L.E.S.

THE 19TH ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS


Photos by Peter Welch Photography


Date

Johnson Theater

Cabaret Theater

Community Space Theater

Outside on
East 10th Street

Fri, May 23

Performances
6pm – 1am

Performances
7pm – 12am

Sat, May 24

Youth Program
2pm – 5pm

Performances
6pm – 1am

Film Program
12pm – 12am

Cultural Festival, Performances, Food, Vendors and More
12pm – 5pm

Sun, May 25

Performances 6pm – 12am

Performances
7pm – 12am

Poetry Readings
4pm – 7:30pm

FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!

More Fabulous than ever and Still Free After All These Years!

A Multi-Cultural Cavalcade. A free-for-all of Theater, Music, Dance, Comedy, Film and Art that remains FREE for all. Yes, LES, turns nineteen, not yet old enough to legally drink, but old enough to legally think; and we think if you have a mind for art and culture and bang up entertainment; and you find yourself in NYC over the Memorial Day Weekend, then there is no better place to be than with us at Theater for the New City for the FREE Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, LES, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd, 24th and 25th.

LES is a tribute to all the artists who lived and created on the Lower East Side and in the East Village in the past, a showcase for its current stars, and a glimpse at its up and coming talent of the future.

The Lower East Side and the more recently and perhaps more sexily titled The East Village; has always teemed with talent. Like, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Yip Harburg, James Cagney, George Raft, to name a few, all emerged from its tenements. Charlie Parker, Garcia Lorca, Mark Twain, Eugene O’Neill all spent time working here and were inspired by its streets and its myriad of different peoples.

As avant-guardians of this proud history, we are compelled to gather annually to sing hosannas to our past, while kicking up our heels in the now and foreshadowing our artistic future.

Some of the greats who have graced our stage at LES over the last 18 years include, Kurt Vonnegut, David Amram, Quentin Crisp, Arthur Miller, Moises Kaufman, Charles Busch, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Judith Malina, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Grodin, Joe Franklin, Dan Lauria and Phoebe Legere. Groups and Companies who have participated include the New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, the Living Theater, and the list goes on and on…

FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!

More Fabulous than ever and Still Free After All These Years!

LES – MAY 23, 24 and 25, 2014
FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, MAY 23rd

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
JOHNSON THEATER
FRIDAY, MAY 23rd

Performances 6pm - 1am

SATURDAY, MAY 24th

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
OUTDOOR STREET FESTIVAL
Outside on East 10th Street
SATURDAY, MAY 24th

Performances 12pm - 5pm

SUNDAY, MAY 25th

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
JOHNSON THEATER
SUNDAY, MAY 25th

Performances 6pm - 12am

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
CABARET THEATER
SUNDAY, MAY 25th

Performances 7pm - 12am

POETRY JAM WITH PROSE ON THE SIDE
in the COMMUNITY SPACE THEATER
Sunday, 4pm - 7:30pm

LISSA MOIRA, Host & Curator

Featured Guest: RON "ZANO" VAZZANO (Author of 'Shots from a Passing Car')

Dorothy Friedman August, Stan Baker, Mahogany Browne, Robert Colpitts, Peter Dolack, Dixie Lee Estes, Evan, Robert Hieger, Jane LeCroy, Frank Lucia, Francesse Maingrette, David "Zen" Mansley, David Mills, Lois Kagan Mingus, Lissa Moira, Ronnie Norpel, Valery Oisteanu, Rochelle Pashkin, Howard Pflanzer, David Pilot, Pitts, Tom Savage, Bina Sharif, Jacob Merrik Storms, Ellen Steier, Francine Susan Schwartz, Mary Tierney, Cynthia Toronto, Richard West, Ernest K. Woodley, Jeffery Cyphers Wright

There will be an Open Mic as time permits.

VISUAL ARTISTS
in the LOBBY
All Weekend Long!

Carolyn Ratcliffe, curator

Opening Reception, Wednesday, May 21st, 5:30-8:00pm

Michael Berardi, Elliot Berke, Meg Boe Birns, Mario Bustamante, Marcus Chae, Kathy Creutzburg, Ken Ecker, Silvio Delacruz-Molina, Marianne Edwards, Haim Elisha, Klay James Enos, Luke Felisbret, Ralph Feldman, Lawrence Holzworth, Kathy Jennings, Keiko Kato, Phoebe Legere, Fran McGee, Rose McShane, Francesse Maingrette, Horacio Molina, Adriano Moraes, Lissa Moira, Jerry Pagane, Rochelle Pashkin, Robert W. Petrick, Juan Carlos Pinto, Maria Pizzaro, Jennifer Primosch, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Janet Restino, Mike Rimbaud, Susan Roecker, Bonnie Rosenstock, Alexander Rubchenko, LoLa Saenz, Sanam, Alexis Savino, Mickey Smith, Serge Strosberg, TwistedbootsNY, Jeff Wright, Peter Welch, Sally Young, Laura Zelasnic

This Program is made possible in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council (many Thanks to Council Member Rosie Mendez), Art Loisaida Foundation and Materials for the Arts

Many thanks to:
Onno de Jong of Circular Creation, Card design
Armando at East Village Florists, 247 East 10th Street

The Art show will remain up through June.













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