Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque: back on our bullsh*t

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Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque: back on our bullsh*t

Come join your buddies at Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque as we give our second annual middle finger to the year that was! Join me as I sing about my fear of nuclear war! Huzzah!

Join Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque Before you ring in the joy of a new year, wring out the flop sweat of the old. Join Rhinestone Gorilla as we look back in anger at the year that was, work through our anxiety about what’s to come, and say goodbye and fuck you to 2017.

Saturday, December 30th
doors at 8
PM / show at 8:30 PM
$20 suggested donation (Pay what you can)

@ Bizarre Bushwick

More information on the FB event here.

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Wildly inventive, completely nuts, and charming through-and-through.
— Flavorpill
These cerebral ladies... young, smart, sexy, nerdy, nerdy-sexy women, show off their high brow cred and low brow spread — all in titillating, sparkly, see-through costumes.

— Burlesque Beat
Rhinestone Gorilla is the future of burlesque.
— San Francisco Burlesque Review

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CAT PLANET at Bushwick Open Studios

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CAT PLANET at Bushwick Open Studios

CAT PLANET is returning to its home in Brooklyn!

The series will be screening on a loop as part of the Ravacon Collective's Collective Consciousness gallery for this year's Bushwick Open Studios. You have to, you know, go to Bushwick, (I know), but WORTH IT.

An assortment of drawings, paintings, collages, photography, wood burns, mixed media, and sculptures by Bushwick natives and residents will be on display. As well as Video Installations compiling short films that range from experimental to comedy and horror by The Ravacon Collective and associates. Free popcorn beer and wine.

Collective Consciousness Gallery

Friday, September 22nd, 7-10 PM

Saturday, September 23rd, 2-8 PM

96 Bogart St., Ground Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Check out the official listing on the Arts in Bushwick site. Or RSVP on FB.

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"I Refuse Your Love Story" at FEAST: June!

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"I Refuse Your Love Story" at FEAST: June!

So happy to be working again with my friend, the insanely talented Ria T. Dilillo of The Skeleton Rep, and playwright/performer Dani Marinick, on Dani's short play "I Refuse Your Love Story", a funny, poignant short play about moving through a the ultra-heteronormative world of the American South as someone who defies traditional ideas of gender, at the FEAST Performance Series' June edition!

Hope you'll join us for this, and the other performances:

June 7th @ 7 PM

Under St. Marks Theatre

94 St. Marks Place

Tickets available here.

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Skeleton Rep Salon: Special Birthday Edition!

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Skeleton Rep Salon: Special Birthday Edition!

We Should Know Her: A Skeleton Rep Salon

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIA!!!

Happy birthday to this beautiful lady!!

Happy birthday to this beautiful lady!!

The Salon Series is a monthly reading series, whose goal is to create space for new plays to develop and receive exposure in front of a supportive audience in a comfortable setting (like a living room!), for the simple cost of bringing your own snack/drink.  Afterward, the company then invites the audience to mingle with the actors, each other, and the playwright.

Join us for a very special Salon, which will also double as Skeleton Rep Artistic Director, Ria T. DiLullo's birthday party!!

The Salon Series takes place about a 10 minute walk from 59th St/Columbus Circle, in a building with a deck overlooking the Hudson River. Address and directions will be sent upon RSVP-ing.

RSVP ASAP via email at: theskeletonrep@gmail.com

More info on the reading and Skeleton Rep available here.

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COMING UP: SNARK! at the Columbia University Film Fest

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COMING UP: SNARK! at the Columbia University Film Fest

Catch me in a reading of Jay Riedl's fast paced, serio-comic pilot, "SNARK", for CUFF! (Where I'll be I'll be reprising my customary role as a suicidal, goth teen. 👧🏻🖤☠️) Join us for an evening of awesome screenplays, awards, and mingling!

Screenwriting Night & Alumni Reception

Wednesday, May 10th, 7 PM

The Riverside Theatre at Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue, between 120th and 122nd Streets

CUFF '17 runs from May 10th - 16th. More info on Wednesday's reading and more here.

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Join me for "Godzilla VS My Ex-Girlfriends: A Playwriting Collective Party"!

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Join me for "Godzilla VS My Ex-Girlfriends: A Playwriting Collective Party"!

Gonna be totally honest, I'm so excited to be involved with this.

My dear friend and extremely talented playwright, Joshua Young, is a founding member of The Playwriting Collective, who are, according to their website, are "a playwright driven production company designed expressely for the purpose of giving voice to writers and artists from lower economic backgrounds."

