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Apt 929 Actor Training and Productions @ Torn Page

In Apt. 929, Film, Page 22 on November 14, 2013 at 4:12 am

Clark Arizona

APT 929 is a film and theater production company, as well as the home base of Clark Middleton’s unique Acting for Film classes and private coaching sessions. Since 2012, all of Apt. 929’s NY-based Acting for Film classes, their new Meisner classes and an actor’s meditation class will be held at Torn Page. We will also be collaborating in the presentation of a reading series of new plays as well as performances. APT 929 is planning some international workshops as well, in Copenhagen, Paris, Prague and Vienna this year, with what we hope will be more cities in the future.

We hope you enjoy the information you’ll find exploring the official Apt. 929 website, and encourage you to write directly to with any questions.

Page Poetry Parlor Presents: LEAST WEASEL CHAPBOOK LAUNCH! Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 7 PM

In Page 22, Page Poetry, Poetry Reading on April 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Least Weasels series 3 invite

Please join us for the chapbook launch — reading by the poets
Cara Benson, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Carol Mirakove, Debrah
Morkun, and Kristin Prevallet.
Page Poetry Parlor is located @
435 W 22nd Street, New York, NY

Cara Benson is the author of Cara Benson and the books (made) and Funny.Considering how heated it was. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative
and teaches poetry and poetics in a NY State Prison.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. She edits Corollary
Press, a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic innovative writing, writes reviews
for The Constant Critic, and is a contributing editor at EOAGH. Her books include
That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Press) and Underground National (Factory
School). Her Least Weasel chapbook is entitled Primary Mother. You can find her at
Carol Mirakove is the author of Mediated (Factory School), Occupied (Kelsey St.
Press), and, with Jen Benka, 1,138 (Belladonna). She and Dutch musician bates45
released the electro-house single “temporary tattoos,” and she’s a member Collective
Task. She is a certified ScrumMaster, a practitioner of Capybara and Cucumber, and lives
in New York City.
Debrah Morkun believes in near death experiences and prays to the old gods. She
is the author of The Ida Pingala (BlazeVOX, 2011) and Projection Machine
(BlazeVOX, 2010) as well as several chapbooks. She lives in Philadelphia, where she
curates The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series, and co-curates (with Kim Gek Lin Short) The
General Idea Series. Visit Debrah at
Kristin Prevallet was a Vaudeville singer in Marseilles and had many near-death
experiences. She is the author of five books including Everywhere Here And In
Brooklyn (Belladonna, 2012) and I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay
Press, 2007). She works as a hypnotherapist and teaches workshops onTrance Poetics.
Visit Krisin at and
Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries,
University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus.
Among his recent books of poetry are Learning Poem About Learning About
Being A Poet (Press Board Press – 2012) and Trailers (BlazeVox – 2011). Although
he won’t be able to join us for the reading, his chapbook, Piglittuce, is a delight to
This, the third series of Least Weasel Chapbooks from Propolis Press, features
the work of contemporary poets with letterpress covers printed by artist-publisher-poet
Karen Randall. For more information please visit us at

Page 22 Spring Play Reading Series: THE FRE by Taylor Mac, May 19th@ 8pm

In Page 22, Theater on March 14, 2013 at 10:01 am


The Page 22 PlayReading Series (formerly Presence Reading Series) Presents

a staged reading of THE FRE, a new play by Taylor Mac

Performed by Taylor Mac and Tony Torn with special guests

$11 Suggested Donation

As always, seating is EXTREMELY LIMITED!!! You MUST rsvp to to reserve a seat

Page 22 – 435 W 22nd Street, NYC- 2nd Floor

Coming up in June at The Page 22 Play Reading Series:

-triple beam wet dream by IAN DANIEL- Sunday June 9th at 8pm

Speakeasy Cinema Weekend at Page 22! Saturday 11/23: Geraldine Page Birthday! Sunday 11/24: Guest Host John Grey! Both Screenings at 730pm

In Film, Page 22, Speakeasy Cinema, Uncategorized on November 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Geraldine copy

from Speakeasy Cinema’s Matt Kohn:

This month’s we have two Speakeasy Cinema events in a row.

Saturday the 23rd, I will host the 2nd Annual Geraldine Page Birthday Screening. It’s also a Speakeasy, we so will keep the film a secret until you arrive. Our guest will be James Grissom, author of Follies of God, a book about five days spent with Tennessee Williams.

On Sunday, 24th, Our guest is the inimitable NYC film attorney/producer Jonathan Gray. Fun? Yes. If I say anymore, I’ll give it all away.

Take the risk with us!  Both events are at 7:30.

