Events are listed in chronological order.
|OCT ’09 - Affordable Art Sale and Benefit NOV ’09 - Savoir-Faire Performance SeriesDEC ’09 -
Women in Crisis and Sylvia SleighFEB ’10- International Focus Lecture and The HiveAPRIL ’10- “SHE’S HOT” , 29th St. Rep’s: The Hive
OCT ’10 - Harriet Lyons
NOV ’10 - Savoire Faire and the Hive
Sunday, November 21st, 7pm
(doors at 6:30pm)
Cindy Cooper’s fascinating and moving drama about Gerard Crosiet, known as “The Mozart of Psychics”, directed by Michael Hillyer.
Presented by 29th Street Rep’s The Hive.
Founded by Paula Ewin.
Suggested Donation $5
OCTOBER – Harriet Lyons – click here for press release
7pm, May 2
$5 Suggested Donation
29th St. Rep’s THE HIVE presents the final reading of our Spring 2010 Series
We asked some of our favorite writers what was on their minds and on their laptops. An eclectic evening of new work by T. Cat Ford, Risa Mickenberg, Neil LaBute, Cintra Wilson, Tammy Ryan and Romulus Linney.
About 29th Street Rep’s The Hive - Founded by Paula Ewin, The Hive is a reinvention of the award-winning Off Broadway theater company originally established in 1988. The Hive invites and provides artists with an environment of networking and resources for boundary breaking projects in all mediums. Over the years, 29th Street Rep has been home to many premieres of new American plays including Tracy Lett’s KILLER JOE (NY Premiere), Bill Nave’s NECKTIE BREAKFAST and BIBLE BURLESQUE (starring Ed Norton). 29th St. Rep produced the North American premiere of Anthony Nielsen’s controversial West End hit THE CENSOR as well as Rona Munro’s highly praised BOLD GIRLS. Their 2000 adaptation of Charles Bukowski’s SOUTH OF NO NORTH (STORIES OF A BURIED LIFE) ran over 100 performances. The Rep’s 2003 production of Charles Willeford’s HIGH PRIEST OF CALIFORNIA was cited by the New York Times as one of the best Off-Broadway plays of the season.
Artistic Directors: Paula Ewin and Antonia Fairchild
“SHE’S HOT” – Written and directed by Sarah Overman. In a world that’s getting warmer things can only get hotter…an environmentally unfriendly new comedy about global warming.
29th STREET REP’S: THE HIVE
Risa Mickenberg’s “The Pearlstein Condition”
directed by Hive Associate Director Antonia Fairchild
Monday, February 22nd
7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
$5 suggested donation
“When treating the patient means loving the disease. Literally.
A very dark comedy of clinical proportions.”
INTERNATIONAL FOCUS: Voices of Muslim American Women
A dialogue with Artist Aphrodite Navab and Activist Robina Niaz
Friday, February 12th at 7pm (click here to download the press release)
WOMEN IN CRISIS Bought and Sold Voices of Human Trafficking with photographer Kay Chernush
Tuesday, Dec. 10th at 7pm (click here to download the press release)
Kay Chernush’s photographs on sex trafficking are on exhibit outdoors and in giant
scale by the Houses of Parliament in The Hague, Netherlands, this October and
November. The exhibition was organized by Bonded Labour in the Netherlands
(BLinN) to mark the 10th anniversary of their anti-trafficking work. This will be the
first time they are seen, although in digital form, in New York City.
LOOK HERE: A Portrait of Slyvia Sleigh, A Documentary
Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 6:30pm (click here to download the press release)
Like so many of her realist portraits, artist Sylvia Sleigh is larger than life.
An integral figure of the feminist art movement of the 1960’s-70’s, her paintings
address issues of sexism and artistic identity. With controversial studies of languid
male nudes (often using art critics as models), she confronted head-on the traditional
perception of woman-as-muse in the arts, and celebrated the power of the woman-asartist.
But it is the humor and charisma of this woman that propels the documentary
work-in-progress, Look Here! A Portrait of Sylvia Sleigh. In this lively and
intimate portrayal, Sleigh offers her own unique perspective on her life and her
constantly evolving art.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Sylvia Sleigh, filmmaker
and professional actress Paula Ewin, and moderated by artist and curator, Kathryn
Nov. 5th-19th, 2009 (view performance images here)
Savoir-Faire is the first annual performance series hosted by SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea designed to promote the work of emerging women artists. Between November 5 -19, the gallery will be home to seven different events with more than twenty performers each presenting new work created specifically for the series.
