Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Memo from Allen Ginsberg" - new play by Larry Myers - Sat. Sept 5 - Saval Auditorium, NYC

Three Rooms Press & RWM Playwrights Lab in conjunction with the New York Howl Festival present
WOMEN OF THE BEAT GENERATION: An Evening of Beatnik Theater & Poetry featuring a staged reading of “MEMO FROM ALLEN GINSBERG”
a play by Larry Myers directed by Kat Georges

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 7 p.m. at Saval Auditorium
101 Murray Street between Greenwich and West
NEW YORK—“Memo from Allen Ginsburg,” a new play by award-winning off Broadway playwright Larry Myers, makes its Manhattan debut in a staged reading directed by Kat Georges at Saval Auditorium in Tribeca on Saturday, September 5 at 7 p.m. The play highlights an evening of Beatnik Theater & Poetry and is a featured event of the New York Howl Festival. Admission is free.
The focus of the evening will be on Women of the Beat Generation, who, Myers contends, “were not just an echo of Ginsberg’s Howl, not just the ‘muses’ they’ve been labeled but original, dynamic voices that are only now receiving notice for their large body of creative work.” Discussions by Beat scholars and poetry will follow the play.
Myers’ “Memo from Allen Ginsberg” features characters representing some of the leading Beat figures including Ginsberg, Carl Solomon, Harold Norse and Neal Cassady. But these “boys” meet their match in the form of a bevy of unheralded Beat women. The play focuses on mental illness as a real social issue & the belief that women were the bedrock of the All Boys Beat Club: inspired & inventive yet denied full expression during that timeframe.
Featured actors in the play include Janice Bishop, Peter Carlaftes, John Derrick, Leo Dority, Ken Eckert, Tom Fenaughty, Kat Georges, Matthew Hupert, Ronnie Norpel, Lillian Rodriguez, Richard Wilt. Poets include Beat scholar George Wallace and Thomas Fucaloro.
Dr. Myers—an award-winning Off-Broadway playwright and Associate Professor at St. John’s University—continues his efforts to bring New York theater professionals and established literary figures to the Manhattan St. John’s campus to provide a forum in which students can interact with working pros. Myers directs The Jack Kerouac Literary Group. His various Kerouac plays have been produced in New York, New Jersey & in Lowell (Kerouac’s hometown). The critically acclaimed “Jack Kerouac: Catholic” was directed by Kat Georges at Saval last season.
Saval Auditorium is at 101 Murray St. (between Greenwich and West St. in Manhattan) inside St. John’s University. Doors open at 6:45, the show begins at 7. Take the #1 train to Chambers Street, walk down two blocks, over two. Email for info and reservations.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

TRP presents poet Thomas Fucaloro this Friday at Cornelia St. Cafe

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, 6 pm
at Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker)
Featured Poet: Thomas Fucaloro
Host: Kat Georges

Thomas Fucaloro is fast becoming one of our favorite poets in New York. His work comes from the heart, aims for the gut, and takes no prisoners. Catch him at his first ever Son of a Pony Feature, with host Kat Georges

Open reading before the feature. Arrive early to sign up. $7 admission includes free drink.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St. (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker)
Friday, August 21, 6 pm

Friday, August 14, 2009

Yiddish Yoga by Lisa Grunberger: New Video Excerpts!

TRP friend Lisa Grunberger has just released a bunch of new videos of her performing excerpts from her forthcoming book "Yiddish Yoga." Find out more on her website:

And watch for her New York book launch coming this fall!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Poet Matthew Hupert Ignites Cornelia Street Cafe This Friday

Getting into the last month of summer and what better way to celebrate than by going to a poetry reading at the wonderful Cornelia Street Cafe in olde' Greenwich Village.

Matthew Hupert is a multi-media artist, a writer, and that rarest of birds - the native new-yorker. He is the Founder of the Neuronautic Institute, Chairman of The NALF (New Amsterdam Liberation Front, which is dedicated to returning new york city back to the dutch) and president of the Norman Bates School of Motel Management. He believes the primary role of the Artist is to be the stick that your Zen master smacks you in the head with. His poetry has been published in "The Formalist", the dadaist journal "Maintenant3", and the Anthology "150 contemporary sonnets." He has self published 4 chapbooks, and has a major book publication coming.

Son of a Pony is NYC's most beloved Poetry Reading Series. Open mike before the feature, hosted by the inimitable Kat Georges--arrive early to sign up. Everyone is welcome to participate: from novices to poet laureates. Cornelia Street Cafe is known as a launching pad for superstars so you never know who might show up to revisit their roots or try out new material. Poets and artists spotted at Cornelia Street include Mark Strand, Paul Violi, Ira Cohen, David Amram, Judith Molina, Suzanne Vega, Eve Ensler and the list goes on and on.

Admission just $7, and that includes free drink.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker)