Photos by Nicholas Karlin, Franz Mahr, Clarissa Villondo and Jeff Martin
Bentzen Ball kicked off last night with a magical double bill of Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay with Phoebe Robinson and Tig Notaro AND Smart, Funny & Black with Amanda Seales. If you made it, relive the glory with these photos. If you missed it, clean up your act and grab some Bentzen Ball tickets here (WHILE BOTH TIG AND AMANDA SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT, their guest appearance on tonight’s hot ticket still aren’t).
We’ll let you enjoy the photos below (backstage, sidestage, after-stage and whatnot snaps are included) but first some quick notes:
- Thank you all for coming!!!!
- You should all come ALL THE OTHER NIGHTS TOO (trust us, you don’t want to miss all the magic).
- Thank you to all our amazing talent last night: Phoebe Robinson, Tig Notaro and Amanda Seales.
- Thank you to Human Rights Watch and Whitman-Walker for being our non-profit partners and for everything you do.
- Thank you to the BYQueens for looking fabulous!
- Thank you to The Lily / Washington Post for being our media partner and keeping the Bentzen Ball dream alive!
- Thank you to Lyft for getting us around town / sponsoring our dreamy Antoni brunch!
- Thank you to Smirnoff for being the official cocktail partner of the Bentzen Ball! You’re keeping us going on the daily.
- Thank you to W Hotel DC and Eaton for keeping us well rested and inspiring us always.
- Thank you to Stitcher for being our favorite podcast platform forever.
- Thank you to Ivy Wild Beauty for making us even more beautiful then we were before.
- Thanks to Kramerbooks, Sweetgreen, Girls Night In and OM Digital for being lovely and supporting the festival.
- Follow us on follow us on FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM and use #BentzenBall and #BYThings ALL THE TIME.
- Thank you, thank you, thank you forever.