Heather came to the Big Apple to become an actress. Little by little, part by part, she worked her way up the ladder, playing the hookers, junkies, and strippers — you know, the parts that some actresses are too afraid to play. Then came the role of a lifetime.
Heather Litteer’s gripping, funny, heartfelt solo show explores how women are treated both onscreen and off. Her adventures as an actress and downtown darling are mixed with calls back home to her ill but steel magnolia of a mother, who’s southern roots are so strong the can suffocate. Navigating the absurd misogyny of our mediaverse, Lemonade turns female exploitation on its head, and offers redemption to any woman who has even been typecast.
Currently being performed at The Culture Project in New York City, "The Junket" is a work of non-fiction that was adapted to the stage. Written and performed my Mike Albo. Caught between the old and new media of conglomerates Mike Albo finds his life being compromised by gossip. The play deals with many of life's current issues and how they relate to his journey as an artist/writer/performer. "The Junket" is Directed by David Schweizer. @The Culture Project -Lynn Redgrave Theater – 45 Bleecker St. – March 14th thru April 20th. http://cultureproject.org
When my son Cody was a young child my wife and I took him to BAX for classes on the weekends. We became friends with one of the terrific teachers there. Fernando Maneca. He taught many great classes including one stage combat class which Cody took. It was a great experience for my son and I will never forget it. 15 years later Fernando is the Press and Marketing Director.
I am delighted to know that BAX is still providing the community with a nurturing, year-round, performance, rehearsal and educational venue in Brooklyn that encourages artistic risk-taking and stimulates a dialogue among diverse constituencies. When I was invited to Attend their 20th Anniversary Party I had to go. Here are a few videos and pictures I took that evening.
Brooklyn Arts Exchange – BAX – 20th Anniversary Party
Thursday May 5th, 2011
Hosted by George Emilio and Christalyn Wright
Performances were by LAVA, Famous Accordion Orchestra, Mike Albo, Faye Driscoll, BAXco Youth Dance Company (performing choreography by Nami Yamamoto) and Drew Petersen.
BAX PASSING IT ON AWARDS
Presented by Marya Warshaw, Founding & Executive Director of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Awards were given to the following for their achievements and excellence in their fields.
GUS SOLOMONS Jr. – Choreographer and Co-Founder of PARADIGM – Passing it on to Malcolm Jason Low
TERRY GREISS – Co-Founder/Executive Director of IRONDALE ENSEMBLE PROJECT. – Passing it on to Leese Walker
LESLIE STRONGWATER – former Associate Director of Dixon Place – Passing it on to Andy Horwitz
JOSE JOAQUIN GARCIA – Leading teacher artist at Brooklyn New School(BNS) -Long standing partnership with BAX
The BAX Passing It On Awards creates a complete cycle where a panel of peers chooses the awardees and the awardees choose someone who demonstrates some of the same qualities that they, themselves, were chosen for.
Marya Warshaw toasting with everyone the 20th Anniversary of BAX
Video of Marya awarding Gus Solomons Jr. the “PASSING IT ON” Award.
Video of Marya awarding Leslie Strongwater the “PASSING IT ON” Award.