Coming up at Bluestockings: The Cast Reads Excerpts from JULIANA!

JULIANA at The Duplex is taking the Spring to revamp our performance series, but here’s a fun new way to get your JULIANA fix: 

Come to a reading of JULIANA at Bluestockings the Radical Bookstore! Tuesday, March 31st from 7pm-8pm. 

Bluestockings Book Store

172 Allen Street, NY, NY

Juliana is about the lives of gay men and lesbians living and hiding in 1940s NYC.
If you’re new to the novel come and find out what it’s all about before we begin performing Volume 2 in July. 

If you know the story this is an excellent way to find out what happened in episodes you may have missed before the last chapter is performed June 14, 7pm at the Duplex.

We really hope to see you there at the onset of an exciting new series of novels.
There will be an interpreter for the deaf.


Click the link below to RSVP.

Register Now!
Questions? Contact Vanda, the author, at


I hope to see you there!

Tonight! Juliana at the Duplex

Annie-Sage as Juliana (Photo by Chelsea Culverwell)

Annie-Sage as Juliana (Photo by Chelsea Culverwell)

We’re back, and in paperback!
Juliana, A Novel (Book I) by Vanda is now available in print via Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or on Amazon Kindle! Get your copy here:

February 9th marks the latest installment of Vanda’s new novel, Juliana, as adapted for the stage. This month’s episode starts with ringing in 1944 at Juliana’s townhouse, and you’re invited!

Never seen an episode? Not to worry – each evening starts out with a quick recap, and each installation features musical numbers, several steamy scenes and an impeccably researched look at gay and lesbian life in WWII-era New York City.

Free with 2 drink minimum – reserve your tickets above!

What you missed from last month’s episode:
Juliana shows Al how little the “country girl” really knows about life in the big city. Openly gay men and women at Juliana’s Christmas party, Al’s first time at the rambunctious club owned by Madame Spivy (is that Tallulah Bankhead sitting in Spivy’s lap?!) and now Juliana wants Al to dress in trousers? Life really has changed for our narrator.
Meanwhile, the glamorous Juliana is on edge about anyone making a dig at her bumpy road to stardom, even though Al believes she can help. But despite their steamy history, Al and Juliana don’t share the same idea of “intimacy”. When Al realizes Juliana will be spending Christmas with someone else – the androgynous Andy- she’s shaken. And when Juliana suggests finding Al “a nice boy” to introduce her to…well, you’ll just have to see what happens next on this month’s episode of JULIANA

It’s 1941 and ALICE HUFFMAN—who prefers to be called Al, played by Molly Collier—and her childhood friends come from the potato fields of Long Island to New York City to make it on the Broadway stage. Al meets Juliana (played by Annie-Sage Whitehurst), a perpetually-on-the-brink-of-stardom cabaret singer, and she is thrust into a world of “deviates” as her life is propelled in a direction she never could have imagined back home in the country.




Juliana at The Duplex: Last Tuesdays of the Month!

It is my pleasure to announce that we have officially secured a monthly slot at The Duplex for JULIANA!!!!

Through December 22nd, we will return to The Duplex last Tuesdays of the month for the next installment of JULIANA.

The following performance will be: May 26th, June 23rd, July 28th, Aug 25th, Sept 22nd, Oct 27th, Nov 24th, Dec 22nd.

We’ve had four presentations so far – I am so happy to get to return as Juliana, the seductive siren of Al’s New York City!

Our last episode started to heat things up, and our next performance will tip the velvet even  further.  Please be advised of graphic language, sexual situations, and ladies doing it for themselves.

Here are a few photos from our last show on April 28thAnnie-Sage Whitehurst as Juliana

Annie-Sage Whitehurst as Juliana and Francesca DiPaola as Al

Annie-Sage Whitehurst as Juliana and Francesca DiPaola as Al

"Max's Thanksgiving Salon"- Matt Biagini (Max), Matt Antar (Tommie), Francesca DiPaola (Al), Lucy McMichael (Virginia) and Jami Simon

“Max’s Thanksgiving Salon”- Matt Biagini (Max), Matt Antar (Tommie), Francesca DiPaola (Al), Lucy McMichael (Virginia) and Jami Simon


"We have to watch out for our baby butches!" Jess Miller as Shirl and Francesca DiPaola as Al

“We have to watch out for our baby butches!” Jess Miller as Shirl and Francesca DiPaola as Al