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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.

The upcoming shows already scheduled go here!

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Erin Markey at Joe’s Pub – “Rainbow Caverns”

ERIN MARKEY’S RAINBOW CAVERNS: GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME INCLUDING THE FUTURE!

Erin Markey’s show is so much fun! From her stories to her songs to her antics on stage – the audience was enjoying every minute of this “Greatest Hits”.

Luckily I was in the front row leaning on the stage. Here are some shots for this wonderful show.

Erin sang many wonderful songs from her shows.

The other woman in (Girl Group) the show sang a chorus with beautiful voices.

The emotions that she evokes during her songs are so heartfelt.

Becca Blackwell and Erin Markey singing a fight between them.

Notes from the Program:

What we’re trying to say is that Erin Markey and co-composer Emily Bate will present musical excerpts from their critically acclaimed musical A Ride On The Irish Cream (2016)*slow-jam cabaret funeral Boner Killer (2017)and in-development Beach Boys/Spice Girls inspired energy concert Little Surfer (2019). They wouldn’t dare do it by themselves, though. With them are a rock band, a girl group, infamous schmerm/lover Becca Blackwell and many disgusting exceptions to Markey’s no-sequins rule in the costume department. The audience is invited to watch as Erin’s comedic storytelling melts into gorgeous harmony-driven music, but guaranteed: Erin will turn her wild eye on you and give you a slumber party command you don’t dare disobey.

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PS122 – “AVANT-GARDE-ARAMA” @ Abrons Arts Center – Fri/Sat, May 1st,2nd, 2015

On May 1st and 2nd Abrons Arts Center hosted the ever so popular PS122 show Avant-Garde-Arama. Curated by Salley May and featuring numerous downtown performance artist. Friday night was hosted by Erin Markey and Penny Arcade and Sat night was hosted by Erin Markey and Carmelita Tropicana. The list of performers is as follows:
Friday night: Jennifer Miller & John Jasperse, Animals, niv Acosta, Theodora Skipitares, Rebecca Patek, The Ballez by Katy Pyle, Ismael Houston-Jones.
Sat night: John Fleck, Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano, Half Straddle, Martha Wilson, Travis Chamberlain (for Jennifer Monsoon) Holly Hughes, Jack Ferver, Yin Yue Dance and the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure.
This video is the OPENING sequence of both nights!

 

 Here are some memorable images from both nights!

2015.05.01_AGA.033Salley May busts thru the “Social Reform” tissue and starts to cause havoc to society.

R2015.05.01_AGA.575Co-Hostesses Erin Markey and Penny Arcade start the show off right.

Representing ‘Movement Research’ – Jennifer Miller and John Jasperse in a dance duo.

2015.05.01_AGA.562Representing Dixon Place – ‘Animals’ performance group.

Representing PS122 – niv Acosta performed a ‘sing along’ with the audience.

2015.05.01_AGA.099Representing LaMama – Theodora Skipitares was projected on a video screen while 2 puppeteers performed on stage.

2015.05.01_AGA.147Representing BAX – The Ballez Dance duo with Katy Pyle

Representing Movement Research – Ishmael Houston-Jones dance a wonderful solo blindfolded.

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SATURDAY NIGHT

2015.05.02_AGA.2.180Carmelita Tropicana and Erin Markey hosted the Saturday night show with Salley May pitching in.

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 12.30.34 AMRepresenting LaMama – John Fleck performed a lovely solo with flashlight and courage.

Representing The Bushwick Starr – Emile Owens performed a solo on behalf of Half Straddle.

Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 2.36.01 AMxxxRepresenting Franklin Furnace – Martha Wilson performed as Tipper Gore.

2015.05.02_AGA.2.015Representing The New Museum – Travis Chamberlain (for Jennifer Monson) charmed the audience into moving in the theater.

2015.05.02_AGA.2.025Representing WOW – Holly Hughes performed a monolog.

