Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Montreal artists playing in the NYC infringement

New York City's innaugural infringement Fest kicks off Thursday and runs 'till Sunday, and three Montreal shows will be along for the ride...

CAR STORIES drama is coming to NYC!!!

Canada’s most controversial experimental theatre project, CAR STORIES, is driving across the border for a performance in New York City as part of the inaugural NYC infringement Festival.

As the only show ever to be kicked out of a “Fringe Festival”, it has been described as “infamous” (Amy Barratt, MIRROR), “a lot of fun, interactive and exciting” (J. Kelly Nestruck, National Post), “Montreal's longest running experiment in drama as a culture-jamming street disturbance” (Matt Radz, Montreal Gazette), and as “more fringe than Fringe” (Raina Delisle, Ottawa Citizen).

For an audience of only three at a time, spectators are taken on a theatrical joyride, embarking on a surreal dramatic journey through the streets, alleys and parked cars of New York’s Urban Wonderland. The show runs:

Saturday, September 3rd between 7:30pm and 10:30pm
Sunday, September 4th between 2pm and 5pm and between 8pm and 10pm

A new show starts every 30 minutes. To reserve a spot e-mail optativelabs@yahoo.ca or, during show times, go to Kenny’s Castaways (157 Bleecker St.) and look or ask for someone wearing colored sunglasses. CAR STORIES is pay-what-you-can at the end of the show.

CAR STORIES has been running since 2001, and it has been featured through various media outlets. Print articles and video samples can be found online.

Online Details: www.optative.net/carstories
Media Contact: 514-583-3378 Jason C. McLean

For more information on the NYC infringement Festival, please visit www.infringementfestival.com/newyork.html

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Der Kosmonaut: The Fall of New York

The Fall of New York analyses the social, political and cultural crisis of New York in the 1990's under the regime of Rudy Giuliani.

Der Kosmonaut takes the story and condenses his epic manuscript into a 30 minute poem with his mix of underground electronic music music along with images of a bygone New York. The Fall of New York also collects and mixes post 9/11 poetry and his collection of politically and socially critical repertoire over the past decade.

This show has already played in the second-annual Montreal infringement Festival.


The Blacklist Committee for Unsafe Theatre (Montréal) presents...
a short play by Matt Jones
Über-market chain W-Mart has descended on downtown Baghdad, and manager Al Head is trying to keep up its standards of excellence despite poor productivity, competition overhis job, and a creeping insurgency around the besieged menswear department.

A play in which consumerism and imperialism become unmasked.
With Alexandra Epi Ivanov, Scott Kettles, Jason C. McLean, Matt Jones and Eric Squire
Saturday, September 3rd, 6:15pm and Sunday September 4th 7:15pm at Player's Theater Loft, 115 MacDougal Street, between W. 3rd and Minetta, 3rd floor
New York City, America
A proud participant in the 2005 New York inFRINGEment Festival

infringement 05's Little Birdie playing this Saturday at Barfly

LITTLE BIRDIE with Ryan Shearing
September 3rd, 10pm
Barfly - St.Laurent St. (just a bit above Duluth)
no cover

Hey everybody,
Thought you'd like to kick off September with a live show at Barfly, everyone's favorite live music venue. We have the pleasure of having the talented and sexy Ryan Shearing open up for us with a solo set, around 10pm. We'll follow it with a set of originals that we're very excited to play for you. Come for him, for us, or for the cheap whisky, either way we'd be glad to see you there, (and if you already got this or a similar message, just consider us thorough, )

Andre, David and Orit

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Car Stories sendoff performance this weekend

Car Stories is coming - are you ready?

Better keep one eye on the person ahead of you and one in back of you, because in the cars, bars, streets and alleys of Montreal's urban wonderland, you never know what can happen next.

Car Stories, Montreal's longest-running theatre experiment is headed to New York City, but not before a sendoff benefit performance next weekend.

The show runs Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th, between 7:30pm and 10:30pm, and Sunday, August 28th, between 2pm and 5pm A new group of three spect-actors at a time leaves every 30 minutes.

To reserve, or for more information, contact (514) 583-FEST (3378), e-mail optativelabs@yahoo.ca, check out www.optative.net/carstories or go to Bar Bifteck, 3702 St-Laurent, and look for someone wearing colored sunglasses.

Car Stories is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.

*** Please FWD and re-post

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Buffalo infringement gets press and starts blog

Buffalo's first-ever infringement festival is in full gear and has been getting some good press in Artvoice (it's on page 14), The Buffalo News (online soon) and a one-hour interview on WHLD's speakeasy program which you can download here.

They've also got a festival blog up, where you can comment on the shows.

The fest runs until Sunday.