On March 25th, Performance Space New York pays homage to the late postmodern punk poet/novelist Kathy Acker. Tina Satter organizes "In the beginning there was a young girl...," a reading series that I will be performing in alongside readers Shana Fletcher, Jess Barbagallo, Jeremy O. Harris, Gary Indiana, Ariana Reines, Anne Waldman and others. More info on the series HERE.
I am thrilled to be giving a short art talk about the drawings and paintings of my brother, John Davis. A selection of his work will be up at The Kitchen March 8-18th during gallery viewing hours. On Thursday, March 16th at 7pm, I'll speak a little about the work of his I'm sharing. The event is free and open to the public. My talk is part of Half Straddle: Here I Go, pt. 2 of You, our open rehearsal and residency at The Kitchen that will feature talks by an amazing roster of artists, including Jess Barbagallo, Ariel Goldstein, Claudia Rankine, Brandon Jacob-Jenkins, James Sprang, Julia Jarcho, Heidi Hahn, Cecilia Gentili, Jennifer Krasinski, Kaneza Schaal and more. Full line-up HERE.
Working with Drama League again this July, this time for a residency hosted by American director and Drama League Fellow Ellie Heyman and Bulgarian playwright Yasen Vasilev (BORGESTRIPTYCH, The Walled In Ones, NUTRICULA),. The residency centers around the development of a new play about the life and legacy of Bulgarian expressionist Geo Milev.
I'm very excited to be acting in a play written by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns: A post-Electric Play, 10 Out of 12, The Internationalist) and directed by Annie Tippe (Ghost Quartet, Washeteria).
When the Tanks Break will be part of the Drama League's DIRECTORFEST, which runs December 12th-15th at the Barrow Group Theater on W. 36th St.
More info and tickets here.
I will be acting in the premiere of Casey Llewellyn's new play, "O, Earth" in February 2016. The play is being produced by Kate Atwell at the Foundry Theatre and directed by Dustin Wills. More info here.
I'm excited to announce that I'll be the Benefit Chair for this year's benefit at Joe's Pub.
The benefit concert will feature some of our favorite NYC performance artists and members of the company covering some of our favorite Half Straddle songs from past productions.
We're raising money for our exciting season, which starts with House of Dance going to Lisbon, our own web series starting production in NYC, and Ghost Rings premiering at New York LIve Arts in the spring of 2016!
I'll be working with director Kate Attwell on a workshop of a new play by British playwright, Nina Segal that has been in development at the Soho Theater in London and The Gate Theatre.
The inaugural season of the New Works Lab kicks off the evening of July 12th at 7:30. More info on the evening and the rest of the season here.
I'll be working with director Brooke O'Harra and actors Jess Barbagallo and Sturgis Warner for this night of performance, which celebrates the work of Jess Weiss and Richard C. Martinez.
The festival, co-hosted by Kate Valk and Nicky Paraiso, runs from July14th-16th at The Kitchen in Chelsea and features more than 50 performers, many of whom worked on the original project.
More info here
I will be performing a solo piece this Saturday, May 2nd at Abrons Arts Center.
New Tina Satter/Half Straddle writing.
The two-day festival sponsored by PS 122 has an awesome line-up, including artists Jack Ferver, Martha Wilson, and Holly Hughes.
More info and tickets here.
For the first time in New York (or anywhere!), Christmas on Earth/Joe Ranono's Yuletide Log and Other Fruitcakes will be screened for FREE as part of the Local Filmmakers Showcase at Videology in Brooklyn. Q&A after the film. Meet the filmmakers! 9 pm.
Christmas on Earth/Joe Ranono's Yuletide Log and Other Fruitcakes is a feature-length experimental performance document and Christmas special created by André Callot and Jess Barbagallo, starring Barbagallo, Callot and about three dozen of your favorite New York-based performance artists.
I had the pleasure of working with Sonja O'Hara on her first feature Ovum last year. We met on another film and over the span of a year I watched her write a full script, build a cast and crew, produce and edit this sweet movie. Very proud of Sonja, and proud to be a part of her project.
It will be premiering at the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival at Brooklyn Fire Proof on March 26th at 9:30.
The next screening will be at the Boston International Film Festival in April. More details to follow!
This Saturday I'll take place in a panel at NYU that features writers, producers and actors that have focused on creating web content. I'll be talking about my work on "Monday Brunch", which I shot with director Andrew Simkiss and frequent collaborator Dan Pfau.
The panel is at 11:30 am, Saturday, February 26th, at the Tisch School of the Arts. More info about the event and the other panelists here.