Showing posts with label the paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the paper. Show all posts

Friday, July 20, 2012

Paper Party at the Nach Bar

I am so proud of the work I have done with The Louisville Paper, the monthly indie newspaper that sprang up last summer, in part, to fill the void created in arts and neighborhood reporting when our local daily gave a slew of reporters the boot. Matt Dobson & Stephanie Brothers have worked tirelessly to create a stylish, well-written, and increasingly indispensable addition to the Louisville media landscape. This August, the Paper turns one, and that calls for a party! (And apparently a really awesome .gif!!)

From the invite:
Join Creative Director Matt Dobson and Editor Stephanie Brothers, along with
The Paper contributors and supporters, on Saturday, August 4 at Nachbar (969 Charles St. 40204) for The Paper's First Birthday Party! The party kicks off at 5 p.m., and is FREE and open to the public.

  • Grind, Louisville's premier gourmet burger food truck, will be on site during the event.
  • Desserts will be provided by Jamie's 14k Cupcakes.
  • Local bands Tropical Trash and Discount Guns will provide the evening's musical entertainment.
  • Guests will walk away with grab bags as well as have the chance to win one of several prizes from our wonderful sponsors. Prizes from: Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Root Cellar, City Scoot, Derby City Chop Shop, Foxhollow Farm, The Grind Truck, and Heine Bros. Coffee!

Seriously, how many birthday parties are this awesome? You get the gifts and don't even have to send a thank-you card to Aunt Linda for that ugly sweater.

I love these people and this publication. Good people doing good work. And I'm honored to be frequently featured alongside some of Louisville's best writers. (And sure, it doesn't hurt that I met The Guy on my first assignment from the Paper.) You can check out almost all of my Paper articles here.

Hope you can join us!

Friday, May 18, 2012

[502]: Season 2 Announced!

Last year, Theatre [502] had its debut season-- and what a season it was! I'm still kicking myself for missing their first play, but HUNTER GATHERERS and BROADSWORD were brilliant. When I opened up an emailed press release from Theatre [502] just a minute ago and read that their season starts JUNE 1-- SO SOON!!-- I did a little happy dance in my chair.

Last season I had the privilege of interviewing two of [502]'s Co-Artistic Directors and Founders for two separate articles for The Paper-- Mike Brooks and Amy Attaway.  (Watch out, Gil Reyes, I'm coming for you soon!) Read the article on Mike for more about Theatre [502]'s inception.

Without further ado... here are the synopses for the three plays that are [502]: Season 2...

[502]: Season 2 will open June 1, 2012, with FUTURA by Jordan Harrison, directed by Attaway. A dangerous lecture on typography turns deadly in a not-so-distant future where the page has been absorbed by the Cloud and the author has lost all authority. Words quickly become action in this dystopian thriller from the author of Humana Festival premieres Kid Simple and Maple and Vine. The play will run June 1-9 in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

In August, the company will present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Theatre [502] Co-Artistic Director Gil D. Reyes. Romeo and Juliet have nothing on the often funny, possibly tragic, and always gripping tale of Kayleen and Doug. They’ve suffered life’s slings and arrows, its heartbreaks, its electrocutions and its blunt force traumas. Now, about to hit 40, and no more certain than ever of their place in the world, they spin the yarn of two lives that began in a schoolyard, criss-crossed through the decades, and hurt like hell the whole time. Performances will run August 3-11 in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

The final full-length production of the season will be THE ALIENS by Annie Baker, directed by Theatre [502] Co-Artistic Director Mike Brooks. Three geniuses on the outside looking out pass a shaky summer in a staff-only area, where their worlds change slowly under an exploding sky. Are they The Aliens? The New Humans? Or are they just like you? Bukowski meets Beckett in this unforgettable suckerpunch comedy that whispers to scream. Performances will run October 5-13 in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Visit for more information. Do not miss these plays... 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Paper: What's a Dramaturg? (#hf36)

photo by Brett Marshall/ Kertis Creative
Shameless cross-promotion...

But I am so proud of all the great writing that's coming out of The Louisville Paper. And I am really honored to continue to a part of this fantastic publication.

