"Ockham’s Chainsaw was composed and recorded using a Nintendo Game Boy and Johan Kotlinski’s Little Sound Dj software over a period spanning 2009-2011, in New York City (with the exception of redshift, written on Long Beach Island, NJ). I spent much of this same period studying and teaching philosophy, which has, among other blessings, acquainted me with the limitations of words. Ockham’s Chainsaw is a fanatical application of William of Ockham’s advice to prefer the simplest hypothesis: the very simplest hypothesis is ” “. I believe that music is itself communicative, and I offer this EP as an argument for the conclusion: YES.”
In two plays, rural.urban.ruin examines the lives of people when ideas clash be-it in a quaint rural dinner or an urban edifice.
Short Order A comedic staged-reading in two acts, Debt and Truck, spotlights the urban and rural people we do not always see up close. Debt explores the lives of the average person and the ease of their acquisition of debt while Truck is an unassuming conversation about love and its pitfalls. Short Order is written by the late Leah Ryan. Directed by Keisha Ector. Stars:Stephen Ward, JJ Pyle, Leo Goodman and Vanessa Hardy.
The Eternal Space It’s October 1963. New York City. The Old Pennsylvania Station is slated for demolition. The wrecking crews are outside in the drizzling morning rain dismantling a fifty-three year old marvel of American Beaux-arts architecture. Inside a photographer is running away from his past while an aging English teacher cannot let his go. Now, two complete strangers begin a three-year debate over the value of old and new. The Eternal Space is written by Justin Rivers. Directed by Barika Edwards. Stars: Rory Lance and Richard D. Busser.
Brett Epstein is a quirky and theatrical powerhouse with another exciting project in the works. The working title is Project Interview. Instead of waiting for ever elusive inspiration to strike, he is going out in search of it himself. In keeping with his wait-for-no-man, eat, sleep…
The Garathon Improv tournament is accepting submissions!
This just in from The Garys:
$400 in cash prizes | 16 team lottery selection | 8 teams perform twice
The Garathon /ˈgarəˌTHän/ is an elimination-style improv tournament in which sixteen local NYC teams are selected, at random, from a pool of applicants to vie for $400 in total cash prizes. Eight teams will perform at least twice in two weeks! Who will go the distance?
It’s free to submit! There is no submission fee for the tournament, however, there is a $25 tournament fee (per team) for those teams picked to perform. All proceeds from tournament fees will be set aside as prize money. The submission deadline is April 15th and all teams will be selected by lottery and notified, via email, of their selection status by May 1st.
Each team is allowed to perform any type of improvisation they choose so long as they adhere to the strict time limit allotted. Teams will compete in three rounds whereby winners advance by audience voting (in preliminary rounds) and by a combination of guest judging and audience voting (in the finals). Download the Tournament Details for a full list of rules and schedule.
We’re delighted to announce that The Tank Theater will host the 2012 Garathon, again, this year. The Tank is located at 151 West 46th Street, 8th floor (between 6th and 7th).
Let’s face it, we’re awesome. Wouldn’t you want to get a weekly reminder of how awesome we are at The Tank? Or…ok, you could sign up for our weekly round up of upcoming shows, links to advance tickets and MAYBE intel on discounts.
Logan Halley-Winsett directs The Glass Menagerie, opens 2/24 at The Tank
The Glass Menagerie is considered Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, a deeply personal piece about a family as it overcomes the tribulations of the heart and mind. Set in the 1930s, the play is an extension of Williams himself coming from an autobiographical perspective of him and his own family.
Bringing this piece to life is a dynamic group who is dedicated to bringing unmatched passion and creativity to the performance. The group comes from a wide background of artistic expression, be it theater, dance, writing, music or film, the influence of which culminates in the portrayal of the characters and the situation itself.
Men: Can't Live with Them, Can't Live without Them
Join us as we present four short plays off-off broadway, exploring the many varied roles men have in the lives of women; laugh, cry and enjoy as Sarah M. Chichester (Double Standards) and Paige Strothmann present “Men: Can’t Live with Them, Can’t Live without Them”!
When: February 24 @ 7pm & February 26 @ 3pm
Cute C…hunky Feet by Sarah M. Chichester Directed by Sarah M. Chichester
Broken Pieces by Paige Strothmann Directed by Sarah M. Chichester
2026 by Sarah M. Chichester Directed by Earline Stephen
True Life - I’m a Single Lady by Paige Strothmann Directed by Melissa Waterbury
EPIC WIN Burlesque presents The Spoken Nerd: Geeky Stories by Dorky People
An evening of story tellers sharing true tales from real nerds!
The Spoken Nerd is a celebration of the great and noble art form of story telling…but from a very geeky point-of-view. Each show has a theme and each invited guest story teller shares a true and personal story based on that theme. Sometimes the stories are funny, sometimes they’re not. Sometimes the stories are serious, sometimes they’re not. However, they are always explorations of the human condition immersed in tons of pop-culture. Both theatrical and intimate The Spoken Nerd strives to give a voice to the comic book/gamer/sci fi/science dork in all of us.
But more than than just stories, every show will have non-story artists! Magicians, practical science demonstrations, sideshow artists, string theory lectures, jugglers and Nerd Core Hip Hop will share the stage from time to time. And all of this will come together in an epic nerd stew of awesome.