The TypewriterGirls

TypewriterGirls Cabaret to Save the Carnegie Libraries!

November 20th, 2009

Photos by Kevin Ross

What: A poetry reading and performance by the Avant-Garde cabaret troupe The TypewriterGirls to raise awareness and funds for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Who: The TypewriterGirls Poetry Cabaret w/ Readers: Sandra Beasley, and Nancy Krygowski; music by Phat Man Dee; stunts by Dave Doyle; dance by NAKA; performance art by Christiane D.; comedy by Sean Collier; and musical accompaniment by upright bassist Spat Cannon and guitarist Chad Hammitt

Where: Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

When: Sunday, December 6th Doors Open at 5:30 pm / Show begins at 6:00 pm

Cost: donation based—minimum donation of $7.00 required

TypewriterGirls Save the Libraries!

On Sunday, December 6th, utilizing the power of poetry, protest, pygmy goats, awkward conversation, and, yes, even necromancy, The TypewriterGirls gather up all of the forces at their disposal and battle furiously to save the Pittsburgh library system–the same libraries that spawned their very group’s formation through its fine artistic and educational programming, amazing international poetry collection, and its generosity in employing Crystal as a security guard despite her frequent and occasionally dangerous  bouts with delusions of grandeur.

This show will feature many of the area’s greatest activist artists including poet Nancy Krygowski, performance artist Christiane D., and famed vocalist and song writer Phat Man Dee. Don’t miss this artistically stunning opportunity to show your support of and contribute to our local library system.

True to the TypewriterGirls’ cabaret spirit, the event will include a library themed typewriter written exquisite corpse at the door, a sure to be rousing and thoroughly literary round of the improv comedy game “Poets” in the middle, and lots of inanely intellectual comedic theatrics to tie it all together, as Crystal and Margaret and guest comedian Sean Collier take to the streets (and many other indiscreet locales) to round up the funds to keep our libraries running, with a special guest appearance by Franco Dok Harris.

Many other acts will take the stage in this epic battle–including but not limited to Naka Entertainment, a unique hip-hop dance group comprised of youth from Pittsburgh‘s East End, Dave Doyle, a daring performer who will amaze us with a round of physical stunts, poet Sandra Beasley, author of I Was the Jukebox, forthcoming from W. W. Norton, and poetic musical accompaniment by stand-up bassist Spat Cannon and guitarist Chad Hammitt. In addition, there will be a silent auction filled with goods from local artists, musicians, poets, restaurants, and shops. Come bid on baskets filled with chapbooks, CDs, handmade jewelry, and other goods! All the proceeds go to the library’s operating fund!

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