What happens in Romania stays in Romania…?

Zoomed out? Twitch IN to tonight’s Neo-Futurist reunion episode of the Neo Show, when David Kodeski, Greg Kotis, Scott Hermes, Noelle Krimm, Diana Slickman and I rehash the Neo-Futurists 1995 2-city world to Aspen and Sibiu, Romania, among other topics.

What happened in Romania stays in Romania? Who knows… the tuică flowed rather freely… Fun gets started TONIGHT, May 4 at 9pm EST.

Join us at the link below and smash that comment section! http://www.twitch.tv/chicago4real

L’Ourse Premier Spécial de Nöel

Streaming Live HERE as part of The Tank NYC’s CyberTank telethon

Celebrate the nativity of Greg Kotis with Theater of the Apes, January 6, NYC

Happy Birthday to Greg…

Let us celebrate the ancestral homeland of this dear baby with cake, song, surprise guests, hijinx…

I’m hosting, and allegedly both kids are performing. Maybe we won’t make Greg be the stage hand this time. Come check out the Chief Primatologist’s OTHER long running project…
More intel here…

The Bushwick Book Club: Good Talk

Ye gods, the hunter has become the hunted!

Mira Jacob Good Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got tapped to write a song about Mira Jacob’s new graphic memoir, Good Talk, and perform it as part of the always amazing Bushwick Book Club, Sunday, September 22  at 7pm at Barbés in Brooklyn. I’m gonna need you to buy me a drink after.

Author Mira Jacob will be in attendance and giving a reading in addition to all the original songs by 13 local songwriters, choreographers, artists and chefs in response to her candid tale of growing up in one of the few East Indian families in 70’s/80’s New Mexico and raising a child in an interracial family in the years leading up to the Trump presidency.

More intel here.

Necromancers of the Public Domain: The Art of Aubrey Beardsley

I’ll be rolling out my patented hostess schtick October 7 for the next installment of my monthly series, Necromancers of the Public Domain wherein an aged book from the New York Society Library is given new life as a 1-Night-Only NYC variety show.

This month’s title, The Art of Aubrey Beardsley is especially dear to me as the artist was a great favorite of my late father’s, who owned a similar volume he didn’t hide nearly well enough.

Mark you calendar becauseTickets are on sale NOW! Early bird discount code through October 3: SALOME

naughty art noveau

Easton Book Festival

Ayun Halliday author of No Touch Monkey

No Touch Monkey and I are excited to be traveling to Easton, Pennsylvania to participate in the inaugural Easton Book Festival October 26 and 27.

You bet I’ll have copies of East Village Inky #60 on hand to accompany the zine reading / slide show I’ll be giving on Sunday, after which I’ll be slipping on a full body monster costume to help out my friends in Big Nazo. Uh…they know I’m claustrophobic, right?

It’s all in the service of literature, folks.

NECROMANCERS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: Women as World Builders 9/9/2019

 

Join me for the next installment of our monthly, book-based variety show,

NECROMANCERS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

Monday September 9 at 8pm at The Tank, NYC.
More info!

Tickets!

Ayun Halliday appearances

The Queen of the Apes announces the title of the next aged book Theater of the Apes shall resurrect as NECROMANCERS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, a 1-night-only New York City variety show:

CHILDHOOD by Alice Meynell (1913)

Extend your Mother’s Day celebration by celebrating the work of a long dead female author and mother of 7! Advance tickets on sale now.

Childhood by Alice Meynell

Monday April 15: Necromancers of the Public Domain

I’m hosting! Greg’s performing! A buncha cool people are performing and a good time will be had by all. (Get a discount on advance purchases with the code PUBLICDOMAIN) More intel and ticket link here!

Hey, you got your naked lady in my interior design book…

Ayun plays Mrs. Claus in The Truth About Santa, December 5-20 NYC

Theater of the Apes and The Tank present

THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA

An apocalyptic holiday tale by Greg Kotis Directed by Ilana Becker

Tickets on sale now!

A Christmas show for people who hate Christmas shows

Kiet Tai Cao, Ayun Halliday, David Carl & Milo Kotis as Jim Jim, Mrs. Claus, Santa, & Jo Jo in THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA by Greg Kotis, directed by Ilana Becker

Ho ho ho, children!

Many people think they know the truth about Santa, but they are wrong. Santa has some shocking unadvertised powers, a couple of half-mortal offspring his wife hasn’t found out about yet, and a lot on his mind. He’s tired of those damn singing elves. He’s tired of the lies. This is the Christmas Santa will reveal his true self. Prepare for the Ragnarök, urm, SANTA CLAUS’ RETURN TO OFF-OFF-BROADWAY.

(Get a babysitter. We don’t wanna traumatize any little believers… speaking of which, see Milo Kotis, almost all grown up and live in person as Jo Jo, the doomed elf. Watch him engage in spectral combat with his real life mother, Ayun Halliday, as Mrs. Claus)

Get those tickets!  December 5-20, NEW YORK CITY