AFTERPARTY: The Rothko Studio is a site-specific, promenade performance in and around the former studio of legendary painter Mark Rothko. Built in 1884 for the YMCA as the Young Men’s Institute, 222 Bowery is best known for the many now-famous artists who lived, worked, and played in this landmarked gem. The building’s former gymnasium is where Rothko created the infamous “Seagram Murals” commissioned by The Four Seasons restaurant in 1957. AFTERPARTY explores this pivotal moment for downtown artists and offers a rare opportunity to visit this site.
June 13-28th, 2019. Theater at St. John’s in Greenwich Village.
(Originally produced in 1983 to rave reviews ‘One of the 10 Best Plays of the Year’. New York Times and Time Magazine)
The playing schedule for GALAS is as follows: Monday through Sunday evenings at 8pm, with official opening scheduled for Sunday, June 16th. There is an additional matinee performance on Sunday, June 16th at 3pm. There will be no performances on Tuesday, June 18th; Monday, June 24th; and Thursday, June 27th. Tickets are $25 and are available online HERE!
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and celebrating World Pride!
“My Sideshow Mammas”. Sideshow historian and publisher of “Shocked and Amazed – On & Off the Midway” James Taylor waxes poetic on the sideshow “freaks” (a tit;e both women wore proudly in the show biz), the women who were “Mom” to him: Jeanie Tomaini, billed in her day as “The World’s Only Living Half Girl,” and Pecilla Bejano, the famous “Monkey Girl.” www.shockedandamazed.com
‘now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories’ is the newest work from Nicky Paraiso, an award-winning 40-year veteran of the New York City performance community. In a deep exploration of an artist’s life, Paraiso investigates aging, identity, sexuality, class and race. Directed by MacArthur Fellow John Jesurun, this world premiere is a multi-disciplinary celebration of an artistic community as it grows older and continues to make work, both individually and with each other. Paraiso is joined by choreographer / dancers Irene Hultman, Jon Kinzel, Vicky Shick, and Paz Tanjuaquio in performance and as collaborators.‘
What happens when the sacred meets the sensual… When ceremony meets performance… Where the land meets the sea…
4th Annual Coney Island Ritual Cabaret Festival Interview with co-artistic directors Nick Fracaro, Gabriele Schafer and producer Brendan Schweda. For more information and performer Lineup visit: bit.ly/2JDF6GZ