2015.05.02_AGA.2.063Representing Abrons Arts Center – Jack Ferver with Reid Bartelme performed a ‘spoken word’ dance duo.

Representing Russell Projects – Yin Yue Dance company did a beautiful piece.

Also present in the show was:

Representing The Chocolate Factory – Rebecca Patek

Representing The Performing Garage/Wooster Group – The Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure

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Video of John Fleck, Yin Yue Dance, Half Straddle, Jack Ferver and Martha Wilson to coming soon!

 

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Celebrating Dixon Place – An Online Gallery of photographs by Jim R. Moore

Theatre The’s production of “Radio Purgatory” Oct. 2010

Radio Purgatory at Dixon Place 2010The Dame (Jenny Lee Mitchell) leaning over the typewriter shares with us the goods!

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Sinatra Simulcra – Starring Jonny Cigar – April, 2011

Jony Cigar at Dixon PlaceJonny Cigar getting emotional during his rendition of  “That’s Life.”

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Glen Heroy as Elton John at Jim Moore’s ‘Dyslexic 56th B’day Party – May 2011

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MAC WELLMAN’S NEW PLAY – “3 2’S; OR AFAR” Oct. 2011

Mac Wellman's Play at Dixon PlaceJocelyn Kuritsky gets wrapped up in the sofa by the Something/Nothing characters.

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THE SECRET DEATH OF PUPPETS BY SIBYL KEMPSON Nov.2011

Secret Death of Puppets @ Dixon PlaceThe secret life of puppets. Suzanne Davies and Julia May Jonas.

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THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY SHOW

Jan 2012

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 4.42.38 PM Keith Nelson attempts to catch 2 spoons in the cups while keeping his plates spinning.

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Keith Nelson keeps his 4 plates spinning and next month will add more.

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MR. AVINER’S VARIETY HOUR – April 2012

Karianne Hayes at Dixon Place.Currently in her second year at Ecole de Cirque de Quebec, Karianne Hayes has amazing promise for the future.

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CORN MO – THELOWEREASTSIDEMUSICFESTIVAL

August 2012

Corn Mo at Dixon PlaceCorn Mo sings an original ‘heavy metal’ song about a Hava Nagela Monster. 

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“NO HOLDS BARRED VARIETY NIGHT” – Sept 2012.

Jason Mejias performs ‘How it Ends’ aerial piece. Jason Mejias performs ‘How it Ends’ aerial piece.

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“RUFF” – PEGGY SHAW SOLO

PART OF THE PS122 COIL FESTIVAL

Jan. 2013

Peggy Shaw in "Ruff" at Dixon PlacePeggy Shaw explains the different ways to tell if you are having a stroke.

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‘THE PENALTY’ – 1920 BOOK ADAPTED TO THE STAGE BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN FOR APOTHETAE THEATER COMPANY

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.21.29 PMGregg Mozgala ‘begs’ the public as the character Blizzard in The Penalty.

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NANCY GILES

“THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE ACCIDENTAL PUNDETTE”

Nancy Giles at Dixon PlaceTalking about life experience and the political scene.

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“THE NON-DENOMINATIONAL, NON-SECTARIAN, NON-PARTISAN, HOLIDAY SPECTACLE”

December 2013

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 5.21.10 PMKenny Mellman opened the evening’s festivities with a wonderful song.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.59.11 PMJoseph Keckler with some stories and songs.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.00.18 PM Erin Markey with another character and song.

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“THE BARONESS IS THE FUTURE”

THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jan. 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.01.15 PMMadison Krekel flings up her arms in a passionate moment in front of the Baroness.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.00.58 PMLinda Mancini as The Baroness with dancers behind her.

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KEVIN AUGUSTINE’S LONE WOLF TRIBE

HOBO GRUNT CYCLE

Feb. 2014

Kevin Augustine in Hobo Grunt Cycle at Dixon PlaceThere are many emotional moments in this play and wonderful acting by Kevin Augustine and his cast or actor/puppeteers.

