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Trash found on Second Ave and 2nd.

A day, possibly 2 or more. Not answering anyone and turning off phone and email for awhile to regroup.

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The Club
74A East 4th St. NY, NY 10003
April 18 – 27, 2008
Friday & Saturday 10:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm

Tickets $15
purchase tickets online

 

Inkfish Presents the premere of ‘The Brain’

The piece is conceived and written by Michael Kelly and Alissa Mello, directed by Alissa Mello. It is designed by Michael Kelly. Music, composed and performed by Joemca, will be an audio soundscape using live and recorded found sound, original composition and sampling.

 Here are the Reviews:

http://www.offoffonline.com/listings.php?id=8189

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080402082110jnyc.nb

 

 It has been priviledge and a pleasure to work with these folks again!!!

Its only up two weeks before it is put back to bed again.

Come see it before it goes to sleep!

 

Favorite excerpt from 
Einstein Fuller Manifesto used in the script
 
In the tragic situation which confronts humanity, we feel that scientists should assemble in conference to appraise the perils that have arisen as a result of the development of weapons of mass destruction,
We are speaking not as members of this or that nation, continent, or creed, but as human beings
 
Almost everybody who is politically conscious has strong feelings about one or more of these issues; but we want you, if you can, to set aside such feelings and consider yourselves only as members of a biological species which has had a remarkable history, and whose disappearance none of us can desire.
 
We have to learn to think in a new way. We have to learn to ask ourselves, not what steps can be taken to give military victory to whatever group we prefer,(BUT) what steps can be taken to prevent a military contest of which the issue must be disastrous to all parties?
The general public, and even many men in positions of authority, have not realized what would be involved in a war with nuclear bombs. The general public still thinks in terms of the obliteration of cities

Here, then, is the problem which we present to you, stark and dreadful and inescapable: Shall we put an end to the human race; or shall mankind renounce war? People will not face this alternative because it is so difficult to abolish war. 

 

The abolition of war will demand distasteful limitations of national sovereignty. But what perhaps impedes understanding of the situation more than anything else is that the term “mankind” feels vague and abstract. People scarcely realize in imagination that the danger is to themselves and their children and their grandchildren, and not only to a dimly apprehended humanity. They can scarcely bring themselves to grasp that they, individually, and those whom they love are in imminent danger of perishing agonizingly. And so they hope that perhaps war may be allowed to continue provided modern weapons are prohibited.

This hope is illusory. Whatever agreements if one side manufactured the bombs and the other did not, the side that manufactured them would inevitably be victorious.
Although an agreement to renounce nuclear weapons as part of a general reduction of armaments would not afford an ultimate solution, it would serve certain important purposes. First, any agreement between East and West is to the good in so far as it tends to diminish tension. Second, the abolition of thermo-nuclear weapons, if each side believed that the other had carried it out sincerely, would lessen the fear of a sudden attack in the style of Pearl Harbour, which at present keeps both sides in a state of nervous apprehension. We should, therefore, welcome such an agreement though only as a first step.
Most of us are not neutral in feeling, but, as human beings, we have to remember that, if the issues between East and West are to be decided in any manner that can give any possible satisfaction to anybody, whether Communist or anti-Communist, whether Asian or European or American, whether White or Black, then these issues must not be decided by war. We should wish this to be understood, both in the East and in the West.
There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge, and wisdom. Shall we, instead, choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? We appeal as human beings to human beings: Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. If you can do so, the way lies open to a new Paradise; if you cannot, there lies before you the risk of universal death.
We invite this Congress, and through it the scientists of the world and the general public, to subscribe to the following resolution:
“In view of the fact that in any future world war nuclear weapons will certainly be employed, and that such weapons threaten the continued existence of mankind, we urge the governments of the world to realize, and to acknowledge publicly, that their purpose cannot be furthered by a world war, and we urge them, consequently, to find peaceful means for the settlement of all matters of dispute between them.”

Sets – Nobel Peace Prize

For Inkfish Production’s: ‘The Brain’ Set made for live video as well as

 

Photo: Cast in “THE BRAIN”; An Inkfish Production; directed by Alissa Mello; puppet & set design by Michael Kelly; dress rehearsal photographed: Thursday, April 17, 2008; 5:00 PM at La MaMa Experimental Club, 74A East 4th Street, NYC; Photograph: © 2008 Richard Termine.
PHOTO CREDIT – Richard Termine

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“The poet Muriel Rukeyser said the universe is composed of stories, not of atoms. The physicist Werner Heisenberg declared that the universe is made of music, not of matter. And we believe that if you habitually expose yourself to toxic stories and music, you could wind up living in the wrong universe, where its impossible to become the gorgeous genius you were born to be. That’s why we implore you to nourish yourself with delicious, nutritious tales and tunes that inspire you to exercise your willpower for your highest good.”

from susan hull.

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One night my good friend had a hyper realistic dream

She dreamt that was I was sailing an ocean in a small boat. I fell overboard by choice, without as much as life jacket or rope to find my way back.
She said I had drowned.

Perhaps it is true… Perhaps its not. Who knows it is just a dream.

This is an ode from Tiger Lillies that was so perfect. Enjoy!

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Plus Press coming on Friday! I am trying hard to feel jittery, excited rather than bone tired and exhausted. It has been grueling to do back to back rehearsals and working fulltime.

So look for me give me a smile! I’m mask on the right!!!

medea.jpghttp://www.lamama.org/

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Thinking maybe Japan

For no apparent reason or not… may be fall

Ibaraki

and work on my poor pathetic Japanese……….

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