Friday, November 30, 2018

Portrait of Playwright and Director Robert OHara, and George Wolfe

For: J. O. H.
Portrait of Playwright Robert OHara, Main Stage, Playwrights Horizon, 2015
Play: Booty Candy
Mentor
The Director and Playwright George Wolfe, 2006
at Home on 19th STreet

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Portrait of Playwright Adriano Shaplin, The Riot Group, The Connelly Theater , 2011 x

Portrait of Playwright Adriano Shaplin, The Riot Group, The Connelly Theater, 2011


The Freedom Club

by  Adriano Shaplin

Directed by Whit MacLaughlin
Connelly Theater,
220 East 4th Street,
  • opening date January 6, 2011
  • Cast: Starring Drew Friedman, McKenna Kerrigan, Jeb Kreager, Mary McCool, Paul Schnabel, Adriano Shaplin and Stephanie Viola


Performed by Drew Friedman, McKenna Kerrigan, Jeb Kreager, Mary McCool, Paul Schnabel, Adriano Shaplin, Stephanie Viola

Costumes by Rosemarie McKelvey

Lights by Maria Shaplin

Sound by Whit MacLaughlin and Adriano Shaplin

Projection Design by Jorge Cousineau

Production Stage Manager: Emily Rea

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Playwright Donja R. Love, FIREFLIES, Atlantic Theater Company 2018

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Donja R. Love, 
Linda Gross Theater, Atlantic Theater Company
2018


FIREFLIES

Written by DONJA R. LOVE

Directed by SAHEEM ALI


KHRIS DAVIS (Charles)
DEWANDA WISE (Olivia)

ARNULFO MALDONADO (Scenic Designer)
DEDE AYITE (Costume Designer)
DAVID WEINER (Lighting Designer)
JUSTIN ELLINGTON (Sound & Original Music)
 ALEX BASCO KOCH (Projection Designer)
RAJA FEATHER KELLY (Choreography).
CODY RENARD RICHARD (Production Stage Manager).
SARA SAHIN (Assistant Stage Manager)

Playwright Larissa Fasthorse, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Playwright Horizons, 2018


Playwright Larissa Fasthorse, 
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Playwright Horizons, 2018

The Thanksgiving Play
by Larissa Fasthorse
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel


FEATURING
Jennifer Bareilles — Logan
Jeffrey Bean — Caden
Greg Keller — Jaxton
Margo Seibert — Alicia

Scenic Design: Wilson Chin
Costume & Puppet Design: Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design: Isabella Byrd
Sound Design: Mikaal Sulaiman
Production Stage Manager: Katie Ailinger
Assistant Stage Manager: Jenny Kennedy

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Artist Connie Reyes, 1983 x

The Artist Connie Reyes, 1983The Artist Connie Reyes 1983
married to Ronnie Bladen
published in the Brooklyn Rail

There was Connie Reyes A Tribute to Connie Reyes-Corrigan (1929–2006) by Margrit Lewczuk, Bill Jensen,

THANK YOU. CONNIE
You showed us that a cat’s life was not so bad.
You said everything you do is about art.
You gave us all the courage and permission to be ourselves.
You could always see the absurdity of this life. 
you taught us the Umbrella Dance.
You made your sculpture move to the Tenor of the Time, Freedom and counterpoint. 
You taught us to laugh in the face of Tragedy.
You showed us that in Big Business a small fly can make a difference. 
You helped us remember the price of a skill saw blade. 
You did not pass us the Torch, you threw it at us.
With You went a great era. We will carry on.

by Margrit Lewczuk Bill Jensen

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Playwright Portrait, Will Eno, Excerpt from Thom Pain x

The playwright Will Eno 2006
pswb©2018


Excerpt from
THOM PAIN (based on nothing)
by Will Eno



What a mysterious scene. And somewhere in the same night another youth bleeds between her legs, staring out a window, wondering whom to tell, wondering what to tell them. What a mystery. The onset of the breeding years. Growth. The cancers are almost all in place. Nature laughs last, ladies and gentlemen, laughs hardest and best and last, deep into the night, at you. But, think of it all. What a paradise, as I have said. What a surprise to have a body.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Playwright Ian W. Hill, at the Brick Theater, Brooklyn, 2017 x

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Playwright Ian W. Hill, at the Brick Theater, Brooklyn,  2017

ReFUSE
created by Gemini CollisionWorks
written, designed, and directed by Ian W. Hill
assisted by Berit Johnson
costumes by Holly Pocket McCaffrey



with John Amir*, Rolls Andre, David Arthur Bachrach*, Olivia Baseman*, Philip Cruise*, Ivanna Cullinan*, Linus Gelber, Amanda LaPergola, Leila Okafor, Alyssa Simon*, Anna Stefanic*, and Zuri Washington*part of Gemini CollisionWorks’ 20th Anniversary Season 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Elliott's Complement

Peter,

Very interesting. You are the TS Elliot of Gotham City.

Best wishes,
Elliott

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sun Portraits from the Shift

Sun Portraits.
From behind the wheel. I pass through the streets. Where I am is arbitrary, my destination is not my determination. I am in a constant state of flux. 
I am looking for the ghost of Atget, through the distortion of the windshield, I see Kandinsky’s lost perfect paintings.
The rising sun hits my face, I take a picture. Feeling the heat on my skin, the blinding of my eyes, I behold the sustainer, redeemer and transformer, I follow from the east to west. Ending the day as the sun descends into the harbor. I go back to the lot and wait for its return.

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6:30 am, Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
 
9:15 am,  Central Park South
 
10:12 am,  Brooklyn Bridge,
 
11:15 am  7th Avenue & 36th Street
 
Noon, 54 Street & 7th Av.
1 pm,   50th and Broadway
 
1:30   Lexington Avenue  and 48th Street
 
2.30 pm   8th Avenue & 45th Street
3:30  7th Avenue & 38th  street
 
5.30 pm   West Side Highway, Hudson River

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018