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Contents for September 11, 2017

1. Ayana Evans, FF Fund recipient 2017-18, at 920 Kelly Street, The Bronx, Sept. 16

Ayana Evans
"Red Carpet Veggie Pick Up with the Laundromat Project"
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2-4pm
920 Kelly St, Bronx, NY

On Saturday, Sept 16th, come to the Red Carpet Veggie Garden Pick-Up in the Bronx!

What would a harvest be without a red carpet with Catsuit diva Ayana Evans! Organic living meets Soul Train goodness will be happening here. A special performance by the Stanley Love Performance Group, which Evans dances with, will happen at 2:30 pm. This will be a short preview of the group's upcoming season at the Kitchen, NYC Sept 21 -28th. Come for the fruits and veggies, walk the red carpet and gather your harvest. A playlist curated by a DJ will be played via speakers, and a limited edition prize by the artist will be awarded to the best adult soul train dancer of the red carpet and a $35 cash prize will be given to the best child/teen dancer. Evans wants to encourage us all to infuse bold joy into our everyday lives and diffuse the pressures of the week and reinforce community togetherness and healthy eating via the Laundromat Project's community garden harvest celebration. Your most flamboyant and GLAM outfits are encouraged, but be comfortable. Pick up your veggies in style. This is a kid friendly event.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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2. Bob Holman, FF Alumn, at Freight+Volume, Manhattan, thru Oct. 8

Bob Holman and Archie Rand
Invisible City

September 9th - October 8th, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, September 9th, 7pm - 9pm

Freight+Volume is pleased to present Invisible City, a collaborative body of work by poet Bob Holman and artist Archie Rand. Consisting of 50 canvases inscribed with lines from Holman's eponymous poem, the project defies the typical binary relationship of illustration and text, instead adopting a radical dynamic of unpredictability and suggestion.

A self-described "call to action" and "hip-hoppy utopic jaunt through a mash-up of physical and metaphysical landscapes," Holman's poem was the origin point of the collaboration, a sort of narrative nexus that engages and activates Rand's canvases. Originally composed for the New Museum's 2015 IDEAS CITY community initiative, the poem was cut-up and reformulated during the process of collaboration, with the disembodied fragments of text then paired with Rand's canvases.

The integration of text and image is of critical importance, opening up a third space alongside the visual and narrative, and Rand stresses that without the text of the poem, "the image would simply be a nice painting but without any tether to further meditative capabilities - which is just what we were trying to avoid." This sort of inter-medium collusion comes naturally to both Holman and Rand. The former speaks of his penchant for ekphrasis, or the notion of art inspired by other art, manifested in his collections of poems related to Matisse's cut-outs and Chuck Close's daguerreotypes, while the latter has engaged with religious scripture throughout his career, highlighted in his murals for the B'nai Yosef synagogue and his "613" project, for which he created a painting for each Jewish commandment.

Rand's unique visual style melds a graphic directness resembling that of pulp comics or graphic novels with a painterly, expressive sensibility; underscored by a vivid technicolor palette, the grotesque subjects of his canvases take on a whimsical character, caught between everyday human depravity and a surreal, dream-like realm. A "crazy quilt world of monsters and demons inspired by Mexican telenovellas and other sources," these scenes often conflict with the self-identified idealism of Holman's poetry, with each chunk of the poem often forming a jarring, enigmatic juxtaposition with its corresponding illustration. Lines such as "dance to the music you can see" and "enter through the sky" bear depictions of a vampire attacking a woman and fellatio, respectively, and a painting of a man chained by his wrists to a wall is given the almost mocking epithet "not even athletes know the score." Spurning logic and passive observation, Invisible City simultaneously mystifies and provokes the viewer to form their own understanding of the relationship between image and text.

