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Nerd Nite at the Philadelphia Science Festival: What It Means To Be Human
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Nerd Nite at the Philadelphia Science Festival: What It Means To Be Human

I will be performing A Litany on the Death of my Body. 

A Litany on the Death of my Body is a prayer while your heart pumps blood into your digestive tract. It is interpreting the stiff upper lip of health care workers’ pity. It is how life is most desirable when it is slipping away. It is an epitaph.

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The Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Nerd Nite team up to consider the perennial question of what it means to be human. Join us and five local researchers as we examine this inquiry from a scientific perspective by looking at exciting developments in anthropology, morphology, psychology, neuroscience, and robotics, including brain enhancements, 3D organ printing, and how robots learn. Though we won’t promise any definitive conclusions, you’re guaranteed to walk away feeling slightly more evolved at the end of the night.

$5 at the door

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Nerd Nite Philly Turns Five at Johnny Brenda's
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Nerd Nite Philly Turns Five at Johnny Brenda's

I'm excited to help celebrate Philly Nerd Nite turning 5 with a 10-minute poetry set. 

Expect from me the usual mix of tragicomedy and boombast.

Tickets are available at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/864297

Hey Philly,
Have you heard that Nerd Nite Philly celebrates our 5 Year anniversary soon? We’ve changed neighborhoods, bars, days of the week, times and even co-bosses (don’t worry, no one got fired)! Now settled comfortably into Fishtown, typically on the 1st Wednesday of each month, we look forward to many more years of nerdy speakers and entertainment washed down with steins of beer. Our 5 year party will include abbreviated renditions from some of the best nerdy talks and talent our city has offered over the last few years.
Among the topics will be Victorian-era burial practices, forensic anthropology, and there will definitely be a nod to wacky pop culture memorabilia thrown in there. We’ll be changing up the format with shorter iterations of some of the best nerdy presentations we’ve enjoyed throughout the years, we promise that we’re still striving for the same inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe as we party like it is, indeed, our birthday.

 

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Asians Misbehavin' Reunion @ AAI's Family Style
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Asians Misbehavin' Reunion @ AAI's Family Style

It's reunion time with Philadelphia's Asian American performance group Asians Misbehavin'. What? You've never heard of us? How dare you!

The format, as I understand it right now, is that there will be video shown of some of the old sketches that were made into a short with solo performance interspersed.

Admission is $5-$10 sliding scale. Sign-ups for the open mic are welcome. 

Asians Misbehavin' site

Asian Arts Initiative page

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24-Hour Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind
Oct
4
3:30 AM03:30

24-Hour Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

I'm in the 3:30am - 8:00am blocks.

A Special 24-Hour presentation of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Wherein the New York Neo-Futurists attempt to perform 600 plays in 24-hours...

Created by Greg Allen

Written by the New York Neo-Futurists

UPDATE: I'm writing a performance journal for the show: 24HRTML Performance Journal.

UPDATE UPDATE: FORM LETTER

Dear [you fill in this part],

I'm writing to invite you to a one-of-a-kind and one-day-only event that's coming up in just a couple weeks with my theatre company, the New York Neo-Futurists: 24 Hour Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (600 Plays in 24 Hours). The marathon begins Friday, October 3rd @ 10:30pm at the Kraine Theatre and goes until the next evening.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind has been in continuous performance in New York City for 10 years and we are celebrating that feat by attempting to perform as many Neo-Futurist plays as we can in the span of a single day. Over 25 Neo-Futurists past and present are participating in this event and I want to invite you to be a part of it!

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE. There are several ways you can see the show:

1. Go easy and see any 2-hour block of plays - morning, noon, or night - that you choose. There's a block to fit your time-frame, guaranteed.
2. Go medium with a 1/2 day pass, gaining you admission to any five blocks you want to see.
3. Go hard with a 24 Hour pass, gaining you admission to as many blocks throughout the 24 Hour period as can handle.

Did I mention each of our blocks has a unique theme? That's what happens when you have almost 4,000 plays to choose from! Oh, and if it makes your decision easier, I will personally be performing in the following blocks:

Block 1: 10:30pm-12:30am -- "firsts!" classic, early plays by the New York Neo-Futurists
Block 2: 1:00am-3:00am -- "our most successful failures" in which we take risk and randomness very seriously


I'm in these bits:

Block 3: 3:30am-5:30am -- "dream plays and bad decisions" what goes on in the wee hours of the morning
Block 4: 6:00am-8:00am -- "get smart/get dumb" wake your brain up, then hit the snoozed with our smartest/dumbest plays



Block 5: 8:30am-10:30am -- "breakfast with the Neos" we'll turn the Kraine into an interactive morning show
Block 6: 11:00am-1:00pm -- "family-friendly TML" this block will be appropriate and fun for any age 5 to 105!
Block 7: 1:30pm-3:30pm -- "the all-women block" 8 female Neos perform plays by, about and for women
Block 8: 4:00pm-6:00pm -- "sing out!/vocal rest" an hour music and mayhem followed by our quieter plays
Block 9: 6:30pm-8:30pm -- "I heart NY/I hate NY!" plays about our love/hate relationship with New York
Block 10: 9:30pm-11:30pm -- "grand finale" 18 Neo-Futurists (including Neo-Futurist founder Greg Allen!) on stage, performing our biggest and most beloved plays

Thank you in advance for supporting the New York Neo-Futurists and me in this insane endeavor. Can't wait to see you there!

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