DEAD BIRDS or AVIAN BLUES reading

DEAD BIRDS or AVIAN BLUES

Sunday, December 11th at 7:30 pm

at

Theaterlab

137 West 14th Street

(Just West of 7th Avenue)

NYC

reading/performance featuring Howard Pflanzer and El Tahra Ibrahim

And Tom Walker reading from his Memoir about The Living Theatre

Introduced by Robert Roth

Howard Pflanzer will read/perform with El Tahra Ibrahim from his new book, DEAD BIRDS or AVIAN BLUES, published by Fly By Night Press, celebrating the birds and animals commenting on the human condition in edgy short plays and poems with surreal illustrations by Juliane Pieper.

Howard Pflanzer is a playwright and poet. His plays and musicals have been performed at LaMaMa ETC, Playwrights Horizons, Symphony Space, Medicine Show Theatre (Living with History: Camus, Sartre, De Beauvoir), Kraine Theater (Cocaine Dreams) and The Living Theatre and broadcast over WNYC and WBAI FM. He has received fellowships and commissioning grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, ASCAP, the Puffin Foundation, the NEA (Media Arts co-winner), the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, as well as a Fulbright Scholar award to conduct theatre workshops and direct in India. He recently collaborated with Teatr Palmera Eldritcha on Alien which was presented at the 2011 Malta International Theatre Festival in Poznan, Poland. His poems, plays and commentaries have appeared in many publications and online.

Tom Walker has worked with The Living Theatre for 40 years.  He will soon appear in the Living's new production, "The History Of The World", opening Dec. 31.  He will read from the beginning of a memoir about when and how he first saw the Living Theatre, and how he followed it around the US and Europe in 1968 and 1969.

El Tahra Ibrahim recently returned to NYC from New Orleans, where she worked as a performing artist and teacher. She has appeared locally and internationally on numerous stages as a dancer/singer/actor, most notably in Cats, Crazy for You, Narcisuss Rising (Eleo Pomare), Tilt (George Faison) among many other projects. Most recently she released a Tribute to 9/11 music video with her producer Billy Grey and is teacher/ manager for 'Uptown Kidz Dance Company'.

Robert Roth, author of Health Proxy, co-creator of AND THEN, loves watching dead birds fly.

Presented by

Theaterlab

137 West 14th Street,

(Just West of 7th Avenue)

NYC

Reception with light refreshments to follow

Admission: $5

Information: 212-929-2545

 

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