Oct
25
to Oct 27

In The Kitchen

In The Kitchen

Written by Hannah Goldman
Directed by Coral Cohen

October 25-27 at Access Theater

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“In the Kitchen” will inaugurate EBP’s Full Access Residency at the historic Access Theater for the 2019-2020 season.

Performances will take place on October 25th at 8pm, October 26th at 8pm and October 27th at 4pm in The Gallery at Access Theater. A special VIP performance will take place on October 26th in collaboration with the Israeli non-profit, Women Cook.  

In the Kitchen is a community-based performance that uses live cooking, oral story-telling, movement and music to explore Arab-Jewish womanhood by bringing women’s stories and cultural labor to the public sphere. Created and performed by Hannah Goldman, In the Kitchen is inundated with questions of diaspora - what does it mean to bring there — here? Where do the words “Arab” and “Jewish” meet? The piece addresses the violence of colonial erasure while offering healing through the power of food, which knows no borders and wins the hearts, minds, and bellies of all who consume it. The audience is invited to listen to a tapestry of testimonies, watch live performance, eat and drink traditional dishes, and talk to each other in a communal setting. 

Written and Performed by Hannah Goldman

Directed by Coral Cohen

Original Music By Enat Ventura

Production Design Consultant Derya Celikkol

Production Stage Manager Rachel April

Technical Directior and Associate Producer Madeline Wall

Produced by Tatiana Baccari and Wednesday Derrico of Experimental Bitch Presents

Presented in association with Access Theater

Special thanks to our community partners, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and the Sephardi Mizrahi Q Network

Tickets from $10-$15 with advance purchase

The Gallery @ Access Theater
380 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
October 25-27

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Scorpios & Shrews
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Scorpios & Shrews

 

SCORPIOS & SHREWS

A Birthday Celebration for Tatiana Baccari & Hannah Goldman

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WOW Cafe Theater, November 2018

Experimental Bitch Presents celebrated two of our favorite bitches birthday’s, Tatiana Baccari & Hannah Goldman! There was music, dancing, comedy & themed cocktails.

Performances by

Hema Globin

Yoshiko Watson

LEANNE VELEDNITSKY

Ondina (Rebecca Hidalgo)

Mima Good

Hosted by Hannah “G-Money” Goldman

Astrologer Shakirah

DJ Cryss Cross (Crystal Simone)

Dance Diamond by Sophie Amieva

Stage Manager & Event Designer Madeline Wall

Box Office & Development Sophia Heinecke

House Manager Bleu Zephra

Lighting Design Sir Real

Sound Engineer Nicki Sunshine

Bartender Aliyah Hakim

Production Assistants: Mia Porcelli & Amy Bartlett

Graphic Design by Madeline Wall & Hannah Goldman
Photos by Cicily Cummings

Proceeds from this event support Experimental Bitch Presents and WOW Cafe Theater.

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Lexi Todd ~ EP Release
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lexi Todd ~ EP Release

Lexi Todd is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and soul-searcher that fuses indie rock, jazz and neo-soul into a nostalgic, yet new style of her own. Lexi uses her music to work through her daily trials and tribulations, and often writes about the people close to her in her life. Her next EP, Maria Immured, chronicles a close friend's abusive relationship from her perspective. It's currently set to be released in October 2018 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Made to Dance in Burning Buildings
Apr
24
to Apr 26

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings

 

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings

By Anya Pearson

Joe’s Pub, Spring 2018

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson is a fusion of poetry, theatre, and violent and visceral contemporary dance.

It's about Ava, a young black woman, who is raped by her boyfriend's friends while he watches; she develops PTSD as a result. Metaphorically, she fractures into five different women who each represent a different facet of her personality (Romance, Despair, Madness, Perseverance, and Missing You). Poetically, these women narrate her journey through PTSD while she, her first love, and her abusers explore through dance the trauma and the events leading up to it.

