Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Exposed Brick


By way of apologizing for my less-frequent posting recently - a trend which promises to continue for the next two weeks - let me tell you about what I'm up to, and invite you to MY SHOW!

You are invited to
EXPOSED BRICK
Wednesday 4/26 @ 3:30 pm
Thursday 4/27 @ 3:30 pm
Friday 4/28 @ 3:30 pm
Saturday 4/29 @ 11 am and 2:30 pm
Starting location:
St. Augustine’s Church, 290 Henry Street

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
(212) 992-8244
Wear your walking shoes!
RAIN OR SHINE
ADMISSION FREE
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A traveling performance in the Lower East Side, Exposed Brick is a production of the
Grassroots Performance Project,
Department of Drama, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

Written and Performed by

Lindsay Allen, Samantha Brahms, Charlotte Campbell, Christiamilda Correa,
Kate (me!), Jamie Haft, Joanna Hefty, Lagina Hill, Andrew Larimer, Nadia Szold, Gregory Manley, Eugene Michael Santiago, Liz Sharts, Zack Tinkelman, Sarah Townsend

Direction by

ROSEMARY QUINN
JAWOLE WILLA JO ZOLLAR
JONATHAN HART MAKWAIA
JAN COHEN-CRUZ

Directions to St. Augustine’s: “F” train to East Broadway. Exit onto Madison St. Walk in opposite direction of the Manhattan Bridge four blocks to Montgomery St. Turn left. Walk one block to Henry Street. Turn right. Church is halfway down block on right.

The performance ends at the Lower East Side Tenement Theatre, 97 Orchard Street.

This entire semester has been devoted to researching, experiencing, and performing the history, culture, and community of Manhattan's Lower East Side. NYU has a particularly complicated relationship with this neighborhood because of the amount of real estate it owns and continues to buy, and the constant influx of students that contribute to gentrification of the area. We've studied the history of the island and of immigration; we've conducted interviews with local restauranteurs, residents, community-outreach people, NYU reps; we've written vignettes and maybe even learned to sing and dance. The project is culminating in aforelisted SHOW, which goes up at the end of the month. It's quite exciting, and a kind of theatre that, chances are, you've never experienced. If you're in the New York area and are interested in coming, just call and reserve a FREE ticket!


Anyway, it's all very exciting. And rehearsals are consuming the hours between noon and midnight every day until May. So if my posting gets a little sparse, please don't feel that I'm losing interest...as it happens, I've got several exciting posts waiting in the wings! I promise to get around to them whenever I can.


In the meantime, please feel free to peruse the Grassroots Performance Project Blog, which documents parts of our research and process with pictures and text. You can learn lots of insdie info about the LES...


Thank you for your patience and understanding. Keep visiting for updates!

5 comments:

michelle said...

Wow! This is so wonderful! I wish I could attend! If I was anywhere within driving distance of it, I would! Best of luck to you in the final performance!!

Mom said...

'Exposed Brick' sounds so exciting. Dad and I will be there in spirit if not in person. So break-a-leg and take a few minutes between shows, on the 28th, to celebrate your special day!

Tea said...

Good luck with the production! I hope you have a great time. We'll look forward to catching up with you when the dust settles (and it sounds like birthday wishes are in order soon, yes?)

Kate said...

Thank you! And yes, Tea, I do have a birthday on our second-to-last show night...

Linda said...

can the show be videoed and saved for us unfortunate non-nyorkers? you could charge us to see it and donated the funds to a gardening project.