There Goes the Neighborhood
About the Show
When Michele has to move from the street where she's lived over 20 years, her frantic apartment search leads to the tipping point of her Brooklyn neighborhood's gentrification...which just may have been her fault all along...
A comedy about gentrificationand the "tipping point" of one Brooklyn neighborhood.
About the Artist
Michele Carlo is a storyteller who has appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH's GrandSlams and Mainstage in NYC, and NPR with Latino USA. She is also the author of Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, (Citadel 2010). Other essays/stories appear in Mr. Beller's Lost & Found: Stories From New York, SMITH magazine's Next Door Neighbor, Huffington Post and Story Club magazine, among others. Michele was also featured in the 2015 Emmy award-winning PBS documentary "Latino Americans of NY & NJ."
"There Goes The Neighborhood" made its debut at the P.I.T's 2014 SOLOCOM festival. Thanks to The Tank, Standard Toykraft and Tanya O'Debra for the opportunity to present it as a full-length show!
This show is part of SoloWeek at The Tank at Standard ToyKraft (December 7-12).
About Standard ToyKraft
Big thanks to our partners at Standard ToyKraft, who are giving us a home for our shows during our dark months at our regular home in Times Square! Why are we dark in Times Square? Because our lease is funky! #nonprofitarts We'll be back up and running at 151 West 46th in Manhattan in January.
Standard ToyKraft is an artist run theater that offers low-cost performance and rehearsal space as well as a puppet shop and private studios for visual artists. The founders of STK discovered a derelict factory floor located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn With lots of blood, sweat and more tears than any of us care to admit we transformed this old sweatshop into a community organization. At the core Standard Toykraft is a community endeavor. Our community of artists continues to grow in this tough city because, we provide a supportive refuge for the development of work. We also produce many of our own shows and events including puppet slams, variety shows, vaudevillian weirdness and various spectacles for the amusement of our patrons.
The Tank @ Standard Toykraft (View)
722 Metropolitan Avenue, #3
Brooklyn, NY 11211