Sunday May 20th-The Reenactors by Juliana Francis Kelly

PRESENCE @ The Geraldine Page Salon Presents

directed by TONY TORN
Sunday, May 20th @ 7PM
435 W 22nd Street
between 9th and 10th ave, New York

An actress gets cast in a play about the sole survivor of a teenage suicide pact, starts sleeping with the show’s affluent playwright/director – and then discovers that her role is based on a true story of a girl the playwright had a romantic encounter with three years before.  Unnerved, the actress sets out to find the play’s “real girl.”

Mark Citron, Natalie Engelbert, Rachael Holmes,
David Kremenitzer and Molly Ward

Juliana Francis Kelly is an OBIE Award winning actor, playwright, and doll maker.  Her first play, GO GO GO, was directed by Anne Bogart at PS 122, reprised at the London International Festival of Theater.  Other plays include BOX; THE BADDEST NATASHAS (both directed by Tony Torn) and ECSTATIC STATES.  She received a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship for the adaptation of SAINT LATRICE; as well as project support from The Jerome Foundation; The NEA; The Greenwall Foundation; NYSCA; LMCC; and chashama. Ms. Kelly’s plays have been translated into German, Greek, and Italian, and published in the USA and Europe.  She has written for several film companies, including Cristine Vachon’s Killer Films.

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Monday, May 14th @ 830PM (note later start time)
435 W 22nd Street
between 9th and 10th ave, New York

Vacationing in the Caribbean, a middle-aged producer of vampire films and his actress wife line up two unsuspecting young people for a late night sex orgy. But when one of them fakes being a vampire to get a part in the producer’s next horror flick, things turn outrageously diabolical. This black comedy, set in a protected community on a racially segregated island, stirs up the desperate dreams of four L.A. movie types who have trouble distinguishing reality from the silver screen, even when their lives depend on it.

Drawing Blood will feature…
Faryl Amadeus, David Kremenitzer, Vicki Shaghoian,
Tony Torn, Chandler Wilder
Charles Borkhuis is a playwright, poet, screenwriter, and essayist. His plays have been performed in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hartford, and Paris. Mouth of Shadows, a book of his plays, includes Sunspots and Hamlet’s Ghosts Perform Hamlet. Two of his radio plays The Sound of Fear Clapping and Foreign Bodies were produced for NPR and are available on http://www.pennsound. He is the recipient of a Drama-logue Award, a Critic’s Choice in the L.A. Times, and the former editor of Theater:Ex, an experimental theater publication. He has studied, traveled and performed with Mabou Mines Theater and was a founding member of their workshop Re.cher.chez. He is the author of two feature film scripts Phase Change and Undercurrent. His play Present Tense was published in Stage This!-vol.3, an anthology of new plays in 2009. His plays have recently been seen at: the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Brick Theater, Poets’ Theater Festivals, and the Bushwick Starr Theatre. His most recent full-length plays are Drawing Blood (2011) and Blue Period (2012). Four
of his one-acts will be produced by the Crest Theater (NYC) in November 2012 under the title Foreign Bodies. His 8 books of poems include: Afterimage,
Savoir-Fear, Alpha Ruins,
Dinner with Franz, Proximity (Stolen Arrows), and Hypnogogic Sonnets. Alpha Ruins (Bucknell University) was selected by Fanny
Howe as a finalist for the William Carlos
Williams Book Award. His poems have been anthologized in 5 anthologies and two of his essays on contemporary
poetics have appeared in Telling it Slant and We Who Love to Be Astonished, two books published by the University of Alabama. His latest book of poems
Disappearing Acts is forthcoming from Chax Press in 2012. For 15 years, he curated
poetry readings for the Segue series, most recently at Bowery Poetry
Club in NYC.

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April 30th at 7pm: Mia Chung’s BODY? IS MY WHERE (an exquisite corpse)

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(an exquisite corpse)

written by MIA CHUNG

MONDAY, APRIL 30th @ 7pm
435 W 22nd Street
between 9th and 10th ave, New York

Miju finds herself multiplied, dislocated, in a wrestling match with her tongue,
and locked in the Perpetual Now.
(Come to this reading to find out what I’m talking about.)

