Remember This Time… ↬ 20 July - 22 September 2017

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Wikipedia — Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war.

Haring’s work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century.

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THE NYC LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER’S DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & CULTURE
HAS PARTNERED WITH THE VANDERBILT REPUBLIC TO PRESENT
PHOTOGRAPHIC MONUMENT IN CAMERA OBSCURA

 
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This site-responsive installation speaks to the experience of innumerable individuals who walk along New York City streets & into this building, seeking solace and community among like-minded people. 

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Keith Haring was one of those people, and his legacy addresses the crucial necessity of safe spaces for sexual expression and self-identification.

Once Upon A Time was originally commissioned for “The Center Show”, a building-wide celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It was completed months before Haring’s death at 31 years of age.

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This installation is intended to highlight his masterful artistry, folding the outside world into this muralized bathroom to create a new sense of movement and depth.

Conjoining key historical moments with every object that bypasses the camera obscura’s field of view on 13th Street, it blends the seam between our cultural legacy and contemporary times. 

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INSTALLATION OPENING

THURSDAY 20 JULY 12-3p

THEATRICAL OBCURA PERFORMANCE CYCLES

SATURDAY 22 JULY 12-5p

FEATURING CYCLICAL MONOLOGUES IN OBSCURA BY

SERGIO MAURITZ ANG, JAYSON P. SMITH & MORGAN SULLIVAN, WITH DIRECTION BY JENN HALTMAN

Sergio Mauritz Ang is thrilled to collaborate with old friends and celebrate Pride with this project. He is an actor, preschool teacher, and lecturer of Public Speaking at Hostos Community College, CUNY. Select NYC/regional credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (Kitchen Theatre Company), Three Sisters (Alchemical Theatre Laboratory), Mañanas de Abril y Mayo (Connecticut Free Shakespeare), Summertime (Between Two Boroughs Productions). For my mom, Marjorie. And my love, Mark. Thanks Jenn and George! BFA Acting, Brooklyn College — sergiomauritzang.com

 

Jayson P. Smith is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Their poems & interviews appear / are forthcoming in journals such as Gulf Coast, Nepantla, Vinyl, fields magazine, & The Offing. Jayson has received previous support from The Poetry Project, The Conversation Literary Festival, Callaloo, & Millay Colony for the Arts. Originally from the Bronx, Jayson lives & works in Brooklyn as founder of NOMAD, a Crown-Heights based performance series — jaysonpsmith.com

 

Morgan Sullivan is a New York City-based actor who recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College as a Theatre Performance major. He is a transgender advocate, and many of the projects he works on address issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community — morgan-sullivan.com

 
Jenn Haltman’s     directing credits include the recurring Cast and Loose Live! at Joe’s Pub, and both The Understudy (Secret Theatre) and Summertime (Gowanus Loft) with her company Between Two Boroughs. The company is currently developing Charise Greene’s play Cannibal Galaxy: A Love Story, which will be produced in the spring of 2018. She is also a freelance theatre, film, and new media casting director whose recent credits include the the independent films Then There Was (dir. Louis Mandylor), Boy Meets Girl (dir. Eric Schaeffer), Muckland (dir. Charlie Pollinger), and worked with the theatre companies LabRats and Axial. Prior to this she was the Casting Associate at New York Theatre Workshop (shows include Peter and the Starcatcher, Little Foxes, Aftermath, The Seven) and has also worked with Page 73 Productions, Pig Iron Theatre Company and Soho Rep. She is a proud graduate of Muhlenberg College.     betweentwoboroughs.com

Jenn Haltman’s directing credits include the recurring Cast and Loose Live! at Joe’s Pub, and both The Understudy (Secret Theatre) and Summertime (Gowanus Loft) with her company Between Two Boroughs. The company is currently developing Charise Greene’s play Cannibal Galaxy: A Love Story, which will be produced in the spring of 2018. She is also a freelance theatre, film, and new media casting director whose recent credits include the the independent films Then There Was (dir. Louis Mandylor), Boy Meets Girl (dir. Eric Schaeffer), Muckland (dir. Charlie Pollinger), and worked with the theatre companies LabRats and Axial. Prior to this she was the Casting Associate at New York Theatre Workshop (shows include Peter and the Starcatcher, Little Foxes, Aftermath, The Seven) and has also worked with Page 73 Productions, Pig Iron Theatre Company and Soho Rep. She is a proud graduate of Muhlenberg College. betweentwoboroughs.com

 

Free and open to the public every day from 20 July-22 September 2017 at The LGBT Community Center;
opening performances in obscura happen Saturday 22 July in continuous cycle from 12-5p ]

George Del Barrio