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.
HOW TO SING A SONG: The Art of Lyric and Dramatic Interpretation
by Mme. Yvette Guilbert (1918)
Monday September 24, 2018, 8 pm at The Tank, 312 West 36th Street, NYC
Nick Balaban (Blues Clues / Musician around town)
Emily Flake (The New Yorker / Mama Tried)
Ammon Gompson (Blue Man Group / The Complex)
Debra Castellano (CitizenDeb.com / Waste Management: The Show)
Artemisia & Renee Guerrero (The Poetry Brothel / Romanze: Songs of Tosti)
Greg Kotis (Urinetown / Yeast Nation )
Shelton Pritchard Lindsay (Pink Wallet Productions)
Anthony Wills, Jr. (Artistic Pride Productions)
Hosted by Queen of the Apes, Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / East Village Inky)
FROM THE BOOK:
Make the public conceive that you too are a poor human being…full of hope, full of deception…a poor human being dreaming of kindness, of beauty, of love. Show your public all the precious smiles you have, hidden behind your tears, and let the public guess how you must have suffered to be able to translate its own suffering! Hide from the public the effort you make to smile so that they should smile…Speak to their hearts, speak to their souls!
$15. Beer and wine available in the lobby
Read the full text here.
Listen to Yvette’s recording of La Pierreuse, below.
Relive the glory of Necromancers Past here.
Buy your tickets here and don’t forget to mark your calendars in advance: