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 email@example.com , call 443.528.6761 or visit our website www.republicworldwide.com.