JONATHAN GRAY is an award-winning independent film producer and practicing attorney concentrating in independent film for nearly two decades. Jonathan is the founding partner of Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP (“GKSD”), an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and a frequent lecturer at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. Jonathan’s most recent endeavors as an executive producer include Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Samuel Goldwyn Films), The Truth About Emanuel (Tribeca Films) and Blue Caprice (IFC Films). GKSD has performed production counsel services on over 400 films, including: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, The Visitor, The Station Agent, Black Swan, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Beginners and Another Earth.

Sunday’s event will feature Nimesh Patel, comedian, and Jim Coleman, DJ.

The Location:

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

The cost is $10 suggested donation. Please bring libations you consume responsibly.

Page 22 Studio is a workplace for emerging and established Writers, Directors, and Actors, dedicated to the spirit of Geraldine Page.

Like us if you so desire…

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



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 events 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 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.”

The Bozozo Show: A Reading. Monday Nov 25th 7pm

In Apt. 929, Page 22, Theater, Uncategorized on November 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

bozozo reading

A reading of The Bozozo Show by Gordon Ramsey.

With Zero Boy.

Special slide presentation by Abigail Simon.

7pm at Page 22

Page Poetry Parlor @ Page 22 Presents: UnAmerican Activities #4 – Transatlantic Poetry Reading featuring Steve McCaffery and Allen Fisher!

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

UAA #4

unAmerican Activities is a transatlantic poetry reading series held simultaneously in New York and Cambridge (UK), with audiences and readers being connected by live audio and video link.

For unAmAc #4, Steve McCaffery will read in New York and Allen Fisher will read in Cambridge.

Poets will be reading from their own recent work as well as from the work of another poet whom they admire or are currently reading.

A pamphlet that compiles extracts from the reading as well as short critical essays about the poets will be distributed for free in both venues.

Critical essays for the next pamphlet are contributed by Ken Edwards (on Allen Fisher) and Peter Jaeger (on Steve McCaffery).

Organised by Ian Heames, Luke McMullan, and Sophie Seita

Times & Venues:

NYC, Page Poetry Parlor at Page 22, 435 W22nd St, 3.30pm for a 4pm start.

Cambridge, Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, 8.30pm for 9pm.

Jay Scheib’s THE DISINHERITED: DRINKING GAME & SIMULCAST at TORN PAGE – Friday Jan 10th, 730-Midnight

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2012 at 1:43 am


What better way to celebrate the New Year by joining us at TORN PAGE (aka Page 22) for a live simulcast of Jay Scheib’s PLATONOV or THE DISINHERITED, featuring THE DISINHERITED DRINKING GAME!

$10 Suggested Donation at the door! All the Kasha you can eat and all the strong russian tea you can drink! $5 double shots of Vodka! LIVE simulcast of PLATONOV, Or THE DISINHERITED from The Kitchen! Party with the cast and crew directly after the show!

Doors open at 730. Show runs from 8pm-945pm. Afterparty begins at 10pm and lasts until midnight.

TORN PAGE (aka Page 22) is a studio space and classroom located at 435 w 22nd Street, on the 2nd floor of a residential brownstone.

please RSVP to so we know how much kasha/tea/vodka to make available!


Whenever anybody pours vodka from a tiny vodka bottle into a coffee cup, DRINK

When anyone drinks directly from a big bottle of Vodka, DRINK

Whenever anyone attempts to hang themselves with a guitar string (or talks about it), DRINK

Whenever anyone pees, DRINK

Whenever Jacob (Laine Rettmer) is given rubles (cash or check), DRINK

Whenever Sergey (Jon Morris) falls over the couch, DRINK

Whenever Nicole (Rosalie Lowe) says BANG!, DRINK

Whenever Sasha (Ayesha Jordan) laughs, DRINK

Whenever Anna (Sarita Choudhury) takes off her dress, DRINK

Whenever Jay Scheib gets caught on screen by the B camera or in a reflection, DRINK

Whenever Osip (Rosalie Lowe) threatens Platonov, DRINK

When Porfiry (Tony Torn) breaks the Faberge Egg, DRINK

When Sonia (Virginia E Newcomb) “planks” on the couch, DRINK


When Platonov (Mikeah Ernest Jennings) says he’s going to quit drinking, DRAIN YOUR GLASS

Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory: A Holiday Reading. Sunday, December 8th at 7pm

In Page 22, Theater, Uncategorized on November 20, 2011 at 11:17 am


Page 22 and Dupuy’s Landing

In association with Bloodstone Theatrical


Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory: A Reading for the Holidays.

With Jack Herholdt and Suzanne Savoy

December 8th at 7pm

Suggested Donation $10

Space is extremely limited.

Please RSVP


Jack Herholdt and Suzanne Savoy appear courtesy of Actors’  Equity Association.