Free to everyone!
On the first Wednesday of each month, join us for free homecooked dinners, good vibes, better people, and entertainments. Each Bailout Theater date will rotate between music and dance.
7:00 PM - Doors open at 55 Washington, Square South at the Corner of Thompson Street - Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
7:15 PM - Free dinner: Potluck donations welcomed (but not required).
8:00 PM - Free entertainment: See the schedule below. No reservations required.
No cost, no catch, no proselytizing, no processed food.
UP NEXT: BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
Wednesday, April 1st
ABOUT THE ART:
A man falls in love with a woman. He steals her from her much older husband. They escape on the road to discover America. It all goes to shit. He tries to win her back. He may or may not succeed.
You’ve heard this story before, which is why it’s worth hearing again.
"Blood on the Tracks” employs a common approach to adaptation: it looks at a tale that has multiple sources and synthesizes the story's divergent branches into one performance piece. The material, though, is unusual in that it isn’t a legend or history or biblical; instead, it is a single song: Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue.” “Blood on the Tracks,” a theater piece that shares its name with Dylan’s masterpiece album, merges the hundreds of versions of “Tangled Up In Blue” that Bob Dylan has performed since its debut in the 1970s – each of which tells a slightly (or sometimes majorly) different tale - into one narrative that synthesizes the emotional story of the varied iterations.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Alec Sillberblatt (co-writer) is an actor and playwright based in NYC. His full length plays include:Room For One (Workshop Production with Middle Voice Theater Company),Corners (Finalist for Throughline Theater's Playwriting Competition), Norway( Workshopped with Middle Voice Theater Company), The Family House ,Entitled (Strawberry Theater Festival). His one act A Friend was seen as part of Rising Phoenix Rep's Cino Nights. He is the Playwriting Lab Assistant at MCC Theater's Youth Company, and a member of Rattlestick Playwright's Theater's apprentice company The Middle Voice Theater Company.
Steve DiuBaldo (co-writer) is a New York City playwright, screenwriter, and poet. His playwriting has appeared onstage in production, workshops, and readings at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, LABryinth, Cherry Lane, Tisch School of the Arts, Greenwood Cemetery, Loyola Marymount University, the Lyric Theater, Pico Playhouse, and with Rising Phoenix Rep’s “Cino Nights”, among others. His film sketch “Couples Therapy” appeared on the front page of FunnyOrDie and is in distribution with Shorts International. He is a member of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre apprentice company, “The Middle Voice.” He was a 2014 terraNOVA Collective “Groundbreaker,” a 2014 Ars Nova Playgroup semi-finalist, and was the recipient of the “Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwright Foundation Fellowship” and the “Most Outstanding Playwright Award” at NYU, where he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing in 2013.
Dylan Kammerer (Marc) is a Brooklyn based actor, an associate artist with UglyRhino and frequent collaborator with 7 Stages Shakespeare Company in Portsmouth, NH. Theater: Hamlet (Tarell Alvin McCraney, Dir), Romeo and Juliet (7SS), #nyc (UglyRhino), Witness (Danspace).
Mia Kang was aised in Los Angeles as a commercial actor/model with a passion for musical theatre, Mia graduated in May of 2014 from Bard College at Simon's Rock with a B.A. in Theatre: Performance Creation. Familiar with working on stage, in front of a camera, and behind the mic in a studio, her love for performance has allowed her to travel internationally from LA, to Tokyo, and now New York. She currently resides in Brooklyn where she is always excited to pursue the next artistic adventure. Recent roles include Mindy in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Simon's Rock), and Bunnicula in Bunnicula (The Hangar Theatre).
Chris Wren (Marcus): Originally from Houston, Christopher Wren is a 2008 graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. He is also a professionally trained saxophonist, guitarist, drummer, harmonica player, puppeteer and national touring stand-up comedian. Some favorite theatre credits include the national tour of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (Lead Hayrider/Clearlake MC), Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose (Clark Lee/William Ince),Aladdin The 3D Musical Adventure (Ali Baba), The Full Monty (Reg Willoughby), The Civil War (Bill), the national tour of Chuckleball (Various Sports Stars) and Fame - The Musical (Goodie). Some favorite film and TV credits includeSubway the Series (Web - David Ho), Dates From Hell (ID - Gilles), Shopbop.com Launch Pad (Web - Dispatch Manager), Red Rum (ID - Det. Jeffries), ToyRush (Web - Action Chimp), Dumb Ass the Series (Web - Dumb Ass) and Date N Death (Det. Lambert). He is also a member of the New York based inter-active theatre company Playing With Reality, and can be found doing stand-up comedy all around New York City.
John Michael DiResta (director/co-writer) hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts. His work as a director focuses mostly on new work development, site-responsive theater, community engagement, and theater for social justice. He is particularly interested in the intersection between new work development and theater for social change, and highlights in his work the importance of repositioning audience experience in new plays. John has developed new works with The Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater Company, Rising Phoenix Rep, MCC Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Hangar Theatre, Judson Church, Theater for the New City, Where Eagles Dare Theater, The American Music Theater Project, and Northwestern University’s Master Clash. John has long been a champion of new work from urban voices. Recent credits: Body of Words (Theater for the New City), Oedipus, Hare and Tortoise (Hangar Theatre),The Drunken City (Steppenwolf Garage), Body of Words (Theater for the New City), Long Island Arpeggio (Labyrinth Theatre Co), La Casa De Schwarz (Judson Church), The Memory Tax (Araca Project),Scenes From the Middle Voice and Favorites (Rising Phoenix), Yellowface, Lyle The Crocodile, The Romeo and Juliet Project, The Glass Menagerie, The Normal Heart, Big Questions (Northwestern), A Crack in the Canvas, Bisexuality is for Teenagers, Watching the Thunder (MCC FreshPlay), A Real Boy (Athena Theater), Jump Into The Abscess(Where Eagles Dare), Cuddle Wars (Pillow Talk), Back to Society (Abrons Arts Center). Assistant Director: Ode to Joy (Cherry Lane), Skylight (Court Theater), The Verona Project(AMTP), Judgment Day (Bard Summerscape), Killers and Other Family (Rattlestick Theater). Dramaturge: Fur (Access Theater), The Wild Duck (Bard Summerscape). John produced the MCC Theater Youth Company from 2007-2010, and is a teaching artist and writer. www.jmdiresta.com.
FOOD. ART. COMMUNITY. SPACE. FREE.
Judson Memorial Church is located at 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.
ABCDEFM to West 4th Street station - at Avenue of the Americas
NR to 8th Street station - at Broadway
1 to Christopher Street station - at 7th Avenue
PATH train to 9th Street station
Judson Arts’ longest-running populist art and food program provides a full, free potluck-style meal cooked by our volunteer corps and served at 7:15 pm, followed by a free music, dance, or spoken word performance on the Meeting Room dance floor or in The Loft. [Read more.]
Judson Arts regular Amanda Duarte hosts a curated lineup of writers and musicians showcasing their “Dead Darlings,” pieces that have been cut, abandoned, and shunned until now. In the rambunctious, welcoming environment of our Loft, these wonky works of art are given the chance to unapologetically shine for one brief moment, going back in the drawer. [Read more.]
Judson Arts’ playwright development program selects one writer or writing team each month, offering 15 hours of free rehearsal time and space, and culminating in a Loft party packed with drinks, food, and a brand-spanking-new play or thing that looks nothing like a play. The art is often raw and unready, just how we like it. [Read more.]
(Fourth and Fifth Wednesdays)
Judson Arts’ evening of open space for artists and those who want to be artists. We flip on the lights, put out some drinks, and let the legendary voices of Judson’s past and present comingle in three hours of unstructured, quiet, creative time for all. No pressure to perform, no expectations, just artists working, alone or together, in the same open space. [Read more.]
FOOD. ART. COMMUNITY. SPACE. FREE.