Bob Holman is the author of 16 poetry collections including The Cutouts, Matisse (PeKa Boo), Sing This One Back to Me (Coffee House), and A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, a collaboration with Chuck Close (Aperture). He has taught at Columbia, NYU, Bard, and The New School. Founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, Holman previously was a director at the Nuyorican Poets Café and St. Marks Poetry Project. He is co-founder of the Endangered Language Alliance, and hosted the award-winning PBS documentary "Language Matters." A Ford Foundation grantee in 2015 and Minister of Poetry and Language Preservation at the United States Department of Arts and Culture (not a government agency), Holman lives on the Bowery. Most recently he served as creative consultant for LINES Ballet Company in San Francisco on a ballet based on endangered languages. He will teach at Princeton in Fall 2017.

Archie Rand received a BFA in cinegraphics from Pratt Institute, having studied previously at the Art Students League of New York. His first exhibition was in 1968, at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York. He has since had over 100 solo exhibitions, and his work has been included in over 200 group exhibitions. Rand's work as a painter, muralist and graphic artist is held in many public collections among which are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Bibliothèque Nationale de France, The Smithsonian Institution, and The New York Public Library. His illustrated books are in the libraries of over 400 institutions including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, and Johns Hopkins Universities. Formerly the Chair of the Visual Arts Program at Columbia University he is currently The Presidential Professor of Art at Brooklyn College.

Please join us for the opening reception with the artists on Saturday, September 9th from 7 to 9pm. Refreshments will be served. A full-color, limited edition catalogue to accompany the exhibition will be available for sale. For further information, please contact nick@freightandvolume.com, or call 212.691.7700.

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3. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at MODA, Atlanta, GA, opening Sept. 16

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, are some of the featured artists in the exhibition "Text Me:How We Live in Language curated by Debbie Millman. The exhibition runs from September 16, 2017-February 4, 2018 and is curated by Debbie Millman

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4. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at Kettner Gesellschaft Kunstverein Hannover Sprengel Museum, Germany, thru Oct.

"Produktion. Made in Germany Drei" at Kettner Gesellschaft Kunstverein Hannover Sprengel Museum Hannover, thru October 2017.

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5. Annabel Lee, FF ALumn,a t Zinc Bar, Manhattan, Sept. 24

September 24
Camille Guthrie and Annabel Lee
will give a reading
Sunday afternoon
from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
at Zinc Bar
83 West 3rd Street
between Thompson and Sullivan Streets
New York, NY

Annabel Lee is the author of Minnesota Drift (forthcoming from Wry), Basket (Accent Editions, 2012), At the Heart of the World translations of Blaise Cendrars (O Press, 1979), and Continental 34s (Vehicle Editions, 1976). She collaborated with Douglas Dunn on the Score for Lazy Madge. Portions of her Cendrars translations have been set to music by the composer Garrett List. Her poetry, prose and essays have appeared in Live Mag, Have Your Chill, Dodgems, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Saturday Morning, Exquisite Corpse, and in lots of other great magazines and in anthologies. She translates Robert Walser's poetry from the Swiss German and several authors from the French and writes fiction. As publisher of Vehicle Editions, those books have received many awards and been highly praised. She is one of the Double Yews, with Elinor Nauen, singing American poetry.

Camille Guthrie is the author of Articulated Lair: Poems for Louise Bourgeois (2013), In Captivity (2006), and The Master Thief (2000), all published by Subpress. She wrote two chapbooks, Defending Oneself (Beard of Bees) and People Feel with Their Hearts, included in the Another Instance chapbook series (2011). Her poems have appeared in such journals and on websites as the Academy of American Poet's Poem-a-Day series, At Length, Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, The Volta, and have been included in anthologies such as Not for Mothers Only: Contemporary Poems on Child-Getting and Child-Rearing (Fence Books) and Art & Artists (Knopf). She has blogged and written poem guides for the Poetry Foundation. She lives in upstate New York with her two kids and is the Director of Undergraduate Writing Initiatives at Bennington College.

