Yearly Archives: 2004

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BADco. Returns (to Zagreb)

So, if you happen to be going to Zagreb in the next few weeks, be sure to see the new piece by our friendsd in BADco. You may recall their wonderful performance Solo Me that they brought to P.S. 122 last year. We wrote about

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Shop n’Sing

Every year about this time, I look forward to my annual pilgrimage uptown to see the department store Christmas windows. To me, it is a spiritual rebirth, a reassuring beacon of the unchanging nature of the world, no less than the birds returning in the

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Emerging Black Playwrights Gathering

I just received this via email: Emerging Black Playwrights Gathering Dec. 20th (Mon.) 6-8pm ART/NY 575 Eighth Avenue/Suite 17 South (Brooklyn) A gathering for Emerging Black Playwrights is happening Monday, Dec. 20th from 6-8pm at ART/NY. The purpose of the gathering is to assemble -for

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barfly redux

A couple of months ago I went to the Fez Reading Series tribute to Charles Bukowski, which was great. It featured Jonathan Ames, Mike Daisey, Amy Sohn and a bunch of other downtown notables waxing on (and off) about Bukowski. At one point in the

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neat stuff

You know, the folks over at nytheatre.com cast their editorial net a lot wider than we do, and they do a lot of reviews/listings – but that’s not all they do. Over the years they’ve accumulated a pretty extensive list of interviews with various theater

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Culturebot Bulletin Board!

No longer will you languish, listlessly, in your apartment, unable to find collaborators. No longer will you be forced to call up that stage manager you hate, just because he’s the only one you know. No more, thanks to the new, super-duper Culturebot bulletin board!

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I’m gonna get naked in a minute

This just in: The Sundance Institute Theatre Program and The Howard Gilman Foundation announced projects by Doug Wright and Terrence McNally for development at The Sundance Institute Theatre Laboratory at White Oak in Yulee, Florida, Nov. 29-Dec. 13.The first, Grey Gardens, is a new musical

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Culturebot Cocktails is Tonight!

Culturebot Cocktails is tonight! Don’t miss this opportunity to hang out, meet cool new people and see some awesome performances including This an extravagant performance by downtown phenomenon Taylor Mac; a quirky dance solo by Mary Ann Wall involving a ball gown and bluegrass music;

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Talking to John Collins of Elevator Repair Service

For the second installment of our “Starting a Theater Company” series, I spoke with John Collins, founder and artistic director of Elevator Repair Service. Called “The best experimental theater group in town” by New York Magazine, ERS uses quirky choreography, slapstick comedy, found text, lost

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The LES Bio Project

The Lower East Side Biography Project is having a Video Screening Party tonight, Friday. November 19. 2004, as a benefit for ABC No Rio’s Building Fund. Hosted by Penny Arcade with video biographies, music, poetry, beverages, and “eclectic reality”. Looks groovy. Check it out.

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Flexible Music for Flexible Listeners

Contemporary classical music has it rough. It’s taken for granted in the theatre world that new plays should be produced all the time. But in the classical world it’s pretty common that both musicians and fans who like their Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms won’t know

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Get Off That Couch

As part of Culturebot’s ongoing effort to share the love and knowledge (and add new writers to our ever-expanding stable) we had Amanda Miller, writer, performer and P.S. 122 intern extraordinaire, write this handy guide to New York City Performance Opportunities for Emerging Artists. —