A sampling of relevant shows and artists–

‘MAKE LOVE’: KAREN FINLEY’s yearly tribute will be playing at the Laurie Bechman Theatre, Sept 3-17 at 7:30 PM with CHRIS TANNER, LANCE CRUCE, and a rotating roster of LIZA MINNELLI IMPERSONATORS (407 West 42nd Street at 9th Ave inside West Bank Café: 212-352-3101). “Funny and surprisingly moving”—Ben Brantley, New York Times

DAVID RIMMER, Pulitzer finalist for Album, wrote ‘NEW YORK’ to raise funds for volunteer psychiatrists dedicated to helping the overwhelming number of patients psychologically affected by 9/11. Fifteen people react to the events of that day and tell their stories. Performances: 9/8-9/11, THE GROUP THEATRE TOO Equity Showcase is at the Hudson Guild Theater on W. 26th Street in Manhattan. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the 9/11 organization September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Visit: http://www.newyorkplay.org/. $18.00

‘DUST’ by JOHN MACDONALD, based on the play Rubble by REBECCA BERKMAN-RIVERA, tells a story of kids trapped in the rubble of 9/11 through the perspective of the Millennial generation.  From the Incubator Arts Project, formerly a project of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, (inside St. Mark’s Church–131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave.). Ticketing info: General $18/ Students $14 – Cash only at the door. September 16 – 24. Visit: http://tenementstreet.org/

AND . . .

Writer BARBARA CASSIDY will be reading at WG Gallery (50-52 Dobbin St, Brooklyn) as part of an ongoing project ‘COUNTDOWN 9/11/11’, which started last year on September 11 and continues through September 11, 2011. 365 pictures–one a day for a year mourning, celebrating, contemplating the American Ethos. Opening Reception: September 10, 2011, 7-10PM; KATHY SHORR – photography; BARBARA CASSIDY – text; TOM SWAFFORD – violin; Curated by KATI VILIM.

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