Based on a true story, and inspired by the original choreopoem, Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls, this play seeks to revolutionize the theatrical experience by combining poetry and breath-taking and gut wrenching contemporary dance to tell an all too familiar story in a brand new way.


Directed by Jamie M. Rea

Choreography by Emily Bufferd

Production Stage Manager: Bleu Zephra

Special thanks to community partners Blue Panther Productions and Shades of Truth.

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson is one of the most creative and visually stunning examples that I’ve seen recently.
Anthony J. Piccione

Produced by Urban Haiku in association with Experimental Bitch Presents.

 
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Trash Lord Domestication
Apr
6
to Apr 8

Trash Lord Domestication

 

TRASH LORD: DOMESTICATION

BY SOPHIA VALERA HEINECKE
a 2017 Performance Project Fellow

Performance Project @University Settlement, Spring 2018


A new play about the politics of self sacrifice and modern relationships as Sophia conjures her childhood icon, Jane Goodall, to discern if she is, indeed, a domesticated animal.  


Directed by Tatiana Baccari and Keith Paul Medelis

Associate Producer: Wednesday Derrico

Designs by Madeline Wall

Stage Manager: Kurt Hellerich


Co- Produced by Upstream Artists’ Collective and Experimental Bitch Presents

 
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Medusa
Jan
12
to Jan 14

Medusa

January 12th-January 14th, 2018

Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm & 8pm

Happy Lucky No. 1

734 Nostrand Avenue

Brooklyn New York 11216

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Medusa, a movement theater piece, will run for four performances from January 12th-14th at HappyLucky No.1 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Creator and Director Sophie Amieva was struck by Ovid’s portrayal of Medusa as a young maiden turned into the monster we know as a result of being raped by Poseidon.    

This piece, inspired by Medusa’s story, is about women and the stories of their bodies and pleasures. From Salome to Eve, how do we define a woman’s ascent to pleasure and orgasm? To be feminist, do we need to redefine sexuality as a whole? Today, can we look Medusa in the eyes?

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Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

HVMLET

 

HVMLET

Adapted from Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Tatiana Baccari
Edited by Wednesday Sue Derrico

SheNYC Festival at The Connelly Theater, Summer 2017

Hamlet comes home from college to find her father dead. Claudia, a stone-butch lesbian and Hamlet’s aunt, seduces Gertrude, topples the patriarchy, and steals the throne with her bra-burning feminist followers. With the help of Horatio, her genderqueer best friend, Hamlet embarks on a quest to prove Claudia’s guilt and avenge her father’s murder. Hamlet becomes unhinged as she battles the waves of pressure from her royal family against questions of her own identity, sexuality and feminism. With tension between the queer millennials and second wave lesbians building, and a country rife with internal violence, what will become of Hamlet and Denmark’s new feminist ruling class?


Directed by Tatiana Baccari and Wednesday Sue Derrico

Set Design by Jenn Doun

Lighting by Jane Chan

Original Music and Sound Design by Ben Muller

Costume Design by Fiona Wiedermann

Properties by Matthew ZanFagna



Associate Producers: Jenny Hickman and Zac Gobetz

Stage Manager: Becky Abramowitz

Assistant Stage Managers: Wessel Van Shaik and Grayce Toon

Assistant Director: Vipassana Greene

Costume Supervisor: Madeline Wall

Costume Assistant/Stage Crew: Melodie Rosen

Stage Crew: Meghan O’Connor

Photos by Matthew Echelman

Produced by Annalise Kirby in association with Experimental Bitch Presents.

 
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WITCH BITCH NIGHT
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

WITCH BITCH NIGHT

Experimental Bitch Presents: Witch Bitch Night
*a concert series for/by the grrls ur fathers warned u about*
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Coven of Mima Good
Carissa and The Voodoo Lilies
Mean Siders
Witchslap
Necia
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Doors 7:30 show starts at 8

$8 in advance $10 at door
http://goldsoundsbar.ticketfly.com/event/1477892

no abusive energy or toxicity of any kind welcome

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Naked Family
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Naked Family

Come join this eclectic crew of artists at Muchmore's for a night of Queer Heart Healing & Celebration of LGBTQ!

