Tuesday, March 30, 2010

REPUBLIC Worldwide Volunteers for PATH's Easter Egg Hunt at Ft. Greene Park

Saturday March 27th was a chilly a morning but the sun was bright and REPUBLIC Worldwide was excited to volunteer for PATH's (Parents Around The Hill) Fort Greene Easter Egg Hunt. Our Charity Director, Jason Isch, geared up in the bunny suit and was off to lead the parade, cut the string for the egg hunt, and of course take pictures with all the sugared-up little kiddies of Clinton Hill and Ft. Greene. Jason Voegele organized the very limited slots for photos with the bunny, Marissa Forbes assisted at the raffle table, Shaakir Thomas (REPUBLIC Worldwide's intern) helped with the set-up and clean-up, and Sean McGurn was there to capture all the fun.

REPUBLIC Worldwide is proud to continue having opportunities to help out around our local community. It was a wildly successful event and we had a blast meeting all the parents who are making strides in bettering the Brooklyn neighborhood. It's always a pleasure to work with children and help build memories.

Jason Isch as The EASTER BUNNY

The members of PATH and the bunny

And the Egg Hunt Begins

Proud Dad and his little Egg Hunter

Our Intern, Shaakir Thomas helping "a big kid"

The Bunny leads the parade

Making memories

Just one of the many fun activities for the kids of Clinton Hill/Ft. Greene

Check out more pictures from this event at republicworldwide.com

Way of the Word: Poems to Plays Part I-Pages From a Course in General Linguistics

Pages From A Course In General Linguistics
By Lonely Christopher
Directed By Teddy Nicholas
Sound Design by Brendan Byrne

T. Ramon Campbell as A
Tricia Cramer as B
Kristopher W. Imperati as Z

A Play On Words.

Lonely Christopher
Lonely Christopher (Playwright) writes outside and across forms. His documents include poetry, fiction, dramatic work, and blog posts. His first collection of short fiction, The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, is forthcoming in 2011 from Akashic’s Little House on the Bowery imprint, edited by Dennis Cooper. Into, a collection of long-form verse with Robert Snyderman and Christopher Sweeney, will be released early this year from Seven Circles Press. His poetry was first collected in the chapbook Satan by Small Anchor Press (2007); Small Anchor also released Gay Plays (2009), the first two plays in a trilogy of linguistic investigations into the queer situation, and later published the title in a Mandarin translation. His second poetry collection Wow, Where Do You Come from, Upside-Down Land? was released as part of The Corresponding Society’s “No Know” chapbook series (2009, out of print). This title was a conceptual and political treatment of the contemporary dialogue on gay rights; novelist James Hannaham wrote that the volume’s “anti-poetic poetry shows us the heights of pathos and the depths of foolishness around the issue, while delightfully mixing sexuality with textuality.” Christopher is a founding member of The Corresponding Society, its blog manager, and an editor of its biannual literary journal Correspondence. He curated The Corresponding Society’s second series of chapbooks, “What Where” (forthcoming in Spring), including titles by Robert Fitterman and Anselm Berrigan. He is also a founding member of The Institutionalized Theater, a writer-based company in Brooklyn, and has written and directed many dramatic scenarios for the group. His original plays, including his Gay Play trilogy, have been produced in New York City and ChengDu, China. He tried to direct the Bad Quarto of Hamlet in 2008, which ended in titanic failure. That same year he worked with playwright Mac Wellman on the production of his play 1965UU starring Paul Lazar. His writing has appeared in the anthologies The Physical Poets Home Library and Way of the Word. He is currently collaborating with composer Reese Revak on an opera. Lonely Christopher lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Oh, and his gmail address is lonelychristopher, if you want to write for whatever reason.

Teddy Nicholas
Teddy Nicholas (Director) is a playwright, director, and stage manager from in Queen, NY. He was a Dixon Place HOT! Festival Artist from ‘07-‘08 where he wrote and performed a solo piece, STDs – Socially Transmitted Dissociation, and wrote and directed UNTITLED. He performed in 365 Days/365 Plays at HERE Arts Center and The Public Theater under the direction of Lenora Champagne. He directed the Wadsworth award-winning production of Christopher Shinn’s Four at Purchase College, where he earned a B.A. Drama Studies. He directed Big Girls Club (Workingman’s Clothes BINGE Festival at Wings Theater). Teddy co-wrote/directed with Leah Winkler A Pale Horse, Death & Hell Followed With (A Lifetime Original Series), a show developed from the Ontological-Hysteric Theater’s Incubator Short Form series. Teddy has stage managed and toured internationally with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company with The Shipment (Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NY; Wexner Center for the Arts, OH; The Kitchen, NY; Kunstenfestival des Arts, BE) and assisted stage managed CHURCH (Under The Radar Festival 08 at The Public Theater). He also stage managed Thomas Bradshaw’s Southern Promises (PS122), Eliza Bent’s She of the Voice (Undergroundero Festival at PS122), Tommy Smith’s The Break-Up & Ken Urban’s The Happy Sad (The Flea Theater), Taylor Mac’s OKAY and Anne Washburn’s October/November (Ensemble Studio Theatre). He is a founding member of Everywhere Theatre Group.

Brendan Byrne
Brendan Byrne (Sound Designer) is the current curator of experimental music and mixed media at The Tank, a non-profit performing arts presenter in New York City. He is co-founder and co-producer of the In/Out Festival (http://www.inoutfest.org), a day-long event featuring workshops and performances by leaders in the computer music industry. Brendan also curates the annual circuit-bending festival, Bent Fest (http://www.bentfestival.org). He currently resides in Brooklyn where he works as a freelance theater electrician and sound designer. http://deadfox.bandcamp.com/

T. Ramon Campbell
T. Ramón Campbell (A) A small town boy from Ossining, NY, with roots in Tuskegee, AL and Jarrett, VA, Ramón grew up an active participant of the theatre arts in his community, playing in high school productions of The King and I, Bye Bye Birdie and Gypsy. Furthering his education at SUNY Purchase College, Ramón earned a B.A. in Literature/Drama Studies and wrote, produced, directed and performed in his first original work. In Denver, CO he achieved an MFA in acting, at the National Theatre Conservatory. As an apprentice with the Denver Center Theatre Company, Ramón had the honor of performing in such classics as The Tempest, Dream, On Monkey Mountain, The Women of Trachis, The Importance of Being Ernest, Bus Stop, Le Misanthrope and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Recently, Ramón played Joe in the Wadsworth Award-winning production of Christopher Shinn’s Four, directed by Teddy Nicholas. He played Luke in Everywhere Theatre Group’s production of A Pale Horse, Death & Hell Followed With (A Lifetime Original Series) at the Ontological-Hysterical Theater. Ramón is honored to have the opportunity to join REPUBLIC Worldwide and The Everywhere Theatre Group in this project.

Tricia Cramer
Tricia Cramer (B) is very excited to be working with Teddy Nicholas, whom she originally met while studying at SUNY Purchase. She performed in 365 Days/365 Plays at HERE Arts Center and The Public Theater under the direction of Lenora Champagne. She went on to study drama and film at NYU. She’s performed at The Public Theatre, Pratt, and in various short films. She studies improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She’s currently developing various concepts for different mediums.

Kristopher W. Imperati
Kristopher W. Imperati (Z) Kristopher W. Imperati is very excited to be a part of this ETG/Republic Worldwide Collaboration. He has previously worked with the director on his productions Orphans and Woyzeck. His most recent work was a stint with the International Brain Trust, inc. His credits with them include Transplants: tiny plays, Mechanically Separated Meat, Blue Monday Summies, and Double Suicides: Non-Refundable Services. He is currently completing work writing a one-act play about Natalie Portman building a pipe-bomb to help a lonely retail clerk recover from a recent and painful breakup.

