Archive for May, 2009

she of the voice

May 18, 2009

my dear, dear friends,

wanted to let you know about this fabulous new play. as usual i am doing press, producing, and doing a whole lot of cheer leading! She of the Voice will be presented July 7, 8, 9, and 10 as part of the “undergroundzero festival” at PS 122. we’re looking to raise  $2,500 so anything you can contribute would be über-apprecaited.

a bit about the project…

She of the Voice, Eliza Bent’s adaptation of award-winning author Hari Kunrzu’s short story “Magda Mandela,” simmers with video, dance, soundscape + song. A Greek chorus of urbanites dwell alongside the larger-than-life Magda whose constant preaching and outrageous, vigilante antics provide a wealth of gossip—and headaches—for her fellow citizens. Magda may parade around in a lime green thong. She may offer up endless aphorisms and declare herself kin to Nelson Mandela. Yet her calls to arms—though observed—for the most part, remain ignored. Is Magda a wise fool or crazy neighbor? In a fractured, apathetic world, can community exist if no one listens? Though comedic in tone, at the heart of She of the Voice is an exploration of human fellowship.

SHE OF THE VOICE is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of SHE OF THE VOICE may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Contributions can be made online at:

https://www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/2447

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bloody hell

May 18, 2009

well well well.

if only the cast and crew of bloody bloody andrew jackson (now playing at joe’s pub at the public theater) could reign their talent in we’d all be a bit better off. KIDDING! what a show. seriously folks if you have not seen it yet GO. you will not regret it. tickles the funny bone while you’re watching and leaves you thinking long after.

and while i was linking to the myspace page of les freres corbusier‘s latest success, i came across this little gem. do you believe in the weave? i know i sure do. bunkweave. deliciously subversive and deliriously funny, these songs will stay in your head and in your heart. kinda like that show i just saw.

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the bells, the bells!

May 7, 2009

friends,

wanted to let you know about a lovely little event i attended last week. in honor of Queens Day, a fine holiday celebrated in the fine nation of the netherlands, i popped up to Riverside Church by Columbia University to hear Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” played on the carillon bell. ooh and what a perfect day it was. For more info take a peek here.

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