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SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW and More Set for The Wild Project, Aug-Sept 2013

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Now playing at The Wild Project tonight, Wednesday August 21st 8:00 PM is NATH ANN CARRERA, With special guests Justin VivIan Bond and Amber Martin (Tickets: $15).

Nath Ann Carrera presents a thematic whirlwind of new story songs, duet debuts, and era-spanning sincere sensationalistic storytelling! Described as a "heavenly" (New York Times), "gender-defiant" (Time Out New York), "glitter saint" (Village Voice), Nath Ann has had solo shows at Joe's Pub, Wild Project (A Village Voice Choice), and Dixon Place, has opened for Martha Wainwright at City Winery, and has sung at The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Le Poisson Rouge, P.S. 122, and MoMA PS1.

Coming soon to the Wild Project...

Friday, August 23 - Sunday August 25
The CURRENT SESSIONS VOLUME III, ISSUE II
Featuring new work from Allison Jones Dance + A // V club; Charli Brissey // Maeko Productions; Colby Damon; Courtney Harris & Charli Brissey (film); Daniel Holt // Dirt; Elena Vazintaris Dance Projects; Jaxon Movement Arts; Mallory Lynn + Brendan Duggan // LoudHoundMovement; Maree ReMalia // merrygogo; Roya Carreras; Yin Yue Dance
With Guest Artists Gregory Dolbashian // the DASH Ensemble; Jonathan Royse Windman, Founding Choreographer; Yarden Raz, Founding Choreographer
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 6:30 PM
Works vary at each performance, visit www.thewildproject.com for details.

The CURRENT SESSIONS is a contemporary dance series that showcases work that is in-the-moment and reflective of our current state of mind and process. To this end, all works are created and presented within a time period of just six weeks. This means they are fresh, raw, experimental and curious; offering a glimpse of what dance is right now.

Monday, August 26th at 6:30 PM
CHERRY PICKING 2013: THE YEAR OF THE FEAR
Produced by Nicole Golden, John James Loonam, Clare Mottola, Tamara Reynolds, Chris Tomaino, and Victoria Tralongo
Tickets: $17 (general); $36.98 (Rockstar Seating)

Cherry Picking is an annual opportunity for writers, both established and burgeoning, to create new material for performance in one night of staged reading. For 13 years, Cherry Picking has been bringing new plays and big fun in a summertime soiree. The theme of CHERRY PICKING 2013 is "The Year of Fear" and plays feature manias, phobias and superstitions.

Thursday, August 29th at 7:30 PM
NEW YORK NO LIMITS FILM SERIES
Tickets: $5 advance, $10 at door
Purchase tickets via www.newyorknolimits.com

New York No Limits Film Series is an ongoing collection of screenings that presents the best films from around the world in the most dynamic arts city in the world. NYNL provides filmmakers the opportunity and support to explore the most innovative, taboo and diverse films from anywhere in the world.

September 4 - September 5
SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS, a staged concept album composed by Megan Lui & Justin Johnson
Featuring the Swamp Band
Produced by Muddy Boots Productions
Wednesday - Thursday at 8 PM
Tickets: $15
Swamp Princess and her Space Cowboy skim slowly into love, whilst dragging mounds of swamp scum up their equally deranged mountains. Expressing their tale through magical rock ballads, and up-tempo rainbow-love songs, this playfully grim story serves as a reminder that the journey to find beauty often brings you right back where you left it.

September 6 at 7:30 PM
THE WAY WE WERE curated by Jill Pangallo
Featuring Mike Albo, Jason Black, Nath Ann Carrera, Cathy Cervenka, Machine Dazzle, John Early, David Ilku, Patrick Johnson, Heather Litteer, Amber Martin, Jill Pangallo, Molly Pope, Kyle Supley and Brina Thurston
Tickets: $20

Inspired by Jill Pangallo's stack of VHS tapes filled with cringe-inducing teenage antics, The Way We Were examines the relationship between the performer to their younger, digitized self and seeks to find currents of continuity between past and present artistic practices. A bevvy of talented, downtown, alt- cabaret performers respond to a past video work of at least 15-years-old with a newly created live performance. Angsty, funny, sincere, sad, happy-and sometimes a mind-boggling combination of all of the above emotions-these early videos carry seeds of ideas and conventions employed in these artists' now-honed works.

September 8 at 8 PM
JUNKIE DOCTORS, a film directed by Rob Roth, written by Michael Cavadias
With Will Janowitz (Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Taking Woodstock), Michael Cavadias (Wonderboys, The Mystery of Claywoman and upcoming on HBOs Girls), Erin Markey (Green Eyes, Our Hit Parade), Cole Escola (LOGOs Jeffery & Cole Casserole), Angela DiCarlo (The Mad World of Miss Hathoway) and Mauro Von Waldenberg.
Tickets: FREE
Reserve tickets via email: claywoman25@mac.com

An apparently normal little boy is actually a conjoined twin, joined so seamlessly that he appears to be just one boy. DJ and Dancing follow the screening.

September 12 - September 22
BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW a new play by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Elena Araoz
With Aamira Welthy, Peter O'Connor, Lucas Salvagno, and Chris Holliday
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM
Tickets: $18
Purchase tickets via www.brownpapertickets.com

Melody is an adult or at least she thinks she is. She has a house in the burbs, a successful lawyer husband Craig with a cute assistant Brad, even a disapproving mother in law, Hope, to contend with. But between midday yoga, interior decorating, and dinner parties Melody feels something just isn't right. When the unthinkable happens Melody is thrust into a world of black dresses and funeral plans but can Hope really teach her what it means to BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW? A surprising dark comedy that explores love, loss, and everything that comes after.

All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.thewildproject.com. The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

The Wild Project is a Production Company and venue for contemporary theater, film, and visual art. The Wild Project creates community by inspiring and entertaining art from emerging artists, exploring green technologies, and finding innovative ways to help our world and each other.


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