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6. Shaun Leonardo, FF Alumn, at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, Sept. 23, and more

Fall 2017
Open Studio & Exhibitions

Smack Mellon Fall 2017 Open Studios
Reception with Artists | Saturday, September 23 | 6-8pm
Open Studio Hours | Saturday, September 23, 12-8pm | Sunday, September 24, 12-6pm
Smack Mellon | 92 Plymouth Street | Dumbo | Brooklyn
Smack Mellon is pleased to invite you to our Fall Open Studios and offer the unique chance to enter the private studios of our 2017 - 2018 artists.

The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides six eligible artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a fellowship. The program runs for an eleven-month period from June to May.

Participating Artists: Maria Berrio, Claudia Bitran, Isabella Cruz-Chong, Carla Edwards, Shaun Leonardo, Christie Neptune, Work Exchange Artist: Tyler Henry

and

Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to Present
August 1 - October 29, 2017
Canton Museum of Art | Cultural Center for the Arts | 1001 Market Avenue North | Canton, Ohio
Rather than an historical presentation, this exhibition offers a window to understanding themes central to American life, both past and current. As such, the exhibition explores these images from multiple perspectives and themes. The Canton Museum of Art invites visitors to engage in a dialogue - with works of important American artists as a springboard - about sports, art, and their roles in our history and culture, and to reflect on how these images reveal attitudes and transitions in American life.

Copyright (c) 2017 Shaun Leonardo, All rights reserved.

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7. Emma Amos, Shaun Leonardo, jc Lenochan, Karen Shaw, FF Alumns, at St. John's University, Manhattan, Oct. 26

Diamonds, Rings and Courts: Sport is More than a Game
September 5 - November 17, 2017
Reception | Friday September 22 | 4:30-7pm
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery | St. John's University | 8000 Utopia Parkway | Queens
This exhibition is inspired by SJU's legendary athletic achievements. It brings together fifteen artists who repurpose and deconstruct the ubiquitous language and symbolism of sport.

Artists: Gina Adams, Emma Amos, Holly Bass, Derek Fordjour, JEFF&GORDON, Dave Johnson, Shaun Leonardo, jc Lenochan, Andrea Katz, Ray Materson, Leah Modigliani, Maria Molteni, Cheryl Pope, Ronny Quevedo, Karen Shaw, Jean Shin, Kevin J. Varrone, Lee Walton.

Artist Panel | October 26 | 7-9pm
St. John's University Manhattan Campus | 101 Astor Place | New York

Cheryl Pope, Shaun Leonardo and JC Lenochan discuss their practices in relation to sports, politics, and suffering.
Find out more....

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8. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Minus Space Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 23

You are invited to attend a book launch party

for Roberta Allen and The Princess of Herself,

a story collection, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 4-6 pm

at Minus Space Gallery in Dumbo.

16 Main Street, Suite A (Corner of Main + Water Sts.)
Brooklyn, NY

"I love this book. The writer is always visible as one of the characters,
trying to sort out reality and memory. She keeps collapsing her own
life into her stories and in doing so creates a wonderful picture of the
way our minds actually work. Everything merges and the act of writing
and remembering is the real subject here."
--Laurie Anderson

"These stories depict a world of aging professionals two hours north of
New York City who've stayed too long at the party. Having moved from
Manhattan, they're marooned in their quaint towns. Roberta Allen's short,
sharp, dreamlike prose captures the oddness of this bardo-state with all
its beauty, ambivalence and pain."
-Chris Kraus, author of the literary biography After Kathy Acker

Roberta Allen is a conceptual artist + sculptor, a short
story writer, novelist + memoirist with nine books.

Directions:
F to York St. (1st stop in B'klyn)
A/C to High Street
2/3 to Clark Street

More directions at Minusspace.com

www.robertaallen.com

The Princess of Herself, Stories
http://www.pelekinesis.com/catalog/roberta_allen-the_princess_of_herself.html
www.robertaallen.com/the-princess-of-herself

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9. Kimsooja, FF Alumn, at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, opening Sept. 21

Kimsooja - Weaving the World
September 22, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Public Opening: Thursday September 21st at 6 pm

Kunstmusem Liechtenstein
Städtle 32, 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is devoting an extensive solo exhibition to the Korea-born artist Kimsooja (*1957), who lives and works in New York and Seoul.

