DBA - an acronym for “doing business as” - is a blank canvas. A raw space brought alive by the artists and personalities inhabiting it each season. Blurring the lines between art & commerce, the venue is designed to function as cabaret, dance club, and interactive gallery space.
DBA's inaugural installation, "Esque" is the brainchild of nightlife guru Simon Hammerstein. Staying true to Hammerstein's leanings toward fully immersive theater, Esque effectively blurs the lines between performance art and nightlife party atmosphere (DBA's rare cabaret license furthers the extent to which Hammerstein's risque performances are able to push creative boundaries). Within the raw space of the venue, Esque's elaborate interactive theatrical performances come to life in a shocking and stimulating way, breaking down barriers between reality and stage, audience and performer, nightlife and art.