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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This Week at 92YTribeca

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Clockwise from top left: Justin Krebs, Blitz the Ambassador, Sufjan Stevens, Roberto Carlos Lange

    Wed, Oct 21
  • Talk: Toxic Friends: Gender expert Susan Shapiro Barash explores the intricacies of women’s friendships and shares insights on how women can extricate themselves from damaging friendships to create more fulfilling ones.
  • Film: Streetwise FREE. with a 16mm film print from the archive of the New York Public Library, and director Martin Bell and photographer Mary Ellen Mark in person for Q&A. Read more on the 92Y Blog.
  • Music: Noisemakers with Peter Rosenberg Featuring Talib Kweli:
  • Moon Saloon: An open-mic session led by luminaries of the NYC poetry and music circles. FREE. Part of the Live at 92YTribeca Cafe series.
  • Film: Short Slam #1: Bring your under-twelve-minute film (on DVD only), get it shown and pad the house with your friends–audience vote determines the winner.

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Friday, October 09, 2009
Kevin Geeks Out About…Vincent Price!
The Vincent Price Movie Review is a website reviewing the movies of the legendary Vincent Price, if you weren’t sure. It is really impressive.

Though his post of Top 10 Vincent Price Movies might beget debate. The Vincent Price Movie Review and other Price fans might like debate that at Kevin Geeks Out About…Vincent Price! on Oct 23 at 92YTribeca. The previous Kevin Geeks Out, a comedy-variety show, was a big hit. The show was fantastic, and serving the crowd werewolf cupcakes certainly went over well.

The Oct 23 installment, co-hosted by horror fan and writer Tom Peyer, (Tek Jansen, Silver Age: Doom Patrol), will feature not only well known Price material, (such as this clip with Kermit the Frog), but also rare film and TV clips. Special guests will examine Price’s legacy, the dark side of Price, and actor Arthur Anderson will talk about Price and their days at Orson Welles’ Mercury Players! What’s more, very seriously, every admission will include a free pencil-moustache. Oh yah.

[Kevin Geeks Out About…Vincent Price!]

Upcoming events at 92YTribeca:

  • Comedy Below Canal™: Some Folks Hosted by Wyatt Cenac with John Oliver, Hannibal Buress, Music from Che Grand and DJ Car Stereo (Wars): Oct 15
  • FREE screening of Streetwise: Oct 21
  • On Stage with Next to Normal: Oct 28

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    Friday, September 25, 2009
    Werewolves and Cupcakes? Sounds Good!

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    If you didn’t already know, you do now. Kevin Geeks Out About... is a comedy variety show hosted at 92YTribeca. Tonight, Kevin is geeking out about werewolves. In a big way. Twitter big.

    For the video variety show tonight featuring famous werewolves, Saturday Morning cartoons, a TV mystery (written by the creator of The Sopranos) and other footage, Kevin has made werewolves cupcakes (pictured bottom right). That’s right, and you get to eat them. If you haven’t heard, cupcakes are an international phenomenon.

    As Kevin wrote on his blog, there are five great things about werewolf cupcakes:

    image1. Werewolf Cupcakes can be friends with Vampire Cupcakes (this would NEVER happen in the real world.)

    2. The Werewolf Cupcake is a good diet snack – you might not eat it, because it’s so fun to look at.

    3. Werewolf Cupcakes don’t suffer horrible dreams about hunting deer by moonlight.

    4. Hitler, who loved werewolves, never got to enjoy a Werewolf Cupcake – but you can.

    5. No one has ever been violently disemboweled by a Werewolf Cupcake.**

    [Kevin Geeks Out About...Werewolves!]

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    Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    This Week at 92YTribeca

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    Clockwise from top left: Lena Dunham, Francine Segan, Avi Wisnia, Rachel Rose Reid




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    Monday, July 27, 2009
    This Week at 92YTribeca

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    Clockwise from top left: Anna Wintour, Lockhart Steele, Raekwon, Patrick Swayze

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    Monday, June 29, 2009
    92YTribeca = “Film Coolness”

    imageMatt Dentler at indieWIRE is quite impressed by the “cool shows” in comedy, music and film, at 92YTribeca, and seems genuinely surprised that this all happens while being located in – gasp! – NOT Brooklyn! Kids these days.

    “If you live in Manhattan,” Matt said, “you usually have to make the trip to Williamsburg to get this kind of eclectic, indie-minded programming. Now you just have to head down to Hudson and Canal.”

    I’d heard about the 92Y Tribeca as more and more cool shows became booked on their calendar. Impressive comedy lineups featuring Zach Galifinakis and Eugene Mirman, music lineups featuring St. Vincent and Yo La Tengo, and film lineups that include sing-a-long shows and festival favorites.

    Matt went on to praise 92YTribeca curator Cristina Cacioppo, who he says, “is on a mission to offer some quality alternatives,” in film screening and series. It is praise well deserved.

    You can read the full article here. To see what all the hubbub is about, you can view 92YTribeca listings for Music, Film, Theater, Comedy, and more.

    (Pictured in photo: Trinidad director PJ Raval with Cristina Cacioppo/indieWIRE)

    You can keep up with all of this via 92YTribeca’s Film Facebook page, their Twitter, or via the eNews list.




