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The Mammy Project

Last night Culturebot went to the opening night of Michelle Matlock’s The Mammy Project at The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’ Palace of Variety. It’s a very enjoyable and engaging show, exploring the history and persistence of the “Mammy” icon in American Culture.

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Radiohole Is Still My Name

Some of you may remember Radiohole from last season’s Postmodern Arctic Performance Spectacle None of It: More or Less Hudson’s Bay, Again at P.S. 122. Well, they’re at it again, cooking up an anarchic new theatrical invention called Radiohole Is Still My Name.

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Jerry Springer The Opera

Culturebot has spies everywhere! Over the holidays one of our intrepid Culturebot Agents braved the Atlantic and journeyed to London to bring back tales of Jerry Springer: The Opera.

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Talking to Mark Russell, pt.1

(photo by Anna Barry-Jester for the Village Voice) For the past twenty years Mark Russell has been the executive and artistic director of P.S. 122. In December 2003 he resigned from his position to seek out new and bigger challenges. Culturebot took this opportunity to

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Talking to Tim Etchells

Tim Etchells is the artistic director of Forced Entertainment. His show, Instructions for Forgetting, opens this Thursday. Martin Denton from NYTheatre.com interviews him here.

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Pirates Are Awesome

This cultural moment belongs to pirates. Pirates of the Carribbean and Peter Pan are just the latest signals of the ascendancy of piracy among the eternal goofy pantheon of robots, ninjas, and monkeys.

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January at P.S. 122

We’re still working on the “upcoming” section, but I thought I’d let everyone know what’s going on in January at P.S. 122 – House of No More and Instructions for Forgetting – the shows coincide with the semi-official launch of culturebot.org on January 8th. (cross