BODY? IS MY WHERE will feature Mike Braun, Catherine Filloux, Rachael Holmes, Jiehae Park, and Stacey Yen

Mia Chung’s (Playwright) play YOU FOR ME FOR YOU will have a world premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Fall 2012 (in association with Ma-Yi Theatre Company and with support from the NEA).  She is a member of New Dramatists, a Playwrights Realm fellow, a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, a RISCA playwriting fellow, a TCG Global Connections grantee, and a member of the inaugural Civilians’ R&D Group.  Her work has been developed by Inkwell, the Magic Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Mu Performing Arts, and the Brandeis Theatre Company.
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This Monday 4/23! Eliza Bent’s TWAIN’S ON MAIN


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Twain’s On Main

directed by Jeremy Bloom

on Monday April 23rd @ 7PM
435 W 22nd Street
between 9th and 10th ave, New York








Photo Credit: Raul Gutierrez

Set in that most ancient relic from the past, a used bookshop, Twain’s on Main is a buoyantly depressing examination
of how the world around us is changing.

Twain’s on Main will feature…
Judith Greentree, Adam Lerman, Ronete Levenson, Steve Mellor, Hyatt Michaels and Jenny Schwartz

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Eliza Bent is a performer and a playwright. Recent plays: Karma Kharms (or yarns by Kharms) (Target Margin Labs at the Bushwick Starr), Toilet Time with Eliza Bent (Little Theatre at Dixon Place), Trumped! (Solo Nova Ones at Eleven), Pen Pals Meet (Iranian Theatre Festival at the Brick), Public Proposals (or smile crying) (Independent Actors Theatre, Missouri), Parallel Borgarfjörður (Dionysia residency, Iceland), The Hotel Colors (reading at the Bushwick Starr), and Asleep at the Wheel (reading at the Invisible Dog). Bent is an associate editor at American Theatre magazine, a regular collaborator with Half Straddle, and is currently completing an MFA at Brooklyn College under the instruction of mad genies Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.

The Geraldine Page Salon
435 W 22nd Street, New York

Presence Spring Reading Series 2012


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April 23 @ 7p TWAIN’S ON MAIN by Eliza Bent

April 30 @7p BODY IS MY ? THIS by Mia Chung

May 7 @ 7p END TIMES by Robert Kerr

May 14 @ 7p DRAWING BLOOD by Charles Borkhuis

May 21st @ 7p THE SECRET CATCHER by Chiara Akit

The Presence Reading Series @ The Geraldine Page Salon is a forum for playwrights, both emerging and established, to hear their work in a simple, relaxed and intimate setting. Our curatorial advisors include Maria Striar of Clubbed Thumb Theater, playwright Jason Grote, playwright Mac Wellman and writer, performer and teacher Carl Hancock Rux.

All readings @The Geraldine Page Salon 435 W 22nd Street in Chelsea.

Admission is $10 at the door, the night of the reading.

Seating is extremely limited. Please email to reserve a place and specify which evening you wish to attend. If there is a seat available, you will receive a confirmation email, or an invitation to join the waiting list.

Clark Middleton-Presence On Film

Clark Middleton (l) and Michael Madsen in Kill Bill (Part 2)

Clark Middleton offers his unique acting workshop PRESENCE ON FILM on Tuesdays and Sundays at The Geraldine Page Salon. He is also available for private coaching.

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Free Film Acting Class Demo by Clark Middleton

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Free Film Acting Class Demonstration with CLARK MIDDLETON

Clark Middleton, who has worked on screen with the likes of Ang Lee, Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, and on stage with Joseph Chaikin, Sam Shepard and Geraldine Page, has become one of New York’s most sought after film acting teachers.

On Sunday, October 30th, Clark will be giving a free demonstration class to launch his new Acting Workshops with Presence On Film @ The Geraldine Page Salon, In Association with Apt929 Productions.

Clark and a selected group of his students will lead you through his point by point process that invites the camera into the soul of the actor’s performance.

Clark will be teaching two classes with Presence On Film: an Ongoing Advanced Class on Sunday Evenings beginning on November 13th, and a series of Six Week Intensives beginning on Tuesday, November 15th.

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All classes @The Geraldine Page Salon 435 W 22nd Street in Chelsea.

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