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Comedy Dixon Place Vaudevisuals Interview Women

Vaudevisuals interview ~ Jim Turner ~ “The Merry UnBirthday” @Dixon Place 10/30 8 pm

THE MERRY UNBIRTHDAY

A Merry Unbirthday

Join Jim Turner & Ellie Covan for a mutual birthday Raising Cain wrap party, with surprise guest Deb Margolin, special edition Bingo, and the raffle stops here!


UPCOMING OTHER EVENTS ~ RAISING CAIN

Unprecedented

Sun, Oct 25 at 1, 2, & 3PM (EDT) | Live Outdoors

Take a walking tour with Peculiar Works Project through the Lower East Side streets & experience real live theater, music, dance & more!


Wayward, A Cooking Show

Mon, Oct 26 at 7:30PM (EDT) | Virtual Live

Doyens Richard Bach & Michael Howett shepherd a virtual Donor Dinner! Cook along with them or simply simmer in their brassy banter & scandalous stories!


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Party Peculiar Works Project Performing Arts Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Ralph Lewis – ‘Afterparty: The Rothko Studio”

Peculiar Works Project co-founder Ralph Lewis sat down with me at the Mark Rothko studio and talked about the upcoming site-specific performance titled:  AFTERPARTY: THE ROTHKO STUDIO.

2 Tours Nightly: 
Thursday – Saturday at 7:00pm and 8:30pm; 
Sunday at 5:00pm and 6:30pm

AFTERPARTY: The Rothko Studio is a site-specific, promenade performance in and around the former studio of legendary painter Mark Rothko. Built in 1884 for the YMCA as the Young Men’s Institute, 222 Bowery is best known for the many now-famous artists who lived, worked, and played in this landmarked gem. The building’s former gymnasium is where Rothko created the infamous “Seagram Murals” commissioned by The Four Seasons restaurant in 1957. AFTERPARTY explores this pivotal moment for downtown artists and offers a rare opportunity to visit this historic studio space.

Cast: TOBY BILLOWITZ, GLEN FEINSTEIN, AIDAN FELDMAN, JASON HOWARD*, IRINA KAPLAN, NATHAN KEILLER, CAITI LATTIMER, CATHERINE PORTER*, ISABELLA SCHILLER, DESPINA STAMOS, JENNA ZHU

Director: RALPH LEWIS
Choreographer: RACHEL COHEN
Composer: MARIA DESSENA
Adapter: BARRY ROWELL
Dramaturg: BARBARA YOSHIDA
Story: S.M. DALE
Concept: KIM DEPOLE, CATHERINE PORTER
Lighting Design: DAVID CASTANEDA
Projection Designer: JANE PARISI
Costume Designer: GRACE MARTIN
Production Stage Manager: HEATHER OLMSTEAD
Assistant Stage Manager: ELLIOTT KARLINER
Press Rep: ANDREA ALTON PR
Creative Consultant: BARBARA PITTS McADAMS
Producers: RALPH LEWIS, CATHERINE PORTER, BARRY ROWELL

All performances at 222 Bowery, New York, NY

For More Information/Tickets go here!

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Photography

Vaudevisuals interview with Ralph Lewis – “Androboros”

PECULIAR WORKS PROJECT presents Androboros

Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl Street, NYC

For more information/tickets on Androboros click here!

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Art Peculiar Works Project Video

DadaDialogue – A Panel Discussion about the impact and influences of Dada

DadaDialogue
On April 7th after the performance of 'Floydada' (at the site specific Merchant's Square Building in lower Manhattan), a panel of four women (Anges Berecz, Julia Buntaine, Dorothea Dietrich & Martha Wilson) sat with the audience and cast and talked about their experiences and influences with the art of Dada.

Presented by Peculiar Works Project.
For more information on the play go here.
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Performing Arts Physical Theater Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals interview with Peculiar Works Project’s Barry Rowell

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Vaudevisuals interview with playwright and Peculiar Works Project co-founder/artistic director Barry Rowell.
Upcoming play "Floydada" is coming to NY and is 'site specific' . Located at The Merchants Square Building. Located at 40 Worth on the corner of West Broadway, Peculiar Works will take over part of the huge ground floor space to mount this play. Barry talks about the play, the writing process and the Peculiar Works Project.

For more information about this Peculiar Works Project ‘site specific’ play go here.
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Judson Memorial Church Performing Arts Photography Physical Theater

Peculiar Works Project presents ‘3 Christs’ @ Judson Memorial Church

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Photographed the dress/tech rehearsal of Peculiar Works Project new show titled ‘3 Christs‘ based on a psychological study by Milton Rokeach.

