Photos by Mihnea Vasilescu
We’ll be rocking out an Exquisite Corpse, acrobatic, theatrical interpretations of some of Dada goddess, the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s poetry, and some of our own words as the featured readers for Three Rooms Press’s Son a Pony Reading Series. If you’re in NYC, come check it out:
Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, between W. 4th Street & Bleecker, just around the corner from the W. 4th Street subway station. Phone: 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Our “TypewriterGirls Bankrupt BP” show may have been delayed, but we are extremely grateful and excited to be revealing some of the sketch comedy from it, as well as some games, for Restoration of the Gulf with TWG favorite Phat Mandee!
On a a related note, the TypewriterGirls are going to be coming out of semi-hiatus this October with their fifth NYC performance as Three Rooms Press’s featured act for the Son of a Pony Poetry Series at the Cornelia St. Cafe! The show will likely be some incarnation of “TypewriterGirls Bankrupt BP” and will at the very least address issues involving the present oil/gas/energy crisis. This same show will be performed at a presently undetermined Pittsburgh location on October 9th or 10th.
Thanks for keeping up with us! Expect big changes and updates on our website soon, including new video, photos, and more extended past performer/participant bios!
IT’S NOT OVER YET! Become an Advocate for Your Public Library.
BOOKSTOCK II benefit, art auction + dance party @ REMEDY 5121 Butler St, Lawrenceville (x 51st Street) 9:00PM – 2:00AM, Saturday, July 31st.
Featuring artwork and homemade wares for silent auction
Performances by TypewriterGirls, JonBro, Dean Cercone, and the Real Sinatras, DJs Mary Mack, ja(m) (bo)x and Joey J spinning
Library Trading Cards, Coloring Books, Silk screening, and more!!!
Sliding Scale admission $5-10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
This is a party to raise $$ and awareness surrounding the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s ongoing funding crisis. It’s not over yet. We may still have to close branches if we don’t solve library funding issues in a long-term way. Come out to BOOKSTOCK II and learn more about how you can help keep our libraries well funded.
Our show TypewriterGirls Bankrupt BP will not be taking place on the 17 at the Brillobox, due to an oversight on the part of the venue. (Please see official statement below.) We will be performing this show at some point in the near future, but the exact time and location has yet to be established. We will be sure to let you all know about it when it comes into fruition
We apologize for this terrible inconvenience.
Crystal and Margaret
Official Statement from Brillbox on scheduling oversight:
Due to a terrible oversight on the part of Brillobox, we regretfully have to cancel the july 17 Typewriter Girls event. Brillobox takes full responsibility in this sudden and unfortunate change in schedule. We very much hope to present a Typewriter Girls event sometime in the near future.
On Friday July 17th at the Brillobox, the TypewriterGirls are taking action against the perpetrators of the Gulf Oil Spill in the best way that they know how– with poetry, comedy, writing games, art, and chaos. Join them and a panel of experts at TypewriterGirls Bankrupt BP: Doors will open at 8 PM, with the performance starting around 9 PM; $7 or $5 cover for guests that bring a personalized letter to a BP rep or elected official on the topic of the oil spill.
The theatrics for the evening will give the audience a glimpse into a dreary future where only a secret society of “Poet-Errorists” and stuffed animals are still fighting against the corporations who have devastated the environment in search of profit. Helping them out will be the dance troupe, The Pillow Project; comedy rockers, Amoeba Knievel; poets Becca Mertz, Chris Miller, and Kevin Finn; and speakers from a wide range of academic disciplines on the topic of the oil spill and viable energy alternatives.
The audience will be asked to visit a call-in/letter writing station to take action toward proper clean-up of the oil spill and to prevent further eco-crises. And, as always, the cabaret will also feature a BP-themed, typewriter-written Exquisite Corpse, surrealist drinking games, improv comedy, and a dance-party to close out the night.
While, even four years later, it doesn’t seem like the mainstream media entirely GETS what it is the TypewriterGirls do and what a “poetry cabaret” is (a neologisim of which I am proud), at least they are paying attention to us! I take this as a compliment, personally. Check out the coverage of our upcoming show!
The Tribue-Review “Hot Picks”
Special event: Fur is word-er
Call it a shenanigan-filled, dada-bred poetry cabaret, a celebratory welcome to Anthrocon 2010 or an evening of off-beat unclassifiable entertainment.
On Friday, the Typewriter Girls will team up with the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails, the Bridge City Bombshells, plus comedian Gab Bonesso, some area poets and others for an evening of controlled artistic chaos loosely organized under the title “The Typewriter Girls Gone Furry.”
The impetus for the evening is Anthrocon 2010, a convention that begins today at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center of “Furry” fans who identify with animals and often dress or act like animals.
Events planned to get attendees in touch with their inner beast include the Bridge City Bombshells performing feats of “Furry Burlesque,” an open bar with themed drinks such as “When Minks Make Love,” a performance by the local band the Hood Gang, and the Typewriter Girls exploring the question of what happens when your pet stuffed monkey wants to become a furry, too.
The evening gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Friday when doors open at Future Tenant, 819 Penn Ave., Downtown. Performances begin around 8 p.m.
Admission: $10, which includes an open bar.
Details: 412-325-7037 or http://typewritergirls.net/ or www.futuretenant.org.
The Pittsburgh City Paper “Short List”
Fri., June 25 — Stage
Damn right it’s Furry time again. According to www.anthrocon.org, attendance at Anthrocon — the big convention for those obsessed with anthropomorphics (humanlike animal characters) — has skyrocketed since it relocated to Pittsburgh, in 2006; last year, Furry pilgrims to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center numbered some 3,800. Pittsburghers are pleased as platypi to host the plushly costumed hordes again, complete with spin-off programming. At tonight’s Typewriter Girls Gone Furry, at Downtown‘s Future Tenant gallery, the Girls’ cabaret-style entertainment offers “Furry Burlesque” (by The Bridge City Bombshells), Furry-themed drinks (by Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), poetry readings, comedy and live music. There’s even discounted admission for badge-holding (if not tail-wearing) visitors to the four-day Anthrocon 2010. BO 8 p.m. 819 Penn Ave., Downtown. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org.