New Year’s night, Tim Barsky wandered up to the Big Tadoo puppet stage at the Sea of Dreams. We ended up hanging out, having a great discussion about history, and he asked me to perform at the Everyday Theatre (EDT) afterparty in early February.
He showed up at the puppet stage a few hours later, and asked if he could beatbox. I said sure, and helped him set up the PA and mic. It was late (Tim’s stint on mic could have been the last performance in the whole Sea of Dreams show) and the PA was loud. He lasted 5 minutes before security tried to shut us down twice. I cut Tim short and he finished at the same time a security guard approached him to tell him to quit.
I have a special place in my heart for beatboxing (Yuri Lane, and Mixtape from Mars with Kid Beyond have been in two of my shows), especially when the performer is a radical storyteller like Tim. Please join us this Sat. to “pass the hat” for Everyday Theatre:
Saturday February 4th
MIXTAPE VOL. 2 â€“ New Works Showcase by EDT, creators of The Bright River and
EDT Afterparty featuring live music by Dr. Abacus, DJs Laird, Aspect & happyft
Show: 8pm @ The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby at MLK, Berkeley
Afterparty at Epic Arts Studios, just two doors up at 1923 Ashby, Berkeley
The goal of this weekend is to help fund our 2006-2007 season. We truly appreciate everyone’s participation â€“ here’s how you can help:
– $250 Investment Ticket (includes both shows)
– $50-100 Supporter Ticket
– $20 General Admission ticket
– $12 Limited-availability low-cost ticket
All tickets include admission to Afterparty!
WHAT IS “PASSING THE HAT” ALL ABOUT? Read on…
â€œPassing the Hatâ€ is a weekend of theatre, music, dance and spoken word, performed by the members of the Everyday Theatre ensemble. Our aim is to showcase our work for potential investors and supporters, garnering their backing for our 2006 season, and beyond.
On Friday, February 3rd, weâ€™ll be performing â€œThe Bright Riverâ€, our critically acclaimed show that ran for 24 weeks in the Bay Area over 2004 and 2005.
Weâ€™ll follow this on Saturday, February 4th with the second installment of our twice-monthly showcase â€œMIXTAPEâ€, a selection of our ensemble membersâ€™ best acts, sewn together in a serial form, as one would create a mix tape of the best tracks from oneâ€™s favorite records.
Itâ€™s going to be a great weekend of theatre, and we hope youâ€™ll join us. AND THEN…
Passing the Hat Afterparty at Epic Arts Studios
In support of EDT and in celebration of Epic Arts Studios 3rd Anniversary, join of for a rollicking good party. With food, special drink concoctions, and music jumpinâ€™ until the wee hours. Weâ€™re kickinâ€™ off around 10pm with: Dr. Abacus (cartoon jazz), DJ Laird (house), DJ Aspect (hip hop), DJ Happyft (balkan) and Vowel Movement Beatboxers
Tickets – $10-12
Admission free with purchase of tickets to either â€œPassing the Hatâ€ shows.
For more information, call 510-644-2204 or