Tweed TheaterWorks to Present Garden Variety, a Free Outdoor Performance Series — Sponsored by HOWL Arts

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TWEED TheaterWorks presents


An Outdoor Performance Series.

Tuesdays at 7pm, July 18 – August 15, 2023

6&B Garden
Corner of 6th Street and Avenue B, Manhattan, New York, NY,

FREE Admission

TWEED TheaterWorks is pleased to announce its second annual outdoor performance series GARDEN VARIETY. Performances will start July 18th, playing every Tuesday through August 15th. Showtime is 7pm at 6&B Community Garden at the corner of Sixth Street and Avenue B. The event is sponsored by HOWL Arts, The Department of Cultural Affairs and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Featured performances by John Kelly, UNITARD, David Greenspan, Carol Lipnik, VickiKristinaBarcelona and Bergman and Bloustein. Special guests will be announced closer to the performance dates.

All performances are free. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be provided by Trader Joe’s. Rain dates for each performance will be the following Thursday. The East Village’s community gardens are an enduring symbol of the radical reclamation of underused public space for the purpose of cultural enrichment. GARDEN VARIETY invigorates this resource, providing a context for intergenerational, multicultural audiences to celebrate and build community.

Full performance schedule:

July 25th … DAVID GREENSPAN – original theater.
August 1st …VICKIKRISTINABARCELONA – musical trio.
August 8th … UNITARD – comedy.
August 15th … BERGMAN & BLOUSTEIN – variety hour.

TWEED’s GARDEN VARIETY – Summer 2023, Artists:

JOHN KELLY, CAROL LIPNIK & GORDON BEEFERMAN (7/18) – an evening of (mostly) original music. Kelly, an acclaimed veteran of the East Village performance art scene, will accompany himself on guitar, singing original and cover songs. Lipnik, who has emerged as a reigning Goddess of Alt Cabaret will perform, with pianist Beeferman, songs that channel life’s illusions, mysteries, madnesses and light.

DAVID GREENSPAN (7/25) – will perform excerpts from his play Odysseus inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses andHomer’s Odyssey, but set among a group of family and friends on Long Island. Incorporating passages from Samuel Beckett, Gertrude Stein, and Justice John Woolsey, the play dramatizes the interconnection of love and creation.

VICKIKRISTINABARCELONA (8/1) – the internationally acclaimed trio will perform songs from their recent Northern European tour. Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi and Mamie Minch compose the superpower trio of seasoned musicians dedicated to gorgeous vocal harmonies, creating a world of sound at once powerful, playful and poignant.

UNITARD (8/8) – the wildly twisted, outspoken, fabulous comedy group has performed from coast to coast and points in between as well as Canada. The acclaimed comedy trio is made up of Mike Albo (former New York Times columnist, novelist and established solo performer), Nora Burns (of the comedy group The Nellie Olesons, and the disco musical hit The Village), and David Ilku (member of the Dueling Bankheads).

BERGMAN & BLOUSTEIN (8/15) – a classic variety hour bringing together a collection of multi-talented singers, writers and indescribables. Bergman & Bloustein is the musical comedy brainchild of composer/multi-instrumentalist Eli Greenhoe and singer/actress/accordionist Natasha Bergman.

TWEED THEATERWORKS Kevin Malony, Artistic Director was founded in 1983 and since that time has produced, presented, ushered in, cajoled and blackmailed live performances out of artists in every imaginable medium, with the possible exception of sword swallowing. But that can change.

About Howl! Arts/Howl! Archive (HAHA)
Howl! Arts Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past and celebrating the contemporary culture of the East Village and Lower East Side. Based in New York City’s East Village, Howl! Arts Inc. curates exhibitions and produces events that invite active participation of the community to circulate ideas, generate discussion, and celebrate the fearless innovators who continue to influence new generations. The organization encompasses dynamic cultural spaces and community-centered programming

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GARDEN VARIETY is produced for TWEED by Kevin Malony, Adam Pivirotto and Elspeth Walker. For more information go to:

TWEED TheaterWorks 234 East 4th Street No 18, NYC 10009 212-777-0536

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