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BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE

April 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.37.53 PMKeith Nelson balances all these glasses on top of one another.

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JIM TURNER – ‘The Now and Low: Misadventures of the Glucose Highway”

August 2014

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.19.52 PMIn this work he delivered an informative, hysterical rant on his 44 years of Diabetes.

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28TH ANNIVERSARY – DONOR DINNER – SEPT 15TH, 2014

Stew performing at Dixon Place.Award winning composer and writer STEW performed a few songs from his career.

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DIXON PLACE – A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SEE ART, THEATER, POETRY, CIRCUS, AERIAL, ETC.

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.08.39 PMThis is Dixon Place in 1989. A small store front on East 1st that was home to many performers and writers.

Tom Murrin and Jim Tuner at Dixon Place in 1989.Two of Dixon Place’s regular performers were Tom Murrin (Alien Comic) and Jim Turner in 1989.

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.10.24 PMAnd the new DIXON PLACE is so lovely. Located at 161 Chrystie St. in Lower Manhattan. Theater, Bar and Cabaret. Come visit!

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“The Non-Denominational, Non-Sectarian, Non-Partisan, Holiday Spectacle” @ Dixon Place

Thursday Dec, 5th, 2013

Featuring the talents of Joseph Keckler, Erin Markey, Kenny Mellman and Dan Bartfield.

A lovely evening of great talent and delicious food.

Kenny Mellman opened the show at Dixon PlaceKenny Mellman opened the evening’s festivities with a wonderful song.

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Joseph Keckler at Dixon PlaceJoseph Keckler with some stories and song was next on the show

Joseph Keckler performing his songs on the piano.Joseph Keckler played the piano to accompany and sang some personal songs.

Joseph Keckler and Dan Bartfield at Dixon PlaceDan Bartfield on violin accompanied Joseph Keckler on a few beautiful songs.

Dan Bartfield was marvelous on the violin at Dixon Place.

Kenny Mellman accompanies Joseph Keckler at Dixon PlaceKenny Mellman accompanies Joseph Keckler later in the show.

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Erin Markey was brilliant in her personal songs.Erin Markey was brilliant in her personal songs.

Erin Markey performing at Dixon PlaceWith heartfelt emotion Erin Markey sang personal songs of loss.

A moment of charm by Erin Markey at Dixon PlaceErin Markey related to the audience in a moment of charm and personality.

Erin Markey sang a song at Dixon PlaceWhile singing a song about her previous career as a go-go dancer she knelt down and got up close and personal with me.

Erin Markey performing at Dixon PlaceAfter Joseph Keckler finished his last song Erin Market reappeared with another character and sang.

Champagne and desserts were served after the show and all attendees had a great time meeting up and chatting with friends.

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Dixon Place would like to THANK the following individuals for making the season possible:

Eric and Anne Jensen

Yoshiko Kasuga and Carle Groome

Leslie S. Kogod

Victoria Labalme

Gary and Sue Mescher

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For more information on Dixon Place check out their website here!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Erin Markey – Appearing at Joe’s Pub – March 15th

I found an early afternoon to chat with performer Erin Markey at her home in Brooklyn. She is one of my favorite women in the performance art/cabaret/singer/dancer genres.
Here she talks about her upcoming show at Joe's Pub (SOLD OUT) and the amazing talent she is working with in this production. Kenny Mellman/Ben Rimalower.
She talks about her performances with company HALF STRADDLE and JENNIFER MILLER.
New York Times calls her "magnetic diva agression".

For more on Erin Markey go here:
http://erinmarkey.com

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Jennifer Miller’s GOLDEN RACKET – at LaMama

Jennifer Miller’s new political, sexy and hysterically funny play

THE GOLDEN RACKET

opens at LaMama etc tonight.

I was so happy to be able document it. Here are some images from this intelligent, sexual, romp.

Featuring Jennifer Miller, Becca Blackwell, Erin Markey, Jenny Romaine, Carlton Ward, Lee Houck. Jibz Cameron.(Not in that order!)

