Thursday, April 15, 2010

Double Whammy - Barrier Island and The Love List on Broadway Bullet

KampFire clients MTWorks and BOO-Arts were both at Broadway Bullet this week.

Playwright David Stallings and actress Jennifer Laine Williams chat about BARRIER ISLAND; and director Jessica McVea and actor Jarel Davidow about THE LOVE LIST .

Take a listen.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Poems In 60 Minutes

“Best Performance Artists in New York”-Village Voice
“2009 Artists of the Year”-Artists Forum Magazine
“2009 People of the Year”
 Recipients of The 2009 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Ensemble

NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are pleased to present a special edition of their ongoing show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind in honor of the culmination of National Poetry Month. TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND: 30 POEMS IN 60 MINUTES will be presented at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003) on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st at 10:30pm.

A poetry-themed version of their critically acclaimed signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, this ever-changing, lightening-paced performance of 30 Poems In 60 Minutes will be dedicated to theater that is poetic, musical, lyrical, powerful and that sometimes...rhymes.

30 Poems In 60 Minutes will feature New York Neo-Futurists’ Jill Beckman, Desiree Burch, Cara Francis, Kevin R. Free, Ryan Good, Daniel McCoy, Rob Neill, Joey Rizzolo and Lauren Sharpe. They will be joined by alumni favorites Claudia Alick and F. Omar Telan.

Tickets are $10.00 plus the roll of a six-sided die ($11-$16) at the door. Advance tickets are $16.00 and can be purchased online at, or by calling 212-352-3101.

In Honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27th, the Neos will be extending their "poetic footprint" by creating a series of wild postings throughout New York City honoring poems past, present, and Neo-future.

For more information on these events and 30 Poems in 60 Minutes, visit  

are an ensemble of dynamic writer/performer/directors who present the critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind--a non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, while embracing chance, change, and chaos.  Developing out of the format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the New York Neo-Futurists have roots in NYC from the mid 90’s.  Since opening TML in New York, they have created over 1900 plays and continue to present new and vital work every weekend in the East Village.


Too Much Pride Makes The Baby Go Gay: 30 Gay Plays in 30 Straight Minutes
June 25-26, 2010

30 Half-Nekkid Plays in 60 Half-Nekkid Minutes
August 20-21, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A twist on "The Maids"

The Curious Frog Theatre Company's production of Jean Genet's The Maids, directed by Tracy Cameron Francis, will be performed Thursday, April 22nd through Saturday May 8th at a Loft in Chelsea: 306 8th Avenue between West 25 & 26th St in Chelsea is conveniently located across the street from the C and E subway station and on the M7 bus route.  Most people are aware of this play with it's subversive maids acting out their independence to their superior "Madame".  This version is done with a twist, on location in a Chelsea loft, with a multi-enthnic cast, and with the character of Madame being played by a man, as Genet intended.

 As Jean-Paul Sartre describes in his introduction, “The most extraordinary example of the whirligigs of being and appearance, of the imaginary and the real is to be found in Genet’s The Maids…Two maids both love and hate their mistress.  They have denounced her lover to the police by means of anonymous letters.  Upon learning that he is to be released for lack of proof, they realize their betrayal will be discovered, and they try to murder Madame.  They fail and want to kill themselves.  Finally, one of them takes her life, and the other, left alone and drunk with glory, tries, by the pomp of her posturings and language, to be equal to the magnificent destiny that awaits her.” 

The Maids plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, May 8: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. | Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.  **Please note April 22 is at 8:30p** | Fridays at 7:30 p.m. | Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. | Sundays at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $25 and are now available online at or by calling (347) 410-9840. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the loft 1⁄2 hour prior to performance. 

Wednesday night is only $15 and benefits Clean The World ( Audience members should register online and bring soap or shampoo for the charity to receive the ticket discount. 

Running Time: 90 minutes

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Awards keep coming for Kampfire Clients

David Carson & Alex Bond

Kampfire PR client, LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS: confessions of a leather bar chanteuse (David Carson & Alex Bond) will be honored  "Best Outstanding Fresh Fruit Event" by the Fresh Fruit Festival at The Fresh Fruit Fruits Distinction Awards, being held June 21, 2010 at the historic Jan Hus Theater (351 East 74th St) at 7:30 pm.

At the same event the PassionFruit Award is presented to member or supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community whose life's work has been devoted, in part, to supporting, developing and celebrating the LGBT Community and the Arts.

For tickets and more information on the award ceremony, visit