Friday, September 18, 2009

The Mystery of Claywoman - Screening and Lecture

The Mystery Of Claywoman - Screening and Lecture
45 Bleecker Street Theater
Saturday Sept 19, 11pm

Rob Roth (founder of Click + Drag) and Michael Cavadias (Blacklips Performance Cult, the Ontological Theatre Company), combine live performance with the technology of documentary. Footage features Amy Poehler, Alan Cumming, Justin Bond, and Ruth Maleczech. Also featuring a new character played by Nicholas Gorham.
Admission $15 to benefit the HOWL ! HELP Fund
Advance tickets
Cash only tickets available at the door.

THE MYSTERY OF CLAYWOMAN - SCREENING AND LECTURE is written and performed by MICHAEL CAVADIAS and directed by ROB ROTH. Utilizing live performance and film, the piece combines the forms of a documentary screening and lecture to actualize the story of Claywoman, a 500-million year old enigma who, legend has it, can cure anyone of their deepest pain. Described by PAPER MAGAZINE as "Funny, uncomfortable and depressing - in that order" and by MICHAEL MUSTO as "wildly witty", this next incarnation of the mystery that is Claywoman should be eye opening for all.
New York City-born director and visual artist Rob Roth has been called the mad man incarnate. A persistent and influential presence in the citys downtown art and culture since the early 1990s, his work draws from photography, video, painting, dramaturgy and theater to create experiences that transcend the limits of media and performance. Roths work has been exhibited at a variety of venues including the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Performance Space122, Abrons Art Center, Galapagos Art Space, and Deitch Projects as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art. In the 1990's Roth co-founded Click + Drag, the infamous nightclub weekly, which incorporated fashion and atmosphere and blended computer-age references with a theatrical sensibility, sexual ambiguity and a strict dress code.
Actor/writer Michael Cavadias is an active film, theatre and TV performer as well as a singer. He starred in Paramount Motion Pictures WONDER BOYS opposite Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr.
Michael received his B.F.A. from NYUs experimental theatre wing. He has been a Resident Artist with Mabou Mines, starred in Ruth Maleczechs The Bribe and in Fassbinders Brmen Freedom, and worked with Blacklips Performance Cult and the Ontological Theatre Company.

A portion of tonight's proceeds will benefit HOWL! HELP, administered by the Actor's Fund, which provides emergency assistance to qualified performing artists in crisis.

(Photo credit: Claywoman by Rob Roth. Used with permission.
All rights reserved. Copyright Rob Roth.)

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