Youth Open Mic
Mon December 9, 2013
4 - 6 pm
Students at Issac Newton middle school have participated in a semester of spoken word apprenticeship with teaching artist Joi Sanchez. Now, they present their original spoken word poetry pieces to an audience at a youth open mic!
Ages 11+ encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Three Staged Readings by Black Lesbian Writers
Sat December 14, 2013
8pm, doors open at 7:30pm
suggested donation of $5
but no one turned away at the door.
The evening will feature dramatic readings of selected scenes from new original works by Erica Cardwell, Zahra Patterson, and Shawn(ta) Smith. Please come share in our creative process. Refreshments and provocative discussion to follow!
Facilitation by Shannon Mims.
More at hersaturnreturns.com and elixher.com
Sun December 15, 2013
4pm, doors open at 3:45pm
donation $12 - 15/Sliding scale!
A staged reading featuring Tantra-zawadi
from the novel by Lupe
"Strategic love ties among working class develop. See dividing attempts stopped!
Be inspired by the unifying of people in spite of color.
Feel the emotions of family betrayal and how this `bus driving' heroine regroups and organizes!"
Winter Playback Theatre Workshop
Monday December 16, 2013 & January 6, 2014
6:30 - 9:15 pm, $15 (some scholarships)
*Enhance expressiveness *Deepen listening & empathy *Build and share our community's culture
Playback, a participatory, improvisational performance form for acting out y/our stories,
is offered in agencies, schools, theaters, living rooms and streets on all continents.
Human service providers, artists and community activists will grow, contribute and enjoy this
entirely participatory and experiential workshop.
The workshop is part of an on-going program of Playback Theatre at WOW.
Taught by Susan Metz: MS in Ed & MFA in Poetry/ Graduate of the School of PT (2006)
who has taught Playback locally and internationally for 12 years.
Organized by Lorraine LaPrade: MA in Women's Studies/ Member of WOW Collective.
Activities may include
singing & dancing to warm up, theater games to release spontaneity,
Playback theory & technique so that we can enact y/our experiences without consulting
and time for sharing and reflection as well as for discussion.
Wear soft clothing.
To register send your name, contact information, background and the reason for your enthusiasm
to email@example.com by December 13 .
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Wow! WOW Cabaret
Thurs January 2, 2013, 8:00 pm, $15
This scintillating cabaret of short-form performances of all types showcases the many talents that make their home at Wow Cafe Theater! Music, theater, poetry, dance, story telling, performance art, burlesque - anything might happen! Come get a taste of Wow!
Rivers of Honey
Fri Janurary 3, 2013
7:30 pm doors and open-mic signup
$10 - 15 (more/less if-no one turned away)
Rivers of Honey is a cabaret highlighting the art of women of color every first Friday of the month.
Produced by: Jaz and Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
All who identify as Women Of Color are invited to attend, perform, or join the team.
All allies are invited to support us! We love to have you!
To send us a message, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
find us on facebook
More on recent rivers and Rivers of years past
HyperGender Burlesque Cabaret
Sat December 7, 2013, 10:00pm
$15 / 10 if on HyperGender mailing list (just email us and ask to get on the list)
advance tickets recommended due to our limited seating capacity!
This month hosts JZ Bich, Mercedes Matilda and Jean va Gin present Catholic School (so naughty it must be nice)!
Some may call us blasphemous, but we say we are what NYC is about: queerness, glitter and worship of all things different!
Next shows: February 8: My Queer Valentine; March 8: Goddess 2.0. Stay tuned for more ...
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The Capital Campaign
In 2000, WOW
launched its first large-scale fundraising effort, a capital campaign
to help us buy and renovate our theater. The City of New York has sold the tenants of 59-61 East 4th Street the
building for $1!
The caveat: That we raise the funds to
renovate the building, and bring it up to code. WOW’s share of renovation costs is about $125,000. As
we have survived solely on box-office sales for 25 years, this is more
money than we’ve ever had or needed in the past.
When we do
succeed in securing these funds, WOW will own its own permanent theater
space in a completely renovated building.
One of the most
exciting aspects, which we have achieved, is the addition of a functional 24/7
self-service elevator! Yet to come is a sink for the bathroom, and dare we say air-conditioning?!
We have raised more than 3/4 of the total, but are not there yet! In order to make this possible, we urgently need your financial help! No
donation is too small or too large, and any amount will help us ensure
that theatre by women and/or by transgender people continues to thrive and be ever-increasingly accessible.
WOW Cafe Theater
is located at 59-61 East 4th Street
on the Fourth Floor.
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New
York City, USA.
We now have a 24/7 available elevator for our building!
WOW Cafe Theatre is a member of Fourth Arts Block (FAB)
only cultural district in Manhattan.
Visit www.fabnyc.org to learn more and to check out other cultural activities on East 4th Street.
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