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New Torn Page Website Up!!!!

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Announcing the beta launch of the new Torn Page website! Still under construction but looking good:

http://www.tornpage.org

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Thanks!!!!

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Page Poetry Parlor Presents: PETER CULLEY + SOPHIE SEITA poetry reading + book party SUNDAY MAY 11th 3pm-5pm

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2014 at 7:05 pm

 

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Most excellent new poetry:
Sophie Seita writes poetry, short plays, translates German poetry, makes videos, and performs in the UK, US and Germany. She is the author of Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX 2014) and the chapbook 12 Steps (Wide Range 2012). Individual texts have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines and anthologies by Shearsman, Paper Nautilus, Pen America, Gauss PDF, halfcircle, onedit, No Prizes, Emergency Index, Archive of the Now, and others. Her PhD research focuses on avant-garde little magazines and she co-curates the unAmerican Activities Transatlantic Reading and Pamphlet Series.

Peter Culley’s Parkway completes his “Hammertown” trilogy, a fine-grained portrayal of life on the margins of his hometown Nanaimo, BC. Hammertown (2002) and The Age of Briggs & Stratton (2008) are the first two volumes.

Here’s one great site for Pete:
http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/culley/

and:
http://mossesfromanoldmanse2.blogspot.com/2014

Tea will be served – please bring anything else you might want to consume – Happy Mother Day – Travel / Light donations welcome

TORN PAGE     435 W 22nd Street NYC  2nd Floor

 

NC in NYC Poetry/Music/Art Throwdown at Page Poetry Parlor: Sunday 3-5

In Uncategorized on March 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm

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w Poets L. LAMAR WILSON (Sacrilegion, winner of Carolina Wren Press Book Prize), LEE ANN BROWN (Crowns of Charlotte, Carolina Wren Press + In the Laurels, Caught from FENCE). fiddler and sister BETH BROWN AL-RAWI and artist RAED AL-RAWI in from Charlotte, NC!
+ Happy Birthday to LAMAR! Just ring bell at 435 West 22nd Street between 9th & 10th Avenue, in Chelsea, NYC.
Free! (Please consider buying Books or Art!)

SPEAKEASY CINEMA WEEKEND !!!!!!! This March 15/16 TWO SPEAKEASIES! : SAT: Jim Jermanok. SUN: Cory McCabe

In Uncategorized on March 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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Speakeasy Cinema Curator Matt Kohn writes:

“TWO GREAT SPEAKEASIES THIS WEEKEND….

Please bring a bottle to share with the people you haven’t met yet, we’ve got the corkscrew…

SATURDAY: We present Jim Jermanok, a former ICM agent, writer, producer and director.  At ICM. he helped represent Arthur Miller, Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin, E.L. Doctorow, Helen Hayes, Andy Rooney, Henry Winkler John Chancellor, Dudley Moore, Helen Hayes, Alan Arkin and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. He co-wrote “Passionada” a romantic comedy released by Columbia Tristar in over 150 countries. Hi latest, Em, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Criterion International Inspiration Award, and he’s created several webs short comedies. He teaches a popular course on making a living in the creative industries and his books include “Successful Film Producing and Financing” and The Art Business of Screenwriting. Jim has picked a very special and nutty film for us to watch and discuss!

SUNDAY: Cory McAbee is best known as writer and director of the feature films, The American Astronaut (2001), Stingray Sam (2009), Crazy and Thief (2012) and as singer/songwriter for the musical group The Billy Nayer Show (1989–2011). He has created several award-winning short films and has worked as both an actor and musician in American and European features. McAbee is currently creating a modernized opera adaptation of an 1850’s American stage melodrama, while continuing to illustrate his first graphic novel, entitled RABBIT. In 2012 he created the global music, art and film collaborative known as Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club. Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club has received a fellowship through the Sundance Institute New Frontier’s Labs and is being developed and supported by arts organizations throughout the world.  The club’s final objective is to create a feature film entitled The Embalmer’s Tale.

Opening acts:  Saturday oh-so-wrong comedian Myka Fox, Sunday, PHIM COLEO and magician Gary Ferrar.

BOTH NIGHTS 7:00 PM

Page 22 Studio, 435 W. 22nd St, 2nd Floor, NY NY 10011.

$10 suggested donation.

Page 22 Studio is a workplace for emerging and established Writers,

Directors, and Actors, dedicated to the spirit of Geraldine Page.

RSVP for our event at…   speakeasycinemanycrsvp@gmail.com

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SPEAKEASY CINEMA is created, produced and hosted by Matt Kohn, Director of CALL IT DEMOCRACY and THE MANUTE BOL SUDAN FILM PROJECT

http://thegracecourtpicturecompany.com/

PLEASE NOTE: Last Month our guest was Beth B. Her amazing new film EXPOSED is playing for two weeks only at the IFC Theater. GET TICKETS.

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WHAT IS SPEAKEASY CINEMA? WHY IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCREENING SERIES?

If you’re new to this list, I created and hosted the independent and underground movie screening series Speakeasy Cinema. Every night is different.

Between 2006 and 2009 it was housed at the Collective Unconscious and then Soho House. Each monthly Speakeasy Cinema event featured at least one guest who choose an exciting, controversial movie they would like an audience to discuss. However, before the screening no one in the audience knew what they were coming to see. After the film was screened, the audience participated in conversation, with only one purpose: what did you see? What did it mean to you? How did it make you feel?

For our most recent events BETH B screened CHANT D’AMOUR and UN CHIEN ANDALOU, Ewan Bremner brought out the the classic PLAM BEACH STORY, Lynne Sachs unspooled 16mm films of Ernie Gehr, and Bob Berger screened The Loved One a nearly forgotten film written by Terry Southern. In the Spring 2013 Season Tony Torn brought PERFORMANCE, Kim Jackson brought F IS FOR FAKE, Alix Lambert brought DEATH BY HANGING  and Miao Wang brought WOMAN IN THE DUNES. Previous seasons’ guests included Tom Gilroy, Peter Mattai, Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, Jem Cohen, Norman Spinrad, Debra Eisenstadt, Josh Gilbert, Nelson Cabrera, Pedro Carvajal, Signe Baumane, Jonthan Stern, Robert Milazzo, Michael Badalucco, Joe Maggio, The Zuvuya Collective, Avram Ludwig, Ian Olds, Ira Sachs and Scott Saunders. Every single conversation they inspired was a success because the films they brought are off the beaten path and worthy of our time. We screened AMERICAN JOB, SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, BONE, BLOOD OF THE BEASTS and PSYCH-OUT, DAY OF THE LOCUSTS, “Films Rescued from Fire (of Chilian censors)”, TOGETHER (TILLSAMMANS), SECUESTRO EXPRESS, SEVENTEEN, TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942 version), MICKY AND MAUDE, 13 TSAMETI, and “A Short Film About Killing” from Krzysztof Kieslowski’s DEKALOG,VIVA ZAPATA!, COME AND SEE, PSYCHOSYMBIOTAXIPLASM, and SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS. (Stesti). Many of our conversations took us out of the theater and into nearby bars and restaurants.

As attendees of any experience, our schedules have become more programed, our plans more specific to what we think we want or don’t want. Speakeasy Cinema returns because movies were also meant to be enjoyed as an intellectual and emotional surprise and with friends, lovers, family members, dates, strangers or even someone else’s teenager.

SAT MORNING DROP-IN SCENE STUDY with TONY TORN: RADICAL REALISM Beginning March 15th

In Uncategorized on February 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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A weekly drop-in scene study workout SATURDAYS 11am-2pm
@ TORN PAGE
(aka Page 22-Home of Apt 929)
435 w 22nd Street in Chelsea

Lead by TONY TORN
(Reza Abdoh; Richard Foreman; Nature Theater of Oklahoma; Yellow Face at The Public; The Tempest & The Forest at CSC; Broadway’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s; TV’s The Good Wife and 30 Rock; Jay Scheib’s Platonov, or The Disinherited; and many other credits)

$40 per session – $120 per four sessions

Beginning March 15th, 2014

Winter/Spring Focus on “Radical Realism”:
Chekov/Ibsen/O’Neal/Strindberg/Synge

This scene study “workout” is a drop-in resource for working actors to stretch their muscles in a supportive but rigorous environment of shared exploration. The style of the workout is inspired by the independent scene study class taught by my mother Geraldine Page at The Pelican Studios in the 80’s, and “The Shakespeare Workout”, a drop-in gathering lead by Eloise Watt at The Michael Howard Studios in the 1990’s.