A World Premiere site-specific theatrical event by SM Dale and Barry Rowell.

“The true story of a doctor who forced three men to confront ‘the ultimate contradiction conceivable”‘ that they claim the same sanity.”

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2014.09.04_Peculiar_676Cast members include Arthur Aulisi, Mick Hilgers, Christopher Hurt, Daryl Lathon, Catherine Porter, Jennifer Tsay, Donald Warfield.

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This book has been printed 3 times and most recently in 2012. The original study was done in 1959-61. In the introduction to the recent edition, Rick Moody clearly captures why this story continues to resonant with us.

“…in some of the most passionate writing in this book, Rokeach describes the ultimate goal of his experiment: to help the men depicted therein to ‘transcend loneliness.’ And maybe this book, as a literary act, will help us along these lines, too, in its generosity and its quixotic ambition”

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For more information or tickets go here.

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Comedy LaMaMa etc Music Performing Arts Photography Physical Theater Tom/FEST

Tom Murrin’s play “Son of Cock-Strong” – A Reading by Peculiar Works Project

 

Tom Murrin‘s play “Son of Cock-Strong” (1970) was performed as a work-in-progress at The Club @ La Mama on April 26th, 2014.

Here are a few photographs from the evening’s reading with captions by Peculiar Works Project.

Ralph Lewis led Peculiar Works troupers on a wild ride to the top in Son of Cock-Strong. This non-sequel sequel (originally directed in 1970 by La MaMa bad boy John Vaccaro) follows Arthur Cock-Strong Jr.’s rise to power in a ridiculous musical with new compositions by Spencer Katzman.

Son of Cock-Strong at LaMama etc.The Son of Cock-Strong, Kevin Percival wins a musical motorcycle race as Mick Hilgers’ villain peddles on.

Son of Cock-Strong at laMama etc.Mick Hilgers lost the race but is good sport enough to join Kevin’s Cock-Strong, Jr. in a soulful duet, played by Spencer Katzman, Rob Gaines and Rob Mitzner.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_099Sylvia Milo’s flight attendant gives the boarding announcements—yes, Tom’s play takes a wild turn the airport.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_109A little girl (Caiti Lattimer) is stalked by a nefarious walkie-talkie puppet.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_118Arthur Cock-Strong, Jr. (Kevin Percival) pleads his case to Tim Cusack’s evil doctor.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_134Catherine Porter’s televangelist, St. Love, clowns for the congregation.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_159The congregation gets whipped into a joyful frenzy by Spencer Katzman’s original music with (l-to-r) Megan Cooper, Rachel Naar, Denis Gawley, Gabriele Schafer and Caiti Lattimer.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_177Kevin’s Arthur Jr. thinks we hit it on the nose, but St. Love’s hand-me-down protuberance is not long for this world.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_191Arthur Sr. and Mom died in their sleep, but Stan Baker and Megan Cooper brought them back to life.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_208In this peculiar play, one character starts as a make-up artist and ends as the President’s exercise instructor – and Joyce Miller made it work.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_213Cristi Castro as Aphasia struggles to recall the lyrics to a song she can’t sing.

2014.04.26_SonOfCkStrg_220Uncle Charlie sends everyone home happy (Gabriele Schafer, under all the hair, make-up, and Angela Harner’s costume)

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Director: Ralph Lewis

Producer: Barry Rowell

Composer: Spencer Katzman

Musical Director: Megan Cooper

Projection Designer: King Man Ho

Magic Consultant: Tom Klem

Interactivity Consultant: Jeff Wirth

Performers: Stan Baker, Cristi Castro, Megan Cooper, Tim Cusack, Rob Gaines, Denis Gawley, Mick Hilgers, King Man Ho, Spencer Katzman, Caiti Lattimer,Joyce Miller, Sylvia Milo, Rachel Naar, Kevin Percival, Catherine Porter, Gabriele Schafer

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Tom Murrin (1939–2012) was best known as a pioneering performance artist of the East Village scene, turning trash into treasure in his uniquely entertaining shows. But he began as one of the first generation of La MaMa playwrights and continued to write and present plays throughout his life. His influence on generations of artists spanning theater, performance art, and dance was profound and continues today.

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  The OBIE award-winning Peculiar Works Project creates, develops and presents original multi-disciplinary performances that are accessible and fun for diverse audiences. Since 1993, we’ve performed in unconventional spaces because we believe unique sites impact our work, the work in turn impacts the site, and audiences then experience both in surprising new ways. We encourage collaboration, experimentation and a rebel spirit in artists by providing them with the tools and opportunities necessary to develop new alternative performances. We have presented site-specific productions in landmark buildings, gutted storefronts and other peculiar sites throughout NYC.