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Todays Date: 01/16/19
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This year's Pussyfest is a fundraiser for Third Wave Fund(www.thirdwavefund.org). Third Wave Fund is the only activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the US. They ensure young women, queer, and trans youth of color have the tools and resources they need to lead powerful movements, and that they have a seat at the table within philanthropy. Third Wave supports gender justice groups from the ground up with rapid response grants, long-term funding for emerging groups, and capacity building.

 

The evening will also feature music from:

You Cannot Destroy Me

A Joan of Arc musical

Music & Lyrics by Melissa Lusk & Mariah MacCarthy

Directed by Leta Tremblay

Featuring Amy Sheehan and Hannah Fairchild with the band The LoveHowl

 

Joan of Arc, whose heart could not be burned no matter how many times the English tried, who died for the sin of wearing men's clothing, who led an army despite being an illiterate farmgirl, whose temper ran short and faith ran deep, who heard voices, who would drive you away at swordpoint if she didn't want you there, appears to a teenager in a trailer park named Jo one morning. Jo has been given a mission from God. There's a woman; her name is Daphne Charles; and she must become President of the United States. You Cannot Destroy Me is a country/hard-rock musical epic, a call to arms against climate change, and a passing of the torch across history from one gender-rebel heroine to another.

 

"Town Stages is a space that is committed to supporting works that deconolize representation on our stages and screens," said Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director of Town Stages. "We couldn't be more proud to be this year's platform for Caps Lock Theatre's Pussyfest. Melissa Lusk, Mariah MacCarthy, and Leta Tremblay are in the creative trenches doing the important work that transforms how we look at the world, as they show us how we can build and experience a more humanistic and equitable world for all."

 

About the Creators

Melissa Lusk is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, legal secretary, and mother of a three-year-old. She is a member of local bands Teen Girl Scientist Monthly and Boy Girl Party and does a lot of voices on the podcast The Fall of the House of Sunshine. She really, really loves to write for theater and is doing that, so that's pretty great. Previous projects include feminist pop concert Baby No More Times (Ars Nova), millennial identity crisis i wonder if it's possible to have a love affair that lasts forever, or things i found on craigslist (Dream Up Festival, University of Illinois Chicago), and political Gen Z TV musical Patriettes (The #Fword Finalist). BFA: NYU Tisch School of Drama (ETW, The Classical Studio).

 

Mariah MacCarthy is a nonbinary creatrix whose work centers sex-positivity, dance, and flawed queers having big feelings. Indie Theater Hall of Fame (nytheatre.com person of the year), PoNY nominee. Plays: Honors Students(Wild Project),Mrs. Mayfield's Fifth-Grade Class of '93 20-Year Reunion ("a lot of fun " -The New York Times), Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People (Ensemble Studio Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe, viewed over 42,000 times on YouTube, two NYIT Award nominations), Magic Trick (winner: Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences), The Foreplay Play (two NYIT Award nominations), Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story (twenty Looking Glass Forum Awards, FringeNYC "Outstanding Performance"), The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret ("f*cking brilliant" -Kate Bornstein). Executive Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre, Associate Artistic Director-at-Large of The Brick, alum of Youngblood and founding member of Lather/Rinse/Repeat. mariahmaccarthy.com/ or support their work on Patreon: patreon.com/mariahm


Leta Tremblay is a Theatrical Director based in New York City who strives to create space for Intersectional Feminism, Queer Voices, and Revolution in her artistic pursuits. The New York Times called her work; "Sweet and boisterous... an adventure and an event." She recently assisted acclaimed SITI Company Artistic Director Anne Bogart on Kurt Weill's musical opera LOST IN THE STARS at CAP UCLA and is a graduate of Smith College and the Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute, where she now returns as a teacher and mentor. Leta is the Producing Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. www.letatremblay.com

 

About Caps Lock Theatre

 

Funny. Ugly. Human.

These are the kinds of plays we do. We like plays where people are at both their worst and their best; where people screw each other-or themselves-over, and have to find a way to deal with it; where people's hearts hurt, or open, or blossom.

We also believe in fun. Our plays will probably make you laugh. Probably more than once.

And we believe in creating art by whatever means necessary. If we are fortunate enough to piece together enough resources for lavish sets and fabulous special effects, awesome. If (more likely) we have to make work on a shoestring budget, on-the-fly, in an unconventional location, then we'll do that and still knock your socks off.

