Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents

River L. Ramirez


World Premiere commissioned by BAC
October 18-November 1, 2021

Queens-based comedian, musician, and writer River L. Ramirez performs a New Americana variety show offering an anti-capitalist reclamation of their Afro-Latinx non-binary trans experience. Joined by Lou Tides (bass) and Sarah Galdes (drums), Ramirez performs guitar and vocals in GhostFolk, sharing everyday stories of love, heartbreak, youth, aging, and death with a nuanced perspective of “the oppressed.”

Guitar, Vocals, Performance: River L. Ramirez
Drums: Sarah Galdes
Bass and Vocals: Teeny Lieberson/Lou Tides
Consultant: Andrew Kircher
Filmed by Tatyana Tenenbaum at Baryshnikov Arts Center


In Conversation: River L. Ramirez with Morgan Bassichis

BAC presented a live-streamed conversation with Ramirez and performer Morgan Bassichis on Tuesday, October 26 at 7PM ET.
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In Conversation
River L. Ramirez with Morgan Bassichis

Live on ZOOM
Fall 2021

River L. Ramirez
Artist Bio

River L. Ramirez

River L. Ramirez (they/them) is a Brooklyn-based artist, comedian and writer who wrote, produced and directed the comedy special program “Pervert Everything” for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Ramirez has appeared on the HBO comedy series ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ and in the final season of Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’.

Ramirez has written for High Maintenance, The National Lampoon Radio Hour. Ramirez can be seen in a recurring role in the HBO comedy series Los Espookys opposite Fred Armisen and, opposite Glenn Close, in John Cameron Mitchell’s musical anthology podcast Anthem and featured as Charly in BIRDGIRL.  Named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedians for 2018, Ramirez was featured in the San Francisco Cluster Fest comedy festival, and performed at the Public Theater in New York as part of the January, 2019, Under the Radar Festival.  A regular correspondent on the Viceland channel, Ramirez has performed at Caroline’s, UCB, Ars Nova, The Chris Gethard Show, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and many more.

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