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B2: Hotlist! #61

Greetings Community,

Happy New Year to you all, sending you love and light that 2012 will be a great year for everyone.  The following will serve as the 1st Blog of 2012, can’t believe we are here but we are.  There are already great shows lined up, some have been running and some will be opening soon.  Let’s plan to support as many shows, Artists etc that we can.  Make your reservations early and I will see you all behind the lights.

As Always,





Coincidents is the final opera by renowned composer, improviser, and violinist/violist Leroy Jenkins. Through song, documentary footage, interviews, and video art, the opera explores whether two people from radically different worlds — Jenkins, a son of the Great Migration who grew up in the hustle of Chicago, and Griffin, who grew up in Wales during the German air raids of WWII — could possibly be related.

Jenkins and Griffin use the lens of personal biographic details to look at universal issues of human identity and the great diasporas of history and the present day, the assumption or infliction of a new identity as a necessary adaptation to place, and the search for sustaining connections — to our ancestors and to each other.

Coincidents, A New Opera
Music: Leroy Jenkins

Libretto & Video: Mary Griffin
Graphics, Video & Video Design: Hisao Ihara
Musical Direction/piano: Myra Melford
Vocal Direction: Chris Berg
Singers: Diana Solomon Glover, Steven Herring, Robert Hughes, Peter Stewart

Performance Schedule
Saturday, Jan 5 @ 7pm
Sunday, Jan 6 @ 7pm
Monday, Jan 7 @ 7pm
Tuesday, Jan 8 @ 7pm
Wednesday, Jan 9 @ 7pm

Tickets: $10 or complimentary for APAP* participants.

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue at Third Avenue, Brooklyn

For tickets, more information and map: www.roulette.org /917.267.0368

APAP conference participants should rsvp directly to providenceprod@gmail.com. For travel arrangements, please contact Amy Cassello at 203-510-8420.

2/3/4/5/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal or A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerman.

*For more information about APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) and its 2012 conference in NYC, Jan 6-10, visit www.apapnyc.org.

Production support for Coincidents is provided by Providence Productions International, a 501(c)3 organization which solicits and administers grants from private and public agencies and tax-free contributions from individual donors. Providence Productions, Inc. 115 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.




Andy Milne – piano/keyboards/vocals
Aaron Kruziki – reeds/vocals, John Moon – poet
Chris Tordini – bass/vocals
Kenny Grohowski – drums/guitar

Saturday, January 7th
8:45pm – 9:35pm
WinterJazzFest – The Bitter End
147 Bleecker St. (between Thompson & La Guardia Pl)

WinterJazzFest Ticket info:
One Day pass = $35 / Two Day pass = $45


Thurs, Jan 12: Steve James visits STF with the most acclaimed documentary of last year THE INTERRUPTERS (see the Monday Memo for more).

Now is the time to buy a STF Season Pass and get all 10 films below for $100 ($80 for IFC members), plus free popcorn at all STF shows, and a free DVD from Docurama. To purchase, follow the ticket links below.

The Interrupters


THURSDAY Jan. 12 @ 8pm

Q&A with director Steve James     

Hoop Dreams director Steve James delivers another non-fiction epic set on the streets of Chicago, following an organization called CeaseFire, comprised largely of former gang members who are trying to break the cycle of urban violence. James, teaming up with producer Alex Kotlowitz, author of the acclaimed book There Are No Children Here, immerses us into a world that feels like a real-life version of The Wire.

Buy tickets or season pass here (click on 8:00pm)    


Do not miss AZIZA this month………

Tuesday – January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 – NUTTIN’ BUT THE BLUES   



Effective Grant Writing for the 21st Century Tuesday, January 17, 2012 , 6:30 PM Dwyer Cultural Center


6:30 PM

Effective Grant Writing for the 21st Century

Explore the basics of effective grant-writing. This workshop is designed to help artists and arts administrators build the strongest case for their projects to public and private funding sources. Workshop will focus on developing clear project outlines; budget presentation and researching grant/funding sources.

Presenter: Shoshanah D Goldberg, MBA, Management Consultant for Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Sponsorship & Cultural Policy Analysis

Location: Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue, enter on West 123 Street

1 Comment »

  1. The Porgy and Bess poster design is brilliant. So classic and beautiful!

    Comment by thoughtsontheatre — 04/01/2012 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

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