Gardiner Comfort: New Work, New York
Image credit- Lianne Arnold.
TWEED TheaterWorks (EST 1983), Kevin Malony Artistic director, has been partnering with Pangea for the past three years to present a stellar performance series on Sundays (and some others days!) that combines the best of the "old school' and the "up & coming" musical, performance, and theater artists that NYC has to offer. www.tweedtheater.org
"After several years of hibernation, the downtown cabaret of new performance is emerging from its slumber for a one-night ravenous feast! NWNY founder Gardiner Comfort groggily staggers out of his cave with new material. After the success of his autobiographical solo show, THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER, Comfort is back to the drawing board. Come see him and other NWNY regulars sharpen their theatrical claws and load up on springtime creative nutrients. For additional bear metaphors, come to the show."
Comfort will be joined by special guests, Amanda Duarte, Mike Albo and Mike Daisey.
-Gardiner Comfort is an actor, writer, and teacher born and raised in downtown Manhattan. THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER, original solo show about Gardiner's life with Tourette Syndrome, created with Kel Haney in Mabou Mines' Resident Arts Project- La Mama, New York Theatre Workshop Next Door Series and US tours; FISHMEN- Intar; Original solo show YOURE NOT TOUGH- HERE Arts Center and Dixon Place; BE THE DEATH OF ME- The Civilians; THE ZERO HOUR-13P; A PARSIFAL- PS122; RED BEADS- Mabou Mines; JULIUS CAESAR- ART and multiple world tours; HENRY IV, PART 1- BAM and Hebbel Theatre, Berlin. MFA from ART. www.gardinercomfort.com
"Comfort ... is a solo star who manages to rise above the limitations of the solo-show form by bringing in the world that helped to shape [him]." Hilton Als, The New Yorker.
"Comfort is a charming, versatile performer: He can dance, shift personas, inhabit multiple characters with dialects and physicality, and somehow exude a vulnerability wrapped in confidence." Teddy Nicholas, New York Theatre Review.
"Mr. Comfort is crisply coiffed, buffed and nude, his only accessories a dimple in his chin and a machine gun." Charles Isherwood, The New York Times. [Oh God, that one cracks me up!]
Amanda Duarte is a writer-performer. She hosts the monthly show Dead Darlings at Judson Memorial Church, co-stars with Becca Blackwell in the itinerant "It's That Time of the Month Show," and currently recaps RuPaul's Drag Race for the New York Times. She is single and seeking to financially dominate a nice person of any or no gender. Bore yourself to death by following her on twitter at @duarteamanda and IG at @agitatedinxenon.
Mike Albo is a writer and performer who is somehow still alive and sane. He has a monthly residency at Joes Pub with his comedy sketch trio UNITARD alongside Nora Burns and David Ilku. Next show is June 13 at 930 pm. twitter and insta: @albomike
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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. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
THE HOUSE OPENS ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW. SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion.
Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
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