Monthly Archives: October 2021

“Life Is a One Act Play” by Bina Sharif

  During October, I got to see Bina Sharif’s “Life Is a One Act Play” twice. The first time was at Green Oasis Garden on East 8th Street in the East Village on a late Sunday afternoon. With the stage outdoors, the street and the […]

“Uncle” by Dennis Moritz with Beverly Gunn and A.J. Khaw

  On Thursday, October 14, at 8 PM there was a performance of “Uncle” at Unnamable Books in Brooklyn that took place in the garden that is reached through the back of the store, one of the best intimate performance spots in all of New […]

Le Pont Mirabeau read by Guillaume Apollinaire and translated by Ron Padgett

  The best translation by far that I have come across of Guillaume Apollinaire’s poetry is by Ron Padgett in a book published by the New York Review of Books in 2015 simply titled, Zone, Selected Poems. When Ron Padgett renders Le Pont Mirabeau into […]

Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks in “Hey Women”

On Saturday, October 9, toward evening, in La Plaza Cultural, near the southwest corner of 9th Street and Avenue C, Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks performed a dance piece called “Hey Women” that used the ensemble in solos, duets, trios as well […]

Bina Sharif’s Rage on the Page

  Over the years, I’ve enjoyed watching Bina Sharif work on stage. Her work is thoughtful, and often pulls comedy out of tragedy; she can be very funny like a stand up comic.  On August 1st, Bina posted this on her Facebook page: “This morning […]