Oh yeah, and we're New York-based.

 

For more information, visit https://capslocktheatre.com/.

 

About Town Stages

Town Stages (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is a state-of-the-art cultural arts space, event venue, and cocktail bar in the heart of downtown Tribeca. With a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility, Town Stages blends convention-level facilities with captivating decor for 299 guests. Serving as New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate, and put on a show, Town Stages offers much needed meeting space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families celebrating their very important day. Centrally located off all major NYC trains, Town Stages is available for corporate gatherings, fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, & beyond. Follow under @townstages and #itsyourtown.

For more information,visit https://townstages.com.

 

About Sokoloff Arts (501c3) at Town Stages

Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is a women-led cultural institution creating inspired space and cutting edge experiences atTown Stages. Helmed by a team of women from different backgrounds and multi-hyphenate artistic disciplines, Sokoloff Arts builds viable and safe places to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community activations, and blends the arts and business sectors to design sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities in New York City and abroad. The organization assists young creators with mentorship, sponsorship, and fellowship by supporting ticketed performances and curated community programming in the performing arts, fine arts, and the advancement of social justice.

For more information, visit https://townstages.com/non-profit.

Contact: Michelle Tabnick, 646-765-4773, michelle@michelletabnickpr.com
 

 

 

 

Name of Bird Theatre Company

presents the NYC Debut of

Macbeth: Two Truths

at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC

October 27 - November 6, 2018

 

Name of Bird Theatre Company presents the New York City Debut of Macbeth: Two Truths at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door and are available at https://www.nameofbird.com/.

 

Privilege allows some to see the world as their playground while others get played. The lens of entitlement paints a rosy image over the suffering of others. Developed by the Name of Bird ensemble using their distinct brand of psycho-physical theatre and the Michael Chekhov Technique, Shakespeare's brutal drama becomes the story of one power-couple's quest for ecstasy and romance despite the toxic consequences. In a post-truth world, where fantasy and reality combine, what will reign?

 

Performance Schedule: 10/27 at 7pm, 10/28 and 11/4 at 3pm and 7pm, 11/5 and 11/6 at 7pm

 

Space for Macbeth was sponsored in part by Sokoloff Arts.

 

Name of Bird is a theatre company and acting studio owned by certified teachers of the Michael Chekhov Technique. The ensemble is actor-centric and unified by a vision of an equal and joyful theatre. Our motto is, "we're open." We believe sharing our work is beneficial to the artist and individual, and strengthens community. For two years we have offered free, open-level studios in the technique to the public.

 

Town Stages (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate, and put on a show. A new female-driven cultural arts institution in the heart of downtown Tribeca, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that supports the entire lifecycle of New York's hallmark industries. With a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility, "TOWN" provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater. Town Stages holds 299 guests, blending convention-level facilities with captivating decor throughout its Mainstage, Cabaret Bar & Lounge, Gallery, Salon, Greenrooms, and more. Town Stages offers much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families celebrating their very important day. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programming in the performing arts, fine arts, and the advancement of social justice. Town Stages is available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond. Follow under @townstages and #itsyourtown. For more information, visit www.townstages.com.

 

Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is an emerging cultural institution providing inspired space, perspective, and opportunity for cutting edge events in all sectors of The Arts, Corporate, Civic, and Cultural life in New York City. Led by a team of women from diverse backgrounds and multi-hyphenate artistic disciplines, Sokoloff Arts works to provide viable and safe space to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community engagement, and blends the arts and business to create sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities. The organization assists young creators with not only space, but resource generation, production, and community. To address the overwhelming demand for hi-tech, flexible, and affordable performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff Arts has built Town Stages in Tribeca. To learn more, visit sokoloffarts.org.

 

 

The Mother Line Story Project turns 3!

A Birthday Party

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7pm

at Town Stages

 

Town Stages presents A Birthday Party for The Mother Line Story Project on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7pm, with a world premiere Mother Line performance starting at 8pm. Tickets range from $25-500 and are available at http://motherlinestoryproject.com/turns3/.

