Saturday, October, 29, 2011 – The Ticket That Exploded: An Ongoing Opera Premieres NYC

I am collaborating with bassist and composer James Ilgenfritz on a multimedia opera rendering of the William Burroughs novel The Ticket that Exploded, premiering at the Issue Project Room on October 29 2011 in New York City.

“An Opera based on William Burroughs 1962 dystopian novel about identity disintegration, oppression of humanitys collective consciousness through technological influence, and revolution through the subversion of those very technologies. Featuring music by James Ilgenfritz, vocalists Ted Hearne, Nick Hallett, Melissa Hughes, Anne Rhodes, Steve Dalachnsky, and Ryan Opperman, an ensemble of fifteen instrumentalists, and live video projections from Jason Ponce, the opera will be organized using the same cut-up techniques and emphasis on language that distinguishes Burroughs literary work.”

Please also visit our Kickstarter site: The Ticket That Exploded

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – TrashTalk Theater screens ‘Psycho Beach Party’ at The Loft

TrashTalk Theater presents an October ArtPower screening of the hilarious ‘Psycho Beach Party’ at The Loft. Information and tickets here. Also visit the Trashtalk Theater website.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 – TrashTalk Theater 3000 at Space4Art

TT3K brings to the outdoor stage at Space 4 Art, an 18,000-square-foot center for art and culture in the East Village, the 20th Century masterwork, Showgirls (1995).

Written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven (whose previous collaboration brought us Basic Instinct), Showgirls features an all-star cast led by former teen star, Elizabeth Berkley and includes Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon. Showgirls is a classic showbiz tale of chorus girl turned overnight sensation, Nomi Malone, who ultimately realizes that fame and money come at a hefty price. With a screenplay that rivals the best telenovela, Showgirls provides more camp and gratuitous nudity (Berkley spends 20 minutes of the film entirely nude!) than one might expect from seasoned professionals as Verhoeven and Eszterhas, which has helped secure its status as a beloved guilty pleasure and cult classic. According to Roger Eberts 1995 review, “Showgirls is trash, yes, but not boring”.

To participate in Trashtalk Theater 3000, bring any web-enabled device such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, and come armed with plenty of snark. TT3K presents: Showgirls Thursday, September 22, 2011 Doors open at 8pm/film begins at sundown $5 General Admission

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