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Goings On: posted week of August 28, 2007

CONTENTS:
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1. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, @ Theatrelab, Manhattan, Aug 29, 7:30 pm
2. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, @ Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, Sept 14-15
3. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, @ The Spiegeltent, Manhattan, Sept 11, and more
4. Graciela Cassel, FF Member, @ Home Gallery, Astoria, NY, opening Aug 31
5. Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumn, @ DC Moore Gallery, NY, opening Sept 6, 6-8 pm
6. Yvonne Rainer, FF Alumn, @ Philoctetes Center, Manhattan, Sept 8, 3:30 pm
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1. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, @ Theatrelab, Manhattan, Aug 29, 7:30 pm

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to a reading of two very new short plays, and one slightly older, slightly longer play at GIAA's New Works Theatrelab, 137 West 14th St., 2nd Fl., NYC, on Wed. Aug. 29 - 7:30 PM, The readings feature very talented casts:

Readings of New Plays-in-Progress
by Alvin Eng
"SEPARATE CHECKS"
& "OVER THE COUNTER CULTURE (I AM A D.J.)"
will be read by GIAA's own CARLO FIORLETTA & MARA LESEMANN
CARLO was most recently seen at The Public Theater in Suzan Lori-Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays.
MARA's indie flick, Albert & Mandy has been making a splash on the film fest circuit.

"THEIR TOWN"
will be read by JULIAN A. ROZZELL, Jr. and WAYNE ALON SCOTT
with Margot Newkirk reading stage directions.
Many of you are probably familiar with JULIAN, WAYNE and MARGOT from their fine work with the wonderful Hipgnosis theatre company and last year at Dixon Place in "American Helpings"––my collaboration with Margot.
(Some of you may have even heard of this play called "Our Town" . . . )
Wed. Aug. 29 - 7:30 PM

GIAA's New Works Theatrelab,
137 West 14th St., 2nd Fl.,
betw. 6th & 7th Aves., NYC
GIAA stands for Guild of Italian American Actors, and Carlo & Mara have generously invited this Chinese American to be a guest artist. (more info: www.giaa.us). The readings are free and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception––so we hope you can join us and stave off those end of summer blues!

All the best,
Alvin
www.alvineng.com

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2. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, @ Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, Sept 14-15

My performance of A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN: WOMEN AND POWER IN THE NEW AMERICA will be presented at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival on Sept 14-15. The show will be at the Arcadia Stage, 40 N. 2nd street in Philly.

Thank you.
Coco Fusco

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3. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, @ The Spiegeltent, Manhattan, Sept 11, and more

In case you haven't heard I am mounting Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! in NY for the first time since 1993! for one night only at The Speigeltent in South Street Seaport..It is Tuesday at 10pm September 11th. To get more info can go to www.pennyarcade.tv or to www.myspace.com/pennyarcadeny

tix are $35

B!D!F!W! was improvisationally developed in front of live audiences like ALL my work between 1990 and 1995..a simple but salient fact that the critics seem to have missed. The audience in LA from 20 to 70 , thought the show was written last year...I added 6 sentences last year ..scary. Believe me you will not be filled with NOSTALGIA You will be shook awake with a sense of who we are despite the fact that Academia has taken over the world of experimental theatre and performance. I am calling for a Sessionist Movement...but more about that later in this email. For now let it suffice to say that from 1990-1993...the main body of NY journalist's and arts adminstrators were so stunned by the anti politically correct message of B!D!F!W! delivered in the form of barely clad feminist and queer erotic dancers that they missed THE ZEITGEIST!

"Comedy of scorching candour!"wrote UK Guardian's esteemed theatre critic Michael Billington,"The silver tongued Penny Arcade has a mind like a steel trap and presents what can only be called a naked polemic!"

I mounted the B!D!F!W! as the live centerpiece of Los Angeles's OUTFEST
2006 last summer and the show was a runaway success..the DRAG FACTOR kicked in and people dragged their friends and family to share their sense of humor, their values and their sense of community.

"Penny Arcade is a wonder to behold! She manages to entertain, absorb, and broaden the audience simultaneously. Beg Steal a ticket!" Newsweek AU

I hope you will come to the show and I please, please, tell your friends about it.

And

Here's your heads up on The Globesity Festival which I am the artistic director of OCTOBER 22-28th It is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and WE PAY ARTISTS!
The GREAT DICK GREGORY is our KEYNOTE SPEAKER go to www.theglobesityfestival.org and check each week for new info and join us, volunteer!

And

check my new blog coming September first 2007 at www.pennyarcade.tv

love,
penny

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4. Graciela Cassel, FF Member, @ Home Gallery, Astoria, NY, opening Aug 31

Graciela Cassel, FF Member, is exhibiting new work at Home Gallery in Astoria, Queens, opening on Friday August 31st from 5:30-8:30 pm. The exhibition continues through October 14th, Thursdays from 4-7 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 pm.
Home Galler
29-28 Newtown Avenue
Astoria, Queens, NY

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5. Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumn, @ DC Moore Gallery, NY, opening Sept 6, 6-8 pm

Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumn, presents VOYAGES at DC Moore Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, NYC. There is a reception for the artist on Thursday September 6 from 6-8 pm and the exhibition continues through October 6, 2007. There is an accompanying catalog with an essay by Lucy R. Lippard, FF Alumn. www.dcmooregallery.com
212-247-2111.

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6. Yvonne Rainer, FF Alumn, @ Philoctetes Center, Manhattan, Sept 8, 3:30 pm

THE PHILOCTETES CENTER FOR THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF IMAGINATION
at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
(EDWARD NERSESSIAN AND FRANCIS LEVY, CO-DIRECTORS)

invites you to a Roundtable
Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 3:30pm
at
The Philoctetes Center
247 East 82nd Street

Approaches to Collaboration: Choreographers and Visual Artists

This panel will examine the nature of collaboration between choreographers and visual artists. It will pay special attention to the Diaghilev era (when painters like Picasso designed costumes and décor for choreographers like Massine), the work of Merce Cunningham (who regularly collaborated with visual artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns), and the Judson-era choreography of Yvonne Rainer (who was influenced by the work of minimalist sculptors such as Carl Andre and Robert Morris). The panel will also examine the imaginative roots of crossing over—in which boundaries are broken and one genre cross pollinates with another—as it manifests itself in dance, painting and other art forms.

Noel Carroll is currently Andrew W. Mellon Term Professor in the Humanitites at Temple University. He has written and edited fifteen books dealing with topics as various as film theory, mass culture, and the aesthetics of the visual and performing arts.
Roger Copeland is Professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College. He has published articles about dance and theater in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Village Voice, Partisan Review, and many other journals. His books include What Is Dance? and Merce Cunningham: The Modernizing of Modern Dance.

Lynn Garafola is the author of The Ballets Russes and its World. She teaches in the Department of Dance at Barnard College.
Yvonne Rainer is a choreographer and filmmaker. She was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater and has presented her choreography throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 1968 she began to integrate short films into her live performances, and by 1975 made a complete transition to filmmaking. Her work has received several awards, and in 1990 she was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation award.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come basis.

The mission of the Philoctetes Center is to foster the study of imagination -- funding research, organizing roundtable discussions, offering courses and programs open to the public. The Center publishes a newsletter, Dialog, and is developing a web-based clearing house on work related to imagination. In addition, the Center will publish its journal, Philoctetes, in the coming months.

Visit www.philoctetes.org for more information.
You may call at 646-422-0645.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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