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Best Idea Ever

This looks like it’ll be fun: The Madagascar Institute presentsThe Best Idea Ever! What could possibly go wrong?

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All Stories Are Fiction

On February 23rd, storyteller Mike Daisey started a new monday night workshop at P.S. 122 called All Stories Are Fiction. Working off of some notes on a legal pad, he tells new stories every night – essentially building his next show in front of you.It’s

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ArtsJournal Live

Culturebot’s tonier and high-brow cousin is coming out (from behind the monitor). Wanna know what the ArtsJournal bloggers look like? Well, on Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm, AJ editor Doug McLennan is going to be at the Landmark Tavern (11th Ave. and 46th St.,

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Roaring Girle

Culturebot hasn’t seen The Foundry Theater’s production of The Roaring Girle yet, (we’re supposed to go in a week or so), but word has started to spread that it’s every bit as good as people thought it would be. Mike at epenthesis.org says: “What can

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Talking With Tulip Sweet Part 1

Saturday, March 6th will mark the premier of Schoolhouse Roxx, PS122’s new late-night performance series exploring the intersection of live music and performance art. Stephanie Dickson and Tom Siler have been exploring that intersection for over a decade in St. Paul, Minnesota and more recently

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The Loneliness of Noam Chomsky

For those of a certain political bent, Noam Chomsky is something of a hero. Or at least the idea of Noam Chomsky holds endless fascination. Anybody who was politically engaged (from the left) in the early 90’s saw the documentary Manufacturing Consent and subsequently could

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History of Dance at P.S. 122

This Sunday, February 29th, will be the world premiere of P.S. 122 co-founder’s Charles Dennis’ film Homecoming – a documentary about the past 20 years of dance at P.S. 122, and its influence on the world of downtown performance. Show’s at 5 pm. at P.S.

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Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith is a writer, director and performer best known for his Obie Award-winning solo performance A Huey P. Newton Story, which was subsequently adapted for television by Spike Lee, where it won a John Foster Peabody Award. Smith will make his cinematic directorial

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Talking with Colleen Werthmann, part 1

Fans of downtown theater have had ample opportunity to see the talents of Colleen Werthmann. From her work with Elevator Repair Service, to her solo shows, to recent work with The Civilians, she has been a dynamic presence onstage. Currently appearing in Suitcase at Soho

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Talking with Dan Hurlin, part 1

Writer/director Dan Hurlin has been creating original puppet theater since 1980. His work has been presented at such spaces as New York’s P.S. 122, The Kitchen, and Dance Theater Workshop; Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center; the Duke University Institute for the Arts; and the Flynn Theater