This informal performance - which is happening this Friday, April 28th, at Dixon Place - is somewhere between a workshop and a reading, and will raise money for the Collective to give a grant to one playwright to produce their work. The group does great work, and you should definitely come out and support it if you can. You can also donate to them directly via their website, if you can't be there in person! ;)

GODZILLA VS MY EX-GIRLFRIENDS:

A PLAYWRITING COLLECTIVE PARTY

Friday, April 28th, 10 PM

Dixon Place

161A Chrystie St.

New York, NY 10002

$15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 Stu./Sen./idNYC

More info and tickets available here.

ABOUT THIS SHOW

Godzilla’s alcohol fueled messy break-ups with other Kaiju are the stuff of legend.  Now the hulking and foreboding Godzilla, a bi-poly serial dater fighting body dysmorphic disorder, looms over the helpless NYC.  

While fleeing Godzilla’s rampage a man ducks under some rubble… only to notice every other person near Godzilla is someone he dated.  It seems the league of his extraordinary exes have joined forces to take on the monstrous Godzilla.  Amidst this fantasia of carnage, the dangers of dating are revealed as the true monster that not even Godzilla can defeat.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The Playwriting Collective is a playwright driven initiative to support voices from lower economic backgrounds. We put the playwright first and seek out writers as well as stories, narratives, and characters that shine a light on the current state of America’s lower class. The work we cultivate is transmedia and we encourage our artists to indulge their imaginations. From vast multimedia spectacle, to puppetry, to audience participation… we want to uplift people artistically and socially through stories armed with all the weapons of modern stagecraft.

Joshua Young’s work has developed or produced at: The HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, The Exquisite Corpse Company (ECC), New York Madness, Naked Angels, Primary Stages, FringeNYC, MITF, and Planet Connections. His work has been supported by The 2015 Playwrights Horizons/ Kenyon Institute Playwriting Conference and The 2015 Dramatists Guild Conference: #WriteChange. He was a Mabou Mines/Suite 2016 Resident Artist Finalist and was a member of the ECC 2016 Fall Writers Group. He’s a proud member of the Dramatists Guild as well as an IATSE technician, designer and editor.  He is a founding member of The Playwriting Collective, a playwright driven initiative designed to support writers from lower economic backgrounds.

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Barefoot's Barenaked Reading Series is back with "VALIANT"!

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Barefoot's Barenaked Reading Series is back with "VALIANT"!

I'm super excited to announce I'll be reading a few roles in Lanna Joffrey's "Valiant", with my theatre family, Barefoot Theatre Company, to kick off a new year of their BareNaked Reading Series. The play examines women's perspectives on war, including survivors of the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, Hiroshima, and others, and is a beautiful, powerful reflection on strength and violence. Not exactly lightweight stuff, but very, very much worth hearing. Hope you'll join us.

BareNaked Reading Series Presents:

VALIANT

adapted by Lanna Joffrey

Featuring LIVE MUSIC performed by Taylor Plas. 
2017 bareNaked Reading Series sponsored by ZYR Vodka.    

WHEN: Monday, April 24th, 2017
(Doors Open @ 6:30pm; Curtain @ 7:00pm) 
WHERE: El Barrio's Artspace PS 109
(215 E 99th St, New York, NY 10029, bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)

RESERVATION: email barefootrsvp@aol.com with Name and amount of tixs. Limited Seating. Reservation confirmed UNLESS you hear back from us.

ADMISSION: $5 Suggested Donation; Cash Only at the Box Office
*all donations support the general operating costs of Barefoot Theatre Company.

Hi-ARTS is a leading institution within the urban arts movement — developing and producing new works of performance and visual art, providing a platform for artists, and creating educational and community programs that connect and expand the audiences for urban arts.

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CAT PLANET wins "Best Web Series" at the Toronto Independent Film Awards!!

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CAT PLANET wins "Best Web Series" at the Toronto Independent Film Awards!!

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I am thrilled and delighted to announce that CAT PLANET, (the web series I wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in, along with a team of my most talented and brilliant friends, watch it here if you haven't already!!), has won in the category of "Best Web Series" at the Toronto Independent Film Awards!

Thanks, TIFA! As if we needed another reason to want to move to Canada. (See below for reasons 1-978.) But for real real, we are honored! :3

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Trudeau doe... 🙀

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Talking "Ghost In the Shell" with Faim de Séance!

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Talking "Ghost In the Shell" with Faim de Séance!

Got to talk with my friends Arezki, Arnaud, and Juan in Paris about the new Ghost In the Shell reboot - spoiler, we were not fans, but the conversation was hilarious and insightful and generally great, cause, well, those guys are rad. Fun fact, we were not allowed to use the obvious metaphor - "It was like the Shell without the Ghost", so we came up with other, new, more creative ways to call it a steaming pile of whitewashed garbage.

Anyway, Faim de Séance is awesome. Check out our episode below, listen to other English Language episodes, as well as their usual Francophone episodes on their Soundcloud, and like them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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