyril Creighton, New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator and musicians Stephen Trask, Mark Eitzel, Dane Terry, David Clement and Hamm Samwich.


Read more about us in the New York Times!

Hosted by Amanda Duarte

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Second Wednesday of Every Month

8:00PM  (Tunes, snax n booze 7:30)


Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

Pay IF You Can $10