We demand a SAFE SPACE. That means you! 

Doors 9 PM
$7 ALL NIGHT-CASH ONLY!

Featuring Music By:
**Hudson GK
**WITCH SLAP!
**Sol Patches!
**Coven of Mima Good! 

Hosted By Novaczar Foxx
(Founder of Inside Out Theatre & Company & Host of THE NIGHT)

Opening Jam Featuring the Naked Family & Friends: 
Eliah Eason
Karen Kitchell
Rosie DeSantis
Wednesday Sue Derrico
Abram Blau

Muchmores: 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211
**All Door Profits donated to the Jennifer Jones Eason Scholarship
Produced by Eliah Eason for Experimental Bitch Presents
in partnership with Inside Out Theatre & Company

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"Please, Mrs. West"
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

"Please, Mrs. West"

  • 182 Eldridge Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

January’s PUSSY PLAY READING GROUP is hosted by Sophia Heinecke.

We will be reading, Sophia’s original play,

Please, Mrs. West

The year is 2019. Kanye has been assassinated on the campaign trail approaching the date for the presidential election, for which he is a nominee.

Kim is sitting down for an interview - something that for once is not controlled by her mother, or, she hopes, centering around her own pop culture identity. The interview quickly devolves into a conversation between two strong and notable women contending with issues of motherhood, public life in the age of new and social media, and female celebrity.

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Standing Rock workshops & concert benefit!
Jan
7
11:30 AM11:30

Standing Rock workshops & concert benefit!

Join us for a day of art, music, meditation & skill shares to support the Standing Rock legal defense fund! Doors will open at 11:30am and workshops will run from 12 to 5 pm followed by discussion & live music into the night!

Proceeds will go to supporting our beloved water defenders in court!

Admission is $10-25 sliding scale. Cash Only.

Pre-sale Tix recommended! SPACE IS LIMITED: Ticket Link!

EVENT DETAILS & TICKET LINK!

FACEBOOK EVENT!

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Crone House
Dec
2
to Dec 11

Crone House

  • 4840 Elliot Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55417 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A performance art museum curated by Nasty Women

Join theatre group, Disobedient Femmes, in a Performance Art Museum, curated around the theme of the Crone Goddess. Drop in anytime throughout the evening to experience live music, dancing, and storytelling, all focused around the Dark Goddess archetype. The art presented will give reverence and focus to this long forgotten archetype during her own time of year, winter. 

Crone House will function as a gallery, allowing audiences freedom to choose their experiences. We recommend beginning your journey at one of the official entrance times, but feel free to join us and leave as wanted and able. 

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LQQK | W.I.P & Orlando Benefit
Jun
30
to Jul 1

LQQK | W.I.P & Orlando Benefit

LQQK

W.I.P & Orlando Benefit


Celebrate your Queer Independence with Jose Rivera Jr. as he curates a night of electro-glitch performance & premieres a work-in-progress showing of his new work 'LQQK, The Way I Look.' 

*Attire* - GLITCH - GLAM - QUEER - SHAZAM

FEATURING

**DJ Average Jo
**Rify Royalty
**Blake Deadly
**Andriana Santiago
**LQQK | W.I.P & Orlando Benefit

DETAILS

$5 in advanced (highly encouraged) 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lqqk-wip-orlando-benefit-by-jose-rivera-jr-tickets-25868701984

$10 @ Door, Cash Only
**All Door Profits donated to families of our Orlando brothers and sisters.**

Door opens at 9:30pm, Performances Begin at 10pm

Presented by JEM Entertainment and Experimental Bitch Presents

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*'LQQK, The Way I Look' is a Glam Electro Pop Concert about lost love, in all senses, that fights its way back from darkness. A new musical painting by José Rivera Jr., LQQK celebrates queer thought, physicality, form, and function.

