Monthly Archives: September 2009

Tonight: New Work Throw Down!

New Georges Perform-A-Thon

A day mix-up, mash-up collaboration,
brought to you by happy hour!

My time slot is 6 – 7pm, hosted by New Georges AD Susan Bernfield. Should be an exciting, refreshing day after a long week. I’m very much looking forward to it!

Saturday September 26
5 to 9pm
at The Room/New Georges
520 8th Avenue, Ste. 326 (between 36/37th streets)

Who’s THON-ing?? Well, so far there’s:
Alice Reagan, Andrea Lepcio, Anna Ziegler, Ari Laura Kreith,
Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich, Barbara Cassidy, Caridad Svich,
Crystal Skillman, Daniella Topol, Emily DeVoti, Erica Gould,
Gretchen Michelfeld, Heidi Handelsman, Jennifer Gibbs, Jennifer Kagan,
Julie Kramer , Katherine Kovner, Kathryn Walat, Kay Matschullat,
Lauren Keating, Lear deBessonet, Lucy Alibar, Lucy Thurber,
Mallory Catlett, Maryna Harrison, Michele Aldin, Miriam Weiner,
Peggy Stafford, Robin Rice Lichtig

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Posted on September 26, 2009

She Is Yar

The reviews are in, and everybody’s having a great time aboard the Lilac.
Come check it out for yourself, as we head into our final weekend.

2009’s most exhilarating theatrical achievement…The Confidence Man is most definitely a work of dazzling genius, a spellbinding feat of collective creativity.
— John Del Signore, Gothamist

http://gothamist.com/2009/09/20/opinionist_the_confidence_man.php

“The Confidence Man” works well; The vignettes, all blocked and assembled very well by a team of three directors (Stephen Brackett, Lauren Keating and Michael Silverstone), are thematically cohesive…Some of these pieces are as elaborate as a good thriller.
— Sam Thielman, Variety

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117941104.html?categoryid=33&cs=1

…a marvelously intricate and involving new show. On a technical level, it’s a breathtaking stunt. But, The Confidence Man is much better than it needs to be for gimmickry’s sake alone.
— Adam Feldman, Time Out NY

http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/theater/78710/the-confidence-man-theater-review#ixzz0RfRiqIXx

And, for a lovely shot in the Goings On About Town section of the New Yorker –
http://www.newyorker.com/arts

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Posted on September 23, 2009

Sponsor Me in the Perform-A-Thon and Recieve Free Admission!

I’m going to spend the afternoon collaborating with some amazing artists – all for the purpose of raising money for more fabulous artists to have the space to create more fabulous work (and for the purpose of fun, of course)

Click here to see about Sponsorship

I’m in the 6pm performance slot,

hosted by New Georges Artistic Director Susan Bernfield,

at The Room/New Georges
520 8th Avenue, Ste. 326 (between 36/37th streets)

Saturday, September 26th

Anything could happen…Seriously, anything…

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Posted on September 18, 2009

Great Nights TONIGHT!

6:30pm tonight in Cooper Union’s Great Hall
Official Press Release below.
If you’re on the fence, all I have to say is, there is an amazing chorus that is basically this:

Tucci, Plunkett and Hamill featured at Cooper Union’s Great Hall Sept. 17

Tony nominee Maria Tucci, Tony winner Maryann Plunkett and prominent journalist Pete Hamill lead a cast of notables in celebrating America’s labor movement. They will present first hand accounts of the movement’s most violent victories and defeats, as seen through the eyes of its most ardent advocates and opponents: Clara Lemlich, Samuel Gompers, Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones and more. Workers’ Rights, a Great Evenings in The Great Hall presentation at The Cooper Union, will also feature the stirring voices of the New York City Labor Chorus, recreating the battle cries and ballads of the movement, and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. Director Lauren Keating helms the evening.

The Cooper Union’s dynamic performance series celebrating the college’s 150th anniversary, Great Evenings in The Great Hall, presents programs throughout the year of provocative and entertaining presentations featuring the stirring words of the radicals and reformers who spurred change and propelled advancements in civil rights, the labor movement, education and the arts for the past century-and-a-half. Music, multimedia and special guests complement the fiery oratory and inspiring dialogue that have filled The Great Hall since 1859.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Since its establishment, all students have received full-tuition scholarships. To mark its 150th anniversary, between April 2009 and February 2010, the college is presenting a series of eight events celebrating the historic role Cooper Union’s Great Hall played in movements that have furthered the rights of all Americans and contributed to the advancement of science and art.

Workers’ Rights is presented Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 East 7th St.. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 212.353.4195 or visit www.cooper.edu

http://www.cooper.edu/month.html

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Posted on September 17, 2009

Perform-A-Thon!

eat, watch & be merry

New Georges Perform-a-Thon, Reimagined
a day-long mix ‘n match creative adventure & party

in which NEW GEORGES assign playwrights, directors & others to collaborations
which create short theatrical spectacles on the day of the event
Stay tuned for the opportunity to sponsor a collaboration
and support The Room, New Georges’ workspace for women theater artists,
and the artists who work there!
Saturday September 26
5 to 9pm
at The Room/New Georges
520 8th Avenue, Ste. 326 (between 36/37th streets)

Who’s THON-ing?? Well, so far there’s:
Alice Reagan, Andrea Lepcio, Anna Ziegler, Ari Laura Kreith,
Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich, Barbara Cassidy, Caridad Svich,
Crystal Skillman, Daniella Topol, Emily DeVoti, Erica Gould,
Gretchen Michelfeld, Heidi Handelsman, Jennifer Gibbs, Jennifer Kagan,
Julie Kramer , Katherine Kovner, Kathryn Walat, Kay Matschullat,
Lauren Keating, Lear deBessonet, Lucy Alibar, Lucy Thurber,
Mallory Catlett, Maryna Harrison, Michele Aldin, Miriam Weiner,
Peggy Stafford, Robin Rice Lichtig

and there’ll be more! so stay tuned! PLUS hosts & guests & artists on remote!

Visit the New Georges website for more details.
I’m so excited by the amazing artists I’ll be working with, and hope you can check it out.

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Posted on September 11, 2009

CON MAN sailing through previews.

We made it through tech and our first week of previews. It was no easy task getting 3 directors, 30 actors, design team, crew and resident boat cat all on the same page, but we did it. And, the product is nothing short of magical. This show has surprises and rewards at every turn. I’m so excited for our audiences to experience it – and we’ve already played to sold out crowds that included NY actors Susan Sarandon, Reed Birney and Jay O. Sanders.




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Posted on September 7, 2009
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