New Georges Manfest

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Arian Moayed, Betty Shamieh’s AGAIN AND AGAINST

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Jim Stanek, Sonya Sobieski’s STILL WATERS

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Nina Hellman, Katie Barrett, Sonya Sobieski’s STILL WATERS

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Avery Glymph, Chuck Patterson

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A Conversation on Writing the Other, hosted by Emily DeVoti and featuring Neena Beber, Lynn Alvarez, David Lindsay-Abaire, Quincy Long, Charles Busch and Lee Blessing

 

SEPTEMBER 12 – 25 2004
HERE ARTS CENTER

DITCH THE NICHE.
For New Georges’ MANFEST, the brainchild of affiliated artist Brooke Brod, we commissioned 6 playwrights to write short plays from the perspective of a man or men.

And presented those plays in two rotating evenings, along with a bunch of satellite events, listed here…

THE CONVERSATIONS: TO DITCH OR NOT TO DITCH

On Authenticity     curated by Brooke Brod

On Writing the Other      curated by Emily DeVoti  co-presented with The Brooklyn Rail

On Acting the Other       curated by and co-presented with The Queen’s Company

 

On Collaboration     curated by Anne Kauffman   co-presented with New Dramatists

 

and a drag king workshop with Diane Torr:   Diane Torr has been famously teaching women to be “a man for a day” since 1989. Each participant in her two-day workshop receives an individual make-over, complete with facial hair, and learns to take up space, walk, eat, pick up objects, smile… as a man.  You’ll need to bring hair gel, a wide elasticated bandage (5 inches minimum) to bind breasts, and a fake penis (condom stuffed with cotton wool, for example), as well as your own male clothes.The workshop culminates in a visit to a public place, where you’ll test your new identity.

BY

TRISTA BALDWIN
KIRSTEN GREENIDGE
BETTY SHAMIEH
SONYA SOBIESKI (with composer Jana Zielonka)
ALICE TUAN
SHERI WILNER

DIRECTED BY
JESSICA BAUMAN
BROOKE BROD
SHANA GOLD
MEREDITH MCDONOUGH
ALYSE ROTHMAN
DANIELLA TOPOL

WITH

KATIE BARRETT
GABRIEL FAZIO
JOHN FICARRA
SAMUEL A. GATES
BENTON GREENE
NINA HELLMAN
J. ELAINE MARCOS
APRIL MATTHIS
HANA MOON
ARIAN MOAYED
MATTHEW NEELY
ORLANDO PABOTOY
ABBY ROYLE
JIM STANEK

 

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