“The Golden Racket” Inspired by the mayhem of the 2009 New York State Senate the political flip-floppery of Hiram Monsertte and Pedro Espada, “The Golden Racket” follows the adventures of the women behind the men as they set out to enact a certain necessary revenge.  Double crossings, intrigue, high camp, and heartbreak come together in this tragic farce of power, greed, democracy, lust and…tennis?

Jennifer Miller

Jenny Romaine

The women deciding what is next to do!

Erin Markey goes berserk with cast looking on.

Jibz Cameron

Lee Houck seals the deal with a gun!

Get tickets for LaMama here!

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The show will continue it’s run at two other venues.

Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance

Tuesday June 21st and Wed June 22nd at 8pm

Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore

Monday June 27th, Tues June 28th and Wed June 29th at 8pm.

Check out this site for more information on how to get tickets.

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Jennifer Miller’s THE GOLDEN RACKET opening at LaMama June 10th, 2011

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting publicity stills for Jennifer Miller’s new show!

The Golden Racket

Starring

Carlton Ward, Erin Markey, Jennifer Miller, Jibz Cameron,

Jenny Romaine, Becca Blackwell

La Mama, The Club – June 10, 11 -10pm, June 12 – 5pm


Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore June 27, 28, 29 – 8:00

La MaMa in association with Circus Amok presents a new comic play by Jennifer Miller, “The Golden Racket” Inspired by the mayhem of the 2009 New York State Senate the political flip-floppery of Hiram Monsertte and Pedro Espada, “The Golden Racket” follows the adventures of the women behind the men as they set out to enact a certain necessary revenge.  Double crossings, intrigue, high camp, and heartbreak come together in this tragic farce of power, greed, democracy, lust and…tennis?

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PS 122 – Avant-Garde-Arama / Oct 2010

October 1st and 2nd were the days PS 122 hosted Avant-Garde-Arama.

Here is a collection of ‘highlights’ from the two evenings of fun and talent.

Hosted by Kenny Mellman and Bridgett Everett on Fri and Sat. nights.

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To introduce the show we had an ‘back to school’ musical number with a wonderful cast!

Who is the strange draped person with the wild platform shoes? (Tom Murrin)

The ‘Hostess with the Most’ crashes thru the paper wall. SALLEY MAY!

Tom Murrin, Woman’s name?(kids names?) slay the Back to School monster.

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The featured artist to present on Friday night was Julie Atlas Muz.

“The Cleaning Lady Has Something to Say (Part 1)”.

After cleaning 15 years worth of decadent living, eyelashes, empty bottles of champagne, full ashtrays, used condoms, spilt nail polish bottles and broken chandeliers, one of Ms. Muz’s alter egos has had enough of living in the background. The Cleaning Lady is a brutal, tough, formal and clean perspective. Nothing messy. Full-frontal dance. Nothing dirty. Artists performing include: Lauri Hogan, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Dirty Martini, Ede Thurell, Bunny Love, Kenball Zwerin, Antonio Ramos, Saori Tsukada and Jeremy X. Halpern.

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Erin Markey was wild in her piece.

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Jenn Harris has a song to sing about her special friend ‘Surprise’.

She insisted on collecting donations for his little ‘labia’ less doll.

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Special Guest for the evening were KITTY LITTER

(featuring Sarah Spagnola and Danika Yarosh)

Bridgett Everett with Kitty Litter singing up a storm.

What tough little ladies they were that night!

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Salley May introduces the show that she organizes and has been for the past 2o years.

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One of the audience favorites at Avant-Garde evening is the 40 Second Street segment.

Audience members can ‘sign up’ to perform after intermission for 40 seconds!

Here are a few from those nights!

He is dancing at every AGA for the past several years!

Talking politics and music stuff.

Stories and poems.

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Hank and Cupcakes

A two person band that rocked the house.

Check out their appearance on NBC here.

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Bridgett talks about the evenings progress and what she wants to do.

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More to Come! Stay Tuned…