With live visual art, sensorial athletic dance, and live vocal production, LQQK targets inauthentic digital content and the homogenization of the gay body, screaming 'be your damn self always you f@&%ot!" the way someone once yelled this very phrase at José of the rooftop pool on Fire Island. 

yes, this is about you is a section of the new full length musical painting to premiere in F/W 2017 entitled LQQK, The Way I Look by José Rivera, Jr. LQQK will be performed as the culmination of a new digital series created and curated by José to be released S/S 2017 featuring new original music, covers, and concepts.

CREW

Performed by Dani Albertina, Tatiana Baccari, Andrew Chung, Vincent Donato, Unnur Eggertsdóttir, Marious Augustous Galeanous, Rebecca Marie Hidalgo, Donovan Mendelovitz, Ashton Muñiz, Keila Muñoz, Erin Repp, Michael Roscoe, and José Rivera Jr..
Written, Directed, and Choreographed by José Rivera Jr..
Sound Production by Henry Ott, Steve Conroy, José Rivera Jr. | Original Tracks by SOPHIE
Video by Matt Sparks
Marketing by Experimental Bitch Presents

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Blake Deadly is a filmmaker, drag performer, and Jose Rivera Jr. fan.

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of Alan @ Art Share LA
Feb
18
to Feb 19

of Alan @ Art Share LA

of Alan

Art Share L.A. is excited to announce the Los Angeles premiere of “of Alan” written by Shelby Brage and directed by Katie Oscar. 

In this original performance work by writer/performer Shelby Brage [Experimental Bitch Presents], the audience is immersed within the turbulent world of mid-life schizophrenic sex offender Alan. Set in the dark corners of sunny LA, the characters and the audience find their conceptions of normalcy violently destabilized. Touching poignantly - and painfully - on dilemmas of mental health, incarceration, attachment, and familial love, this piece upends notions of sanity with moving flair.

DETAILS

February 18 & 19 @ 8pm

Art Share-L.A.
801 E 4th Pl
Los Angeles, CA
90013

$15 tickets at door & here: http://ofalan.eventbrite.com/

PLEASE BE ADVISED: “of Alan” contains nudity and a depiction of sexual violence.

* This piece was first produced at the Experimental Theater Wing of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

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Feb
6
to Feb 7

Sugar @ The Monster Ball: A Madcap Concert!

Sugar @ The Monster Ball: A Madcap Concert!

Feeling Monstrous? Get a taste of True Happiness™! 
Dance the night away in a land of Kings, Queens, Maids and Cowards- in a sea of bubbles and stage blood. 
Body Painting for the adventurous!
Visual Art curated by The Greenpoint Gallery, for the eager eyes!
Fortune Telling for the kurious kitties!
SPECIAL HOST TBA (we know you love them)!
and many more goodies TBA for your pleasure!

OPENING ACTS

Angelina Torreano from Citris (solo set) https://citrismusic.bandcamp.com/
Subtle Pride https://soundcloud.com/subtlepride
Late Night DJ TBA
Plus more music!

Did i mention it is a birthday party! For who?? 
Wait and see!! (It could be you!)
Unleash your inner monster!
Tickets: www.TheMonsterBallMadcapConcert.eventbrite.com
Early Bird Special one week only!! 1/2 off door price!
Door $20/ Eventbrite: $15-

All proceeds from this concert will benefit the production of
The Coward: A Madcap Fairytale by Maddy Campbell

Directed by Matt Phillips
Produced by Wednesday Sue Derrico, Experimental Bitch Presents
Stage Managed & Assistant Directed by Rachel Daugherty
NYC premiere this March!

Sugar the band features the musical talents of: Chris Albrigo, Casey Deming, Devin Kumar, Cecilia Leal and Katie Rose Summerfield ♥

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Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

January Women's Play Reading Group

January Women's Play Reading Group

Kathleen Hanna says on Karen Finley's, Shock Treatment:

This is the work that made me get off my ass and actually do something, and it will inspire you, too!

