Due to scheduling issues, this performance has been postponed.
Hosted by Kippy Winston Directed by Sarah Hughes
Please Note: Due to scheduling issues, this performance has been postponed. New date to be announced.
REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance, hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, internet sensation, and citizen of the world. Formatted like a talk show but with room for debate, REAL TALK / KIP TALK blurs the lines between art and life and challenges participants of all stripes and creeds to engage in real talk about our starry performance landscape.
Special Guests: James Barch | Thomas Dooley | Tanyamaria | Candace Williams
JAMES BARCH is a poet, editor and bartender from Nyack, New York. He received his Bachelor’s in English Literature from Boston College and his MFA in Poetry from The New School. James writes caustic, humorous, sexed-up verse, thick with noise. He is fond of sludgy basslines, his six nieces and nephews and sentimental drivel. His poems have appeared in Boog City, The Year of Yellow Butterflies Blog, Ink Brick and Mars Door among others. James lives, wordsmiths and slings wine in Brooklyn.
THOMAS DOOLEY is the author of Trespass (Harper Perennial, 2014), a winner of the National Poetry Series. His poetry and collaborations have been featured on NPR, PBS NewsHour, Poetry Daily, and with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Society of America. Thomas is the artistic director of Emotive Fruition, an organization dedicated to bringing poetry to life on stage, in schools, and in hospitals. A recipient of a 2016 James Merrill Poetry Fellowship and a practitioner of narrative medicine, Thomas is the Poet-in-Residence at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center.
TANYAMARIA is a Brooklyn born; Miami raised aspiring artist and french fry enthusiast. She is writer, actor, singer, keeper of all things yehlow, and savior of stray cats. In 2009, she became heavily involved with the non-profit poetry organization Urban Word NYC Inc. where she earned a position on their 2011 poetry Slam team which took 2nd place at the Brave New Voices National Poetry Competition. She has performed poetry at legendary venues such as The Apollo, The New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway and The San Francisco Opera House. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Acting at Brooklyn College and performs often on off-Broadway stages. She is currently featured in the production of LOCKED UP BITCHES at The Flea Theater. She hopes to one day build her mother a house across the river from her own where she will sing quiet love songs and eat cool peaches on her wrap around porch.
CANDACE WILLIAMS is a black queer nerd living a double life. By day, she's a middle school humanities and robotics teacher. By night and subway ride, she’s a poet. Candace's first chapbook, Spells for Black Wizards, is a winner of the TAR Chapbook Series (The Atlas Review, 2018). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hyperallergic, Bennington Review, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017), Bettering American Poetry 2016 (Bettering Books, 2018), and Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat Books, 2018), among other places. She's devised performances, read poetry, and given lectures at many venues including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Bushwick Starr Theater, Eyebeam, Dixon Place, and the New Museum.
Original production design by Christopher Bowser. Photo by Shun Takino.
About the Artists
ELIZA BENT is a writer and performer. Bent’s plays have been developed, workshopped, and produced at Abrons Arts Center, JACK, the Bushwick Starr, the Atlantic, and the New Ohio. Awards: 2014 Payne Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event (The Beyonce), Time Out New York Critic’s Pick for Toilet Fire, LMCC Process grant for Bonnie’s Last Flight. Residencies: MacDowell Colony, SPACE on Ryder Farm “Working Farm,” Target Margin Institute, New Georges Audrey residency, artist-in- residence at Abingdon Theatre, Casa Zia Lina. Bent is a former senior editor at American Theatre magazine, a performer with the Obie-award winning group Half Straddle, and is an adjunct lecturer in creative writing at Brooklyn College where she received her MFA in playwriting. Her show Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen, directed by Knud Adams, will premiere at Abrons Arts Center Apr 4-21.
DAVID PYM is a filmmaker and video designer for live performance. Recent video designs: Give Back My Beast, a theatrical performance/installation by Daniel Allen Nelson, directed by Kara Feely, at LaMama Galleria the future was looking better in the past…, a multimedia dance performance by Rebecca Patek at The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Recipe, a live baking performance by Kristin Worrall, directed by Andrew Ondrejcak, at Sky Gallery Gentleman’s Choice, a play by Normandy Sherwood, directed by Shannon Sindelar, at University Settlement, Some Hero, a devised work based on the writings of Václav Havel, directed by Shannon Sindelar, at Barnard College. In 2015, David was mentored by performance artist Rebecca Patek and created a video documentary of this process, which was presented at MoMA PS1 in October 2015, and is now playing on vimeo.com/davidpym
KIPPY WINSTON: Kippy is a world citizen and internet sensation. As a mover and shaker and cultural tastemaker, Winston has high fived with world leaders, strutted down catwalks, boogied 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 culturahave 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 semiautumnal—publication "The Radish" (Prelude ‘13 and ‘14) #backwhenfakenewswasfun. 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.”
SARAH HUGHES is a director and producer of theater and new media. She’s developed new work with Eliza Bent, McFeely Sam Goodman, Julia May Jonas / Nellie Tinder, Corinne Donly, Cara Scarmack, Alaina Ferris, Chana Porter, Pablo Helguera, MoMA, Vox Theater, Half Straddle, and Superhero Clubhouse, of which she is a Core Member. With Graham Sack and Sensorium she’s created Virtual Reality pieces for New York Theatre Workshop, The New York Times, and Penguin Random House. Sarah's work has been seen at Abrons Arts Center, BAM Next Wave, The Bushwick Starr, JACK, The Tank, The Brick, The Segal Center, and PEN World Voices, among others. Sarah worked with Elevator Repair Service from 2007-14, assistant directing Gatz, The Select, Arguendo, Shuffle, and Fondly, Collette Richland, and was Co-Artistic Producer of Target Margin Theater from 2015-17. She is a 2017-18 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow, co-teaches a class on Contemporary Theater at Dartmouth College, was a member of the 2016-17 Civilians R&D Lab, and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist and a Target Margin Associated Artist. Upcoming: MANHOOD by Hideto Iwai at Japan Society in March 2018; some higher glimmer in our landscape of flatby Cara Scarmack with Buran Theatre in Fall 2018. www.sarahcameronhughes.com