We are excited to announce that in our 33rd season Theater Breaking Through Barriers will be presenting the New York City premiere of According to Goldman, a play by Bruce Graham, opening Off-Broadway on April 6th and continuing through May 5th.
Theater Breaking Through Barriers is the only Off-Broadway theater, and one of the few theaters in the country, dedicated to advancing actors and writers with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence. The cast includes Stephen Drabicki, Pamela Sabaugh and Nicholas Viselli, mixing able-bodied, hard-of-hearing and visually-impaired actors.
The New York Times calls us “an extraordinary troupe designed to defy expectations”. The New York Post says we are “quite simply one of the most enjoyable companies in the country,” and The Village Voice touts us as “long purveyors of quality drama.”
According to Goldman tells the story of Gavin Miller, a former Hollywood screenwriter, who has left the industry to teach a college-level screenwriting course in the northeast. Jeremiah, a student in the class from Africa with an affinity for old films and Fred Astaire, proves to be a promising writer. Gavin and Jeremiah begin working on a Hollywood screenplay about Jeremiah’s life with the hopes of making it big. Gavin’s wife Melinda is less than thrilled to hear that her husband wants another shot in Tinseltown.
Out of town reviews:
“Entirely fresh and captivating”– Talkin’ Broadway
“It’s a pleasure to experience.”– Central Record
“Savvy and insightful…”– Courier Post
To purchase tickets, learn about discounts or more information please contact us at:
Hope to see you at the show,
JIM FLYNN: Tribes / Catweazle member-at-large.
TRIBES GALLERY: The iconic Alphabet City salon space, perhaps the last of its kind still standing in new york. The creation of its sole inhabitant, Steve Cannon, the one-and-only, the blind poet and retired professor, the prophet and instigator.
Friday Sept 1st
DOORS 7PM MUSIC 7:30-10PM
CHEAP BEER & WINE
Jason Kao Hwang
Liminal Vibrations for Solo Violin, Viola, and Electronics
Saturday, August, 25, 7pm
19th Annual Charlie Parker Festival
A Gathering of Tribes
285 East 3rd St., 2nd fl. (bet. Ave. C & D), NYC, NY
Liminal Vibrations are explored to create music living between spheres of existence, where the ritual of truth struggles to surrender to that truth. The violin is my cauldron of destruction and creation. Bird will be the inspiration at Tribes, one of the most unique places on earth.
Rayvon Browne curates an exquisite Bluebirdman of Happiness Homecoming Danse to celebrate their return from touring abroad. And we mean boogie. This event is a cool part of the annual NYC Charlie Parker festival.
Saturday, August 11
A Gathering of the Tribes
285 E. 3rd St., 2nd Floor, NYC 10009
ISAAC KATALAY & THE LIFE LONG PROJECT
Isaac Katalay is an artist and orator whose main objective is to promote the beauty of connections in humanity. Born in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and now living in New York City, Isaac Katalay’s music represents the blending of two worlds. For the past two decades, Isaac has worked as an ensemble musician, choreographer, dancer, and speaker. It is the everyday movements and music of daily life that provide a lens through which Isaac Katalay experiences the world.
St. Lenox is the current project of Andy Choi. He was trained as a concert violinist at Juilliard, and learned the Great American Songbook at jazz jam sessions in Columbus, OH. He is an electronic singer-songwriter who employs sampling, classical melody lines, soul music and pop skill to write songs about politics, love, and the wonders of ordinary life.
Albert is a bit of keys maestro, a precociousness that fulminates in a Baroque-Vaudeville-Death-Metal contraption. Joined by brother Charles on drums, father Ned on soprano sax, and Steve Conroy on bass.
Photo credit: Jim Flynn
Morgan Heringer is a “ukulele virtuoso” (The New York Times) and Cal Folger Day has “vocal control & onstage presence [that] command attention” (The New Yorker). Together they present a diverse set of original tunes & compositions, plus some remix’d classix, featuring vocal harmonies & swapping around on keyboard, uke, guitar, Casio, upright bass, mandolin, melodica, & more. The release of their second album ‘Companion’ in May 2012 was followed by a tour of the UK. They will release their third set of recordings with Basement Floods Records in October 2012.
Photo credit: Charles Lavoie
SUNDAY, MAY 20: 5-7 P.M.
‘MY CHAMPAGNE WALTZ’—the brand-new poetry/jazz CD
from STEPHANIE STONE (piano/vocals) & EVE PACKER (poetry)
featuring: Daniel Carter & Noah Howard
This is a belated birthday 91st birthday and first CD release party for Stephanie!
host: DANNY SHOT
STEPHANIE STONE: piano/vocals
‘One of the TRUE ORIGINAL New Yorkers’—TimeOut
EVE PACKER: poetry
‘fun, thrilling, provocative, wit sharp as stiletto heels. Seeing her perform
is even better.”—Stephen Wolf, the Villager
DANIEL CARTER: reeds—iconic avant wind/reeds mult-instrumentalist,
has performed w/other dimensions in music, cecil taylor, ya lo tengo & more…
NY he calls our ‘cosmic cauldron.’
