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Performance Space New York – Grand Re-Opening Celebration

PERFORMANCE SPACE NEW YORK

East Village Series!

Sunday Night – Feb. 18th from 6 pm till 9 pm

The OPENING of the PS122 building after years of renovation proved to be worth the wait!

The two new spaces – Derek Lloyd stage and Neilma Sidney Theatre – were utilized for the OPENING NIGHT ‘Avant-Garde-Arama.’

Here are my images and video from the AGA Extravaganza on this night!

Opening the show in the Derek Lloyd Stage was Pat Oleszko and her beautiful inflatables.

The theater was packed for the AGA show in the Derek Lloyd theater.

Salley May and the ensemble players bust open the place with a great song and dance exorcism.

Performer list:

Mediums: Jacqueline Zahora, Pedro J. Rosado Jr.
Pure Evil: Salley May and Tony Stinkmetal
Kid Evil-Slayers: Louise May, Annabel Sexton-Daldry, Graham Greene, Lois Houck, and Logan Martinez.
Ghosts:  Heidi Dorow, Laurie Berg, Agosto Machado, Nicky Paraiso, Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala, Audrey Kindred, Jodi Bender, Sarah Trignano, Diana Y Greiner, Ed Boland, Jessie Weiner, Lizzie Donahue, Julian Fleisher, David Thorpe, and Sam Zalutsky
 invoking the ghosts of
Ethyl Eichelberger
Tom Murrin
Diane Torr
Fred Ho
Blondell Cummings
Frank Maya
Billy Swindler
John Bernd
Fred Holland
Derek Lloyd
Gerard Little / Mr. Fashion
Laurie Carlos
Huck Snyder
Jim Neu
Ruth Maleczech
Peter Rose
Carsin
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Spiderwoman Theater (Muriel Miguel & Gloria Miguel) had some stories to tell.

In the other space – Neilma Sidner Theatre – I walked in on Cornelius Loy playing the theremin.

 Murray Hill was on hand hob-nobbing with the crowd in the hallway.

Lois Weaver and Holly Hughes having a drink together.

Hanging out near the bar before the performance was Patti Spliff.

James Godwin (performing in the Neilma Sidney Theater) and Gary Ray.

The sound and lighting crew did a great job running the shows in both theaters.

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Celebrating the Life of Tom Murrin @ La Mama Ellen Stewart Theater – Sunday June 3rd 2012

Patricia Sullivan welcomes you to an afternoon of words, images and performances honoring the beloved

TOM MURRIN (1939 – 2012)

Performance Artist, Playwright, Writer, Friend.

(Highlights from this wonderful event generously hosted by La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theater.)

Pat Olezko‘s Inflatables greeted you at the entrance to La Mama for the Tom Murrin Celebration.

Tom Murrin’s desk was on display in the entrance.

Luna Macaroona Blessing by Annabel Sexton-Daltry and Salley and Louise May.

Agosta Machado with the Luna Macaroona Blessing.

Patricia Sullivan reads some very personal funny things about her husband.

Lucy Sexton was an amazing MC for this event. Wig and mask in hand.

Mimi Goese and Dick Connette perform ‘Fixing a Hole’ by the Beatles.

Jo Andres and Steve Buscemi share some hilarious stories about Tom.

Nicky Paraiso sings and gets the audience to participate in a ‘sing-a-long’.

Cary Curran dances a beautiful piece that Tom would have loved.

Mark Mitton levitates a table with the help of Tom’s sister.

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A tax deductible donation can me made in support of Tom’s Archives.

Make checks payable to “Artspire, A Program of NYFA”

In the memo line indicate “The Legend of Alien Comic”.

Mail to: Artspire, A Program of NYFA, Fiscal Sponsorship Program

20 Jay Street, 7th FLoor, Brooklyn NY 11201

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Other speakers of the evening included:

Jane Friedman

John Vaccaro

Ellie Covan

Message from Mark Russell

Carlo McCormack

Message from Alex Souldancer

Alien Comic Video edited by Larry Fessenden

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Thanks to Lori E. Seid and Bill Schaffner for making the great evening’s TECHNICAL brilliance.

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‘Wrecking Ball’ Avant-Garde-Arama – Post Cards from the Edge – The Last 2011 Show

The PS122 Postcard from the last 2011 Avant-Garde-Arama

The Avant-Garde-Arama Poster displayed outside the edifice.

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Here are a selection of performers from the Saturday evening’s show!

Uncle Jimmy (James Godwin) was the MC for the evening’s Festivities.

Salley May ‘busts’ out of the AGA wrecking ball.

Andrew Schneider comes in to the performing space from the top!

Andrew talks backwards to the audience in his ingenious performance.

M. Lamar sings with operatic tone and piano.

Miss Rose Wood performs two pieces – one of which is pictured here.

Lisa Kron displays a ‘head shot’ from her earlier years!

Koosil-ja with Lance Blisters rocks the house with songs of being ‘pissed off’.

The Ethyl Eichelberger Museum introduced by Miss Joan Marie Moossy.

Salley May cuts up with stage hand.

The line producers are Eileen Goddard, Nick Bixby and Lauren Brown. The built the wall, made projection videos and so much more!

Flawless Sabrina reads a few passages from text.

Peggy Pettitt sings and weaves a story for the audience.

Black Eyed Susan sings the Ethyl Eicherberger song with accordion player Margaret Stutt.

Salley May is exasperated knowing this is the last of AGA for awhile!

Bad Buka Gypsy Punk Rock Extravaganza closes the show.

Production crew gets some beer just before they ‘Cheers’ to the audience!

Lori E. Seid spinning the digital vinyl in the basement cafe.

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AGA Wrecking Ball – Sat Night June 18th, 2011 – Credits from Jim Moore on Vimeo.

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