My article this month is called "What's a Dramaturg?" and it's one of my favorites. And that's because I got to interview four of the smartest and most creative women in town. Yeah, sure, fine... I don't know that for a fact, but I have my suspicions.  And, one of the Humana Festival playwrights, Michael Golamco, read the article and pronounced those women (and later me) "badasses"... so don't just take my word for it.

Now that it's Humana Festival ("most wonderful time of the year"), bone up on your theatre knowledge and learn a little bit more about what goes on behind the scenes.

Friday, December 23, 2011

THIS... is Louisville: 1st Issue Release Party

Lately I've been cheerleading for the local Kickstarter project Menu and Hours, but Louisville has a pretty solid history backing worthy projects on Kickstarter, including Morels Food Truck and the soon-to-be-released THIS... is Louisville magazine, both of which received funds that surpassed their Kickstarter goals.

From the THIS... is Louisville facebook page:

We believe everyone has a story to tell. Louisville is a photo documentary based magazine telling the stories of real people in Louisville. 

Almost all the crew for this magazine went to WKU, we all have (or are working towards) degrees in photojournalism, so shooting documentary style is our "thing." We love it, it's our passion. The idea is to try to cover Louisville as vastly as possible.

Stories that we have started working on include refugees, people facing the job crisis, the LGBT community, people challenging the role of gender, candid street fashion, an older lady that has somehow found the fountain of youth, and these are just a few.

We are going to try to tell their stories as honestly as possible. There are so many important people that are just "everyday people" living in our community and their stories NEED to be told.

The inaugural issue of THIS... is Louisville has just hit the hands of the creators, and I have it on good authority via Twitter (@THISisLouville) that it is gorgeous. I've also heard from Maggie Huber that the magazine has been funded at least through issue two.

Watch their truly beautiful Kickstarter video and then stop by to pick up a copy and congratulate them on December 29 from 730p-? at Seidenfaden's. There, you'll be able to pick up the magazine for FREE, buy signed prints, and otherwise support this really exciting new publication. The Magnolia Photo Booth folks will also be there.

Between The Paper and THIS... is Louisville, exciting things have happened in print media in this city in 2011. Wishing both publications continued success in 2012.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hunter Gatherers @ The Victor Jory Theatre

I've been so busy lately with Meatspace Workplace things, that I've fallen behind on my blogging. Most notably, I've failed to mention that the October issue of The Louisville Paper is now on newsstands (well, mostly coffee shops and bookstores) and online. That includes my article on the absolutely delightful Mike Brooks of Theatre [502]. Page three, kiddos!  Mama's moving up in the world!

Once you read the article, you're going to want to go see Brook's directorial debut with Theatre [502], HUNTER GATHERERS by Peter Sinn Nachtieb, author of last year's Humana Fest's BOB. The show launches at the Victory Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre and runs October 14, 15, 17, 21, and 22.

From the Press Release:

Four friends come together to celebrate their shared wedding anniversary with dinner, wine and a hilarious and perhaps shocking journey into the human heart — nasty, brutish thing that it is.

Familiar concerns unveil themselves throughout the civilized event...until Richard decides to take the slow food movement to a new and brutal level, and Wendy reveals the lengths to which she’ll go to create offspring. The four are left to navigate the evening with whatever skills and strengths evolution has allowed them.

Hunter Gatherers features Sarah East, Joseph Hatfield, Eli Keel, and Leah Roberts.

HUNTER GATHERERS tickets are $15. Check out their website for details.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Launch Party for September The Paper

The September issue of the new Louisville indy paper, The Paper, comes out tomorrow, and the folks behind this 'good news' publication are having a launch party at Please and Thank You on Market St. during Friday's Trolley Hop.  Swing by and pick up a copy and visit with folks from The Paper and their contributors.

It's been a long time since I wrote something for print, but this issue of The Paper features my article about Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble and their upcoming production of 5 THINGS.  I haven't seen the final version, but I'm looking forward to it!

I'll post more about 5 THINGS later this week, but mark you calendars: the production starts September 7 at the Bard's Town Theatre.  I haven't been this excited about a theater production in a while.