Look forward to Biographies for "Scrabble (or Nietzsche)" by Marissa Forbes and "Big Talk" by Katie Przybylski

Make it out to REPUBLIC Worldwide-in collaboration with Everywhere Theatre Group-Way of the Word: Poems to Plays at Bar on A. The opening night is Monday, April 5th, 2010 and the encore performances of the three plays will be the following Monday, April 12th, 2010, both shows open at 8 and conclude with a meet and greet of the directors, writers, and directors.
It will be a legendary night.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

REPUBLIC Worldwide-in collaboration with Everywhere Theatre Group-Way of the Word: Poems to Plays 4/5/10 and 4/12/10

REPUBLIC Worldwide Presents:

Way of the Word: Poems to Plays

Produced by Marissa Forbes and Everywhere Theatre Group

Opening night: Monday April 5, 2010

(Encore performance: Monday April 12, 2010)

8 pm-11 pm

Bar On A

170 Avenue A (between 10th St & 11th St)

Every so often we get a chance to read a great author, hear a moving poet, see the performance of a memorable theatrical work or debate a sincere philosophical hypothesis. Here in the realm of language and communication, the words we use to interpret our shared world are sorted, arranged and made malleable by the imagination and revolutionizing spirit of the creator. To overlook this fundamental thread that is woven into the nature of theater, poetry, philosophy and other expressive forms of the written word is to fall short of any deeper true appreciation of the artists’ intention.

It is in the spirit of pushing the boundaries of language and celebrating the power of the word that REPUBLIC Worldwide, in collaboration with Everywhere Theatre Group presents: Way of the Word: Poems to Plays.

The first installment of REPUBLIC Worldwide presents: Way of the Word featured readings by poets inspired by timeless thinkers such as Saussure, Nietzsche and Walt Whitman. In an attempt to expound on the creative vision and unique interpretations of these renown masters of language, three of those original poems from Way of the Word have been transformed into three one act plays by the of the original authors. Produced by Marissa Forbes and directed by the founding members of Everywhere Theatre Group, Way of the Word: Poems to Plays, promises to be a unique and entertaining evening of poetic theater beginning with Lonely Christopher’s adaptation of “For Example” into “Pages from a Course in General Linguists” directed by Teddy Nicholas, performed by T. Ramon Campbell, Tricia Cramer, and Kristopher W. Imperati, with sound by Brenden Bryne; followed by Marissa Forbes’ “Scrabble (or Nietzsche)”, directed by Chase Voorhees, performed by Dan Whalen and Mary Hynes, concluding with “Big Talk” by Katie Przybylski, directed by Leah Winkler, performed by David Wienhiemer, Nikki Dillion, Rachel Pearl, and Gary Ferrer.

Doors open at 8pm, performances begin at 8:30. The evening will conclude with a meet and greet with REPUBLIC Worldwide, the playwrights/poets, performers, and directors.

Way of the Word’s first poetry anthology, featuring the poems transformed into plays and poems from around the nation will be available for purchase online and at the door for $10. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to Reading Excellence and Discovery (READ), a foundation that promotes literacy by pairing qualified high school tutors with elementary students who demonstrate below grade level reading skills.

Drink specials are provided by Bar On A from 8pm until 9pm. Bar On A (or B.O.A.) is located at 170 Avenue A, between 10th and 11th Streets, NYC. For more information about Way of the Word, Everywhere Theatre Group, READ or REPUBLIC Worldwide please contact Jason Voegele or Marissa Forbes at info@republicworldwide.com , call 443.528.6761 or visit our website www.republicworldwide.com.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Great Expectations Gallery

All photos by Sean McGurn
Check out all the photos from Great Expectations at republicworldwide.com under "events"

Great Expectations: Success!

REPUBLIC Worldwide presented Great Expectations, the final event of our four tier project with Cooke's Center for Learning and Development, on Tuesday March 9, 2010 at PS122. Students, parents, teachers, and friends started to trickle in before the event was scheduled to begin and the gallery was packed up until we had to close the doors around 7:30.

To say the night was a success is an understatement, it was an incredibly emotional and exciting night for all who attended. Everyone was filled with pride as the amazing students of Cooke Center walked through the gallery, realizing they are real artists and can accomplish anything they dream of. Never before has REPUBLIC Worldwide witnessed so many expressions of true joy and delight while looking at art.

The outsider artists from Pure Vision were inspiring; through each piece students saw the potential of their own work. The room was vivid with color and the pop culture characters by Stephan Kramer were a huge hit with everyone.

