ABSOLUTELY ONE NIGHT ONLY—CANNOT EXTEND—THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 6:00-8:00 PM, FINAL PERFORMANCE.
After the success of the Applause acting series monologue night at the Drama Book Shop last March, we’ve decided to do it all again—this time, downtown in the village with plenty of NEW playwrights and actors. (If you’re part of the Applause acting series books–either of them–have or have not received an invite but would like to be included, GRAB A THESPIAN AND BRING YOUR MONOLOGUE FROM THE BOOKS! E-mail us as soon as you’re decided, so we can set the program: Bobjshuman@gmail.com.)
All are invited to attend the event with a $7.00 cover that includes a drink (the evening’s playwrights and actors get in free). Join the festivities, watch incredible acting, hear some amazing work, celebrate the new book, ONE ON ONE: THE BEST MEN’S MONOLOGUES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, and find out why these volumes do so well (ONE ON ONE: THE BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY is now in a second printing).
BRING A FRIEND AND RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THEATRE!
ROBIN GOLDFIN * BOB SHUMAN
ANGELO VERGA * MICHAEL MESSINA
in Association with
JOYCE E. HENRY * REBECCA DUNN JAROFF
CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ * APPLAUSE BOOKS * STAGE VOICES
Proudly Present Works from the Applause Theatre & Cinema Books series: ONE ON ONE: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century and ONE ON ONE: The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century Including Those By:
ANDY BRAGEN * FRANK GAGLIANO
ROBIN GOLDFIN * CAROL LASHOF
KAREN MALPEDE * JUNE RIFKIN
DAVID RIMMER * BOB SHUMAN
STACI SWEDEEN * KATHLEEN WARNOCK
JERRY CHAPA * DOMINIC CHIANESE
THANE FLORETH * ROBIN GOLDFIN
CLARK MIDDLETON * KATHLEEN PEIRCE
CAROLYN SEIFF * STACI SWEDEEN
Special direction by: SUSANNA GELLERT
A BRIEF HISTORY OF
THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ
In May 1977 three artists–Robin Hirsch, a writer and director; Charles McKenna, an actor; and Raphaela Pivetta, a visual artist–stumbled across a tiny storefront on Cornelia Street in the heart of Greenwich Village and thought it the perfect place to open a café. For two months they scraped and sanded, plumbed and plastered, and did the intricate dance one does with the authorities who live beyond the Village, and on the weekend of July 4, 1977, mirabile dictu, they opened the Cornelia Street Café.
It was from the beginning an artists' café. Within a month there were poetry readings and music performances; and then a tiny play written for the café; and fiction writers; and Eskimo poetry; and puppeteers; and a living portrait of James Joyce; and the Four Quartets and the entire Iliad; and mime shows on the street outside the café; and comedians; and fairy tales and storytellers and Punch and Judy shows.
Over the years it has presented an enormous variety of artists, from singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega to poet-senator Eugene McCarthy, from members of Monty Python to members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. It has offered a performance home to the Songwriters Exchange, the Writers Room, the Writers Studio, the Greek-American Writers Association, the Italian-American Writers Association, the New Works Project/Theatre, and many others. Since those early days it has also grown. Upstairs there is a beautiful oak bar, salvaged from the Bowery and restored. There are three dining rooms, one with a working fireplace. And in the summer there is one of the Village's loveliest sidewalk cafes.
There is also a performance space downstairs where the tradition of theater, performance, music and poetry is alive and well. As Mayor Edward Koch said in a proclamation celebrating the café's 10th anniversary in 1987, it has become "a culinary as well as a cultural landmark."
THE CONTRIBUTING PLAYWRIGHTS FOR THE ONE ON ONE BOOK SERIES:
ONE ON ONE: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century:
James Comtois*Stephen A. Schrum*Heather McDonald*Gary Winter*David Pumo*Tom Donaghy*Nilo Cruz*A. R. Gurney*Charles Mee*Mac Wellman*David Rabe*Ato Essandoh*Josh McIlvain*Kelly McAllister*Staci Swedeen* John Guare *Brian Dykstra*Kerri Kochanski* Brendon Bates*Brad Schreiber*Adrían Rodríguez*Terrence McNally* John Patrick Shanley*Carrie Louise Nutt*Bob Shuman*Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen*Lisa Loomer*Lynn Nottage*Neil LaBute*Jean-Claude van Itallie*Charles Mee*Robin Reese*Adam Kraar*Carol Lashof*August Wilson*Steven Cosson and The Civilians*Andy Bragen*Rebecca Basham*Albert Innaurato*Meron Langsner*John Fleck*Larry Loebell*Edmund De Santis*Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project*Philip Zwerling*Maria Irene Fornes*Peter Papadopoulos* Susan Yankowitz*Tom O’Brien*Mark Scharf*David Grimm*Frank Gagliano*Chad Beckim*Robin Goldfin*David Rimmer*Thaddeus Rutkowski*Austin Pendleton*Clifford Mason*Jon Robin Baitz*Craig Wright*Jeffrey Hatcher* Stephen Temperley*Martin McDonagh*Michael Kochmer*Karen Malpede*Tim Miller*David Lindsay-Abaire*Lisa Soland*Marc Spitz*Joan Lipkin*Randy Wyatt*Thomas McCormack* Darrell Dennis*Boo Killebrew*Peter S. Petralia*Richard Greenberg*Alexander Lyras and Robert McCaskill*Dan O’Brien*David Auburn*Brian Sloan*David Simpatico* Spalding Gray
ONE ON ONE: THE BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES FOR THE 21st CENTURY:
David Auburn * Naomi Iizuka * Theresa Rebeck * Tom Donaghy * Christine Emmert * Peter Petralia * Brian Dykstra * Kerri Kochanski * Lenning Davis * Sheila Callaghan * Laura Henry * Stephen Schrum * Gaylord Brewer * Staci Swedeen * Margie Stokley * Murray Schisgal * Maria Irene Fornes * Lynn Nottage * Neil LaBute * Claudia Barnett * Andrea Moon * Randy Wyatt * William Gibson * Ken Urban * John Meyer * Julia Jarcho * Anna Deavere Smith * Kim Yaged * Rolin Jones * Stephen Adly Guirgis * Lydia Lunch * Paul Knox * Jason Grote * Jordan Harrison * Edmund DeSantis * Crystal Field * Stephen Fife * Dori Appel * Rebecca Basham * Susan Yankowitz * Len Jenkin * Katie Bull * Christopher Durang * Winter Miller * David Rimmer * Nilo Cruz * Craig Wright * Rinne Groff * Donna de Matteo * Thomas McCormack * Karen Malpede * Anne Elliott * Lisa Soland * Kathleen Warnock * Kirsten Greenidge * Leigh Kennicott * Neil Utterbach * David Simpatico * June Rifkin * Laura Hines * Young Jean Lee * Stephen Temperley * Jessie McCormack * Jacquelyn Reingold * Jo J. Adamson * Adam Rapp * Hillary Rollins * Holly Hughes * Heather McDonald * Joseph Goodrich * Quiara Alegria Hudes * Michael Lew * August Wilson