REAL TALK / KIP TALK Hosts Arts Journalism Panel Tonight at Abrons Arts Center

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and conceptualized by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world.

The second episode will be taped tonight, Feb 25, at 8pm at the Abrons Arts Center in gallery space 201.

REAL TALK / KIP TALK explodes the theatrical form and invites audiences to take part in a live, taped talk show that is equal parts fireside chat and greenroom grit.

Special guests include Bandits on the Run, graphologist Ruth Brayer, Lisa McNulty (WP Theater) and arts writers Deeksha Gaur (Show Score), HeLen Shaw (Time Out New York), Diep Tran (American Theatre magazine), and Elisabeth Vincentelli (New York Times).

Be ready to step and repeat, take a seat, and enjoy a treat. Come for the laughs, stay for the real talk, and leave with a swag bag and a swagger in your stride.

Real Talk / Kip Talk Episode #2 is conceived by Kippy Winston and directed by Nic Adams. Real Talk / Kip Talk features set and lighting design by Christopher Bowser, live video by David Pym, sound and stage managed by Skylar Fox, with production assistance by Charlotte Murray. "Artistic Directors on Divans Dunking Donuts" is filmed by Eva von Schweinitz and executive produced by Eliza Bent.

The Abrons Arts Center is located at 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street). F/J/M/Z trains to Delancey/Essex stop. B/D to Grand Street stop. Tickets: $15. More information at www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/real-talk-kip-talk-world-premiere.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

KIPPY WINSTON (conceptual design)
World citizen and internet sensation, Kippy Winston is a media mogul who is everywhere and nowhere representing everything and everyone. As a mover and shaker and cultural tastemaker, Winston has high fived with world leaders, strutted down catwalks, danced in piazzas, and experienced more live performance than this Kippy would care to admit. Linguist and lover of puns, Kippy's musings on art, life, and la cultura have taken on unique forms over the years and have included a web log, or flog (faux blog), a late gossip column "Just Ask Kippy," and of course the seminal-and semi-autumnal-publication The Radish (Prelude '13 and '14). Most recently, Winston has steered a robust press agency repping all manner of artisti known and about-to-be-discovered garnering reviews in such esteemed outlets as the Gray Lady among others. An Andy Rooney of the PoMo age, a Gadfly of the Gilded era, a Muckraker with the Mostess, and an Elaine Stritch that'll have you in stitches, Kippy transcends genre, form, and content. Journalism meets hedonism in Winston's word play(s). [wink!] "Hey world. Here I am. Kippy Winston and loving life."

Nic Adams (director)
Nic Adams is a Brooklyn-based theatre-maker. Recent: Icarus in the L.E.S. (creator, Brooklyn Gypsies/JACK), Star Has Burnt My Eye (production stage manager, BAM), Porgy and Bess (assistant director, Spoleto Festival USA), Toilet Fire (production stage manager and assistant director, Eliza Bent/JACK), Regular collaborators include Brooklyn Gypsies, Title:Point, Eliza Bent, Sarah Hughes, Cori Marquis, and Target Margin. nicadams.squarespace.com

Eliza Bent (executive producer "Artistic Directors on Divans Dunking Donuts")
Eliza Bent is a playwright and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Bent is a 2017 New Georges Audrey resident, a 2016 SPACE on Ryder Farm Working Farm resident writer, a 2016 Target Margin Institute Fellow, and a MacDowell Colony fellow. Bent is a former senior editor at American Theatre magazine, where she still writes, a frequent performer with the Obie-award winning company Half Straddle, and an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College where she received an MFA in playwriting. Her plays include: On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba (New Ohio's ICE Factory), Toilet Fire (runs at Abrons Arts Center, the Brick and JACK, Time Out New York Critics' Pick), The Beyonce (Breaking String Theatre, 2014 Payne Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event), Blue Wizard / Black Wizard (Incubator Arts Project / Other Forces 2014 festival), The Hotel Colors (Bushwick Starr, L magazine's 25 best stage shows of 2013), Karma Kharms (or yarns by Kharms) (Target Margin Lab at Bushwick Starr) and Pen Pals Meet (Iranian Theatre Festival at the Brick).



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