VLOG is excited to announce that we have been selected to perform in the New York Theatre Workshop’s upcoming run of The Events. The Events examines how a community responds to tragedy and the healing process necessary for us to move on in the wake of unthinkable violence. The piece is written by Scottish playwright David Grieg, directed by Ramin Gray, and includes various choral works composed and arranged by John Browne, and premiered to wide acclaim at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (and it was The Guardian’s #1 show of 2013!). It also garnered multiple 5-star reviews and won the coveted Fringe First and Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Awards. It is a piece created by a community, about a community, and ultimately performed by a community. Additional information about the show and its process can be seen in the video below. We will be performing 7 songs in each of 3 performances – 6 of which are original to The Events, and 1 from our repertoire.
We are going to be performing in The Events at New York Theatre Workshop at the following dates and times:
Thursday, February 5th, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 8th, 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 11th, 7:30pm
Our rehearsals will be at the Poet’s Den in East Harlem, and are as follows:
Monday, January 19th, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Monday, January 26th, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday, January 28th, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Additionally, there is a rehearsal at New York Theatre Workshop as follows:
Monday, February 2nd, 5:30pm
In order to participate, you must pay your 2015 membership dues ($50 individual/$75 family) using the button in the sidebar, or by check. Additionally, you are required to complete 6 work hours (there are opportunities on 1/10 and 1/17!). As space is limited, please respond ASAP to Lauren Trapido.
Your VLOG production team is as follows:
Christopher Baum, Music Director
Melinda Faylor, Accompanist
Lauren Trapido, Producer
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions!
P.S. Fun fact: RENT was born at New York Theatre Workshop!
New York Theatre Workshop: http://newyorktheatreworkshop.org/
The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/dec/31/best-theatre-of-2013-no-1-the-event s
THE EVENTS Choir Search Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifrF6gwvUm8