The Poison Cookie Jar

6 Sep 2018


John Jarboe with ensemble members of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret in Marlene and the Machine. Photo by Kevin Chick and Plate 3 Photography.

The Poison Cookie Jar, the culmination of a multi-year study by John Jarboe and Sally Ollove, is a rich and playful web project offering audiences a digital environment that documents the expansive history and contemporary practice of cabaret around the world. Going live on September 6, the website includes video interviews, recordings of songs and performances, and historical texts that highlight the cultural impact of cabaret.