"I contain my projects in my body which I find as my studio."
- Kimsooja

One day in 1983, Kimsooja was sewing a traditional bedcover together with her mother. When passing the needle through the fabric, she had a sudden sensation like an electric shock. "The energy of my body channeled through the needle, seeming to connect to the energy of the world. From that moment, I understood the power of sewing: the relationship of needle to fabric is like my body to the universe." This experience became a far-reaching crucial experience for Kimsooja's artistic work. In her performances, installations, sculptures, video and photo works she combines isolated, fragmen- tary observations to form a whole encounter of different places and people. Duration and time and the metaphorical intertwining of her own experiences, cultural backgrounds, and historical references all play a major role. The artist equates her task with a needle whose work brings together divergent elements, that is to say, different cultures or standpoints.

The thread that runs through the exhibition - as expressed by the title - is the metaphor of Weaving the World. The show features works from 1999 to 2014 from Kimsooja's highly varied and contemplative oeuvre that has received considerable international attention. Among them, the trailblazing video installation A Needle Woman (1999-2001) in which the artist stands still facing the waves of crowds in eight metropolises. Thread Routes - Chapter IV (China) of her latest 16mm film work Thread Routes (2010-ongoing) is shown for the first time. This distinct body of work, filmed in six chapters, each shot in a different cultural area of the world, weaves an impressive tapestry of textile traditions in all their beauty, at the same time reflecting the interaction with nature, architecture and agriculture. Thread Routes - Chapter I (Peru) and Thread Routes - Chapter II (Europe) are also on show at the exhibition.

The exhibition conceived in close collaboration with Kimsooja is a production of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll.

Events:
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6 pm
Lecture Chinoiseries in Silk by Anna Jolly

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 11 am
Lecture Kimsooja, Thread Routes by Christiane Meyer-Stoll

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 6 pm
Lecture Buddhism in Contemporary Art by Mary Jane Jacob in cooperation with the Liechtenstein Art Society

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 11 am
Lecture Kimsooja, Needle and Thread by Fabian Flückiger

Filmclub at the Kunstmuseum
The Program of the Filmclub at the Kunstmuseum will be dedicated to the exhibition with a film curation by Maxa Zoller, Cairo

Publication:
A two-volume publication from Walther König publishers, with an English and a German edition, will be released. It comprises all interviews with Kimsooja from 1994 to 2017 and an accompanying volume of illustrations.

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10. Anna Banana, FF Alumn, at Kunstverein Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 22-Oct. 14 and more

EXCERPTS FROM 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana
will next be seen:

Sept. 22 - Oct. 14th @ Kunstverein Toronto
Closing party Fri. Oct. 13
at the Mulherin Gallery, 1086 Queen St. W
www.katharinemulherin.com
Toronto ON, Canada M6J 1H8

Oct. 12 - Reading & book signing at
Art Metropole
1490 Dundas St. W,
Toronto ON M6K 1T5

Oct. 21- Jan. 13 @ Kunstverein Amsterdam
www.kunstverein.nl.
Hazenstraat 28
1016 SR Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 3313203

These excerpts were shown at Pratt Institute,
Brooklyn Campus Library
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Feb. 1 - April 18, 2016

Photos from ArtGalleryGreaterVictoria & OpenSpace exhibitions at:
http://www.weeda.com/News/Newsletter.aspx?ID=358
First speaker on the: Ex-Postal Facto Panel 2014 at San Francisco Public Library at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQeeOUYw7T0

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11. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, at The Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows, NY, opening Sept. 17

