Gray Spaces
Jordan Martin, Jaime Allyce Wright, Joe Castle Baker, and Jill Pangallo
January 7, 2017: 8PM
Tickets: $20 –>

An evening of new works and works-in-progress from the Contemporary Performance network revealing radical experiments in performance. From young makers breaking into and out of the performance scene, this evening event brings together vital forces that are shaping the next frontier of performativity. Existing between the black box of experimental theatre and the white rooms of the art museum, gray spaces explore the marginal zones of performance.

Jordan Martin

Jordan Martin

Songs & Poems from Portrait As An Αέρας Δύναμη Ένας

Jordan Martin will be performing from Portrait As An Αέρας Δύναμη Ένας (Air Force One), her forthcoming poetry and coloring book, as well as songs from her equally forthcoming parallel LP released under her musical pseudonym Daphne.

Jordan Martin is a multidisciplinary artist and multi-instrumentalist. Her musical project Daphne often presents as interdisciplinary performance (a combination of poetry, theatre, dance, visuals, and music). She has two forthcoming books of poetry Portrait As An Αέρας Δύναμη Ένας (Air Force One), a poetry and coloring book, and S.O.S. : Some Oscillations Suck!, a book and musical EP of poetic rock criticism with translations in morse code. cargocollective.com/jordanamadimartin

Jaime Allyce Wright

Jaime Allyce Wright

thanks & blessed be for this opportunity to change & grow in new ways

all of my lqqks
are dedicated to Rihanna
& to Superiority Burger
thanks & blessed be
for this opportunity
to change and grow
in new ways.
poems & phrases & words about longing
by another gURL Clawing Toward Bethlehem.

Jaime Wright (b. 1989) is a Brooklyn-based poet & nightmare. Currently breaking out of the performance world, her work has previously been presented at Ars Nova, The New Ohio Theatre, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Panoply Performance Lab, PUSSY FAGGOT, Cloud City, & most notably, Williamsburg‘s late This ’N That. She is the co-founder of art collective, Carroll Simmons with Toronto-based food critic, David Bernstein . With the playwright, Celine Song, she creates moon missives- an astrological newsletter celebrating & meditating on each new & full moon. Like Jesus, she is a Pisces sun Aquarius moon. @goodwitchofbk

Joe Castle Baker

Joe Castle Baker

Treasuring the Self with Joey

A brief description of your piece: Joey is a sweet-hearted entrepreneur with some fantastic ideas. This is a brief presentation of just a few of them. You‘ll laugh, you’ll smile, and you’ll get pathologically rich.

Joe Castle Baker is a Brooklyn based comedian. He is very tall and gay, and has an enlarged heart because of both. He has performed comedy around the country including at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy festival, and most recently at the Vancouver International Improv Festival. He has been featured in the Village Voice’s "This is Stand Up" series and in Time Out NY. He made his Sundance debut in 2016 in a horror film where he played a heterosexual idiot that gets killed.

Jill Pangallo

Jill Pangallo

Mediocre & Loving It (Introductory Session)

Jill Pangallo
"Mediocre & Loving It (Introductory Session)"
Stuck at your day job recapping recaps? Finger hurt from swiping right on Bumble? Continually failing to meet the most minuscule goals? In "Mediocre and Loving It!" Jill shares valuable tips and tricks to save you from your own self-perpetuated misery. Part stand-up, part storytelling, part Ted Talk, M.A.L.I.! is a raw, humorous look at smartphone dating apps, social media hysteria and the ever-increasing cult of self-appointed experts.

Jill Pangallo is a multidisciplinary artist and freelance creative consultant. In addition to performing solo, exhibiting internationally, and curating ensemble events, Jill works with some of New York City’s most talented alternative performers to develop their own solo works. She performs monthly with her stand-up comedy collective, S.U.C.K., and collaborates with Alex P. White as the movement-based duo, SKOTE. SKOTE was recently awarded a Pioneer Works Visual Arts Residency which will commence in February of 2017. Her next project, Jane Johnson for the Home Shopper (in collaboration with performer Shane O’Neill), will premiere at Austin’s OUTsider Festival in February 2017. She lives and works in New York City.

jillpangallo.com