Slash Coleman to Bring THE BOHEMIAN LOVE DIARIES to United Solo, 11/23
Award-winning PBS producer and author Slash Coleman will present the stage version of his best selling book, The Bohemian Love Diaries, at the 4th Annual United Solo Theater Festival on November 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm. The festival, which is an annual international festival for solo performances held at Theatre ROW in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street runs from October 3 - November 24, 2012.
The Bohemian Love Diaries was released by Lyon's Press earlier this year and chronicles Coleman's upbringing in the 70's and 80's by 8 artists in the capital of the confederacy including a grandfather who was a dancer at the Moulin Rouge and his subsequent history or failed love relationships. The recorded version of the book won the award for Best Action Stories of 2013 by Storytelling World. The stage production is directed by Meyung Kim and co-written by Amy Neswald.
"I've been making my living with many of the stories from the book on the National Storytelling Festival circuit. They were originally crafted using the oral tradition, exclusively. It's been an interesting process to create them orally for the storytelling stage, re-create them for the page for my publisher and now bring them back to life off the page with the help of a co-writer and a director," Coleman says.
Coleman, who is often compared to author David Sedaris, ("It's hard to get stranger than the Sedarises, but Slash Coleman's family could give them a run for their money." - Backstage Magazine 2012) is best known for writing and producing the PBS special The Neon Man and Me which has been seen by over 77 million viewers to date and won the award for Best Drama at the United Solo Festival in 2012.
Slash Coleman is also a blogger for Psychology Today, a columnist and host of the monthly author show "Literary Mischief with Slash Coleman." Over the last decade, his storytelling work has been featured in The Washington Post, American Theatre Magazine and multiple times on NPR including the series, "How Artists Make Money." As a storyteller, he's been featured at: TEDx, The International Storytelling Center, The National Storytelling Festival (Exchange Place), the Oral History Performance Conference, and Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival. The Bohemian Love Diaries will be performed on November 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm at 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. Tickets are $18 and available at online at www.telecharge.com or at 212-239-6200. More information about Slash Coleman is available at www.slashcoleman.com.
The 4th annual UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. Through a diverse range of one-person shows, they explore and celebrate the uniqueness of the individual, staging the most intriguing productions at the highly acclaimed Theatre ROW in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. For more visit unitedsolo.org.
Check out a trailer for the show below!