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August 25, 2013

Verse, Prose, And Ramblings From The Minds Of Nicholas Gorham, Justin Sayre, And Charlotte Miller

Nicholas Gorham invites his two favorite writers to join him in a public end of summer thoughts and feelings fest that will surely titillate the neuroses of the most steadfast wasp. Join us for a reading of some work, new and old!

 Nicholas Gorham Photo by Wesley Mann
NICHOLAS GORHAM
Nicholas Gorham is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has been performing in New York since the early part of the Century. After crossing the Canadian border, Nicholas had an awakening that theatre could exist without limitations and began to create his own work in the downtown queer performance scene. Credits include The Goddess Ianna in “Justin Bond Re:Galli Blonde (A Sissy Fix)”; Big Art Group’s “Fleshtone” and Nicholas Gorham: “One Drop Passing” at La MaMa, E.T.C., In 2011, Nicholas founded The Spectrum, a queer performance, rehearsal and art space in Brooklyn.

 

13-07-22-Justin Sayre - Chasi Annexy Boy Sonata
JUSTIN SAYRE
Best known as the creator and writer of the hit downtown comedy/variety show The Meeting*(2012 Bistro Award, 2011 MAC Nominee) and its annual benefit “Night of A Thousand Judys” – was described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” In a recent story for Edge New York, Steve Weinstein said “Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I’m not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlum or Charles Busch.” An evening of his short plays, “Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well… Writing” – called one of the “Top 10 Events on the New York Stage” by the New York Daily News – sold out two shows at Ars Nova last April. A second reading of his play, The Click of The Lock, starring Randy Harrison, Christian Coulson and Sean Dugan took place at Labyrinth’s Bank Street Theater this February

 

Charlotte Miller
CHARLOTTE MILLER
Charlotte Miller is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her plays include Raising Jo (Playpenn 2010), Fur (Longstocking Productions), A Moment of Silence for the Living (Longstocking Productions), and Sexy JayJay (serials@the Flea). Her plays have received readings at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Labyrinth Theater company. She has performed with Nicholas Gorham multiple times in and around the city as a back-up dancer, word-sayer, and costume-changer. Charlotte’s newest work “Worst Year Ever” is part of this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. The piece looks at the difficulties of being a Texas preteen in the grunge era.

Start: August 25, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 25, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

Book Sale at the Bureau

The Bureau will leave Strange Loop Gallery on August 31st, and we will announce our next location shortly. With less than two weeks to go we need to lose a bit of weight in order to make our move easier. Several lovely people have donated boxes of books to the Bureau over the past months, and the Bureau is happy to announce that we will host a book sale on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 12 to 7 PM. Prices will start at $1! So come on down and get you some books! We’ll also have some great deals on posters and art magazines!

 

Start: August 25, 2013 12:00 PM
End: August 25, 2013 7:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

August 24, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: Tony Phillips Introduces Ben-Hur

For the eighth and final installment of Queer Film Summer Camp Tony Phillips will introduce William Wyler’s Ben-Hur (1959)

IMDB page for Ben-Hur

Tony Phillips is a freelance journalist who lives between Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale. After completing a prestigious Goldring Fellowship at Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2009, he returned to the city to publish his controversial “Jersey Shore” feature on the cover of The Village Voice. He recently wrote several features for OutMagazine including a profile of French art house crossover Francois Sagat shot by photographer Terry Richardson and currently writes for Random House’s Word & Film focusing on films that have been adapted from novels. Tony is currently finishing his second book and working on a feature about the launch of Barbie’s 10,000 square-foot Dreamhouse for a new national publication. He is pictured here in Barbie’s stately Dream Kitchen at The Dreamhouse Experience in Fort Lauderdale.

Queer Film Summer Camp, a series devoted to queer films or films viewed queerly, is proudly presented by the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and Peter M. Hargrove, President of Hargrove Entertainment, Inc. Queer Film Summer Camp will take place at the Bureau on eight consecutive Saturday evenings in July and August. An exciting array of film critics and historians along with other queer and queer-friendly NYC-based arts professionals will introduce each film with a brief lecture.

Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24

Suggested donation of $10

Drinks will be served at 7 PM

The introductory lectures will begin at 8 PM

 

 

 

Start: August 24, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 24, 2013 11:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

Book Sale at the Bureau

The Bureau will leave Strange Loop Gallery on August 31st, and we will announce our next location shortly. With less than two weeks to go we need to lose a bit of weight in order to make our move easier. Several lovely people have donated boxes of books to the Bureau over the past months, and the Bureau is happy to announce that we will host a book sale on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 12 to 7 PM. Prices will start at $1! So come on down and get you some books! We’ll also have some great deals on posters and art magazines!

 

Start: August 24, 2013 12:00 PM
End: August 24, 2013 7:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

August 23, 2013

Launch Party for Pinups NO17

After a year-long hiatus, Pinups is back with a new issue that disrupts the book’s inherent narrative. As always, the magazine can be unbound and re-assembled to form a large poster from pages of abstract halftone but as a book, this issue is more complex than its predecessors. In contrast to the halftone pages, which are only fragments of the poster, other pages contain parts of numerous images scattered randomly across the pagination. As single pages share bits and pieces of multiple images, the connections can only be imagined until the poster is assembled and the full images revealed on the poster’s flipside. Pinups No17 features performance artist Jake Dibeler clad with performance props.

Pinups17Cover-LowRes

 

 

 

 

Start: August 23, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 23, 2013 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States