Sunday, February 22, 2015

02/23: Tickets still available for NYC Premiere of ANTI by Peter Carlaftes

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 Tickets are still available for Monday's NYC premiere of ANTI, a provocative, "joyously absurd" play by 3RP co-director Peter Carlaftes that examines life in an age of government surveillance. The play is being staged for one night only, Monday, February 23, 7pm at Barrow Street Theatre to celebrate the release of Carlaftes' latest book TEATROPHY: THREE MORE PLAYS. 

Critically-acclaimed playwright and author Carlaftes explores themes of identity in crisis with taut language and challenging characters, often fraught with underlying tension and unexpected outcomes. Renowned playwright and film director Israel Horovitz (My Old Lady, The Indian Takes the Bronx) calls the plays in TEATROPHY “Joyously absurd.” Playwright Michael Puzzo raves, “If Dr. Moreau fused the ungovernable souls of Beckett and Genet, he’d have created Peter Carlaftes. These plays read like bomb instructions to blow up the status quo.” 

The first play in the collection, ANTI receives it NYC premiere at the event. ANTI stars Eloise Eonnet*, Olivia Jampol, and Laura Betz and is directed by Kat Georges. In ANTI, Carlaftes explores a frightening future—in which government surveillance and data mining are the norm—through the eyes of a theater director on the verge of giving up hope. The Bay Guardian, claims ANTI “cries out Ultramodern—and that it delivers with unflinching scrutiny.” And SF Weekly raves, “Imagine Samuel Beckett staging Escape from New York as a futuristic romp among the cultural ruins.” 

TEATROPHY will be available at the event for purchase and author signing. The event is free. Doors open at 6:30 pm. One night only. Reservations are recommended, but not necessary. 

Additional info and reservations: info@threeroomspress.com or 212-731-0574. Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street (at 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10014.

TEATROPHY: THREE MORE PLAYS
celebrating the launch of the new book by Peter Carlaftes featuring live performance of the New York City premiere of

ANTI

a play by Peter Carlaftes
starring Eloise Eonnet*, Olivia Jampol and Laura Betz
directed by Kat Georges
Monday, Feb 23, 7 pm (doors open 6:30)
Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street @ 7th Ave., NYC
*Member, Actor’s Equity Association; Equity Approved Showcase.
For information on where to park near the venue, please go to: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/underground/3_sheridan_square/10014/new_york/

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

02/23: NYC Premiere of ANTI, a play by Peter Carlaftes, to highlight launch for TEATROPHY: 3 MORE PLAYS

 
Three Rooms Press presents of evening of provocative theater, including the NYC premiere of ANTI, to celebrate the release of TEATROPHY: THREE MORE PLAYS ((Three Rooms Press Trade Paperback Original; February 24, 2015; ISBN: 978-1-941110-13-3, 138 pages; $15.00) the new book by Peter Carlaftes. 

Critically-acclaimed playwright and author Carlaftes explores themes of identity in crisis with taut language and challenging characters, often fraught with underlying tension and unexpected outcomes. Renowned playwright and film director Israel Horovitz (My Old Lady, The Indian Takes the Bronx) calls the plays in TEATROPHY “Joyously absurd.” Playwright Michael Puzzo raves, ““If Dr. Moreau fused the ungovernable souls of Beckett and Genet, he’d have created Peter Carlaftes. These plays read like bomb instructions to blow up the status quo.” 

The first play in the collection, ANTI receives it NYC premiere at the event. ANTI stars Eloise Eonnet*, Olivia Jampol, and Laura Betz and is directed by Kat Georges. In ANTI, Carlaftes explores a frightening future—in which government surveillance and data mining are the norm—through the eyes of a theater director on the verge of giving up hope. The Bay Guardian, claims ANTI “cries out Ultramodern—and that it delivers with unflinching scrutiny.” And SF Weekly raves, “Imagine Samuel Beckett staging Escape from New York as a futuristic romp among the cultural ruins.” 

