April 8, 2018: David Cale, Christoph Gielen, and Neil Goldberg
Kieren McGrath is David Cale’s portrait of a charismatic Irish horse-drawn carriage driver in Central Park whose life takes an unexpected turn when he’s offered a provocative job he can’t refuse.
Christoph Gielen will present "California Growth Machine," a 13-minute experimental documentary that details the potential ramifications of unchecked urbanization. The film was originally developed for a museum installation and presents a voice from art (rather than science) in the discourse on environmental sustainability. The film addresses habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity through housing expansion, road development, and the diversion of water resources.
Neil Goldberg will present Three or Four Steps Through a Shadow (2003-05), a silent video that examines the shadows that pass across pedestrians’ faces as they walk beneath a mulberry tree near his apartment.
Due to unforeseen events, Julie Spodek will regretfully no longer be able to present this season.
All events begin at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway, #3. There are no reservations. Seating is first come, first served. Keep in mind, this is a small space! Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Beginning this season, we suggest a $10 contribution at the door. With this small contribution, we are able to continue bringing unique performances every Sunday and giving artists an intimate space to share their ideas.
David Cale is the writer and performer of solo works including A LIKELY STORY (The New Group), LILLIAN (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award), DEEP IN A DREAM OF YOU (The Public Theater, Bessie Award), THE NATURE OF THINGS (NYTW), SMOOCH MUSIC (The Kitchen), and THE REDTHROATS (Second Stage, P.S. 122, Bessie Award). He wrote the book, lyrics, co-composed the music for, and played Floyd in the musical FLOYD AND CLEA UNDER THE WESTERN SKY (Playwrights Horizons, Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Other writing credits include BETWIXT (The New Group). David composed the songs for 600 Highwaymen’s EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (UTR Public, Crossing the Line Festival, FIAF, Bessie nomination). As an actor David appears in films including THE SLAUGHTER RULE, POLLOCK and the upcoming PRIVATE LIFE. Stage acting credits include THE TOTAL BENT (Public Theater), THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Roundabout at Studio 54). His new musical WE’RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME was recently part of the 2018 UTR Festival (Public). His new solo play HARRY CLARKE, starring Billy Crudup, recently completed a sold out nine week run at the Vineyard Theatre and is currently running at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
Christoph Gielen specializes in video and photographic aerial studies of urban development in its relation to land use, exploring the intersection of art and environmental politics. He is the author of Ciphers (Jovis Verlag, 2013) – nominated for the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. Gielen’s primary use of photography is to engage the general public to become actively involved in the discourse on environmental and social sustainability. For this interdisciplinary approach – explicitly connecting his art with civic and climate issues – Gielen has been recognized and endorsed by Bruce Babbitt, former United States Secretary of the Interior. He is the recipient of an Aaron Siskind Foundation award, and grants from various organizations, including the Fund for Investigative Journalism. His pictures were also nominated for The Prix Pictet global award in photography and sustainability, and for the REAL Photography Award (ING Bank Initiative).
Neil Goldberg makes visual art and performance work that focuses on embodiment, sensing, mortality and the everyday. He’s shown this work at MoMA, The New Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, The Kitchen, and elsewhere. The NY Times described his work as “tender, moving and sad but also deeply funny,” and Time Out New York wrote “Goldberg has produced some of the most quietly intense and affecting art of his generation.”
Sundays on Broadway is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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