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    Wednesday, May 06, 2009
    And The Winner Is….

    imageThe Tony Award nominees have been announced and include a few nominations of 92Y alumni that we are keeping a close eye on. Billy Elliot the Musical was nominated for a staggering 15 awards, including the performance of David Alvarez as one “The Billys.” To supplement his dancing skills, David has been training at the 92nd Street Y School of Music in classical piano for over two years and was awarded the Recanati-Kaplan merit scholarship.

    Neil Labute’s Reasons to be Pretty was nominated for Best Play, among other nominations. Labute was at 92YTribeca earlier this year to read selections from Reasons to be Pretty and offer a rare glimpse into his life, work and creative process. 92YTribeca also had the extraordinary company of Broadway’s huge Tony-nominated hit, [title of show], for a lively conversation and performance. The list of theater events we’ve hosted could go on and on: Spring Awakening, August: Osage County, Hedda Gabler

    Randy Skinner, nominated for Best Choreography for White Christmas was stage director and choreograph for our Lyrics & Lyricists series in Sunny Side Up: Roaring through the Twenties with DeSylva, Brown & Henderson in April. Jerry Herman (most famous for writing Hello, Dolly and Le Cage aux Folles) received the nod for Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Jerry has appeared in various Lyrics & Lyricists, including one that focused on his work.

    Upcoming Theater/Musical Programs at 92Y and 92YTribeca:

  • Jewish Giants of the American Songbook: Rodgers and Hammerstein: May 9
  • Lyrics & Lyricists: The Man That Got Away: Ira After George: May 9-11
  • Dance-a-Raoke: Ballroom Blitz: May 12
  • Lyrics & Lyricists: Sunday in New York: Mel Tormé in Words and Music: Jun 6-8
  • Radiotheatre Presents H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau: Jun 17
  • Classes: Broadway at the Y for Adults, Musical Theater Workshop for Tweens and Teens, Creative Broadway Kids for 4-8 yrs




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    Tuesday, April 28, 2009
    Dance-a-Awesome

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    Dance-a-Raoke at 92YTribeca

    “The looming question is,” Dance Studio Life wondered in their latest issue, “Can karaoke do the same thing for dance that it’s done for bar attendance, liquor consumption, and just plain fun?” As they found out upon visiting Dance-a-Raoke at 92YTribeca (also known as dance-a-awesome), the answer is yes. An excerpt from their article (not online):

    The dance improvisation of the Y’s Dance-a-Raoke requires both skilled movers and willing audience members, some of whom lack any dance training. The monthly event, which costs $12, features a rotating group of professional dancers who respond to zany and often randy commands from a roulette “Wheel of Miss Fortune.” Audience members might be asked to do everything from performing duets with the pros to gyrating with each other, swinging feather boas.

    Though we can’t really take credit for discovering a pot of fun at the end of a costumed, dancing, alcohol imbibing rainbow, we will if you insist.

    Catch the next Dance-a-Raoke night on May 12 with premier salsa dancer and party host Jose Rosario and super swinger Jessi “Dance Magic” Patz and friends as they duke it out on the brawl-room dance floor.

    Upcoming events at 92YTribeca:

  • The Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival: May 2
  • Jim Henson’s Youth ‘68: May 6
  • Channel 101: NY Monthly Screening: May 6
  • Dance-a-Raoke: Ballroom Blitz: May 12
  • Grease 2 Sing-Along: May 16




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    Monday, April 06, 2009
    Manhattan Monologue Slam(ming) Open Doors

    Video of Manhattan Monologue Slam champ Ebony Coles defending her title last summer

    The long-running Manhattan Monologue Slam – part Masterpiece Theater, part American Idol – is now being presented every Wednesday night at 92YTribeca. In 5 years of existence, as the performance grew from small East Village cafes to it’s current home at 92YTribeca, the Manhattan Monologue Slam has staged over 1000 actors and played host to over 200 industry professionals on its panel.

    Presented in two acts, Act One of the Slam features 8 pre-selected actors who perform 3-minute theatrical monologues (both dramatic and comedic), while Act Two features actors from the audience who have signed up on the spot to perform 30-second mini monologues. The show has developed a reputation as a launching pad for work for those who do well. After Allison Findlater won the first Slam in 2004, she told the New York Times: ‘’I’ve been sent out continuously now, whereas I couldn’t even get through the doors of some of these agents. So it’s been huge for me.’’ The next MMS will be on April 22.

    Upcoming events at 92YTribeca:

  • Film: Short Slam #6 hosted by Ray Privett, president of Cinema Purgatorio, and comedian Victor Varnado: Apr 18
  • Comedy Below Canal: Paul F. Tompkins and Friends with Lisa deLarios and Musical Guest Ted Leo: Apr 23
  • Edward Albee, David Henry Hwang, Deborah Brevoort and David Grimm on Mentoring in the Arts: Apr 29




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    Monday, February 23, 2009
    92YTribeca Snapshot: August: Osage County

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    The cast and creative team behind the Broadway hit, August: Osage County, recently took the stage at 92YTribeca for a behind-the-scenes look at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play. As Flavorwire recently noted after attending Neil LaBute’s talk here, “the space is incredibly intimate” and it’s not uncommon for audience members to strike up a conversation with the talent like the two guys above and the legendary Estelle Parsons.

    Upcoming 92YTribeca Theater Events

  • The Manhattan Monologue Slam: Feb 25
  • On Stage with Hedda Gabler featuring Michael Cerveris, Christopher Shinn and Elisabeth Vincentelli: Mar 2
  • Hair: Let the Sun Shine In with Director Pola Rapoport in a post-screening discussion: Mar 4




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