One of the best things about being an artist in NYC are the multiple opportunities you get, in every borough any day of the week, to speak your piece and put your soul into the universe. Performances happen everywhere — from the most revered of halls to the street corner and subway — and there’s always some kind of reading happening in the dimmest of bars.
This weekend is no exception. You heard from me about Saturday’s reading at Sunset Perk, but if you’re a Manhattan-dweller who kinda wants to stay closer to home (or out of Brooklyn) that night, head to the Bowery Poetry Club for emotive fruition. If only I could be in two places at once!
emotive fruition is a performance series that showcases a group of NYC poets and actors chosen by theater director Thomas Dooley. The project brings these two groups of artists together in an experiment that places poetry as the base for theatrical readings. Once chosen, there’s a table reading, at which poets are present and can comment on the actor’s reading of their poems. Later come rehearsals with only actors and the director. A true demonstration of collaborative trust and let-go!
Now in its eight series, this weekend’s performance features “Nostalgia Sucks,” a poem by one of NY Writers Coalition’s own, Geer Austin, who formerly led workshops for LGBT homeless youth at New Alternatives, Sylvia’s Place, and The Times Square-supported housing project.