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Jan
30
Thu
Heart Squared :: Times Square’s 12th Annual Valentine Heart
Jan 30 – Mar 1 all-day

Times Square’s 12th Annual Valentine Heart

MODU and Eric Forman Studio

Heart Squared

January 30 – March 1, 2020, Broadway Plaza at 46th Street

Learn more at the official page here at the Times Square BID site

MODU and Eric Forman Studio use the magic of mirrors and light to remix and reflect the urban spectacle of New York City with Heart Squared. As viewers move around the skeletal structure evoking an anatomic heart, the reflections of 125 mirrors coalesce to reveal a kaleidoscopic portrait of city, visitor, and sky.

The 12th Annual Valentine Heart Design Competition is presented with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

MODU and Eric Forman Studio’s Heart Squared is the winner of 2020 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, which was curated by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. As this year’s winning design, Heart Squared will be unveiled on January 30 at 11am at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets. The installation will remain on view for the month of February.

Tilted in various directions within a steel frame that evokes the outline of an anatomic heart, the 125 mirrors of Heart Squared transform the spectacle of Times Square into kaleidoscopic images of people, buildings, and brightly-lit billboards. While the position of each mirror seems random, the designers developed a specialized technique to calculate the specific angles in order to hide a playful surprise. As viewers move around the structure towards a special marked location, those hundreds of reflections suddenly coalesce, revealing a pixel heart of urban life surrounded by a field of mirrored sky.

Feb
15
Sat
18th Annual Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden @ New York Botanical Garden
Feb 15 – Apr 19 all-day

18th Annual Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden

JEFF LEATHAM’S KALEIDOSCOPE

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Sunday, April 19, 2020

2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY

Famed Floral Designer Jeff Leatham Is Set to Bring His Bold and Colorful Vision to  The New York Botanical Garden’s 18th Annual Orchid Show

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope Runs February 15 Through  April 19, 2020

Bronx, NY—The popular orchid exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) returns for its 18th year with The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope. Thousands of orchids will be on dramatic display in dazzling creations by lifestyle icon and floral designer to the stars Jeff Leatham. On view February 15 through April 19, 2020, Leatham’s captivating designs and installations will transform each gallery of the exhibition in NYBG’s historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a different color experience, like a turn of a kaleidoscope.

Arches of hanging orchids of deliberate hues will deliver a kaleidoscopic tunnel effect and, along with other design surprises, bring thrilling and hypnotic sensory delights to the 2020 Orchid Show. Leatham is working with horticulturists from NYBG, including Senior Curator of Orchids Marc Hachadourian, to assemble orchids from its collections as well as from some of the finest growers in the world. Orchids of seemingly every conceivable shape and provenance, including rare and iconic specimens, will be on display in breathtaking configurations.

“Color is the first and most important aspect of my work, always,” Jeff Leatham said when describing his creations for The Orchid Show. “I want every gallery to be a different color experience for visitors as they move through them, like looking into a kaleidoscope. I loved kaleidoscopes as a child. You start dreaming as you look through one. People have seen the interiors of the Conservatory already, but with this exhibition, I want them to look through them like never before.”

Jeff Leatham is the award-winning artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, with studios also at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center and the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. He has been creating a sensation with his floral installations since he began his career in 1995. His work is a combination of his love for flowers and passion for design. Using shape, color, and simplicity, his creations are dramatic, bold, unforgettable statements that are always an integral part of the setting. Leatham has produced spectacular displays in Paris for nearly two decades, and in 2014, he was knighted with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres—the highest honor for artists and others who have made a significant contribution to French culture. His clients include Cher, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, the Kardashians, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and many others. His publications—Flowers by Jeff Leatham, Flowers by Design, and Jeff Leatham: Visionary Floral Art and Design—remain best-selling design books worldwide.

During Orchid Evenings on select dates throughout the run of The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope, adults 21 and over can experience the exhibition at night with music, cash bars, and light bites. Advance ticket purchase is recommended to guarantee admission to these signature events.

