I will be performing a really new monologue at this event, during which I might (or I might not) blow blues harmonica. The basis of my play–imagine the Seventh Seal if they cast Jimmy Buffett instead of Max Von Sydow and re-imagined it as a Harold Ramis comedy. check out the events page on Facebook.
Monday April 20th marks the 5 year memorial of the BP Drilling Disaster. A group of NYC based Gulf Coast activists are joining in solidarity with the people of the Gulf– from Texas to Florida– who experienced the tragic events of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Our goal is to help raise awareness about the continuing ecological and economic crisis in the Gulf and to commemorate the 11 men who were killed in the rig explosion, along with the countless citizens & non human Gulf inhabitants who are still suffering from the after-effects of the worst man-made oil spill disaster in history.
The evening will feature musicians from the Gulf, environmental visual art in the gallery, and several environmental theatrical pieces & poetry throughout the night.
The Producer’s Club
358 West 44th Street & 9th Avenue
10$ suggested donation (no one turned away!)
(Stop by at anytime)
6pm: Gallery and bar opens featuring the work of Brooks Frederick (portraits of Oil Executives created with actual oil from the BP disaster), Christopher Saucedo, Erik McGregor, Jenna Pope & Michelle Krivo (more TBA)
7pm: Program Begins
~Shelly Stein – spoken word
~Yvette Rovira – Gulf Coast vocalist (with Joel Gonzalez-Viera & Henry Jeria)
~Excerpt of “Lifting of the Veil” – a staged-reading of a new one-woman play about everything that is fucked up in the world, (performed by Yvonne Gougelet.)
8pm: Second half of program begins
~Elli Espi- Gulf Coast singer/songwriter
~Excerpt of “BP Disaster: Human Extinction Bayou Blues” a new one-man play about the end of the oil age, (performed by Dan Kinch)
~Excerpt of “Voices of the Gulf” a staged-reading of a collection of letters from victims of the oil spill, (a new play developed by Yvonne Gougelet)
~Matthew Silver the Great Performer: Love Portal for Planet