Saturday October 24th, 6-10pm (view artwork images here)
REPRESENT 09 A Feminist Dialogue Across Generations
Friday, Sept. 25th, 2009 from 6 – 8pm
OPEN SOURCE: Join us in an open discussion about the creative process. By examining facets of the art process, we hope to cull similarities and differences in the working habits of women artists and arts professionals. How is your work generated and developed? What does your studio look like? How has your life and education influenced your practice? What do we want from Feminism and how can we achieve it? Continuing in the tradition of the New York Feminist Art Institute, NYFAI (1979-1990), http://www.nyfai.org and an event of
For further information contact: Nancy Azara @ 212-925-5777, firstname.lastname@example.org This event is free and open to the public
WOMEN IN CRISIS Child Soldiers
Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30pm
(download Press Release here)
DRUNKEN BOAT JOURNAL LAUNCH
Friday, July 10th from 6- 8pm (view the journal’s website here)
Drunken Boat, an international online journal of the arts, will be publishing its special 10th anniversary issue and celebrating its launch with an event at the SoHo20 Chelsea Gallery in NYC.
Featuring one of Canada’s most radical writers, Derek Beaulieu, the poet and comix creator, Sommer Browning, novelist and Contributing Editor of Bon Appétit, Rand Richards Cooper, award winning poet and director of The Center for Book Arts, Sharon Dolin, filmmaker and visionary Ram Devineni, Fulbright fellow and Pushcart winner, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Barnard New Women Poet’s Prize winner and Director of The University Writing Program at Drexel University, Harriet Levin, and award-winning filmmaker and Guggenheim fellow, Elisabeth Subrin.
THE VOICE OF THE ARTIST OPEN MIC
Wednesday, June 24 from 6-8pm
Poetry readings by guest poet Rebecca Gee and gallery artists B. Amore, Fran Bull, Elizabeth Michelman, Virginia Tyler, and others, followed by discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors are invited to participate in reading their own original work.
WOMEN IN CRISIS Gender Violence Talk
Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm
Thursday, Mar. 26 at 6:30pm
WINTER WRITERS SERIES Sarah White
Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7pm
SOHO20 Chelsea invites you to join us for a reading by author Sarah White. Her book of poems, Mrs. Bliss and the Paper Spouses, will be on sale at the gallery, along with Cleopatra Haunts the Hudson.
Please contact SOHO20 for more information.
Sarah White conjures visions from language that is at once beautifully precise and beautifully evocative. Sonnets, aubades and ballades display a deft penchant for form as she creates poems that resonate with achieved feeling. She acknowledges movingly the ever-shifting demarcations of loss while claiming the life of the poetic mind as a perennial.
- Baron Wormser, former Maine Poet Laureate, author of Carthage
At her ease, Sarah White juggles spots of time like lit torches. They shed light, for our pleasure, on landscapes imagined and real, inner and outer. Love and death, Cleopatra and the M4 bus: unmistakably poems, they deepen our understanding. Her lines and syntax score the sensuous, various music of a lively mind. – Marie Ponsot, winner, 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.
Sarah White moved to Manhattan in 1999 after retiring from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she taught for 23 years in the Department of French and Italian. Her study of Romance literature, especially from the medieval period, informs her poetry, memoir, tales, translations, and libretti. Her verse has appeared in the Paris Review, Harvard Review, OC (a Toulouse journal of Occitan letters) and other magazines, and has been set to music by Kristina Boerger, John Carbon, and Tanya León. Prose writings include a memoir chapter, “The Jews of Spain,” published in Southwest Review, and she is co-translator of Songs of the Women Troubadours (Bruckner et al., Garland Press, 2000). She has been a Fellow of Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The MacDowell Colony. She is a mother of two and grandmother of four.
STONE STORYTIME WITH MADELINE SHELLABY
Saturday, Jan. 31st, 2009
Madelaine Shellaby and others share stories of stones (see images below). Stories shared included tales of stones collected throughout generations and stories overheard by passersby. Visitors were encouraged to bring stones or stories to share and had the opportunity to examine the phenomenon of the power of stones.