John Moran and Artists Without Walls are pleased to present a staged reading of Ancient History, by David Ives featuring Stephanie Linas and Daniel Schwait,* January 12, 7:30pm, at The Cell Theatre.
Jack and Ruth, a seemingly perfect match, are suddenly faced with the question of marriage. In this smart and spirited play, serious differences, previously swept under the rug, are now forced into the light. She is culturally Jewish and her parents reject her dating outside the faith; he is a lapsed Catholic who scorns organized religion. She enjoys the finer things in life while he is happy to live with little means. She wants to get married and have a family. He has been married before and vows never to do so again. They make their cases with razor sharp wit and poignant pleas, but is staying together the right thing to do?
The Cell Theatre 338 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 Door opens at 7 pm, curtain at 7:30, free admission, no reservations required.
One of Artists Without Walls’ newest members, jazz violinist Michi Fuji, is performing with pianist Jon Weiss at Antique Garage, on January 12 and January 19, 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Michi will also be performing at Artists Without Walls’ January Showcase at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd, St. NYC, Tuesday, January 24. The doors and bar open at 6:45 and the performances begin at 7:30.
In conjunction with Artists Without Walls, Kathleen will be doing another event on Saturday, May 6, 6:00pm to 10:00pm, called “One Night Stand.” The evening will feature Kathleen’s work and three great jazz musicians, Thana Alexa, Josh Cohen and Nicole Zuraitis
Mark your calendar for what is sure to be a special evening. First Street Gallery is located at 526 W 26th St #209, in Manhattan.
Renata Hinrich’s “Random Acts,” winner of the Best Storytelling Script at the 2014 United Solo Festival in New York City, will be performed by Renata at the Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury, VT on Saturday, January 14th, 7:30pm and Sunday, January 15th, 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Tokyo-born composer Miho Hazama, who recently wowed the audience at an Artists Without Walls’ Showcase, will be appearing at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Broadway and 60th St, 5th floor, in New York City on January 25th, where she will be performing sets at 7:30 and 9:30pm.
Miho is one of New York’s most distinctive young talents. Lauded in DownBeat as one of “25 for the Future,” Miho is a classically-trained, jazz-oriented pianist with a bold and unique compositional voice. Her 13-piece jazz chamber orchestra m_unit includes strings, horns, woodwinds, and a piano/bass/drums rhythm section. The group moves fluidly through a distinct hybrid of big band jazz, contemporary classical music, and pop that gives ample attention to both swinging jazz solo sections and sweeping, through-written passages that make full use of the eclectic instrumentation. The music is well-written and full of surprises, the musicians are spectacular, and it’s all much more widely accessible than it might sound on paper, particularly for listeners without a lot of experience with jazz.
Don’t miss her debut performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. There is a $30 cover charge and you can make reservations by calling 212-258-9595 or in person after 6pm daily at the club.
Artists Without Walls’ January Showcase at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street, Manhattan, will take place on January 24th. The doors and the bar open at 6:45pm. The presentations begin at 7:30pm. The evenings presenters included playwright Brendan Connellan, actor Faye Franzini, writers Billy Barrett and Suzanne Bernier and musicians Martina Fiserova, Michi Fuji and Maia Nero.