Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TRP Shines at LES Arts Festival at Theater for the New City

Three Rooms Press personnel were hot and heavy with their participation in last weekend's Lower East Side Arts Festival at Theater for the New City.

Friday night, TRP premiered an excerpt of a new play by Peter Carlaftes "Sarah's Choice," which featured Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes portraying the TWIN foetuses carried by the surrogate mother employed by Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The play unveiled the decadence of modern American society with biting, twisted satire that had the TNC's Cabaret Theater audience howling. A special guest star, Parisian actor Christophe Touraud, made the play truly unforgettable to the packed house. Video can be viewed on this site or on YouTube by clicking here.

Saturday afternoon, the same duo--Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges--hit the outdoor stage on E. 10th Street to perform their mini-musical "Greenagers in Love." Crowd favorites included the title song, as well as "The Rotten Junkie Mommy" (sung to the tune of "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider") and "Smells Like Green Spirit" a hilarious take on Nirvana's big hit. The host of the event was the fantastic Richard West, who can be seen in this video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qio8pLOqrLM

And Sunday, TRP poets Karen Hildebrand, Ryan Buynak, Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges read at the smashingly successful Poetry Jam in the upstairs Cabaret Theater at TNC, hosted by the marvelous Lissa Moira. She masterfully navigated through a room full of NY's best poets, allowing over 30 to share their work.

All in all, a wonderful weekend at Theater for the New City, and all due to the visionary leadership of Crystal Fields, who developed the venue, and insists that the annual Lower East Side Arts Festival, with over 200 theatrical events, remain free.

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