Patty Chang:
The Wandering Lake 2009-2017
Exhibition Opening
Sep 17
2017
2-5pm

The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 is an exhibition by American artist Patty Chang, comprising a personal, associative, and narrative meditation on mourning, caregiving, geopolitics and landscape. Drawing inspiration from The Wandering Lake: Into the Heart of Asia (1938), a book by turn-of-the-century colonial explorer Sven Hedin about a mysterious lake in a perpetual state of flux in the desert of Western China, Chang explores how the instability of geography can mirror and rupture our sense of reality, place, and self. The exhibition presents an experimental form of storytelling through a combination of video, photography, sculpture, drawing, and an artist's book, that examines the way narratives develop through geography, history, mythology, fiction and personal experience.

The presentation of the exhibition and publication Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake 2009-2017 is made possible by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and Artensee (Shanghai) Cultural Development Co., Ltd. Special thanks to our collaborators at BANK/MABSOCIETY. The Wandering Lake project was realized with grants to the artist from Creative Capital, Guggenheim Foundation, Headlands Center for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Exhibitions at the Queens Museum receive significant support from Ford Foundation and the Charina Endowment Fund. Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Lambent Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

Queens Museum New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368
T 718 592 9700 F 718 592 5778 E info@queensmuseum.org
queensmuseum.org @QueensMuseum

Also opening are the exhibitions Never Built New York, Sable Elyse Smith: Ordinary Violence, and
Julia Weist with Nestor Siré:
17.(SEPT) By WeistSiréPC](tm).
There will be a free shuttle from 1:30-5:30pm from Mets-Willets Point 7 Train station.

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12. Magdalen Wong, FF Alumn, at makeroom, Los Angeles, CA, opening Sept. 16

Dreaming of Dying Robots and Artificial Flowers
Sept. 16 - Nov. 10
Opening : Sept. 16 . 5-8pm
@makeroom
300 South Anderson Street #Co6,
Lost Angeles, CA 90033
(entrance through the back from the carpark)

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13. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, NY, thru Nov. 12

Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of NYSCA/NYFA Fellowships

Join us to celebrate New York State's extraordinary artists! Starting September 9, the traveling exhibition Artists as Innovators: Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships will feature work by 20 fellowship recipients including Faith Ringgold, Dawoud Bey, Dread Scott and Tony Oursler.

Since 1985, NYSCA has provided $31 million in support of the fellowship program, serving more than 4,000 artists in the visual, performing, media and literary arts, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks, leading architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, and visionary directors Spike Lee and Julie Taymor.

The exhibition opens September 9 at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz, with a reception from 5:00-7:00 PM, and will be on view through November 12. The exhibition will also travel to SUNY Cortland, Alfred University, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Plattsburgh, Stony Brook University, and Westchester Community College. Read more at the NYSCA Network.

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14. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at UC Berkeley Bancroft Library, CA

Everything is ready now for the first major drop off of Frank's archives to UC Bancroft Library! We are in the process of setting up the drop off date.

We will be bringing more than 800 digitized videos on one hard drive. That is everything that we have digitized so far ... there will be more.

We are also bringing five boxes of DVDs (over 300 DVDs) of Frank's videos ... picked from the 800 as a representative selection.

We are bringing in three boxes of paper archives, including an original type-written manuscript by Frank, typed with his head pointer on his Selectric typewriter in the 1970s, including the white-outs. There are original copies of performance scripts, the 26 volume set of Frank's Shamanistic Apprenticeship Readers and more.

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15. Chun Hua Catherine Dong, FF Alumn, at Museum of University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, thru Oct. 29

Museum of University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3
Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us brings together several generations of Canadian artists of Chinese descent, offering perspectives onto the Chinese Canadian community's historical and cultural evolutions and developments. The works included in the exhibition investigate overlooked narratives by exploring notions of distancing and being distanced in relation to race, identity, sexuality and their intertwining with Chinese Canadian history.

