Writers Block 2018
Writers Block 2018
February 23, 2018
An Annual Festival of Staged Readings and Performances to Benefit the Actors Fund
Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project is pleased to present the annual Writers Block 2018 Festival. Created to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers, and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters associated with the EV/LES, the festival showcases some of the most important playwrights and performers in theater today. New works in progress are presented at this intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event. Writers Block 2018 will occur throughout the year with a series of short plays and one-acts over several days, and blocks of full-length evenings.
The festival is a benefit for the Howl! Emergency Life Project (Howl! HELP), providing emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who have made or continue to make their careers in New York’s East Village and Lower East Side arts communities. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Actors Fund.
“Howl! HELP is an integral part of Howl Arts’ vision to provide a safe haven for artists from our neighborhood,” says Jane Friedman, founder of Howl! Happening. “Writers Block is both a creative outlet and a benefit to insure the health and well-being of our community.” Howl Happening also hosts free, monthly health care and housing workshops presented by the Actors Fund. For information and updated schedule of events: howlarts.org.
Friday, February 23, 2018 / 7 PM / $10
Melba LaRose After the Wall: A Polytheatrical Extravaganza
After the Wall, a multicultural, multidimensional, multidisciplinary, multimedia play about walls around the world and throughout time, takes the stage in a one night only preview at Howl! Happening. With comedy, drama, song, dance, projections, and soundscapes that envelop the audience, this theatrical extravaganza aims to shake us up and start the conversation. Written and directed by avant-garde Off-Off-Broadway legend Melba LaRose, the play is an epic wild ride through history. For Tickets to Melba LaRose
Thursday, March 29, 2018 / 7 PM / $20
La création du monde & Mahagonny Songplay
La création du monde by Darius Milhaud
Downtown Chamber & Opera Players
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Conductor
Mahagonny Songplay (1927)
Notes from Lys Symonette of The Kurt Weill Foundation
Music by Kurt Weill
Text By Bertolt Brecht
Thursday – Sunday, June 14 – 17 / $20
When Lithuania Ruled the World by Kestutis Nakas