Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 30th Spaghetti Dinner

55 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Suggested Donation:  $5-20 (pay what you can)
Info:  917-319-8104

Great Small Works and friends welcome in the New Year with
Music! Words! Puppets! Light! Glitter! Pasta, and maybe a little champagne!



Sandy! Sandy! Sandy! (episode 2)


An oral history-based soap opera performed by NYC water creatures dealing with the aftermath of the mega storm, with Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky, Alma Sheppard-Matsuo, Hannah Temple, Turtle Garaufis, Meredith Holch, Sarah Blust, Eleonore Weill, Lee Frisari, Stephen Kaplin. Directed by Jenny Romaine.

Plate Tiptonics

The big-band inspiration of Tiptons Sax Quartet members Tina Richerson and Jessica Lurie, a collaboration with a stellar roster of NYC musicians, performing Tiptons' tunes as well as originals penned by ensemble members, covering genres from micro-Big Band to Gospel, Bluegrass to Balkan, Whimsical Jazz to Nocturnal Funk.

With: Tina Richerson, Jessica Lurie, Matt Darriau, Katie Down, Art Baron, 
Pam Fleming, Stefan Zeniuk, Ben Syverson, Sarah Ferholt, Rebecca Buxton and more! You can dance, you can listen, you can sing along! 

Members of the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow bring you a few queer cabaret acts with a femme-inist edge, including videographer/puppeteer Adelaide Winsome, theatre performer Heather Acs, and multimedia artist Damien Luxe. www.facebook.com/heelsonwheelsroadshow
Amour Obscur is a Brooklyn-based gypsy punk band that offers a theatrical performance that draws from the striking visual aesthetics of the Weimar cabaret and American sideshow. Mixing unique instrumentation—vocals, accordion, upright bass, trombone, mandolin, tenor banjo and percussion—and original composition that draws upon such eclectic influences as traditional Romani music, Kurt Weill, Americana, and klezmer…to contemporary dance music—Amour Obscur creates a sound that reflects the experience of the underground for artists, hobos, neo-gypsies and revelers everywhere.
With:  Dee Dee Vega (Vocals), Matt Dallow (Accordion), Yoni Benshlomo (Upright Bass), Fabio Colombo (Drums, Percussion), Sebastian Isler (Trombone), Jeff Paris (Trumpet)

Some words from Debbie Yorizzo, cab driver and aspiring poet.


A brief talk by Mark Sussman about Toy Theater.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dec.30th Spaghetti Dinner, Dec. 22nd Concert--and, Hanukah!

Great Small Works and friends welcome in the New Year with music, puppets, pasta, and maybe a little champagne!
With guests Heels on Wheels, a new installment of Sandy Sandy Sandy, and other musical and theatrical delights to be announced.

Lee Frisari, Jenny Romaine, Alma Sheppard-Matsuo. The Drunken Sailor, Salty the Castaway and Coral reflect on Hurricane Sandy at an underwater relief hub. an oral history-based soap opera about Sandy from the perspective of water spirits and creatures who live in the waters of NYC. Photo by mornography.

And - Family, because you are so awesome and deserve some serious Hanukah fun, we offer this holiday happiness latke -- YES! It's...
A Blue Mime Khanike
a mixed media fantasy exploring the history of Hanukah through the eyes of Mimes (!?). Featuring Jenny Romaine, Sam Wilson, Michael Winograd's Infection, mornography, Stephen Kaplin, Jennifer Miller, Sarah-Mina Gordon, Alicia Gerstein, and others. For screenings at your parties, solo moments, or slow shifts. The Light is coming back!!!!

Also, mark your date books for:
A Kholem/Dreaming in Yiddish: A Concert in Tribute to Adrienne Cooper
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College
Tickets: $18, $36, $54
Or, visit
for details on how to buy tickets by phone, fax, mail or in person.

Featuring: Michael Wex, Michael Alpert, Joanne Borts, Sarah Gordon, Dan
Kahn, The Klezmatics, Psoy Korelenko, Shura Lipovsky, Frank London, Zalmen
Mlotek, Mikveh, Eleanor Riessa, Jenny Romaine, Basya Schaechter, Lorin Sklamberg
SoCalled, Theresa Tova, Veretski Pass, Michael Winograd
Orchestra: Richie Barshay, Dave Licht, Jon Singer - drums; Brian Glassman - bass;
Marilyn Lerner, Dan Rosengard - keys; Avi Fox Rosen, Yoshie Fruchter - guitars;
Patty Farrell, Lorin Sklamberg, josh Horowitz - accordions; Matt Darriau - winds
Dan Blacksberg, Susan Watts, Ben Holmes - brass; Cookie Segelstein, Lisa Gutkin - strings
Special guests: Marsha Gildin, Tine Kindermann, Susan Leviton, Avram
Mlotek, Michelle Miller, Andrea Pancur, Mark Rubin, Miryem Khaye Seigel, Ilya
Schneyveys, Eve Sicular, Josh Waletsky