TEATROPHY will be available at the event for purchase and author signing. The event is free. Doors open at 6:30 pm. One night only. Reservations are recommended, but not necessary. 
Additional info and reservations: info@threeroomspress.com or 212-731-0574. Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street (at 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10014.


 

TEATROPHY: THREE MORE PLAYS 
celebrating the launch of the new book by Peter Carlaftes featuring live performance of the New York City premiere of 
ANTI
a play by 
Peter Carlaftes 
starring 
Eloise Eonnet*, Olivia Jampol and Laura Betz 
directed by 
Kat Georges 

Monday, Feb 23, 7 pm (doors open 6:30) 
Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street @ 7th Ave., NYC 

Details: info@threeroomspress.com 

*Member, Actor’s Equity Association; Equity Approved Showcase.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FRI FEB 6: Burroughs 101! Event featuring Acclaimed Poet Anne Waldman and Fiery Performance Artist Penny Arcade

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BURROUGHS 101: 

A Celebration of the 101st Birthday of  

William S. Burroughs

Featuring Anne Waldman * Penny Arcade * Jan Herman 

Steve Dalachinsky * Aimee Herman 

Hosted by Peter Carlaftes, Co-Director, Three Rooms Press

Friday, February 6, 2015, 6 pm | Cornelia St. Cafe

Three Rooms Press presents a 101 Year celebration of Beat icon and postmodern trailblazer William S. Burroughs on Friday, February 6, at Cornelia Street Cafe.

The event will be highlighted by tribute readings and discussions by Burroughs associates and fans including internationally-acclaimed poet Anne Waldman; performance artist and playwright Penny Arcade; jazz poet and collagist Steve Dalachinsky; publisher, blogger and Burroughs historian Jan Herman; and poet Aimee Herman. 

Also on tap will be an audience group reading of an excerpt from Burroughs’ iconic masterpiece NAKED LUNCH. Three Rooms Press co-director Peter Carlaftes hosts. 

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $12 which includes a free drink! Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreetcafe.com/). Additional details: info@threeroomspress.com.

Information on key performers: 

Anne Waldman is an internationally recognized and acclaimed poet, active member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry community, and writer, editor, teacher, performer, magpie scholar, infra-structure curator, and cultural/political activist. Her poetry is recognized in the lineage of Whitman and Ginsberg, and in the Beat, New York School, and Black Mountain trajectories of the New American Poetry. She is the author of more than 40 books, including the mini-classic Fast Speaking Woman, a collection of essays entitled Vow to Poetry and several selected poems editions including Helping the Dreamer, Kill or Cure and In the Room of Never Grieve

Penny Arcade is a performance artist, actress and playwright, best known for her show Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore!  She has worked with numerous underground film and theater artists including John Vaccaro’s Playhouse of the Ridiculous, Jack Smith, Charles Ludlam, Quentin Crisp and Andy Warhol. She is a co-founder of the Lower East Side Biography Project, an oral history of New York’s Bohemian culture from the 50s to the present. 

Jan Herman is a blogger, historian, publisher, and author of numerous books including of A Talent for Trouble: The Life of Hollywood's Most Acclaimed Director, a biography of William Wyler; and Nelson Algren: Ticket to New Jersey. His blog, www.artsjournal.com covers arts, media and culture. He often writes articles discussing William Burroughs and Beat history. 

Steve Dalachinsky is a New York downtown poet and author of the PEN Award-winning book The Final Nite & Other Poems (2006). Dalachinsky's main influences are the Beats, Blake, The Odyssey, obsession, socio-political angst, human disappointment, music (especially Jazz), and visual art with leanings toward abstraction. His work, for the most part is spontaneous and leans towards transforming the image rather than merely describing it, in what he now refers to as transformative description/descriptive transformation. 

Aimee Herman is a poet and performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY looking to disembowel the architecture of gender and what it means to queer the body. Her work has been published in The Outrider Review, nin journal, Wild Gender, and more. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA). 

