|I have a new one-act comedy in this festival, plus songs from my recent musical production, plus I'm reading a scene with an Off-Off Broadway legend.....dunno what I did to deserve this good fortune except work very hard, so I'll gladly accept it. If anyone is in NYC this weekend, check out the festival and look me up! (By the way, there is no fee to submit anything, anytime to Theater for the New City)
THE 12TH ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Friday, May 25th, 6pm - 1am Performances
Saturday, May 26th, 11am - 1am
11am - 6pm - OUTSIDE ON E. 10th STREET - Cultural Fair, Performances, Food, Vendors!
2pm - 5pm - INSIDE - Performances for Kids and by Kids,
2pm-midnight--FILM FESTIVAL, 6pm-1am performances
Sunday, May 27th, 6pm - 1am
FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!
THE 12th ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS will bring together under one roof in just three days over 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, puppeteers, film makers and many others -- all of whom reside, work or have their roots in the culturally diverse, willfully anarchistic Lower East Side -- for New York City's most diverse FREE 3-day festival, from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between E. 9th and 10th Streets) in Manhattan. http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net. for complete schedule and list of performers.
FRIDAY 10: 40 Penny Arcade
FRIDAY 11:15 Helen Hanft.
The legendary actress, reading an excerpt from "Who Killed My Bald Sister Sophie?" by Tom Eyen, author of "Dreamgirls." With Barbara Kahn.
SATURDAY 6:29 Susana Cook
Going South, written and performed by Susana Cook
SATURDAY 8:27 Allison Tartalia
"Mary," written and performed by Allison Tartalia. From 1918: A House Divided (lyrics by Barbara Kahn, music by Allison Tartalia): "Buongiorno," performed by Victoria Levin and Victoria Lavington, and "Last to Die," performed by Robert Gonzales, Jr.
SATURDAY 10:53 Barbara Kahn. "Law&Order: I.C.E., a Cold Case." Written and directed by Barbara Kahn. Music composed by Allison Tartalia. With Andi Hogan, Allison Tartalia, Robert Gonzales, Jr,. Victoria Lavington, Victoria Levin and Dan Leeds.
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO SLIGHT TIME CHANGES. CALL THE THEATER OR CHECK THEIR WEBSITE ON DAY OF PERFORMANCE TO CONFIRM. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ARRIVE ONE HOUR BEFORE PERFORMANCE YOU WANT TO SEE IN ORDER TO GET A SEAT.
THE LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS was founded in 1996 to demonstrate the creative explosion of Manhattan's Lower East Side and the area's importance to the culture and tourism of New York City. Last year, more than 3,000 people attended.
This year's participants, representing the unique ethnic and cultural diversity of the Lower East Side, include an eclectic mix of talent, ranging from Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham and legendary talk show host Joe Franklin, to performance artists Reno, Penny Arcade and Susana Cook, to composer David Amram, to theatre and dance companies such as The NY Theater Workshop, The Living Theater, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, La MaMa ETC and many others.
Events, from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27, are FREE, open to all, and take place within two theater spaces at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between E. 9th and 10th Streets) and along East 10th Street between 1st and 2nd Aves. On Saturday, May 26, THE 12th ANNUAL LES FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS offers a day-long block party featuring performances and a community arts fair with food and crafts vendors. Attractions on Saturday afternoon will emphasize performances with and by children. Additional attractions throughout the 3-day event include a film festival, a poetry slam with 28 poets, puppeteers, dancers, musicians, readings, theater pieces that reflect the LES life, and an art installation representing over 30 fine artists, plus the music of the Gershwins, Yip Harburg and others.
Participants include artists presently residing on the Lower East Side, arts groups performing in the area, prominent writers and artists whose work has dealt directly with the Lower East Side experience, and playwrights who have written original works specifically for the festival.
THE 12th ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS features performances for and by kids, and performers with disabilities. Additionally, the distinct ethnic communities of the Lower East Side are amply represented, including the Latin American, African American, Chinese, Indian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Native American, Polish and Ukrainian communities.
Last edited on Wed May 23rd, 2007 05:12 am by bkahn