The idea of distance unfolds in multiple layers: in the geographic sense, as in going through a distance from point A to point B, like the construction process of the Canadian Pacific Railway; in the cultural sense, through the mainstream's imposition of stereotypes, as in how the Chinese Canadian community has been culturally differentiated and essentialized; and in the context of the Chinese community itself, as in who is "Us", and the distances between different groups of ethnic Chinese.

For more info
http://artmuseum.utoronto.ca/exhibition/far-near-distances-us/

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is a Chinese-born Montreal based artist working with performance art, photography, and video. She received a BFA from Emily Carr University Art & Design and a MFA from Concordia University. She has performed and exhibited her works in multiple international performance art festivals and venues, such as Quebec City Biennial, Canadian Museum of Immigration, The Aine Art Museum, Kaunas Biennial, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival in Chicago, 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art in Toronto, Place des Arts in Montreal, Dublin Live Art Festival and so on. She was the recipient of the Franklin Furnace Award for contemporary avant-garde art in New York in 2014.
http://chunhuacatherinedong.com

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16. Peculiar Works Project, FF Alumn, at Fraunces Tavern Museum, Manhattan, October 6-31

Androboros: Villain of the State
The World Premiere of America's First Play
A Peculiar Works Project Presented by Fraunces Tavern(r) Museum Throughout October Starting 10/6

Before Hamilton, before Washington there was Androboros! Peculiar Works Project and Fraunces Tavern Museum announce their unique collaboration for the world premiere of Androboros: Villain of the State, America's first published play written in 1714 by Robert Hunter and adapted for today by S.M. Dale. Ralph Lewis directs a multi-talented cast in this rare work that will be performed in the historic Flag Gallery at the Museum, an intimate venue inside Lower Manhattan's oldest landmark, built during the same decade as the play was written. Fraunces Tavern Museum will also offer audiences an opportunity to view its period rooms and treasured artifacts on the way to watch the show.

Androboros reveals many surprising comparisons to the current political scene with an edgy humor that is very much in tune with today's non-stop partisan madness. Back in 1710 the New York colony had already suffered a slew of appalling leaders by the time Robert Hunter arrived. As the new Governor, he was thwarted at every turn by a hostile assembly. Silently enduring this gridlock, he later wrote Androboros to strike back at his enemies. Based on a true story of intrigue and crime (The Vestment Scandal of 1714), Hunter's satire is full of witty wordplay, slapstick and scatological humor that are just as comical today. The play's mix of Elizabethan language and Italian Commedia Del'Arte are further enhanced by Peculiar Works' musical adaptation offering more than 10 original songs performed live as well as some funky dance moves.

The talented creative team bringing Robert Hunter's prescient satire to life include director Ralph Lewis (PWP's co-artistic director and co-producer of their 2007 Obie Award-winning production OFF Stage), adapter S.M. Dale (PWP's 3 Christs, Wallpaper), composer Spencer Katzman (The Lady Grey film score), choreographer Diana Byrne, (Show Showdown), Lynn Neuman (Artichoke Dance) and Peter Davis (author of From Androboros to The First Amendment, A History of America's First Play) who wrote additional text. Other artists include dramaturg Barbara Yoshida, lighting designer David Castaneda (Irina's Vow on Broadway) costume designer Illana Breitman, projection designer King Man Ho; and a talented cast lead by Matt Roper (Wilfredo, I'll Say She Is: The Lost Marx Brothers Musical)in the title role; and including Kendra Augustin, Oliver Burns, Oscar Castillo, Bianca Illich, Roy Koshy, Caiti Lattimer, Hank Lin, Ben Strate, and featuring Trav. S.D. (author of No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous). The musicians are: Maria Dessenaon on keyboards and Rob Mitzner on percussion.

