Reading & Book Release Party for Rolf Potts’ Souvenir

Monday, March 26th, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

I’ll be joining my old friend, Rolf Potts at the Cornelia Street Café,  for his
Souvenir book release party.  A night of performances and readings about travel souvenirs featuring Ari ShaffirTommy PicoMel ToltzErnest White IIPegi Vail, and my own bad self.

Get there on time b/c I have to buzz off to rehearsal before evening’s end.

Necromancers of the Public Domain – February


Seek refuge from cruel, dark winter with the Necromancers of the Public Domain. Each month, we pluck a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library and resurrect it as a low budget variety show.

Get some culture. Get some beer.

This month: Masterpieces in Colour: Bastien Lepage (1911)

“There are certain beings who bear the stamp of the divine seal and are preordained to receive the higest favours within the gift of glory; they are fated to pass through life like those brilliant meteors which are seen to flash across the heavens and disappear in the same instant. Bastien-Lepage was one of those meteors.”

Thursday, February 8, 8pm

at The Tank, 312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018


Nick Balaban (Pianist extraordinaire)

Raquel Cion ( Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie)

Katie Fricas (The Guardian / Fashionique)

Greg Kotis (“Urinetown: The Musical”)

Susan Hwang (The Bushwick Book Club / Lusterlit)

Charlie Nieland (Lusterlit)

Reverend Jen Miller (Reverend Jen’s Anti-Slam)

Jason Wachtelhausen (Monologist extraordinaire & butcher-in-real-life)

Hosted by Ayun Halliday, Queen of the Apes

Bring a blank shirt, pillowcase, bag or what have you for a free DIY souvenir stencil.

$15! Cheap! Tickets available here.

Read it for free here.

Want to perform at an upcoming Necromancers of the Public Domain? Holler.

Animal Farm All Ages Cheap Theater New York City 2017

Rip the rings out from you noses! Tear the saddles from your backs!

Theater of the Apes Sub-Adult Division presents:

Animal Farm

Based on the novel by George Orwell

Adapted by Sir Peter Hall

Music by Richard Peaslee Lyrics by Adrian Mitchell

at The Tank, 312 West 36th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10018

4 November Performances at Non-Traditional Times When One Is Least Likely to Have a Conflict.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 7pm

Wednesday, Nov 8, 7pm

Saturday, Nov 11 5pm

Sunday, Nov 12, 3pm

Directed by Ayun Halliday (hey, that’s me!)

Musical Direction by Jeffrey Lodin


Kai Ellington

Ali Fall

Iossy Freud

Quintin Harris

Penn Lodin

Milo Kotis

Felicity McKenna

Isabelle Pflanz

Thomas Pflanz



Quimby’s Zine Reading – July 7

logoI’ll be celebrating Pete’s Mini Zinefest Eve by reading aloud from the East Village Inky at Quimby’s in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The fun’s free and starts at 7pm. Come see me and a bunch of other nifty zinepeople!

July 7, 7pm at Quimby’s NYC

536 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Pete’s Mini Zine Fest – July 8

I’ll be making my way back to Brooklyn for Pete’s Mini Zine Fest on July 8 with a brand spankin’ new ish of the East Village Inky, in addition to a bunch of back issues and books! Wahoo! Buy me a beer?


One Night Only: How to Kill An Elephant

I kind of feel like letting the beautiful image below speak for itself. Suffice it to say I’ll be appearing in a one-night only sneak peek of How to Kill an Elephant, a work-in-progress by CB Goodman. It’s free! Yes, there are cardboard wigs, and though it’s only half an hour long, there’s a really porn-y monologue, so leave the kids at home! In-house bar! Wahoooooo!
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Behold! The Website of the Apes!

Theater of the Apes has a website.

Greg Kotis Ayun Halliday theater company

Human See. Human Do.

Bookmark it. Open it. Book your tickets to NYC for March of 2017.

Brooklyn Book Festival Illustrator Smackdown!

For the second year running, I’ll be presiding over the Illustrator Smack Down as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Children’s Day. Bring some little creatures for a screamin’ good time. Stick around to buy  picture books, the wildly age-inappropriate Peanut, and back issues of the East Village Inky!


NYU Tandon School of Engineering Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Commons
Saturday, 17 Sept. , 2016
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Featuring illustrators Ruth Chan (Where’s The Party), Lucy Ruth Cummins (A Hungry Lion), Tim Miller (Snappsy the Alligator), Il-Sung Na (The Opposite Zoo), Isabel Roxas (Let Me Finish!), Bob Shea (Ballet Cat: Dance, Dance Underpants), Christian Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) and Sergio Ruzzier (This is Not a Picture Book).


Hoosier Homelands! No Touch Monkey!

Attention, high school friends!

Join me Thursday, July 7 at IndyReads, where I’ll be available for squeezing, in addition to signing  reading from the new edition of No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late.

Hobnobbing from 5:30.

Reading starts at 6:00-ish

If there’s a bar we can go to at 7pm, let’s do that! Uh… anybody driving back to Zionsville after?



911 Massachusetts Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46202



July 7 2016 5:30-7pm

Gluestick – Indianapolis’ 1st Zinefest!

The East Village Inky will be repping in the Hoosier Homelands at Gluestick, Indianapolis’ inaugural zinefest

Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 12pm – 5pm
Irvington Vinyl
10 Johnson Avenue

It’s a zinefest within a library within a record store within a bookstore and coffee will be involved.

Follow ’em on Facebook for updates and interviews.


East Village Inky at Gluestick