At NYBG Shop, Orchid Show visitors may select from thousands of top-quality orchids, from exotic, hard-to-find specimens for connoisseurs to elegant yet easy-to-grow varieties for beginners available for purchase, along with orchid products and books.

For more information about The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope and to purchase tickets, please visit the Garden’s Web site at nybg.org.

Feb
27
Thu
The Art Show 2020 New York – Art Dealers Association of America’s Annual Fair @ The Park Avenue Armory
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day
The Art Show 2020 New York - Art Dealers Association of America’s Annual Fair @ The Park Avenue Armory

Nation’s Leading Art Dealers Come Together in New York for The Art Show

The Art Show 2020

February 27–March 1, 2020

Visit the official site here…

Thursday, February 27 through Friday, February 28, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 29, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York

Tickets: $25 per day. Available online here or at the door. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Henry Street Settlement.

Art Dealers Association of America’s Annual Fair to Benefit Henry Street Settlement Will Feature:

  • More than Half of the Fair Dedicated to Solo Presentations
  • 19 Exhibitions Dedicated to Female Artists
  • Dynamic Group Presentations Spanning Art History

New York – January 28, 2020 – Members of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), a nonprofit organization of the nation’s leading art dealers, will join forces for The Art Show this February to showcase their vibrant programs from across the country. Opening with the annual Gala Preview on Wednesday, February 26, the 2020 edition will take place February 27 through March 1, at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. The Art Show is known for its ambitious presentations and compelling juxtapositions, drawing serious and passionate collectors, arts professionals, and enthusiasts to New York. The 2020 iteration will see more than half of its presentations dedicated to a single artist and 19 exhibitions focused on female artists, in addition to vibrant thematic and group surveys.

All proceeds from fair admission and the gala benefit Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts, and health care organizations. As Henry Street Settlement’s greatest source of unrestricted funding, The Art Show has raised over $32 million for the nonprofit through its more than three decades of partnership with the ADAA. AXA XL, a division of AXA, a pioneering specialist in the fine art and collectibles insurance space, has returned for the 9th consecutive year as Lead Partner of The Art Show, marking its 12th year of partnership with ADAA.

For the 2020 edition, The Art Show features public conversations with major collectors, curators, museum leaders, and industry experts, including Lindsay Pollock, Chief Communications and Content Officer, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Chief

Curator, Madison Square Park Conservancy. Extending programming beyond the fair, the ADAA has organized the ADAA Gallery Walk: Midtown + Upper East Side for the second year, a collaboration between an unprecedented 41 ADAA member galleries in the surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday, February 29, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. In addition, visitors will have the chance to meet artists presenting works at the fair on Sunday, March 1, from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

ADAA Member Presentations at The Art Show 2020 Recognized for its high-quality curated presentations, The Art Show 2020 is a platform for ADAA member galleries to extend their programs beyond their gallery walls and design insightful exhibitions that collectively create a distinct and intimate fair experience. The 2020 edition will feature over 40 intimately scaled solo presentations and 19 exhibitions dedicated to female artists—an unprecedented number for the fair—as well as joint, thematic, and dual presentations that offer new perspectives on influential artists and opportunities for in-depth exploration of up-and-coming and underrecognized contributions to art history. The fair will feature many first-time exhibitors, including David Kordansky Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, McClain Gallery, Gallery Wendi Norris, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, and Leon Tovar Gallery.

Feb
28
Fri
Story Time with Joey Rinaldi @ Under St. Marks
Feb 28 all-day

Story Time with Joey Rinaldi at Under St. Marks

February 28, March 1, 3, 5, 8, 2020

94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

TICKETS: https://www.frigid.nyc/events/storytimewithjoeyrinaldi

1 Comedian. 5 Shows. 24 years of stories. FRIGID Festival presents “Story Time with Joey Rinaldi ” February 28-March 8 at Under St. Marks. Known for his long-form comedic narratives, Joey Rinaldi’s new one-man show offers audiences a glimpse into his endearingly cringey adolescence. From accidental incest to a brief period of illiteracy, each story captures the difficulty of growing up and that for some, it’s worse than others.