Our monthly women's play reading group will meet Sunday, January 24th at 8pm, led by EBP artist Eliah Eason! Eason says: 

Karen Finley, Kathleen Hanna, Patti Smith, Diane Di Prima, and Elizabeth Swados were/are all performance creating artists and poets who utilized explicit feminist content. I am drawn to the overlapping of feminism, punk rock, queer rights and poetry; noticing the influences they have had on each other throughout recent decades. Very much under recognized, these women chose to scream instead of hide behind metaphors. 

RSVP with the subject "January Play Reading Group" to experimentalbpresents@gmail.com
You are welcome to start arriving at 8pm and we will begin reading at 8:30pm.
Location: Wednesday's place in Bushwick (location & reading materials will be disclosed with an RSVP).
*Please bring an open mind and a bottle of wine or something sweet~


EBP on Women's Monthly Play Reading Group:
The group is an inclusive community that was founded in Summer 2014 by a few EBP members before EBP was conceived. That said, the group is not exclusive to EBP artists. We welcome listeners and participators who represent the diversity of Brooklyn and beyond as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. We celebrate women-identifying playwrights and choose to read their plays, and we support a platform for women-identifying actors, artists, and appreciators to be the readers of the material.

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December Women's Monthly Play Reading Group
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

December Women's Monthly Play Reading Group

Our monthly women's play reading group meets Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30pm, led by artist Lynne Rey.

She has decided on a night of ancient stories! We will be reading from Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and The Myth of Inanna by the ancient Sumerians. They are both full of nourishment for the psyche and woman centric empowerment. They are also dramatic, entertaining and sexy stories that will help us connect with our sisters of the past and future as these stories are timeless!

Women Who Run with the Wolves is available at Enchantments on 9th Ave and maybe at the NYU Bookstore! The Inanna interpretation is by Diane Wolkstein, might be hard to find. It is not necessary for people to have their own copies though since they are stories & not scenes.


RSVP with the subject "December Play Reading Group" to experimentalbpresents@gmail.com


You are welcome to start arriving at 7:30pm and we will begin reading at 8:00pm.


Location: Lynne's place in Clinton Hill (location will be disclosed with an RSVP).
Please bring an open mind and a bottle of wine or something sweet~


EBP on Women's Monthly Play Reading Group:
The group is an inclusive community that was founded in Summer 2014 by a few EBP members before EBP was conceived. That said, the group is not exclusive to EBP artists. We welcome listeners and participators who represent the diversity of Brooklyn and beyond as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. We celebrate women-identifying playwrights and choose to read their plays, and we support a platform for women-identifying actors, artists, and appreciators to be the readers of the material.

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Dec
5
to Dec 6

Induction of Lady M

 

Induction of Lady M

Produced and created by Experimental Bitch Presents

Greenpoint Gallery, Winter 2015


A devised, immersive re-telling of Macbeth from the point of view of Hecate and her witches.

 
Devised with Tatiana Baccari, James Clements, Madison Campbell, Hannah Goldman, Jillian Puhalla, Alanah Rafferty, and Bernardo Brandt.

Directed by Wednesday Derrico

Live sound scoring by Henry Ott

Choreography assistant: Matt Phillips

PRESS

VICE

Billed as an “epic romp of performance and music,” the night is just that.
Creators via VICE

Produced and created by Experimental Bitch Presents

 
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The School of Narrative Dance, processional performance on the High Line
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

The School of Narrative Dance, processional performance on the High Line

The School of Narrative Dance


We are excited to announce a groundbreaking, historical performance with Creative Time we will be participating in on Friday, November 13th!!

We have been collaborating with artist Marinella Senatore and choreographers ESPZ for the School of Narrative Dance, processional performance on the High Line to kick-off the 2015 Creative Time Summit!

