Come to CABARETION!
A Benefit for the
Innovative Theatre Foundation
on May 17th
CABARETION! [ KA-bə-'RAY- shən !]
, noun The fusion of contribution, performance, and celebration of the Off-Off Broadway community
Hosted by Broadway star and comedienne Jackie Hoffman, CABARETION!
brings together an amazing roster of performers to benefit the
organization that celebrates and advocates on behalf of Off-Off
The evening features performances by the sensational Taylor Mac, roguishly delightful magician Jeff Grow, singer/songwriter Justin Utley, the mischievously clever band The Reynaldo The Ensemble, pianist Matt Ray and many more...
DRINK, LAUGH, ENJOY!
OPEN WINE & BEER BAR
passed hors d'oeuvres,
& one hell of a fantastic evening!
Date of Event:Monday May 17, 2010
Where:Carolines on Broadway
Time: 6PM -9PM
Buy your tickets now, buy raffle tickets and check out more details....
Read Doug Strassler's interview with Host Jackie Hoffman.
Can't make it to the benefit? You can still help support us (see below).
Brings Many Together
A report on the Community Forum on the Ohio Theatre
by Robin Rothstein
the evening of April 26, the Community Forum on the Ohio Theater
convened before a nearly-packed house at the Ohio Theatre in Soho.
Co-sponsored by the Innovative Theatre Foundation (ITF) and the League
of Independent Theater (LIT), the forum was organized in response to
the imminent closing of this venerable downtown institution. The Ohio
Theater is being forced by its landlord to vacate its Wooster Street
space on August 31, 2010, to make room for a designer label store in an
area already over-saturated with high-end retail.
Read the rest of the article...
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HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
NYSCA's (New York State Council for the Arts) budget to be cut by 40% (the biggest reduction of any State Agency)
What can you do? Write to your state Legislator and let them know how important the arts are to you and your community. (check out the Community Action page to find your elected officials.)
Tax Abatement Proposal that benefits OOB
All 12 Manhattan Community Boards have voted to support the tax abatement proposal
that will give a tax credit to landlords who provide either free or
significantly discounted rent to not-for-profit arts organizations. Learn more.
an achievement that this proposal has reached this level of success and
demonstrates the vital grassroots support that exists for this
particular idea. However, in order for this proposal to be enacted
into law, it needs support of the other four NYC Boroughs.
Money for arts complex in Lower Manhattan
a recent meeting Community Board 1 and board member of the Lower
Manhattan Development Corporation, Julie Menin, revealed that $150
million in unused funds for downtown had been discovered. She proposed
the money be used to immediately build a performing arts center on the
Deutsche Bank site. Read more about it...
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
Our Blog is WHAT? RED HOT!Our guest bloggers are cooler than ice cream. Tim
Errickson told us that "if you're an asshole, you have to go", Jonathan
Reuning asked if OOB is like a Smart Car and Johnny Blaze Leavitt
dramatized the challenges of being an OOB producer.
Upcoming Guest Bloggers
Jillian Zeman 5/10 - 5/15
John Patrick Bray 5/17 - 5/22
Check out the insights from your fellow OOB artists, share your thoughts and participate in the conversation.
When you're not producing, registering, performing in, or
judging shows, please stop by FULL OF IT!
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Human Flight Productions (FUCT)
by Christopher Borg
Lady Circus, Gramily Entertainment
& FUCT's production of Cirque du Quoi?!
Human Flight Productions, nominated last year for Outstanding Performance Art production for their piece, Cirque du Quoi?!
along with Gramily Entertainment, is always keeping audiences on their
toes, or in some cases, off their toes, off the floor, on their backs,
or in a number of interesting combinations.
Most famous for their legendary comedy show called FUCT
their productions follow their own unique formula of comedy, monologue,
games, stunts, live music and a lot of audience participation.
Human Flight Productions began in 2002 as a group students performing underground theatre at midnight. By 2004 FUCT
premiered to the world at the Rattlestick Theatre, thrusting the troupe
of players onto the New York Indie Theatre comedy scene.
that first public performance, the troupe has conceived and produced
multiple original, full-length shows and has appeared at Carolines,
Joe's Pub, The Broadway Comedy Club, Upright Citizen's Brigade and over
a dozen comedy and sketch festivals.
On Friday, May 14th at 10:30pm, this energetic and magnetic group is holding the launch party for FUCT
's new Website at The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
In collaboration with Black Apple's BLACKOUT
will host the party, which promises, music, comedy, aerial burlesque,
performance art, games and, of course, audience participation as well
as introducing their new web series. Music performances will include
Black Taxi, The Frontier Brothers and Black Suit Youth and after hours
will present Lady Circus performing with DJ Small Change.
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