Says Rinaldi, “I wanted to give audiences the chance to forget their own childhood traumas and focus on mine. I mean, what connects us better than collective misery? I want people to leave feeling exponentially better about their own upbringing.”

This unapologetic performance hopes to boost the audience’s self-esteem better than any therapy session. Relatable and endearing, Rinaldi’s comedy will warm your heart while simultaneously giving you secondhand embarrassment with stories that will make you say, “Thank God that didn’t happen to me.”

10:30 p.m. Friday February 28
5:10 p.m. Sunday, March 1
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3
10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5
3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8

HOW MUCH: $10
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes

BIO – Connecticut native Joey Rinaldi discovered his passion for stand-up at the age of 20 after transferring to NYU. He found his niche in long-form personal narratives in 2017 after performing his first one-man show, “Potty Training” at The PIT, followed by his second solo act in 2019, “Picture Everybody Naked” at The Kraine. Since then, his comedy has taken him across North America, as well across the pond to the UK and Australia. Rinaldi has been featured in the Connecticut Comedy Festival, Burbank Comedy Festival, the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival. This August, Rinaldi debuts the show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Rinaldi also serves as creator of the Youtube comedy sketch channel Dirty Laundry Videos, where he and fellow comedians gift viewers with a new sketch every Sunday. Rinaldi also acts as co-creator and host of the popular underground pop-up comedy show “The Manifest Show.”

For more information or to set up an interview, contact Joey at [email protected] or follow Joey on Twitter and Instagram @thejoeyrinaldi.

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Magnetic Dragons at Under St. Marks @ Under St. Marks Theater
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Magnetic Dragons

February 20, 23, 28, 2020
March 4, 7, 2020

Under St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place NYC 10009

Gunfire. Explosions. Heartbreak. These are the things that happened not in front of the camera, but behind the scenes of the film with the worst production day ever: Magnetic Dragons. This comedic one-man show revisits all the disasters that happened for the 25th anniversary of the movie. Official selection Frigid Festival 2020

Feb
29
Sat
New York Flute Fair 2020 @ W83 Ministry Center
Feb 29 all-day

New York Flute Fair 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020
8:30 am-7:00 pm

W83 Ministry Center
150 West 83rd Street, NYC
(between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)

Visit as well the official site here…

Looking back and moving forward

Featuring:

Concerts • Masterclasses • Workshops • Exhibits • Competition • Ensembles

With guest artists

Seth Morris, Stephanie Mortimore, Maron Khoury, and Koren McCaffrey, flutists of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

US Premiere of One Green Bottle at La MaMa @ La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Feb 29 all-day
US Premiere of One Green Bottle at La MaMa @ La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

US Premiere of One Green Bottle

February 29, 2020

La MaMa
66 E 4th Street

La MaMa, in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and NODA・MAP, presents the U.S. Premiere of One Green Bottle from February 29 through March 8, 2020 at The Ellen Stewart Theatre, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 66 E. 4th Street, NYC. Performances: Mon and Wed-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 5pm. Tickets are $35 ($30 for students and seniors) plus a $1 facility fee, and are available online at www.lamama.org, by phone at 212-352-3101.

An absurdist gender-bending farce, One Green Bottle artfully illustrates our current selfie society’s relationship with consumerism and modern technology through one night in the life of a disordered family on the road to ruin: Bo, Boo and Pickle all have plans, but someone must stay home to care for their pregnant dog, Princess. Trivial disputes and slapstick mischief quickly morph into family feuds and also, possibly, to the end of the world.

Artistic Director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Hideki Noda – renowned Japanese playwright, director and performer – brings One Green Bottle to NYC after the 2018 London premiere. His critically acclaimed production of The Bee was presented in 2012 by Japan Society as part of the Under The Radar Festival.

