“Made Here” Screening & Discussion at The Chocolate Factory

MADE HERE is a documentary series and website focusing on the challenging and eclectic lives of New York City performing artists. On Monday, June 21, from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be a screening of the documentary and a discussion moderated by Jennifer Wright Cook, Executive Director of The Field, about DAY & NIGHT JOBS at The … Continue reading

Sounding at HERE opens Feb 17

HERE proudly brings to life Sounding, a new seven-character multi-media play driven by original text and lyrics, along with cinematic video and a unique soundscape influenced by the music of Patti Smith, Bartok and Portishead.  Written by Jennifer Gibbs and directed by Kristin Marting, this production runs Wednesday, February 17 – Saturday, March 13 on HERE’s MainStage. Sounding follows … Continue reading

Los Grumildos at HERE

We hear good things about this: (video NSFW!) From the HERE website: Grotesque. Charming. Sordid. Tiny. Los Grumildos are automated puppets, miniature beings that skulk about a world somewhere between Victorian dollhouse and red light district. The brainchildren of Peruvian artist Ety Fefer finally land in North America at HERE Arts Center, after four years … Continue reading

HERE Benefit

Wednesday, June 3rd found us at HERE Arts Center for their annual benefit party. It was a superfun evening, an intimate event of HERE’s great friends, Board members, and donors including Michael Cerveris, Luis Castro of TimeWarner, Elysabeth Kleinhans, Jamie Bennett of DCA, Don Palmer of NYSCA, Frank Hentschker and Morgan Jenness.  One of my fave DJs – DJ Acidophilus (aka Bill Bragin) … Continue reading

Take a Deep Breath – Its APAP!

Okay so its APAP time again and its busier than ever. PS122 has COIL, The Public has Under The Radar, at CSV will have Witness Relocation and International WOW presenting the shows they did during Spotlight Japan at PRELUDE two years ago. HERE Arts Center has Culturemart 2009 which includes, among other things, a new … Continue reading

Soho to L.I.C. to Philly and Back Again

[I’m tired, I’ll try and add links later!] Okay so Wednesday I headed down to HERE ARTS CENTER to see OH WHAT WAR, Mallory Catlett & Co.’s new multimedia meditation on war from the doughboy’s perspective. The set looks like a WWI trench populated by the ghosts of deserters from every army – purgatory of … Continue reading

Oph3lia, Hamlet, Macbeth & More

Okay I was going to do this in a logical way, starting with the first show and moving on up in time to this afternoon (Sunday). But I can’t do it that way because I have been moved to tears and almost to speechlessness by the extraordinary, astonishing, near-perfect masterpiece that is Aya Ogawa’s Oph3lia. … Continue reading

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