ECONOMIC RECOVERY and the ARTS UPDATE

From AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS: Just moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives approved their final version of the Economic Recovery bill by a vote of 246-183.  We can now confirm that the package DOES include $50 million in direct support for arts jobs through National Endowment for the Arts grants.  We are also happy to report that … Continue reading

NOSTALGIA ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE

TONIGHT!!! FRiDAY THE 13th! LA MAMA E.T.C. 10PM PERFORMANCES BY: JOHN JESURUN with Black-Eyed Susan and Ben Forester WU INGRID TSANG BARB LANCIERS THE NONSENSE COMPANY RACHEL MASON & A SPECIAL TEASER FROM DYKE DIVISION’S ROOM FOR CREAM Bringing artists who have been working for 30-plus years into dialogue with those who have been working … Continue reading

Twitter of the Shrew

From Orlando and Brian Feldman 0f  The Feldman Dynamic comes a new performance art theater adventure. (I have not yet had the chance to experience The Feldman Dynamic live. Hopefully, one day, I will. ) Who: Amway Shakespeare Opportunity (2009 Inaugural Season) Taking Shakespeare To The Next Level. What: Twitter of the Shrew - adapted for Twitter by @BrianFeldman from the … Continue reading

AUDITION for KING LEAR

OBIE Award-winning, internationally touring Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company will be holding auditions for a new show, KING LEAR, written and directed by Young Jean Lee (THE SHIPMENT, CHURCH, SONGS OF THE DRAGON FLYING TO HEAVEN), which will premiere at Soho Rep (BLASTED, NO DICE) in January 2010. These are exploratory auditions for a workshop … Continue reading

more on the NEA stimulus allocation

Because I think it’s useful to have these numbers in your head. From Scott Lilly at the Center for American Progress: Even if we exclude the 3 million people who work in support of art and art organizations and the 1.3 million artists who work less than full time, the remaining 700,000 full time artists … Continue reading

redevelop (death valley)

Last night we went to The Chocolate Factory for the opening of Brian Rogers’ redevelop (death valley). I really enjoyed it a lot.  While waiting for the house to open I got into a discussion about the challenges of writing about performance work that doesn’t fall neatly into any category and how too few “critics” … Continue reading

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