Afterglow Festival

Raquel Cion

August 4th, 2016  |  Published in Artists

Raquel Cion’s recent projects include her 2015 Broadway World Cabaret Award “Best Alt Cabaret” nominated ME AND MR.JONES: MY INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH DAVID BOWIE (The Slipper Room, Judson Arts Wednesdays Open Swim, The Treehouse Theater); ALAS, THE NYMPHS (BAM Next Wave); GILDING THE LONELY (Joe’s Pub); COU-COU BIJOUX POUR VOUS (Galapagos Art Space, Dixon Place); RATIONALITY (A Virtual Performance) and MEMOIR (LMCC Swing Space); directorial credits include SONS (Ars Nova’s Showgasm); STRAYS (The Brick Theater, Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and Showgasm); DARKLING (IRT Theater, CATCH SERIES); HIP (IRT Theater); ON A LONELY ROAD… TRAVELIN’ WITH JONI (The Duplex). She is a founding member of NYC’s Eat a Radish Productions and performs with the Obie Award winning THE SECRET CITY.

“Half witch…half cabaret performer.”  ~The New York Times


“The show is riveting and the writing at once poetic and ethereal . . . Cion’s finely-tuned band is fantastic throughout . . . the show’s true power lies in its conceptual nuance . . . For Cion, Bowie’s greatest gift was vision itself—the ability to see herself and ultimately to be seen by others. Sharing that vision, or “soul love,” is Me and Mr. Jones’ gift to the audience.” –Victoria Ordin,

“[Me & Mr. Jones] is a sacred rite of innate theatricality, artful sexuality and unapologetic emotion, Cion’s show mourns a mythic cultural figure but celebrates the invention of who you really are.”

–Adam McGovern,

“Possessing a visceral power that was moving and tragic at times, Ms. Cion charges through the pain of her lost idol, making us laugh, cry, sing, and stomp our feet along with the pulsing rhythms of Bowie’s timeless art.” –Jonathan Shade,

“In the spirit of much of Bowie’s output, Cion’s show celebrates the structure of cabaret performance while moving past many of its conventions. Her deep rasp has the force of a rock star in many of the upbeat numbers and a more reserved elegance on slower tunes.”

–Eric Grimm,

“ [A] brilliant virtuoso performance. Cion channels Bowie for the evening and gives us all an abiding sense of how much his work meant to his old fans and still means to his generations of new admirers.” –Simon Critchley, author of the highly praised philosophical critique Bowie (OR Books, 2014).


Twitter: @raquelcion

Instagram: @carolinque