DAN STEIN: bass
other guests: TBA
“the joy of this cd …shows us you can never keep a good New York woman
285 E. 3rd St., 2 fl (betw. c & d)
(F to 2nd ave or 14th st eastbound bus to e. 4th)
MOLLY RUTH & FRIENDS
Beau Alessi presents a MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
Wednesday, April 11th
at A Gathering of the Tribes
285 East 3rd Street, Second Floor
FREE // $5 suggested donation
Come out Wednesday night for this showcase of LOCAL and/or IMPORTED
MUSICIANS who will, collectively, showcase a variety of NEW AND
EXCITING STYLES from all corners of the ROCK-AND-ROLL sphere:
BEAU ALESSI will be displaying his “aggressive acoustic guitar”
stylings, in the service of his various story-songs about zombies and
vampires and other stuff that is interesting to 8-year-olds. There
will also be some PERFORMANCE/VISUAL ART ELEMENTS, possibly in the
form of an OUTRAGEOUS COSTUME.
KEN MINAMI is a true rockandroll journeyman from Japan who has just
finished a massive tour of the US with his band, KEN SOUTH ROCK. Ken
heads back to Japan a few nights after this show, so don’t miss this
opportunity to see this rare acoustic performance. Ken’s music creates
one of the most potent mixtures of ENERGY, JOY, and EXPLOSIVE ROCK AND
ROLL POWER that you will experience on this continent or any other.
RAYVON BROWNE is the musical vessel for the weird and wonderful
folk(ish) songs of MORGAN HERINGER and CAL FOLGER DAY. These two play
a variety of ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS and OLD TIMEY COVER SONGS,
augmented by a wide selection of under-respected instruments
(mandolin, ukelele, melodica, vibraslap) and BIZARRE, PRECARIOUSLY
HIGH-PITCHED, BEAUTIFUL HARMONY SINGING.
ST. LENNOX is just your average singer-songwriter, except he uses an
IPHONE instead of an ACOUSTIC GUITAR. And he is also IMMENSELY MORE
TALENTED than your average singer-songwriter. He’s managed to make
electronic music that isn’t cold or alienating; instead his songs
crackle and pop with the exciting kinetics that recall the VERY
ESSENCE OF HUMANITY ITSELF. With perfect pitch.
TREVOR WILSON & VOCAL ENSEMBLE
WILL STRATTON / ERIC CONROE
Saturday, March 24, 2012 9PM / $5 donation
at A Gathering of the Tribes
285 E 3rd St 2nd Floor (Between Ave C & D)
New York, NY 10009
Trevor Wilson and Vocal Ensemble release debut album Soft Wings.
Release concert to be held at Tribes Gallery in the East Village, March 24, 2012.
Trevor Wilson and Vocal Ensemble, a new vocal and guitar based Brooklyn group, is set to release their debut album, Soft Wings, on March 20, 2012. The group is led by 25-year-old composer Trevor Wilson, and includes Michael Chinworth, Jessica Green, Eliza McKelway, Will Stratton, and Alice Tolan-Mee. Since their inception in September 2011, they have performed at many NYC venues, including Northeast Kingdom, Bait and Tackle, Café Orwell, Sycamore, Big Snow, Paperswan, The Grand Victory, and Glasslands, among others. The ensemble will perform a set, after a set by Will Stratton and poetry reading by Eric Conroe, on March 24th, 2012, at Tribes Gallery (285 E 3rd St, NYC). The concert will begin at 9PM, with a $5 donation going to support Tribes Gallery.
Over the years, critics have struggled to place Wilson’s repertoire somewhere between carefree pop, conservative classical, and the complete absurd. The music defies category, yet remains relevant, sincere, and inspiring. In these works, Wilson’s Bossa Nova-inspired nylon guitar creates a mellow instrumental bed for a tangled web of vocal harmonies to dance upon. The work retains some quality of the DIY Brooklyn music scene from which Wilson et al emerge, yet seems almost better suited in an avant-garde theater space like LaMama or The Kitchen - a new wave in the emerging ‘indie classical’ scene.
Wilson currently assists Meredith Monk and has also more recently begun working with Tribes Gallery’s executive director Steve Cannon. All the members of this ensemble went to school at Bennington College, where their musical relationships began. The members of this ensemble are also close friends and collaborators with the members of Bobby, Horse’s Mouth, Alex Bleeker, and Mountain Man, who all share Bennington as their Alma Mater.
Soft Wings will be available to purchase digitally at trevorwilson.bandcamp.com on March 20. A vinyl LP release will follow in early summer. For more information, please visit twve.net, or email email@example.com.
In exhibition at the time of the performance will be Blind Reproduction, which runs at Tribes Gallery from March 10 – April 15. For more information on Tribes Gallery and this exhibition, visit tribes.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday the 27th of January
at A Gathering of the Tribes
285 E 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
beginning at 8pm
Rayvon Browne - the exploratory and sometimes semi-lewd freaky folk trio brain-child of Cal Folger Day and Morgan Heringer, with Joel Kruzic on upright bass
performs and presents
a night of top-notch songwriters seen around “the scene”
Solid Goold – Albert Goold and family, like if the Von Trapps were cool and could blow changes instead of just singing solfege
Matthew Silver – performance artist seen around Astor Place (the only place he’s allowed to busk without being accused of “disturbing the peace”), known to wear women’s clothing and literally lasso an audience
Free Advice – our good lookin friends from Swan Loft
Jim Flynn – gentle literary giant of the lower east side, knows how to spit a rhyme and have a good time
The Sneaky Mister – this young lady makes a ukulele look downright intelligent, and that’s no small task