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spacer.gif   ARCHIVE: DAVID KODESKI TO APPEAR FOR FREE NEO-FUTURIST PARTY
Posted by : cj on Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 07:32 PM
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Poetry Gossip: Click On Headlines .
Admission will be free to the public for the long awaited book release party for 200 More NeoFuturists Plays (Hope & Nonthings Publishing) from the Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind gang. This book is the third collection of scripts from this long running, ever-changing, weekly cult theatre phenomenon, that presents 30 plays in 60 minutes and usually charges spectators by the roll of the dice.

The Neo-Futurists would like to invite all of their friends from the Chicago Poetry Scene to come celebrate on Wednesday, February 16th, 7 PM, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. Admission will be free.

The event will also include free food and drink, free readings and performances of plays from the book, including performances by David Kodeski, Anita Loomis, Dave Awl, Andy Bayiates, Rachel Claff, Genevra Gallo, Scott Hermes, Connor Kalista, Noelle Krimm and Diana Slickman, who will also do signings.

This new book will be available for sale at the event.

The 400 page 200 More Neo-Futurist Plays, like the show from which its contents are harvested, presents plays in a wide range of styles covering such diverse topics as international peace-keeping missions, seasonal depression, the hazards of oral contraception, and a tribute to Senator Bob Dole. The book represents years of the diversity of Too Much Light by 27 of the show’s Chicago and New York-based ensemble members. The book also includes sheet music for five musical plays, a preface by editor Dave Awl, a history of the Neo-Futurists, and much more.

Known for their long-running, ever-changing hit show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, The Neo-Futurists have a faithful following in Chicago, and fans throughout the world. The show is in constant flux, with at least 2 to 12 new plays written by the ensemble each week. Since the show’s inception in 1988, the Neo-Futurists have generated nearly 5,000 short plays. In addition to its record-breaking run in Chicago, the show is performed in New York City and has toured to Seattle, San Francisco, Rochester, Atlanta, Madison, and Edinburgh, Scotland, among others.

Hope & Nonthings Publishing is a small independent publishing company concerned with bringing the works of punk-rock authors and Chicago playwrights into print.

Note: David Kodeski, Anita Loomis and Dave Awl will be among the artists performing for the release party for the new Neo-Futurist book. Click on the headline for details.

 
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