Farr and Lowe: Concepts in Cabaret, Twitter Chat Transcript

February 20, 2015

2015 Bistro Awards winners Shana Farr and Kristoffer Lowe discus Concepts in Cabaret – how to create a focused show.

Shana Farr‘s Bistro award is specifically for her outstanding concept show “In the Still of the Night: A Poetical Journey Through the Music, Lyrics and Verse of Noel Coward and Cole Porter.” Her debut cabaret show, “Pure Imagination,” was followed by a tribute show to Julie Andrews, “Whistling Away the Dark.” 

A classically trained tenor who grew up in Alabama, Kristoffer Lowe delivered “an enormously exciting cabaret debut” (in the words of our reviewer Mark Dundas Wood) last year with “Waiting for the Light to Shine” at Don’t Tell Mama.


About the Author

Sherry Eaker has been the producer of the annual Bistro Awards since the awards’ inception in 1985. She is the former editor of "Back Stage" and, during her 30-year run, produced panel discussions and workshop events on an ongoing basis, including the programming for Back Stage’s annual Actorfest. She compiled and edited four editions of the "Back Stage Handbook for Performing Artists," and compiled and edited "The Cabaret Artists Handbook." She is a member of the National Theatre Conference and the American Theatre Critics Association (and produced eight of ATCA’s New York weekend conferences). She is an advisor to the boards of both the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.