Each season we will focus on a loose theme. This Winter/Spring we will look at the great late 19th century/early 20th century revolution in writing radically “realistic” action and dialog for the stage, lead by playwrights Chekov, Ibsen, O’Neal, Strindberg, and Synge. We are specifically NOT looking at this work from a standpoint of period or historical theater. Rather we will focus on behavior and language from these plays and look for bridges to our own lives and experience. We will also be looking for connections to current theatre practices drawing from “real life”, such as The Civilians “Investigative Theater” aesthetic and Charlie Victor Romeo’s dramatization of airplane crash black box recordings.

I expect to find that a lot of our preconceptions of what “realistic” performance entails may be open to rediscovery….

Advance registration is required
Please email us at tornpageworkout@gmail.com

An interview may be required for students new to Torn Page/Page 22/Apt 929
Intended for actors with basic training and/or professional experience

Book Launch: EYE OF WITNESS: A JEROME ROTHENBERG READER at Page Poetry Parlor. Sunday, October 27th at 3pm

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

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Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader, co-edited with Heriberto Yépez, and published in September by Black Widow Press. The actual book, almost 600 pages, covers the full range of what Rothenberg has written over a fifty-year span: poetry, prose, performance, plays, poetics, visual, verbal, & vocal, translations & variations.
The party is Sunday, October 27 from 3pm-6pm, with a READING by Jerome Rothenberg at 5pm which will concentrate on poems and performances. Food and Drink will be provided and books will be available for purchase at Page Poetry Parlor, 435 West 22nd Street between 9th & 10th Ave in NYC.

SPEAKEASY CINEMA @ Page 22: LYNNE SACHS. October 27th at 7pm

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

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In the future, we may all be personal filmmakers, making the kinds of films that fit few genres but truly express our innermost creative impulse. Lynne Saches is just that filmmaker, and she’s this month’s guest at Speakeasy Cinema.

Lynne takes you to the other worlds in your peripheral vision – the questions you want to ask re-invented with the space and room to hear yourself think. Her work is often hybrid – cultural commentary spanning documentary, poetry, experimental, drama, comedy, biography and autobiography, falsification, meditation and weird international ambient adventure. She’s made films in Vietnam, The West Bank, Argentina, Rome and the minds of many children. Her collaborators include Chris Marker, George Kuchar, Revital Ohayon, Sofia Gallisa, Mark Street and many others. The San Francisco Cinematheque recently published a monograph with four original essays in conjunction with a full retrospective of Lynne’s work. Lynne’s choice for our next Speakeasy is going to surprise you (on 16mm!) on Sunday, October 27, 7 PM.

Her latest film has screened at Union Docs, Maysles Cinema and is touring the country. “Your Day is My Night” is a weird, wonderful film that delighted and kept me on the edge of my seat. It features a collective of Chinese performers living in New York City exploring the history and meaning of “shiftbeds” through verité conversations, autobiographical monologues and integrated movement pieces. It’s quite human and funny and screened at
Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art, the Vancouver Film Fest, the New Orleans Film Fest and other venues in Mexico and Argentina. Michael Moore recently gave the film the Best Experimental Film Award at his Traverse City Film Festival. Here is an interview from the Brooklyn Rail:
http://www.brooklynrail.org/2013/09/film/lynne-sachs-with-karen-rester

Check out her wonderful website, and the connection to its youtube channel, which features many of her films.
http://www.lynnesachs.com/

The Details:
Page 22 Studio, a workplace for emerging and established Writers, Directors, and Actors, dedicated to the spirit of Geraldine Page.
435 W. 22nd St, 2nd Floor, NY NY 10011.
The cost is $10 suggested donation. Please bring libations you consume responsibly.

Like our new Facebook page…if you so desire….
https://www.facebook.com/SpeakeasyCinemaUSA

SPEAKEASY CINEMA is created, produced and hosted by Matt Kohn, Director of CALL IT DEMOCRACY and THE MANUTE BOL SUDAN FILM PROJECT
http://thegracecourtpicturecompany.com/

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WHAT IS SPEAKEASY CINEMA? WHY IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCREENING SERIES?

If you’re new to this list, I created and hosted the independent and underground movie screening series Speakeasy Cinema. Between 2006 and 2009 it was housed at the Collective Unconscious and then Soho House. Every month Speakeasy Cinema featured at least one guest who choose an exciting, controversial movie they would like an audience to discuss. However, before the screening no one in the audience knew what they were coming to see. After the film was screened, the audience participated in conversation, with only one purpose: what did you see? What did it mean to you? How did it make you feel?