One Green Bottle stars Hideki himself with Lilo Baur and Glyn Pritchard. The English translation is adapted by Will Sharpe and features music based on Japanese Noh and Kabuki traditions, performed by Genichiro Tanaka.

Set Design: Yukio Horio, Lighting Design: Christoph Wagner, Costume Design: Kodue Hibino, Composer : Denzaemon Tanaka XIII, Sound Design: Marihiko Hara, Sound: Junko Fujimoto, Traditional Dance Advisor: Kikunojo Onoe, Noh Movement Advisor: Reijiro Tsumura, Video: Shutaro Oku, Hair & Makeup: Eri Akamatsu, Back translation: Keiko Tsuneda & Peter Marsh, Assistant Director: Ragga Dahl Johansen, Production Manager: Ayumu Poe Saegusa, Stage Manager: Toshiko Takihara.

“Enjoyably zany.” – The Telegraph

“Hideki Noda is a master of the theatrical endgame.” – The Guardian

“Strange and delightful… wildly funny.” – What’s On Stage

Hideki Noda
Mother (Boo)
Playwright, Director, and Actor
Artistic Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Born in Nagasaki Prefecture in 1955, Noda is a playwright, director, and actor. He became the artistic director of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre as of July 2009 and is currently professor at Tama Art University. Noda launched his first theatre company, Yume no Yuminsha (Dreaming Bohemian) while still a student at the University of Tokyo, creating many works to much acclaim. After disbanding Yume no Yuminsha in 1992, he went to study in London. On his return in 1993, he established a theatre production company called NODA∙MAP. Since then, presented a succession of major hits, including Kill, Pandora no kane (Pandora’s Bell), Oil, Akaoni (Red Demon), THE BEE, THE DIVER, The Character, Egg, Gekirin, Footprint Princess, and In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom. He has collaborated with the Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII, adapted Kabuki plays and directed productions of his original versions of the classical Kabuki pieces at Kabuki Theatre, such as Tragedy of Togitatsu, Nezumikozo, and more. Noda is also actively involved in international productions, working with British, Thai and Korean actors. He won most of the major drama awards in Japan, and was awarded the 2009 Asahi Prize. He was appointed an Honorary Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in October 2009 and the Medal with Purple Ribbon (for contributions to education and culture) in June 2011. He toured THE BEE English Versionaround New York (Under the Radar Festival), London (Soho Theatre), Hong Kong (Hong Kong Arts Festival), Tokyo (Suitengu Pit, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre), Jerusalem (Israel Festival), Seoul (Myong Dong Theatre), Sibiu (Sibiu International Festival), Paris (Theatre National de Chaillot), Luxembourg (Theatre de la Ville) and Recklinghausen (Ruhrfestspiele) in 2012-14. His Eggwas invited to the main house of Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris in 2015. Egg was accepted by both media and audience of Paris having left powerful impact to them. In 2018, his legendary masterpiece In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom was invited to Paris again as one of the official participating programs of Japonismes 2018. In 2015, he devised a new movement called Tokyo Caravan, a leading project guiding the cultural program for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This movement pops up in various locations both in Japan and overseas such as Rio de Janeiro, Sendai, Fukushima, Roppongi, and Kyoto, to present a “Grand Cultural Circus.” It is a “traveling culture movement” that continues to create performances with new expressions by realizing “cultural cross-flow” between artists. “Tokyo Caravan” will hold “Tokyo Caravan in Hokkaido” at the Moerenuma Park Glass Pyramid on January 2020. In 2019, his latest production『Q』: A Night At The Kabuki, a theatrical adaptation of the Queen’s 1975 rock masterpiece A Night at the Opera, acquired great attention of Japanese theatregoers as well as abroad. He continues working energetically beyond genres and borders.

Lilo Baur
Father (Bo)
Born in Switzerland, Lilo Baur began her career as an actress in London. She appeared at the Royal National Theatre in Orestia directed by Katie Mitchell and at Shakespeare’s Globe in The Merchant of Venice directed by Richard Olivier. For The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol directed by Simon Mc Burney, she won the Dora Award and the Manchester Evening News Award as best actress. As a member of Théâtre de Complicité (director Simon Mc Burney), she appeared in The Visit, Winter’s Tale, The Street of Crocodiles, Help I’mAlive and Light. In France, she interpreted Gertrud in La Tragédie d’Hamletdirected by Peter Brook, the Narrator in Debussy’s St.Sebastien with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Châtelet. She collaborated with Peter Brook on Fragments by Samuel Beckett and Warum Warum. She appeared in such films as Bleakhouse by Justin Chadwick, Don Quixote by Peter Yates, The Devil’s Arithmeti by Donna Deitch, The Way We Live Now by David Yates, Vollmond by Fredi Murer. She also appeared in the movie Bridget Jones by Beeban Kidron. She is also directing opera, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, Ariane et Barbe Bleue by Paul Dukas at Opera Dijon, La Resurrezione by Hàndel in Paris, Lakmé by Léo Delibes,Opéra Comique in Paris, Le Petit Prince andLaConférence des oiseauxcomposed by Michaël Levinas. For the stage, she directed King stag by C. Gozzi, Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare, Fish love by Chekhov, Le 6éme Continent, a collaboration with Daniel Pennac.For the Comédie Française: Le Mariage by Gogol, La téte des autres by Marcel Aymé (which won the Prix Beaumarchais), La Maison de Bernarda Alba by Lorca, Aprés la pluie by Sergi Belbel andLa Puce à l’oreilleby Feydeau, which just opened this season.

Glyn Pritchard
Daughter (Pickle)
Theatre includes:Y Cylch Sialc /The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), The Kneebone Cadillac (Theatre Royal Plymouth), THE BEE (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre/Tour), THE DIVER (Soho), One Green Bottle(Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre/Tour) all written and directed by Hideki Noda; The Twits (Royal Court Theatre); Blodeuwedd (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru); The Dark Philosophers (National Theatre Wales); The Black Album, Ghetto, Fuente Ovejuna, Bartholomew Fair (National Theatre); Under Milk Wood, Blue Remembered Hills, A Christmas Carol (Dukes, Lancaster); King Lear (Young Vic); Othello (RSC); The Marriage of Figaro (Royal Exchange, Manchester); A Family Affair (Arcola). Television includes:Anita Series 1 and 2; Albie and Noa; 35 Diwrnod; Inspector George Gently; Critical; Harriet’s Army; Law & Order: UK; Babylon; Hinterland; Stella; Casualty; The Indian Doctor; Pobol Y Cwm; Brookside; Oh Na! Y Morgans; Death of a Son; Famous Five; Coronation Street; A Mind To Kill; Keeping Faith. Film includes:Hunky Dory; Weekenders; Butterflies.

Genichiro Tanaka
Musician
Genichiro Tanaka has been training under the maestro Denichiro Tanaka the Ⅱ since1989. He has graduated from Tokyo University of Arts and studied Traditional Japanese Music course, practical music course in 2011. In January 2016, he made his debut at Kabuki Theatre in Kuruwa Sanbaso. And in 2017, he succeeded to Genichiro Tanaka. Genichiro has performed for Hideki Noda’s “One Green Bottle” for Sibiu performance in 2019.

About Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre was opened in October1990 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as a base to promote art and culture and its globalization among the citizens by presenting quality programs mainly in the fields of music, theatre, opera, and dance. The theatre features a Concert Hall, which is designed exclusively for classical music presentations and boasts one of the world’s largest pipe organs, and a Playhouse, Theatre East and Theatre West for plays and dance performances. The theatre is also equipped with four exhibition spaces, large/small meeting rooms, and rehearsal rooms, and is capable of serving multiple purposes in artistic activities by the citizens in addition to actual performances on stage, from art exhibitions to lectures and workshops. Currently, the theatre is operated under the management of the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture.