Androboros: Villain of the State begins at Fraunces Tavern Museum (54 Pearl Street, corner of Broad Street-1, R, W, 4, 5, J, Z trains) on Friday October 6th at 7PM and runs thru Sunday October 29th with performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Special press opening is on Monday October 9th at 7PM. The performance schedule is as follows: Previews October 6, 7 and 8, Opening Monday October 9, Playing October 13, 14,15, 20,21, 22, 27, 28, 29. All shows begin at 7PM. General Admission is $20, $15 for members/ seniors/ students, Early bird tickets for preview performances $10. For tickets click:
http://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org/events-calendar/2017/8/31/the-world-premiere-of-americas-first-play

For more information click: http://www.peculiarworks.org or call (212) 968-1776.

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17. LAPD, FF Alumns, in Gladys Park, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 21-22

Festival For All Skid Row Artists
Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017 - Each day from 1 to 5 PM
In Gladys park - At the corner of 6th Street and Gladys Avenue- In Skid Row, Los Angeles, CA 90021

A project of The Los Angeles Poverty Department https://www.lapovertydept.org/projects/festival/
For further Information about the festival
Please call Tel. 213 - 413 1077 - Or email info@lapovertydept.or

The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) presents the 8th annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, from 1-5pm each day. The Festival for All Skid Row Artists is a two-day festival of performing and visual art with plenty of music, showcasing the diverse range of talents among Skid Row residents. Taking place in Gladys Park (corner of 6th Street and Gladys Avenue) in L.A.'s Skid Row, the festival has become one of the most anticipated grassroots cultural events in the area. At last year's festival over 150 Skid Row Artists performed or displayed their artwork to enthusiastic audiences. Many, such as Franc's Melting Pot, Unkal Bean, Gary Brown and the Nu-Bluez Ologist will be back and Crushow The Last Dragon will perform a song dedicated to our MC KevinMichael Key, who died this summer. A select number of artists from outside Skid Row, including Street Symphony, Raspin Stuwart and the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center's Capoeira group, will perform and lead workshops as well.

Festival attendees are invited to participate in the workshops and creativity stations and to give their input for SKID ROW NOW & 2040, a community plan in response to The Department of City Planning's community plan for Skid Row. There will be creative stations for writing and painting, a guided meditation and sitting yoga workshop and poet Jen Hofer will write letters and poems in English & Spanish on demand. LAPD's Festival for All Skid Row Artists gives audiences a chance to hear what you usually don't hear about Skid Row: that it is a community rich with talent!

Los Angeles Poverty Department celebrates and preserves the rich artistic heritage of Skid Row and since 2009 has kept a registry of Skid Row artists, which now numbers more than 600. LAPD is a theater company comprised primarily of low income and homeless people living in Los Angeles' Skid Row. Founded in 1985, LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD's works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row.

LAPD's Skid Row History Museum & Archive - located at 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - operates as an archive, exhibition, performance- and meeting space curated by LAPD. It foregrounds the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row and functions as a means for exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality by mining a neighborhood's activist history and amplifying effective community strategies. Exhibitions focus on grassroots strategies that have preserved the neighborhood from successive threats of gentrification and displacement, to be studied for current adaptation and use.
Festival for All Skid Row Artists is produced by Los Angeles Poverty Department with partners United Coalition East Prevention Project (UCEPP) and Lamp Arts Program. This year's festival is made possible with the support of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The California Arts Council's Local Impact grant, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

Henriëtte Brouwers

Los Angeles Poverty Department
lapovertydept.org
cell: 310-227.6071

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18. Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center, Manhattan, Sept. 19

You are invited to the FIREWALL Internet Café pop-up at Oslo Freedom Forum in NYC on Tues, Sept 19th at Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center.

Hosted by the Human Rights Foundation, FIREWALL will exhibit in the Interactive Expo from 9a-11a and during coffee hour 3-4p that day.

OFF is offering FIREWALL friends a 50% discount on registration with the discount code "firewall".

Press interested in covering this event should apply directly at the link below and then email firewallcafenyc@gmail.com to submit your name for the Press List.

APPLY to attend & REGISTER
https://oslofreedomforum.com/events/oslo-freedom-forum-in-new-york

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