Some info from Marinella Senatore re. the School of Narrative Dance:

"My practice is based on public participation, open to every people, no limit of age, background and no need previous experiences. I founded in 2013 a School which is a nomadic project called "The School of Narrative Dance", so through the body, that keeps the memory of experience, stories and tales, we basically try to make a social event, aggregating, even just for the time of rehearsals and final performance, very different people, mostly not professional, that sometimes even don't know how powerful and precious is their role in making a creative work. Building new communities, even temporary ones!  We try to find local energies, share skills and stories and translate them in dance, empowering people and addressing sometimes in the Parades social issues, as the Parade itself becomes a social event." 

You are also welcome to participate in EBP's original gesture dance (a dance in response to sexual violence and street harassment) for our segment of the procession. This requires no group rehearsal- only you must learn the gestures on your own & be prepared to jump in to the structure at the Procession. No dance or movement experience necessary. If you are interested in dancing this piece with us, please email us at experimentalbpresents@gmail.com & we will send the materials to learn! 

DETAILS

Performance 11/13 6-7pm.  Procession begins at the Gansevoort Entrance on High Line and will move up the park until 14th street. 
if you will be participating with us, we will include call time in the email.

ARTIST INFO

Creative Time: http://creativetime.org/summit/

Marinella Senatore: http://www.marinella-senatore.com School of Narrative Dance

ESPZ a great duo, the choreographs ESPZ (Elisa and Nandhan), a dance collective based in Berlin – their approach to movement is according with School of Narrative Dance. They are great, really, as person and professionals and always participants are enthusiastic to work with both!

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Women's Monthly Play Reading Group — October
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Women's Monthly Play Reading Group — October

Women's Monthly Play Reading Group

October

Our monthly women's play reading group meets Monday, October 26 at 8pm, led by artist Shelby Brage. She has selected scenes from THE ROVER by Aphra Behn to read & discuss. Aphra Behn lived in England from 1640-1689 and was one of the first women to earn her living by writing.  Behn is the foremother of seventeenth-century theatre, and her prose work led to the development of the English novel.  Her subject matter alludes to sexual desire and features homoerotic themes.  She is known to have said her works would not have been regarded as scandalous if they were written by a man.  

RSVP with the subject "October Play Reading Group" to experimentalbpresents@gmail.com

You are welcome to start arriving at 8:15pm and we will begin reading at 8:30pm.

Location: Madeline Barasch's house in Bushwick (location will be disclosed with an RSVP).
Upon RSVP, you will be emailed a PDF of the script & selected scenes.

Please bring an open mind and a bottle of wine or something sweet~

EBP on Women's Monthly Play Reading Group:
The group is an inclusive community that was founded in Summer 2014 by a few EBP members before EBP was conceived. That said, the group is not exclusive to EBP artists. We welcome listeners and participators who represent the diversity of Brooklyn and beyond as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class.  We celebrate women-identifying playwrights and choose to read their plays, and we support a platform for women-identifying actors, artists, and appreciators to be the readers of the material.

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Women's Monthly Play Reading Group - September 2015
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Monthly Play Reading Group - September 2015

Women's Monthly Play Reading Group

September 2015

Our monthly women's play reading group meets this upcoming Monday, led by artist Maddy Campbell. She has chosen STAGE KISS by Sarah Ruhl to read & discuss.

RSVP Attn Maddy to experimentalbpresents@gmail.com

You are welcome to start arriving at 7pm and we will begin reading at 7:15pm.

Location: Madeline Barasch's house in Bushwick (location will be disclosed with an RSVP).
If you need a copy of Stage Kiss to print out please let her know and she will private-message you a PDF.

Please bring an open mind and a bottle of wine~

EBP on Women's Monthly Play Reading Group:
The group is an inclusive community that was founded in Summer 2014 by a few EBP members before EBP was conceived. That said, the group is not exclusive to EBP artists. We welcome listeners and participators who represent the diversity of Brooklyn as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class.  We celebrate women-identifying playwrights and choose to read their plays, and we support a platform for women-identifying actors, artists, and appreciators to be the readers of the material.

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