A variety of unique music programs have continuously been planned by and presented directly at the theatre, including concerts and lectures that feature our beautiful pipe organ, one of the highlights of our facilities. The theatre also regularly offers classical concert programs with a business partnership with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo. “Theatre Opera” is another quality music program that is popular at the theatre, where the audience enjoys “semi-staged” opera programs.

With its mission to serve as a core facility of new culture, the theatre has also been actively presenting original theatrical productions as well as cosponsored/tie-up programs with outside organizations known for their outstanding artistic performances. In July 2009, the theatre welcomed Hideki Noda, one of the most successful figures in today’s theatrical communities in Japan, as its first artistic director so as to pursue further advancement in creative activities and to bring about more quality projects at the theatre. Since then, with supervision of Noda, the theatre has been introducing the audience to a wide variety of programs, from modern versions of classical pieces to experimental works that would not be categorized in any conventional theatrical genres.

On September 1, 2012, the theatre reopened to the public after completing the major renovation that began in spring of 2011 and is ready to serve again the citizens as Tokyo’s flagship theatre for music and performing arts. Look forward to continued progress to create a theatre where art and culture are born; talents and education are supported; people are invited; and intercultural communication is promoted.

About La MaMa
La MaMa is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. La MaMa’s 58th Season celebrates the centennial of its founder, Ellen Stewart, whose vision of nurturing new artists and new work remains as strong today as it was when she first opened the doors in 1961. La MaMa has presented more than 5,000 productions by 150,000 artists of all nations, cultures, races and identities. Cultural pluralism and ethnic diversity are inherent in the work created on our stages. Here, artists find a supportive environment for artistic exploration, and audiences are part of the development of an artist’s work over time. A recipient of the 2018 Regional Theater Tony Award, and more than 30 Obie Awards and dozens of Drama Desk, Bessie, and Villager Awards, La MaMa has been a creative home for thousands of artists, many of whom have made lasting contributions to the arts, including Blue Man Group, Ping Chong, André De Shields, Adrienne Kennedy, Harvey Fierstein, Diane Lane, Warren Leight, Michael Mayer, Tadeusz Kantor,  Bette Midler, Meredith Monk, Peter Brook, David and Amy Sedaris, Julie Taymor, Kazuo Ohno, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. For more information, visit www.lamama.org.

Harlem Stage Presents: Nona Hendryx and Disciples of Sun Ra @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Harlem Stage Presents: Nona Hendryx and Disciples of Sun Ra @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Harlem Stage Presents: Nona Hendryx and Disciples of Sun Ra

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Presented as part of the yearlong, citywide, Harlem Stage WaterWorks commissioned celebration of Sun Ra and his legacy. Presented in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sun Ra was a visionary artist and composer who infused his ecstatic performances with costumes and mythology that both looked back to ancient Egypt and forward to science fiction. Nona Hendryx has created a multisensory tribute to Sun Ra with music direction by Craig Harris, choreography by Francesca Harper, costume/ set design by Virgil Ortiz and invocations by Carl Hancock Rux, conceived specifically for the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing.

Get Tickets at Metmuseum.org

Support for the Harlem Stage WaterWorks commissioning program provided by The Hearst Foundation, Bloomberg Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford Foundation, and Mosaic Fund.

This program is made possible in part by the Lavori Sterling Foundation, Inc.

Mar
1
Sun
Story Time with Joey Rinaldi @ Under St. Marks
Mar 1 all-day

Story Time with Joey Rinaldi at Under St. Marks

February 28, March 1, 3, 5, 8, 2020

94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

TICKETS: https://www.frigid.nyc/events/storytimewithjoeyrinaldi

1 Comedian. 5 Shows. 24 years of stories. FRIGID Festival presents “Story Time with Joey Rinaldi ” February 28-March 8 at Under St. Marks. Known for his long-form comedic narratives, Joey Rinaldi’s new one-man show offers audiences a glimpse into his endearingly cringey adolescence. From accidental incest to a brief period of illiteracy, each story captures the difficulty of growing up and that for some, it’s worse than others.