REPUBLIC Worldwide wants to thank all the teachers and administrators from Cooke Center, specifically Mary Munsch and Ayde Rayas, for giving us the opportunity to work with inspirited students, Pam Rogers from Pure Vision for loaning us stunning pieces for the show, and Susan Schreiber at PS122 for donating the space. Thank you everyone who attended and made this an event that REPUBLIC Worldwide will always remember.

All photos by Sean McGurn
Find all the photos from Great Expectations at republicworldwide.com under "Events"

Monday, March 8, 2010


4:30pm - 7:30pm
after party at B.O.A 170 Ave. A, 7:30 - 11pm

"Great Expectations" is a collaborative group exhibition featuring Jessica Park, Susan Brown and Stephen Kramer on loan from Pure Vision Arts in Chelsea and new work by the students of the Cooke Center Academy High School in SoHo. Hosted by P.S.122 Gallery, “Great Expectations” is an opportunity to ponder and explore the endless possibilities from which we build our futures.

This exhibition is the final project of a six month continuing project grant by Republic Worldwide to benefit the Cooke Center Academy High School in SoHo. The Cooke Center Academy High School is a branch of the Cooke Center for Learning and Development which is an educational institution working specifically with children who are challenged by developmental disorders such as down syndrome and the various extremes of the autism spectrum. Pure Vision Arts(PVA) is Manhattan's first specialized art studio for adult artists with developmental disabilities. Republic Worldwide is proud to bring these two important institutions together for the first time.

Special thanks to Susan Schreiber from P.S.122 Gallery, Pamela Rogers from Pure Vison Arts, Ayde Rayas and Mary Munsch from the Cooke Center Academy High School.

After party at B.O.A. 170 Avenue A, NYC 7:30pm to 11pm
Drink specials and special musical guest.

For more information please visit www.republicworldwide.com
For images or Press please contact Jason@republicworldwide.com
or visit our listing in this weeks TimeOut NY

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Korean Art Show in NY 3/3-3/7 2010

The Korean Art scene is growing and the Korean International Art Fair is exhibiting 25 galleries:

Come anytime between 11am and 7pm to LA VENUE (The Terminal Stores Ground Floor) at 608 West 28th Street (between 11th and 12th Ave New York NY 10001)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

REPUBLIC's first Monday Stand up Comedy: Hilarious Success!

The night of Monday February 22, 2010 was full of laughs as REPUBLIC filed in comedy lovers to enjoy the first Monday Stand up Comedy night. The comedians rocked the house and guests walked out of Bar on A with abs a little more rock hard from all the laughter.

The drinks flowed and the laughs were heard on the streets. If you missed this show, it sucks for you, but fear not! REPUBLIC is going to switch the Monday for Thursday (because we know by Thursday everyone needs a little comedy to relieve the stress of the week). So check back in and we'll give you the information on the Thursday Stand up Comedy, coming the last Thursday of every month.

"Let's get real" comedian Mad Dog Mattern and the host, TJ Del Reno

All-too-honest Helen Hong

Mark Riccadonna teaches us life can be nothing but funny

Headliner DJ Hazzard (under the light) enjoying a few laughs

Fountain Art Fair 2010

Starting March 4 and running through the 7th, Fountain Art Fair NYC 2010 is going down and you should be there. Located at the famous Pier 66 (26th Street in the Hudson River Park) with daily hours 11am to 7 pm you have a bunch of chances to check out the galleries, performances and receptions.

Some Galleries to check out: Art Bazaar, ArtSlant, Allison Berkoy, Boltax Gallery, CREON Gallery, Gawker Artists, Greg Haberny, Christina Ray, Holster Projects, Leo Kesting, Miquel Paredes, Murder Lounge, Nudashank, Open Ground, Red Truck, Sara Nightengale, Seth Mathurin, Temporary States, We-Are-Familia, Zeitgeist Gallery plus more!

VIP: Preview to Benefit The Museum of Arts and Design on Thursday March 4 (11am-7pm). Get your tickets here then the opening night reception is Friday 7pm-midnight (tickets at door). Saturday night showcases ADULT, adn the DEPRECIATION GUILD (7pm-midnight) and celebrity guest DJ MARKY RAMONE from THE RAMONES

Get more information on the Fountain blog

See you there!