The Performance Club


This article was written on 23 May 2012, and is filed under Bulletin Board.

Spring Bulletin Board

What are you doing these days? What are you seeing, reading, dreaming, adoring, rolling your eyes about, snoring through? Want to offer fellow P-Clubbers a discount to a show? Shamelessly plug something you’re in? Pull out your soapbox and hold forth on whatever unbelievably awful or divine thing you just saw? Here’s the place to tell us. And, readers, please note that items on the Bulletin Board aren’t sanctioned or curated by Claudia, or anyone else for that matter.

Have at.


  1. Jeff McMahon
    May 23, 2012

    Recommended: COCK at the Duke. TITLE AND DEED at Signature.
    And then of course there’s me…
    THREE OF THEM! 3 writer/performers at Dixon Place Lounge, SATURDAY MAY 26 7:30pm 161 Chrystie St. (btw. Rivington and Delancey)
    Jeff McMahon, Brigham Mosley, John Early.

    In 1982, I produced Three of Them! at the legendary Club 57 on St. Mark’s Place, featuring myself, performer Tim Miller, and writer Dennis Cooper. I’m trying it again with two new young performers Tim Miller and Paul Langland sent my way.
    I’ll be presenting excerpts from TRIBUTARIES: a series of monologues flowing from the characters and confrontations in New York City’s East Village during the 1980’s and 90’s. Directed by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, with earlier assistance by Thom Fogarty and Miguel Munguia. After this showing, I’ll be taking the piece to the Face to Face Festival at the LOST Theatre in London in early July.

    Brigham Mosley will be performing his solo, OKLAHOMO! A queer, native son discovers his Native, queer ancestors in a dream ballet that would make Rogers and Hammerstein drool.

    John Early will become VICKY WITH A V. Southern comedienne Vicky with a V has an existential meltdown mid-act.

  2. Ben Pryor
    May 27, 2012

    I am not doing it and I am missing most of it, but Performance Clubbers should get themselves to the Queer International festival coming up at Abrons. It looks like a great program and features some of my personal international faves (David Wampach, Francois and Cecilia and Marlene with her solo that I keep missing here and there…) There are a bunch of folks I haven’t encountered yet and sadly will miss as my work keeps taking me out of NYC more and more. BUT you all should go so I can hear about them and live vicariously through y’all via the internet.

    Here is a bit on the program and a link to find out more.

    Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYI) is a new festival of contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the concept of “queer (in) art.” Co-curated by Zvonimir Dobrović, artistic director of Queer Zagreb and the Perforations Festival in Croatia, and art historian and independent curator André von Ah, the festival aims to dispel preconceived and stereotyped notions of “queer,” and provides a platform for expanding the discourse about artistic practices. The festival is presented in partnership with the Abrons Arts Center — QNYI’s hub, with additional events presented at The Invisible Dog Art Center and The Impossible Project.

    QNYI will include a series of discussions and public programs organized by Andy Horwitz and Jeremy M. Barker of, and OUT magazine’s editor-in-chief, Aaron Hicklin. Dates and locations for these events will be posted on QNYI’s website: QNYI coincides with LaMaMa’s presentation of queer art during its 50th anniversary season.

  3. Ben Pryor
    May 27, 2012

    ALSO – PUSH IT. REAL. GOOD. The Movement Research Spring Festival 2012 which is starting in just a few days. I am always impressed with the stellar community engagement of the program and this year’s curatorial thrust is right on. Really sad to be missing all of this. go go go get it.

    Push It. Real. Good.
    May 29-June 3
    Curatorial Team: Eleanor Hullihan, Neal Medlyn, Marissa Perel, and Enrico Wey

    Bring on 2012 with its four horsemen and cult sacrifices. If this is the last of the great mortality myths, let’s push it to a real scorched earth explosion. We bring you a new spin on an old-school anthem: Push it. Real. Good. Reckoning with the end of the world-as-we-know-it, we are faced with the competing impulses of fight or flight. Â

    It’s time to push it past the limits of what we know and challenge our bodies and minds to test the boundaries of form and action. We’re in genre-bending terrain. Performance is happening everywhere, and as a result critical questions are emerging about the future of live work. What is the measurement of discipline and energy that is necessary for our work? How do we measure value in the midst of economic ruin? We have to keep pushing with and against these questions to keep going and keep making it happen.

    Listen up! We’re talking about aesthetic polyamory. We present dance, sound, writing, visual art, installation and video as autonomous forms with tendencies toward intermingling. Not just intermingling, but gettin’ up in it. Not just gettin’ up in it, but but going hog wild. Push it. Real. Good.

    Eleanor, Enrico, Marissa, Neal

  4. Limited number of discounted tickets available for PC members June7 to 9 at St. Mark’s Church.

    To inquire Email to us directly.

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