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.

This month My Country by Queen Marie of Romania

Monday, April 23, 2018, 6:30 pm, in The New York Society Library’s Members Room – rarely seen by members of the peasantry such as ourselves… 53 E. 79th st, between Madison and Park

Once I was a stranger to this people; Now I am one of them, and, because I came from so far, better was I able to see them with their good qualities, and with their defects…


Rob Ackerman (Tabletop / Volleygirls)

Nick Balaban (Blues Clues / Musician around town)

Karen Christopher (Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects)

Leah Coloff (This Tree)

Susan Hwang (The Bushwick Book Club / Lusterlit)

Greg Kotis (Urinetown / Yeast Nation )

Charlie Nieland (Lusterlit)

Ben Watts (The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald)

Paul David Young (Faust 3 / In the Summer Pavilion)

Hosted by Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / The East Village Inky)


$20 – includes wine and light refreshments. To register, contact the Events Office at or 212.288.6900 x230. That’s how they do things, okay?

Read an interview between the New York Society Library’s Head Librarian and the Queen of the Apes about the Necromancer process!

Extra credit: read My Country for free online before the show!

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