Says Rinaldi, “I wanted to give audiences the chance to forget their own childhood traumas and focus on mine. I mean, what connects us better than collective misery? I want people to leave feeling exponentially better about their own upbringing.”

This unapologetic performance hopes to boost the audience’s self-esteem better than any therapy session. Relatable and endearing, Rinaldi’s comedy will warm your heart while simultaneously giving you secondhand embarrassment with stories that will make you say, “Thank God that didn’t happen to me.”

10:30 p.m. Friday February 28
5:10 p.m. Sunday, March 1
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3
10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5
3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8

HOW MUCH: $10
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes

BIO – Connecticut native Joey Rinaldi discovered his passion for stand-up at the age of 20 after transferring to NYU. He found his niche in long-form personal narratives in 2017 after performing his first one-man show, “Potty Training” at The PIT, followed by his second solo act in 2019, “Picture Everybody Naked” at The Kraine. Since then, his comedy has taken him across North America, as well across the pond to the UK and Australia. Rinaldi has been featured in the Connecticut Comedy Festival, Burbank Comedy Festival, the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival. This August, Rinaldi debuts the show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Rinaldi also serves as creator of the Youtube comedy sketch channel Dirty Laundry Videos, where he and fellow comedians gift viewers with a new sketch every Sunday. Rinaldi also acts as co-creator and host of the popular underground pop-up comedy show “The Manifest Show.”

For more information or to set up an interview, contact Joey at [email protected] or follow Joey on Twitter and Instagram @thejoeyrinaldi.

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Theater Resources Unlimited presents Writer-Producer Speed Date @ Shetler Studios
Mar 1 all-day
Theater Resources Unlimited presents Writer-Producer Speed Date @ Shetler Studios

Theater Resources Unlimited presents Writer-Producer Speed Date

March 1, 2020

Shetler Studios
244 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a unique networking and educational opportunity for writers: TRU’s renowned Writer-Producer Speed Date on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, Penthouse. Submission deadline is 2/19/20. Session 1 offers coaching at 4:30PM, pitching at 5:30PM; session 2 offers coaching at 5:30PM, pitching at 6:30PM. Tickets are $75 for TRU members, $85 for non-members, $25 for each additional collaborator. Submission is free, and your spot in the lineup can be purchased upon acceptance starting 2/22/20 at https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-03-01-20/

You meet a producer at a party and have two minutes to interest him in your work. Do you have the skill to sell yourself? Here’s a chance to practice your pitching with real producers who are open to and interested in meeting you. Okay, they probably won’t option you on the spot, but they’ll give you valuable feedback about your work and your ability to talk about it. And you’ll have the opportunity to start developing a relationship. And that’s what this business is all about. Relationships.

“The Speed Date is the only event I know of that gives writers the chance to meet high level producers one-on-one in a room. To me, that’s what makes the Speed-Dates so valuable. And you do it with kindness, which I value in life,” says writer Vincent Amelio (How Alfo Learned to Love).

Go to https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-03-01-20/ for the application. Please fill out and email to [email protected] All works will be considered, traditional and non-traditional, including works in development. The first 10 applicants will be accepted automatically, and after that submissions will be evaluated for genre, subject matter, production size, uniqueness and level of development to maximize the variety and scope of works presented in the evening.

We’ll have eleven producers lined up, from both the commercial and not-for-profit worlds, all with an interest in new projects; we also may have eleven aspiring producers from our Producer Development program. So you’ll be pitching to as many as 22 producers in total! Come with a willingness to learn, because the real value is the chance to practice your pitching. And you’ll be getting invaluable coaching from experts, as well. And did we mention the wine and snacks afterwards?

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.