MONOLOGUES AND MADNESS Moves To Pangea
Tulis McCall's Monologues and Madness is set to reopen at a new location on MONDAY FEBRUARY 4th. Performances will continue the first Monday of every month except April - performance will be on April 8.
"Monologues and Madness is a place where the text gets to be heard - sometimes for the first time. It's a place where theatre is being born." Tulis McCall
Monologues and Madness, was a monthly event in the Café's basement, restores that now-rare glow of discovery. Founded and hosted by actress/comedian/critic/producer/writer Tulis McCall, the evening features cliché-free, often brilliantly performed brief pieces written by the monologists themselves.
Pangea - Where Worlds Collide and Communities Are Forged - has been offering seasonal Italian comfort food to the denizens of the East Village for over 30 years! The atmosphere is cozy, relaxed and "artsy". We have been referred to as a "second home" to neighborhood writers, artists, actors and dancers. Featured Performers include David Cale, Carol Lipnik, Sidney Myer, Andrea Wolff and Austin Pendleton
In 2012, Pangea expanded its art exhibition space in the bar/lounge area to include a ceiling installation by local artist William Engel. "Bill" Engel is a long time faculty member of the New York School of Interior Design and a Pangea "regular". He paints in a studio in the Flatiron District of New York.
Stephen Shanaghan is the perfect host and has generously welcomed Monologues and Madness into their new home.
"The monologues are read, without the pressure of memorizing because you're still playing around with the text. It's really a place for people to try things out and be creative at whatever age. There's a lot of ageism out there, but not at this place. I expect people to keep creating until they keel over.
"For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and to sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I'm asking to be involved. I'm volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don't let go of my hand."
Tulis McCall is an actor/writer/producer and performer. Her first one-person show, What Everywoman Knows, was produced at The Public Theatre in New York by Michael Moriarty, and at the West Coast Ensemble in Los Angeles by Dan Lauria. Her second, Running With Scissors - stories of contemporary urban lives - was directed by Philip Proctor of the Firesign Theatre. McCall is recipient of three UNITED SOLO Awards: 2015 Best Storytelling, 2016 Best Standup and 2017 Best One-Woman Show. At Your Service, directed by Austin Pendleton, was a Tweed Presentation at Pangea in December 2018 and will be part of the spring lineup. McCall is the Editor of The Front Row Center, a New York theatre review site.