Heartfelt tales of the moments that were indelibly linked to the cultural artifacts that impacted us, inspired our creativity, and shaped our personalities.
Michael Smith's fully operational tattoo shop (offering deep discounts to seniors aged 65 and older) at the Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017
THE VOLTA SALON WITH ARTNET // 2017
artnet — the leading online destination to research, buy, and sell art — curates a series of salient topics for conversation at VOLTA NY.Invited industry professionals from all aspects of the art world engage the audience in a salon-style discussion program. In associationwith GalleryLOG.
Comedy is never more important than during uncertain times. Actor, artist, and improv teacher Hollis Witherspoon opens a dialogue about the role of risk, play, and laughter in art, and learning to “follow the fear, follow the fun.”
Moderator: Hollis Witherspoon (actor, artist, and improvisor) Guests: Morgan Bassichis (writer and performer), Jill Pangallo (artist and performer), Guy Richards Smit (artist and performer)
WORLD PREMIERE! Jane Johnson for the Home Shopper is an original musical comedy that takes place over the span of one hour of Jane and her partner Pam Heller selling their accessories on the Home Shopper network, a channel not unlike QVC. The show is a fictional adaptation of the story of Jeanne Bice, founder of QVC’s novelty sweater empire “The Quacker Factory,” and its video components and set design mimic the gently persuasive tone of the Home Shopping Network. The show features original songs, improvised calls from viewers at home, and sweetly aggressive marketing techniques. The message is the same as Jane’s call to her fans: “Little Turtle, it’s time to come out of that shell!”
Jane (played in drag by Shane O’Neill) and Pam (played in butch drag by Jill Pangallo) of Mishepaqueniquamowoc, Wisconsin have been friends since childhood, but when Jane’s husband dies of a heart attack the same week that Pam’s husband leaves her for another man, they need to depend on each other like never before. They end up making extra cash by crafting “Jane’s Illusions,” small accessories that “Get you what God forgot to get you.” What began as a table set up outside of their church selling Jane’s clip-in hair accessories, has become a multi-million dollar empire with a loyal fan base of “Clipperchicks,” Jane’s nickname for the largely-Midwestern women who love her fun and festive aesthetic.
LOVE BITES: Best Duets Ever!
Hosted by Cathy Cervenka & Corn Mo
Sun, Feb 12 @Joe's Pub at The Public
Doors 6:30PM, Showtime 7PM
$15 adv/$20 door GET TIX HERE: http://tinyurl.com/jfdhxng
This special Valentine's edition of the 13th annual LOVE BITES! show is a celebration of the greatest duets of all time, featuring a cavalcade of NYC's favorite downtown performers, paired up to interpret these classic songs in their own unique style and voice.
Sing along to all your guilty pleasures like YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS, DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART, I GOT YOU BABE, TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE, SUDDENLY, UNDER PRESSURE & more!
Stay tuned for the performer list....coming soon!
All performances will be backed by the all-star LOVE BITES band: Jimmy Caputo, Alan J Camlet, Chris Goercke, Paul Leschen & Claudia Chopek!
There's NO DATE REQUIRED - so let the musical matchmaking begin!
Our first Comedy Night @ The Rosemont went so well that we're taking another "crack" at it (Dad jokes will be generously provided for the audience...along with other knee-slappers). Please join us at The Rosemont for another great event on February 1st, 2017! ****This time hosted by the hilarious David Perez***
The Line Up Includes:
Shane O'Neill & Jill Pangallo present selections from their brand new, original 2-person musical, Jane Johnson For The Home Shopper. JJFTHS will premiere, in its entirety, in February 2017 at the OUTsider Festival in Austin, Texas.
Jane Johnson for the Home Shopper is an original musical comedy that takes place over the span of one hour of Jane and her partner Pam Heller selling their accessories on the Home Shopper network, a channel not unlike QVC. The show is a fictional adaptation of the story of Jeanne Bice, founder of QVC’s novelty sweater empire “The Quacker Factory,” and its video components and set design mimic the gently persuasive tone of the Home Shopping Network. The show features original songs, improvised calls from viewers at home, and sweetly aggressive marketing techniques. The message is the same as Jane’s call to her fans: “Little Turtle, it’s time to come out of that shell!”
S.U.C.K. presents our 5-month anniversary HIGH FIVE, featuring Jes Tom.
$5 in advance
$8 at the door. (Cash preferred, credit accepted, we do not take bitcoin).
S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Klub) is a monthly show hosted by a coalition of six of NYC’s least famous comics, performers, and weirdos:
Jes Tom (they/them) s a weird queer stand up comic with but one goal: to hurt the feelings of The Oppressor.
Born & raised in San Francisco and now established in New York, Jes Tom is a fresh voice in stand up comedy, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted.
Jes has performed in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as at colleges and conferences spanning the frigid American northeast. Jes tells jokes in venues of all sorts, from hipster bar basements to historic performance spaces such as Caroline's on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets CaféThe Town Hall, and The Friar's Club.
Wild Project and Avant Media Present... Freedom of Art: An NYCLU Benefit
Brooklyn Actor’s Troupe
Broken Box Mime Theater
Cherry Picking NYC
Teniece Divya Johnson & Ryan F. Johnson
w/ Poetic Theater Productions
Sliding Scale Tickets From $25
All ticket proceeds go directly to the NYCLU
Photography by Rebecca Gates, parcematone.com
Original artwork by Individual Activist, found in the streets of SoHo, NYC
The NYCLU is the American Civil Liberties Union of New York State.
The ACLU and NYCLU defend basic freedoms. Every day. For every American. NYCLU.org. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a direct donation
Gray Space (part of the Special Effects Festival) is an evening of new works and works-in-progress from the Contemporary Performance network revealing radical experiments in performance. From young makers breaking into and out of the performance scene, this evening event brings together vital forces that are shaping the next frontier of performativity. Existing between the black box of experimental theatre and the white rooms of the art museum, gray spaces explore the marginal zones of performance.
In "Mediocre and Loving It!" Jill Pangallo shares valuable tips and tricks to save you from your own self-perpetuated misery. Part stand-up, part storytelling, part Ted Talk, Mediocre and Loving It! is a raw, humorous look at smartphone dating apps, social media hysteria and the ever-increasing cult of self-appointed experts. Come see Jill now, before she sells out banquet rooms in major hotel chains across the country!