Monday, April 27, 2009

Theatre Askew curates Avant-Garde-Arama 2009 at PS122

Theater Askew, NYC's leading queer theatre company, joins forces with Avant-Garde-Arama! Join us as we give PS 122's oldest and much-loved endeavor a decidedly lavender makeover with works from lesbian, gay, transgender, and even a few straight playwrights, choreographers, musicians, and solo performers. Two nights of exciting & askew Avant Garde performance. Check out the lineups and choose your night, or better yet, join us for both performances!

Performance Schedule:

Hosted by Everett Quinton and Bianca Leigh

Installation by Peter Cramer & Co from Le Petit Versailles Community Garden

Selections of queer experimental film

FRIDAY MAY 15 (Starting at 7:30 p.m.):
Estimated run time of 1 hour.

Solo Performance: Selection from Bianca Leigh's one woman show A Night at the Tombs based on her experiences as a high-end transsexual dominatrix

Group Performance: A sneak peek at Theatre Askew's new piece The Tale of the Good Whistleblower of Chaillot's Caucasian Wife and Her Other Children of a Lesser Marriage Chalk Circle by Stan Richardson, with performances by Debbie Troché, Tim Cusack and Joanna Parson

Music: Avant Berlin Cabaret by Isengart

Dance: Excerpt from Irene Riveros and BLISS Dance-Theatre's new piece inspired by Margaret Cho, i am i

SATURDAY MAY 16 (Starting at 7:30 p.m.):
Estimated run time of 1 hour.

Solo Performance: Polly Frost and Ray Sawhill's The Last Artist in New York City performed by Karen Grenke and directed by Jason Jacobs. The last artist left in NYC bids adieu to P.S. 122

Group Performance: Theatre Askew presents a new piece by OBIE-winner William M. Hoffman, 5 Heads. In the near future, the severed heads of Theatre Askew company members must band together to defeat their oppressor

Music: The Din (Matthew Pritchard and Isam Rum) presents a multimedia performance of new songs about the dynamics and dysfunction of their collaborative and personal relationship. Matthew's a little bit opera; Isam's a little bit rock 'n' roll. Tonight they meet in the middle

Dance: GERALDCASELDANCE in Save the Robots about the legendary and notorious Alphabet City after-hours club

Fri. May 15 - Sat. May 16
7:30 p.m.
Performance Space 122
150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009

Tickets are $20
$15 students/seniors
$10 PS 122 members

For Tickets: Click Here

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