Free to everyone!
On the first Wednesday of each month, join us for free homecooked dinners, good vibes, better people, and entertainments. Each Bailout Theater date will rotate between music and dance.
7:00 PM - Doors open at 55 Washington, Square South at the Corner of Thompson Street - Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
7:15 PM - Free dinner: Potluck donations welcomed (but not required).
8:00 PM - Free entertainment: See the schedule below. No reservations required.
No cost, no catch, no proselytizing, no processed food.
Anna/Kate are a queer folk-pop band consisting of Anna Gothard--a teacher, solo artist and red-nose clown--and Kate Foster, playwright, activist and jazz singer. Together they perform for theater companies, pop-up performance parties and protests. Their song-cycles have been produced by Culture Project/Women CenterStage Festival, Dixon Place/HOT! Festival, Poetic Theater Productions/Poetic License Festival, and Judson Church/Magic Time and BailOut All-Stars. They have developed original content for FIGMENT Festival, LaMama, American Folk Art Museum, Bowery Poetry Club, the Duplex, and multiple music venues throughout NYC, including Friends & Lovers, Pete's Candy Store, Pianos, Rockwood and Sidewalk. Recently they have been road tripping out of the city to venues in the Berkshires/No. 6 Depot to Syracuse/SubCat Music Studios; and this summer they will be traveling to Bethlehem, PA for Musikfest on August 14th. See www.facebook.com/annakatemusic or www.annakateband.com or www.annakatemusic.bandcamp.com for more!
Brooklyn-based SHIRA has shared stages with TuNe YaRdS, Coco Rosie, Mirah, and Andrea Gibson. Her songs have appeared in multiple independent films, NPR and national TV for their “hauntingly gorgeous vocals” and “visceral, tender lyrics.” Drawing comparisons to Annie Lennox and Kate Bush, when asked to describe her sound, SHIRA said: "The ocean tearing away at a cliff. A small gun, but when the trigger is pulled it shoots seaweed, stars, and honey (Autostraddle).”
Tanyamaria is a Brooklyn born; Miami raised aspiring artist and love advocate. She is writer, actor, singer, keeper of sun and all things yellow, savior of stray cats, and proud French fry enthusiast. In 2009, she earned a position on Urban Words 2011 Poetry Slam team which took 2nd place at the Brave New Voices National Poetry Competition. She has performed poetry at venues such as The Apollo, The New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway and The San Francisco Opera House. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Acting with a concentration in Africana Studies at Brooklyn College, where she recently played ‘Martyr” in the premiere production of Asleep at the Wheel. She is diligently working on her first EP entitled Summer's End.FOOD. ART. COMMUNITY. SPACE. FREE.
Judson Memorial Church is located at 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.
ABCDEFM to West 4th Street station - at Avenue of the Americas
NR to 8th Street station - at Broadway
1 to Christopher Street station - at 7th Avenue
PATH train to 9th Street station
Judson Arts’ longest-running populist art and food program provides a full, free potluck-style meal cooked by our volunteer corps and served at 7:15 pm, followed by a free music, dance, or spoken word performance on the Meeting Room dance floor or in The Loft. [Read more.]
Judson Arts regular Amanda Duarte hosts a curated lineup of writers and musicians showcasing their “Dead Darlings,” pieces that have been cut, abandoned, and shunned until now. In the rambunctious, welcoming environment of our Loft, these wonky works of art are given the chance to unapologetically shine for one brief moment, going back in the drawer. [Read more.]
Judson Arts’ playwright development program selects one writer or writing team each month, offering 15 hours of free rehearsal time and space, and culminating in a Loft party packed with drinks, food, and a brand-spanking-new play or thing that looks nothing like a play. The art is often raw and unready, just how we like it. [Read more.]
(Fourth and Fifth Wednesdays)
Judson Arts’ evening of open space for artists and those who want to be artists. We flip on the lights, put out some drinks, and let the legendary voices of Judson’s past and present comingle in three hours of unstructured, quiet, creative time for all. No pressure to perform, no expectations, just artists working, alone or together, in the same open space. [Read more.]
FOOD. ART. COMMUNITY. SPACE. FREE.