 

Mother Line is announcing an exciting 2019 season and is throwing a party to celebrate their community, honor where they came from, and get ready for what's next. Join them at beautiful, women-run Town Stages with past ML storytellers and workshop alums as they amplify women's voices, look to the future, and eat cake! There will be celebrity shout-outs, live music, a catered cocktail hour, face painting, themed fundraising activities, the naming of the night's "Matron of Honor," and the biggest Mother Line performance yet! Festive attire, of course.

 

THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is ... a storytelling collective bringing together generations of performers to tell the stories of their maternal ancestors through the creation of new, self-devised work. Think, The Moth meets ancestry.com. Participants write and perform pieces in the first-person voice of their mother, or her mother, or her mother's mother ... thus exploring their Mother Line. The stories are then shared in workshops, online, over podcast, and/or in live, world-premiere performances. Past collaborators include female-identifying performers, designers, directors, activists, students, and businesses from all over the world. Their presentations have knocked down language, cultural, religious, and political barriers with their unique, guerrilla producing style - performing anywhere, on any budget, with a large cast and low production cost. By amplifying women's voices, past and present, MLSP aims to foster artists' connections to their own creativity as well as build an environment that continuously supports and renews that creativity.

 

The Mother Line Story Project was formed in 2015 and has performed in NYC at Off-Broadway venues like Dixon Place, Abingdon Theatre, HERE Arts, and The PIT. MLSP had its regional debut at The Hippodrome State Theatre in Florida and most recently took its workshop and performance process to the Sabeel for the Arts in Cairo, Egypt, partnering with the US Embassy. Mother Line Story Project Inc. is a proud member of A.R.T./NY and is a pending 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For news on upcoming shows, follow @MotherLineStory on all social media. www.motherlinestoryproject.com

 

LAUREN NORDVIG - AEA, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Florida born and raised, Lauren has been performing in NYC for the past decade. She is a Gator Grad and Company Member of The Hippodrome State Theatre where she helped found and implement a Diversity Leadership Board. She has also worked with Shakespeare's Globe on their US Development Initiative and is an alum of The Shakespeare Society Ambassadors, which helped plan fundraising and academic events for members and acclaimed performers as the organization joined forces with The Public. She has collaborated with The Pearl Theatre Co, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Lark, Bedlam, Playwrights Horizons, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Lake Dillon Theatre Co, and was overjoyed to appear as Ma Chopper in the Off-bway hit "The Woodsman" at 59E59/New World Stages. She's been a puppeteer, an aerial artist in Russia, and a Bway press agency intern...but she is most proud of Directing and Producing The Mother Line Story Project. 

 

ELIZA SIMPSON - AEA, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is a New York City based performer and director. After graduating from Rutgers University she collaborated with companies like Playwrights Horizons, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, New George's, The Lark, The Flea Theater, and New Plays for Young Audiences through NYU on the creation new work. In 2015 she joined the cast of "The Woodsman" and continued to collaborate and perform in the Role of Nimme for 3 years at 59E59 Theaters and then in the transfer to New World Stages. She created The Mother Line Story Project which has produced 7 original shows featuring over a hundred performers regionally and internationally. This is for Mama Gina and Grandma Mickey.

 

Town Stages (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate, and put on a show. A new female-driven cultural arts institution in the heart of downtown Tribeca, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that supports the entire lifecycle of New York's hallmark industries. With a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility, "TOWN" provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater. Town Stages holds 299 guests, blending convention-level facilities with captivating decor throughout its Mainstage, Cabaret Bar & Lounge, Gallery, Salon, Greenrooms, and more. Town Stages offers much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families celebrating their very important day. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programming in the performing arts, fine arts, and the advancement of social justice. Town Stages is available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond. Follow under @townstages and #itsyourtown. For more information, visit www.townstages.com.

 

Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is an emerging cultural institution providing inspired space, perspective, and opportunity for cutting edge events in all sectors of The Arts, Corporate, Civic, and Cultural life in New York City. Led by a team of women from diverse backgrounds and multi-hyphenate artistic disciplines, Sokoloff Arts works to provide viable and safe space to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community engagement, and blends the arts and business to create sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities. The organization assists young creators with not only space, but resource generation, production, and community. To address the overwhelming demand for hi-tech, flexible, and affordable performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff Arts has built Town Stages in Tribeca. To learn more, visit sokoloffarts.org.