Puppets and Pasties
Feb
27
8:00 pm20:00

Puppets and Pasties

A burlesque variety show that will tickle your inner child. Imagine a kids show with an adult spin and you have Puppets and Pasties! Remember a time when you were still playing with action figures and filching porn? This show will remind you about that confusing adolescent time when you were girl crazy and still watching Saturday morning cartoons. A night of puppet acts, music, magic, drinks, burlesque and puppet burlesque acts with a few surprises hosted by Magic Max Kovins . Come on out and be part of a studio audience while we perform a show where Howdy Doody meets Mrs. Henderson. Its a completely immersive event where we turn our theater into a Romper Room of color, sound, characters and playmates. 

Sweet Lorraine is the creator and producer of Shades of Burlesque, New York City's only all Black burlesque revue!  She has been coined the "Grace Jones of Burlesque" due to her Fierce and Sensual burlesque performances!  She has performed all over the U.S. as a solo performer, as well as a featured dancer with The Sweet Spot, a touring POPular Erotica show.  She is also a former member of Brown Girls Burlesque, a New York City based troupe that highlights performers of color.  

Iris Explosion will be performing an interpretive dance strip to Celine Dion’s seminal classic, My Heart Will Go On.

Beelzebabe, The Siren of Sodom is a diminutive devilish delight who has performed all over the United States. She is the producer of NYC's only all improv burlesque show: Random Acts of Undress: Burlesque. Improv. Game show! 

 

 

Slapstick in the Roaring 20s
Mar
14
7:30 pm19:30

Slapstick in the Roaring 20s

The 1920s was a rollicking time: Prohibition, the Jazz Age, the flapper, Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic and, of course, the prime age of silent films. Worldwide popularity of the American comedy film short was so significant at this time that some theaters would bill comedy shorts above the feature film playing on a particular evening. We will be praising and celebrating the golden age of silent comedies just the same at our March 14th 2015 screening of rarities, many not seen by general audiences in over three quarters of a century.

At “Slapstick in the Roaring 20s,” come celebrate the rare comedy films of Educational Film Exchange’s Lige Conley and Cliff Bowes…the rare Sunday comic-to-silver-screen adaptation of Jimmy Murphy's “Toots and Casper” with neglected sexy screen star, Thelma Hill, as well as the Stern Brothers’ version of Richard F. Outcault's popular comic strip, “Buster Brown” featuring little Arthur Trimble and Pete the Pup. Also included on bill will be a Mack Sennett classic with Andy Clyde and Billy Bevan. Returning to the lineup in our series will be forgotten screen clown, Eddie Lyons.

The evening’s nearly two-hour screen presentation, curated by silent comedy historian Nelson Hughes, will feature seven silent rare comedy shorts from the film collections of Looser Than Loose Publishing, Streamline Films, and The Tommy José Stathes Collection. Our latest installment of the "Slapstick Secret Stash" will feature a rare gem from the Hal Roach Studios and other rare surprises. So, take a trip back in time to when comedy was king…and invite your friends to Slapstick in the Roaring 20s at the beautiful Standard ToyKraft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! 

Program subject to change.
Refreshments will be available from Standard ToyKraft.

Tix $10 each
Doors at 7:30pm. Arrive on time for good seats!


POLYPHONY: MIKE MCFADDEN & O PARADISO RELEASE PARTY
Feb
21
Feb 22

POLYPHONY: MIKE MCFADDEN & O PARADISO RELEASE PARTY

Polyphony is an immersive performance series which features music, dance and visual art in an interactive environment. With programming that spans the creative spectrum from the highly abstract to the highly concrete, audience members are swept up in a night of multi-sensory experience that unfolds in a place-defying trajectory of performances. Expect to be moved, expect to dance, expect the new. This month, join us as O Paradiso celebrates the release of their new album.

 

The Bad Fellings Storytelling Show
Feb
19
8:00 pm20:00

The Bad Fellings Storytelling Show

Bad Feelings is a storytelling show that aims to explore the fact that none of us are alone in how terrible we are. We've all done things that we wish we could take back - that we wish had turned out differently - that we wish showed a different side of our truth. In Bad Feelings we bring storytellers together to discuss those moments where we find ourselves being the people we wish we weren't. This month we explore the ickyness inside our souls that molds as we let it continue to exist. We attempt a purge through narrative and discussion. All on stage.

With Leslie Goshko, Mark Pagan and special guests. Hosted by Nisse Greenberg.