Monthly Archives: January 2009

DRUNKEN! CAREENING! WRITERS!: KATHLEEN WARNOCK ROCKS ‘N’ RULES, HIGHLIGHTING ‘ONE ON ONE’ MONOLOGUE EVENT (1/8) AND DAVID PUMO (1/15) ·

Besides being good enough to announce our new Applause acting series monologue night on her Drunken! Careening! Writers! e-mail list (below), playwright Kathleen Warnock is also blogging about us.  Read more on the evening and the arts scene–including her archived post, with a YouTube link, to a Eugene Ionesco interview–at Extra Criticum:
 
 
The Oldest Established, Permanent Floating Monologue Night In New York (Now At The Cornelia Street Café, 1/8)
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.

All are invited to attend the event with a $7.00 cover that includes a drink.  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).

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  
DAVID SIMPATICO
STACI SWEDEEN * KATHLEEN WARNOCK

with
JERRY CHAPA * DOMINIC CHIANESE
THANE FLORETH * ROBIN GOLDFIN
LOU LIBERATORE
CLARK MIDDLETON * KATHLEEN PEIRCE
CAROLYN SEIFF  *  STACI SWEDEEN
ANTWAN WARD
Special direction by: SUSANNA GELLERT

The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC 10014 
212-989-9319
 

Drunken! Careening!

Writers!

"Now We Are Six" Jan 2009
six Greetings DCW Fans!

Can you believe it? On a windy night in 2004, so cold the dinosaurs were sticking to the streets, we started our little vodka klatch in the friendly confines of KGB. In those days, the far-off future of 2009, when we'd all have jet packs and be living underwater seemed like just a dream. But they're here, dammit, and so are we! And we're not going anywhere. At least until last call.

Now cited as "Essential New York" by TimeOut New York, and "Least Boring Reading Series" by Shecky's, we embark on our latest escapade with a stellar crew.

But before I go any further, a HUGE shoutout to the lovely ladies who helped us celebrate Best Lesbian Erotica 2009 in December. Hats off to Tristan Taormino, Joan Larkin, Nairne Holtz, Zaedryn Meade
and Chelsea Summers

And now onto the New Year!

 
We are celebrating with our dear friend Carol Rosenfeld, who read at the first DCW (and many times since); Greg Sanders, whose work I've loved since we published it in WV magazine; and the award-winning (and adorable) playwright David Pumo.

This Month
Here are the Deets
More Reader Bios
And Another Thing
Here's a Little Preview
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Here are the Deets
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Thursday,
January 15
KGB Bar
85 E. 4th St.
www.kgbbar.com
7pm FREE!

David Pumo
Carol Rosenfeld
Greg Sanders
And your hostess
Kathleen Warnock

About the Readers
Mayhem
David Pumo's first full-length play, Love Scenes,
has been a critical smash at several venues in New
York (Best Actor/Director, Fresh Fruit Festival),
L.A., Chicago, San Francisco (Best of Fringe),
Dublin and on Atlantis Cruise Lines.  His second,
Auntie Mayhem, won an OOBR award, was nominated
for a GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation) and Innovative Theatre awards, was
published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2004,
and is currently in development as a feature film with
Aria Films and Full Circle Films of London. Short plays
include The Seed (winner, Riant Theatre One Act Festival),
Perhaps (4th Unity) and Work Wife (Wings Theatre
Company).  He has a Law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

(Kathleen Warnock’s work can be read in One On One:  The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century and the forthcoming Duo!:  The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century;  David Pumo’s dramatic writing is included in One On One:  The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century and Duo!—all books published by Applause.)