About the Monthly: 
THE MONTHLY at Cornelia Street Cafe, hosted by Three Rooms Press, brings together writers, artists, philosophers and scientists to discuss a monthly theme. Past events have featured Code Poetry, Conspiracy Theories (on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination), and illegal Leaves of Grass, an exploration of grass-related ideas from Walt Whitman to the War on Drugs. 

About Three Rooms Press: 
 Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher powered by dada, punk and passion. Since its inception, it has served as a leading independent publisher of creative content, including poetry translations, drama and art sourced from the burgeoning international spoken word, music and underground art scenes.Its publishing line to include cutting edge work in fiction, creative historical nonfiction, memoir, photography, poetry, and art. http://threeroomspress.com

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Friday 1/2/15: Start the New Year with a Bang at the 8th Annual Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading!

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Celebrate the start of the new year with the 8th annual Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading, Jan. 2, 2015, 6pm at Cornelia St. Cafe. Charles Bukowski was truly one of the few and far between: a champion of the outsider, the lost and lonely, the outcasts from society. His work resonates like none other, revealing the core of what it is to be human—sans electronics—counting on nothing, but ready to win, be it with horses, women or writing. 

The event, held on the first Friday of the new year since 2008, will feature performances of Bukowski poems and tales by a unique cast of hardcore fans including controversial writer Kim Addonizio (author of Bukowski in a Sundress), playwrights Richard Vetere and Michael Puzzo, poets Thomas Fucaloro, George Wallace and Puma Perl, plus Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. 

 Readers will explore Bukowski’s works with respect to its place in contemporary culture. What would Buk think of police brutality? ebola? global warming? online privacy? So much seems to have changed since his time, but has it really? 

 Everyone in attendance will have a chance to win a prize: Buk books, CDs, DVDs and other prizes. Plus bring your own favorite Bukowski poem to read — we’ll have a limited open mic for you to share your top choice. 

Doors open at 5:45 (for best seating—arrive early!). Admission is $12 which includes (naturally) a free drink! Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com/). Info and reservations: info@threeroomspress.com. 

 Information on key performers: 

Kim Addonizio has been called “one of our nation’s most provocative and edgy poets.” Her latest books are Lucifer at the Starlite, a finalist for the Poets Prize and the Northern CA Book Award; and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, both from W.W. Norton.  Her novel-in-verse, Jimmy & Rita, was recently reissued by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Kalima Press  published her Selected Poems in Arabic. Addonizio’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and the essay. Her collection Tell Me was a National Book Award Finalist. Other books include two novels from Simon & Schuster, Little Beauties and My Dreams Out in the Street. Her new story collection, The Palace of Illusions, materialized courtesy of Counterpoint/Soft Skull in September 2014. Addonizio offers private poetry workshops in Oakland, NYC, and online, and often incorporates her love of blues harmonica into her readings.  www.kimaddonizio.com

Richard Vetere is an American playwright and screenwriter whose work has received international critical acclaim. His is the author of the play Last Day, and a novel, Baroque, about Caravaggio and the people he painted in Rome. His authored a recent poetry collection, The Other Colors in a Snow Storm. Movies include The Third Miracle (produced by Francis Ford Coppola), How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, and the cult classic, Vigilante. His most recent work includes his highly-praised new novel, THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE (2014, Three Rooms Press) and the forthcoming novel CHAMPAGNE AND COCAINE, due out in Fall 2015. 

Michael Puzzo is a writer and actor living in NYC. He has been a LAByrinth Theater Company member since 1997. His critically-acclaimed plays include Spirits of Exit Eleven, The Dirty Talk (nominated for an Innovative Theater Award for best script), Lyric Is Waiting (Irish Repertory Theater), The Horse Shoe King of Jersey City (Aspen Comedy Festival), She Talks To Rainbows (LAByrinth’s Barn Series Reading Festival @ The Public) and #309 (Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, India). He loves Bukowski! 

Puma Perl is a poet, performance artist and curator, founder of DDAY Productions and author of several poetry collections including the recent Retrograde (2014, Great Weather for Media) Ruby True, Knunckle Tattoos and Belinda and Her Friends. She notes, "with Bukowski, you can open any book randomly and find a poem to read." 

Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two full-length poetry collections, including It Starts From the Belly and Blooms and Inheriting Craziness (both Three Rooms Press). He is a founding editor for Great Weather for Media and editor for staten island's new literary magazine NYSAI. He teaches poetry workshops at the NEON Bronx Probation Center, Writopia Lab, The Acorn Youth Treatment Center and the Staten Island LGBTQ Community Center. He just received his MFA in creative writing from the New School. He has a new chapbook coming out soon through Tired Hearts Press called Mistakes Disguised as Stars.

George Wallace is Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace (2011-present), first poet laureate of Suffolk County NY, author of 28 chapbooks of poetry, and the full-length poetry collections, Poppin’ Johnny and EOS: Abductor of Men (bilingual; Greek and English) (both Three Rooms Press). An adjunct professor of English at Pace University in Manhattan, he is editor of Poetrybay, Poetryvlog, Walt‘s Corner, and co-editor of Great Weather For Media and Long Island Quarterly. 

Peter Carlaftes is a New York-based screenwriter, playwright, actor, poet, and editor. He is the author of 12 plays, including a noir treatment of Knut Hamsun’s Hunger, and the celebrity rehab center spoof, Spin-Dry. He has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including his comic solo performance piece, Lenny Bruce: Dead & Well, as well as Barefoot in the Park and Stephen Adly Guirgis' Den of Thieves. As an author, Carlaftes has penned three books: A Year on Facebook (humor), Drunkyard Dog and I Fold With The Hand I Was Dealt (poetry) and the play collections and the forthcoming Teatrophy (3 More Plays). He is a co-director of Three Rooms Press. 

Kat Georges is a New York-based poet, playwright, performer and designer. In New York since 2003, she has curated poetry readings, performed widely, and written and directed numerous Off-Broadway plays (including Jack Kerouac: Catholic by Larry Myers, and The Old In-and-Out, by Madeline Artenberg and Karen Hildebrand, as well as her own work SCUM: The Valerie Solanas Story, and Art Was Here, a play inspired by Dada predecessor Arthur Cravan). Books include Slow Dance at 120 Beats a Minute, Punk Rock Journal and Our Lady of the Hunger. She is co-director of Three Rooms Press.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12/05/14 2nd Annual Prose! Poetry! Party! at Cornelia St. Cafe

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Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe

Prose! Poetry! Party! 2!

Featuring Stories and Poems by
Meagan Brothers, Thomas Fucaloro, Jane LeCroy
Robert Gibbons, Karen Hildebrand, Ron Kolm
John S. Paul, Janet Hamill, Richard Vetere
David Lawton, Puma Perl, Peter Carlaftes, Kat Georges

Friday, December 5, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
Admission: $8 (includes a drink) 
Additional information, e-mail: info@threeroomspress.com

Three Rooms Press presents the Second Annual Prose! Poetry! Party! featuring award-winning authors (and kick-ass performers!) including novelist/poet Meagan Brothers, Pushcart-nominated poet Thomas Fucaloro, singer/poet Jane LeCroy, poet/activist Robert Gibbons, poet/playwright Karen Hildebrand, publisher/poet Ron Kolm, painter/poet John S. Paul, writer/poet Janet Hamill, playwright/novelist Richard Vetere, poet/actor David Lawton, poet/performance artist Puma Perl and Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. The event is sure to be fun and warm and thrilling and hilarious—sometimes all at the same time! And it is only $8 to get in — which includes a FREE DRINK! Holey-moley!! Be there and enjoy!

ABOUT THREE ROOMS PRESS
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW/Perseus.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

09/05/14 TRP Presents: Labor Par-tay: A Look at All Things Labor: The Party, The Job, The Birth of a New Creation


Keep the spirit of Labor Day going (and maybe make summer last just a little bit longer!) as Three Rooms Press present Labor Par-tay, the latest edition of The Monthly, with performances by and about all things labor: The Party, The Job, The Birth of a New Creation.

Our featured lineup includes Randy Credico, 2014 New York State Gubernatorial candidate and political activist; Jonathan Tasini, publisher of Working Life blog and author of The Audacity of Greed, John McDonagh, comedic political activist and WBAI radio host and producer; Lydia Cortes, poet and author of Lust for Lust and Whose Place; and Quincy R. Lehr, Historian, poet, and critic, and author of Heimat Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will co-host the event. 

LABOR PAR-TAY!

Friday, September 5, 6 pm 
Doors open 5:45 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker)
212-989-9319. 

Admission $8 (includes a free drink)

LABOR PAR-TAY is the latest installment of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and rebels on a different topic each month. THREE ROOMS PRESS is a New York-based, fiercely independent publisher inspired by Dada, Punk and Passion. CORNELIA STREET CAFE is a Greenwich Village institution offering live jazz and literary events 7 nights a week, plus delicious food and superb drinks.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

RANDY CREDICO is an American political candidate, comedian, activist and the former Director of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice. He is the subject of the award-winning documentary 60 Spins Around the Sun, and is currently a candidate for governor of New York State. 

JONATHAN TASINI publishes the blog Working Life, one of the original blogs devoted solely to work and the economy. He has served as president of the National Writers Union for 13 years. His is the author of The Audacity of Greed: Free Markets, Corporate Thieves, and the Looting of America, and It’s Not Raining, We’re Being Peed On: The Scam of the Deficit Crisis.

JOHN McDONAGH is a comedic political activist and radio host and producer. He hosts the weekly WBAI show Radio Free Eireann, a program which covers the Irish freedom struggle from an Irish Republican point of view. From the front seat of his yellow cab, he has been driving New York City crazy for 30 years.

LYDIA CORTES is a Williamsburg born rican and author of two poetry collections, LUST FOR LUST and WHOSE PLACE. Her next collection will be called either Park Avenue, Brooklyn or Rice and Beans Sandwich.

QUINCY R. LEHR is a historian specializing in late nineteenth-to-early-twentieth-century social and political history, as well as a poet and critic. He has published widely in both prose and verse, and his most recent book, Heimat, is a long poem fusing his historical and literary concerns. He lives in Brooklyn and is the associate editor of The Raintown Review.  



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dog Daze Reading 08-01-14 at Cornelia Street Cafe
Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe

Dog Daze

Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer 
with Poems & Stories By and About NYC’s Favorite Pets

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 6 PM

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th & Bleecker) | 212-989-9319

Featured performers:
PAM BELLUCK New York Times health and science reporter and author (Island Practice)
TOM RAGÚ Comedian, host of "The Tom Ragú Sit-Down Comedy Show” and "Tom Ragú and Friends”
T.C. GARDSTEIN Poet, editor, astrologer, performer; author of Circuit
TIA LEWIS Short story author and Cornell University student

Plus hosts PETER CARLAFTES and KAT GEORGES

Hot enough for ya? Duh! The Dog Days of Summer are here. Cool off as Three Rooms Press celebrate the Dog Daze, a literary salon with stories and poems by and about NYC’s favorite pets (don’t worry — we’ll cover cats too!). Friday, August 1, 6 pm at Cornelia Street Cafe. Our featured lineup includes New York Times health and science writer PAM BELLUCK (Island Practice); professor, writer, pundit and political satirist TOM RAGÚ (comedian, host of “The Tom Ragú Sit-Down Comedy Show” and “Tom Ragú and Friends”); poet, editor, astrologer T.C. GARDSTEIN (Circuit) plus the debut performance of short story writer & Cornell University Student TIA LEWIS. Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat (not Cat!) Georges will co-host the event.

DOG DAZE READING

Friday, August 1, 6 pm 
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th and Bleecker) 212-989-9319

Admission $8 (includes a free drink) Details: info@threeroomspress.com

DOG DAZE is the latest installment of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and budding rebels on a different topic each month. THREE ROOMS PRESS is a New York-based, fiercely independent publisher inspired by Dada, Punk and Passion. CORNELIA STREET CAFE is a Greenwich Village institution offering live jazz and literary events 7 nights a week, plus delicious food and superb drinks.