For our most recent event Bob Berger screened The Loved One. In the Spring 2013 Season Tony Torn brought PERFORMANCE, Kim Jackson brought F IS FOR FAKE, Alix Lambert brought DEATH BY HANGING and Miao Wang brought WOMAN IN THE DUNES. Previous seasons’ guests included Tom Gilroy, Peter Mattai, Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, Jem Cohen, Norman Spinrad, Debra Eisenstadt, Josh Gilbert, Nelson Cabrera, Pedro Carvajal, Signe Baumane, Jonthan Stern, Robert Milazzo, Michael Badalucco, Joe Maggio, The Zuvuya Collective, Avram Ludwig, Ian Olds, Ira Sachs and Scott Saunders. Every single conversation they inspired was a success because the films they brought are off the beaten path and worthy of our time. We screened AMERICAN JOB, SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, BONE, BLOOD OF THE BEASTS and PSYCH-OUT, DAY OF THE LOCUSTS, “Films Rescued from Fire (of Chilian censors)”, TOGETHER (TILLSAMMANS), SECUESTRO EXPRESS, SEVENTEEN, TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942 version), MICKY AND MAUDE, 13 TSAMETI, and “A Short Film About Killing” from Krzysztof Kieslowski’s DEKALOG,VIVA ZAPATA!, COME AND SEE, PSYCHOSYMBIOTAXIPLASM, and SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS. (Stesti). Bill Griffith, the creator of Zippy, brought BEING THERE. Many of our conversations took us out of the theater and into nearby bars and restaurants.

As attendees of any experience, our schedules have become more programed, our plans more specific to what we think we want or don’t want. Speakeasy Cinema returns becuase movies were also meant to be enjoyed as an intellectual and emotional surprise and with friends, lovers, family members, dates, strangers or even someone else’steenager.

Speakeasy Cinema has a few rules:

1) our guests bring a film and no one one knows what it is until the lights dim
2) the film can’t be a film the guests have worked on, only a film they love or hate, think is important, inspiring and want to talk about
3) after the film, the audiences and the filmmakers share their experiences watching the film. We talk about ART.
4) industry talk is verboten!
5) we can drink in this theater, so bring a bottle – we provide the corkscrew
6) we do it the third Sunday evening of each month
7) we don’t don’t show documentaries, whatever documentaries are
8) photographs are OK, but no audio or video records of what you say or think. What’s spoken about at Speakeasy Cinema stays at Speakeasy Cinema. END OF STORY.

Pop Up Theater @ Page 22: Halloween Special Event! MURDER ON THE BARE STAGE. Saturday November 2nd at 8pm

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2013 at 6:25 am

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Nail-biting and Nerve-wracking MURDER ON THE BARE STAGE comes to Page 22 for one night only! Actor Stephen Mead combines his specialty in dramatic recitations of Poe and Dickens with poet Magus Magnus’ approach to the Idyll form (theater of the shared imagining) for new and classic thrills and chills.

Page 22 is located at 435 W 22nd Street NYC, on the 2nd Floor of a residential townhouse

Page Poetry Parlor: Stephanie Strickland, Maria Damon, Katy Bohinc. Thursday, October 17th at 7pm

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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A book launch for Stephanie Strickland’s DRAGON LOGIC and a welcome to New York party for text(ile) artist Maria Damon and poet Katy Bohinc! The event starts promptly at 7pm and ends at 830pm.

Page Poetry Parlor is located at Page 22, 435 W 22nd Street in New York City, on the 2nd floor of a residential brownstone.

Page 22 Play Reading Series Presents: My Brother’s Gun by Clark Middleton. Sunday, October 20th, at 8pm

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

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On Sunday, September 22nd at 8pm, Page 22 will present a staged reading of Clark Middleton’s play MY BROTHER’S GUN, Directed by the Author. Featuring Jack Gwaltney, David Willis and Aaron Walker on stage directions.

Space is extremely limited. You MUST RSVP to page22nyc@gmail.com to reserve a seat. $11 suggested donation. Page 22 is located at 435 W 22nd Street in Chelsea, NYC, on the 2nd floor of a Chelsea townhouse.