Bertie Marshall's " GET TO THE POINT..."
GET TO THE POINT...
Ranting, raging, raving, forever dissembling and never getting to the ...
An evening of readings and theatrical moments by British writer and performer, Punk Legend Bertie Marshall, featuring the works of Gertrude Stein, her word portrait of Picasso and extracts from her libretto, "Four Saints in three acts", plus a selection from Berties new book, "From sleepwalking to sleepwalking", which includes his "Ode to the 59th street bridge".
Bertie Marshall, performer and author of plays, poems, fiction and memoir.
Born in Greenwich, South London in 1960. In the mid-1970's he was part of the mythic Bromley Contingent, a group of suburban teenagers (including Siouxsie Sioux and Billy Idol) who were among the very first participants in the London Punk scene.
He wrote and starred in his first professional play CALL GRANDAD a soap opera memoir which premiered at The Old Red Lion theatre in 1987. Marshall's second play THE MAGIC BOX, was staged at the Battersea Arts Centre, Consisting of a transvestite magician on stage with her assistant's head in a box. Time out described it as, 'Orton with tinsel, Lynch with lame.'
In 1996, Marshall was awarded a writers bursary by Southeast Arts Council to complete his first novel PSYCHOBOYS. It was published 1997 by Codex books, UK
and became a cult hit. Legendary writer Kathy Acker praised Marshall's writing as 'The nastiest of the punk boys ... the one who knows, who dead pirates are.'
From 1997-2000, Marshall relocated to NYC and wrote articles for Time Out, Zingmagazine and Honcho. Gave many spoken word performances and was hired by New York University to give a series of lectures on Punk.
2001. Lived in Berlin.
2002 2011: Marshall moved back to London and wrote his memoir BERLIN BROMLEY about his life and loves during the emerging punk movement of late 70s London. The book was published in 2006 garnering critical acclaim, featured on both The Independent and The Observer's Books of Year lists. The German translation of Berlin Bromley was published in 2007.
In 2010, he received a bursary for playwriting from the Peggy Ramsey Foundation.
2012 - 2016. NOWHERE SLOW collected writings (1994-2014) published by The Leda Tape Organization. Containing poems, plays, chapbooks, memoirs and novellas, including facsimile of 1997 debut novel -PSYCHOBOYS.
The British Library acquired his archive.
His new book, FROM SLEEPWALKING TO SLEEPWALKING -
a travelogue, memoir, prose poem with original b/w images by Marshall, is published on April 4th, 2016 - by Publicationstudio.biz.
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. Guests have the option of having dinner from 6PM to 9PM in the main dining room that would be applied to minimum. Or guests may order dinner in the music room once it opens at 9PM.
Seating for the show begins at 9PM. Its recommended to arrive no later than 9PM if you intend to order dinner.
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