The Tank Hosts First-Ever NOIR FEST, Now thru 7/27

July 18
12:30 2014
The Tank Hosts First-Ever NOIR FEST, Now thru 7/27

The Tank, a non-profit arts presenter located in the heart of midtown, will present its first-ever Noir Fest: two weekends of eclectic events that are all in some way inspired by film noir. New plays, short films, clowning, improv, and a panel discussion are all included. The Festival features both new work and tributes to noir classics. It runs today, July 18-27, at The Tank, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, NY, NY 10036.


The Font of Knowledge: A reading of this original, retro play where language is the villain.

By Jonathan A. Goldberg (My Father is a Tetris Game at the HERE Arts Center)

Featuring: Will Brill (Act One at Lincoln Center; Tribes at the Mark Taper Forum), Nathaniel Kent, Gabriel Levey (King Lear at La Mama, The Octaroon at P.S. 122), Kate MacCluggage (The 39 Steps Off Broadway, The Farnsworth Invention on Broadway), and Jennifer Joan Thompson (Dividing the Estate at Lincoln Center, Look Back In Anger at Roundabout)

Directed by Tom Ridgely (Drama Desk nomination for Marco Millions)

July 26 at 8pm

The Faltese Malcon: A gender-reversed reading of the Dashiel Hammett classic.

Featuring: Jane Bradley, Caitlin Goldie, Ellyn Heald, Andy Ingalls, Aaron Matteson, Louise Oliver, Sarah Quigley, Jeff Ronan (The Mysteries at The Flea), Elaine Stetson, and Emma Walton

July 18 at 7pm and July 27 at 8pm

A Simple Art: An original piece exploring noir's place in the world, utilizing verbatim interviews surrounding a murder and Raymond Chandler's non-fiction work.

Written, directed, and performed by Alex Vlahov (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Richard II at Secret Theatre)

Produced by Cliff House (Furniture Porn at The Tank, The Beckett Project at The

July 18, 19, and 20 at 8pm and July 26 at 7pm


A Bio-Pic Noir Edition & once upon a noir: A double-bill of (respectively) improved biographical storytelling with music by sketch comedy troupe The Pin-Up Squirrels and clowns from The MindShip Group ready for their big break.

July 19 at 7pm

Desert Noir: An improvised crime story full of evil deeds under the arid sun. Featuring: Pat Grizzard, Matt Walsh, Jon Clinkenbeard, Hannah Hudson, Mike Smith Rivera, Joel Straley, and Dani Grace.

July 25 at 8pm


Film Fatale, A Festival of Short Films: A double-header of two contemporary short noir films.

Glass City - It all started with a wrong number. Follow an author-cum-private-eye as he stalks his mark through New York's Upper West Side in GLASS CITY, an 8mm-film animation and audio presentation of a classic post-modern noir.

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