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JOE’S PUB ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
THE VANGUARD RESIDENCE 2022-23 TRIBUTE TO BARBARA MAIER GUSTERN, WITH MURRAY HILL, MACHINE DAZZLE AND MORE
JOE’S PUB TASK FORCE 2022-23 SITA CHAY, LATASHA N. NEVADA DIGGS, OLIVIA K, J. HOARD, LAMA EL HOMAÏSSI AND ROSHNI SAMLAL
NEW YORK VOTING COMMISSIONS SUNNY JAIN, TREYA LAM, LIZA PAUL & BAHIA WATSON, DANIEL J. WATTS & NICK BLAEMIRE, AND CHRIS PATTISHALL & VUYO SOTASHE
HABIBI FESTIVAL 2022 BEDOUIN BURGER, BNAT EL HOUARIYAT WITH ESRAA WARDA, NOURA MINT SEYMALI AND YACINE BOULARES’ NIGHT IN TUNISIA
Joe’s Pub unveils a new year, which starts in September 2022its extensive artist development programs and special programming: The Vanguard Residency, Joe’s Pub Working Group, New York Voices and the Habibi party. Taking place both on and off the iconic stage of Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, these programs support the venue’s overall mission to support artists on a cellular level, bring out underrepresented voices and provide the joyful thrill of discovery to audiences. Director of Joe’s Pub Alexander Knowlton said, “It is more important than ever to support performers on a deeper level. We are very fortunate to continue these programs while anchoring the ground-breaking Habibi Festival in our annual fall season following its phenomenal debut in 2021. I am thrilled to welcome many long-time friends to our stage and to build new new relationships in the future.
The Vanguard Residency 2022-23 will be dedicated to the memory of the late vocal coach, Barbara Maier Gustern. Throughout the year, Gustern’s beloved students and collaborators will perform live performances, beginning with Murray Hill in September and machine glare in October, which are now on sale. Other shows are to be confirmed and announced.
Murray Hill: Call it a comeback!
Thursday & Friday, September 29 & 30, 9 p.m.
Let’s call it a comeback is an ecstatic and heartfelt comedy about a man who loves to perform and performs for a living. After working in showbiz for 300 years, Murray Hill is back at Joe’s Pub to celebrate with his old school comedy, improvisations, lighthearted vocals and original music from his band The Rimshots! This year, Hill’s apartment burned down and he lost everything. Well, anything but his love for showbiz! So he comes back like a phoenix rising from the ashes, or a middle-aged man rising with the help of Viagra.
Machine glare: Treasure
Friday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Produced with Music Director Viva De Concini, Machine Dazzle Treasure is a future psych-sex-adelic synth rock experience with stories about Machine’s mother, their relationship and the legacy she left him. Originally, Treasure explores how stories, narratives and beliefs are applied and reinforced in the home. The show undresses the strata of the past to give meaning to the present.
The Joe’s Pub Task Force 2022-23 cohort with violinist, composer and producer Sita Chay; writer, singer and performance/sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs; singer-songwriter, musician and conductor Olivia K. (Of Olivia K and the Parkers); singer-songwriter and prolific collaborator J. Hoard; performer, writer and theater teacher Lama El Homaisi; and tabla player, teacher and composer Roshni Samlal. This program serves the sustainability and growth of New York-based artists’ careers by providing administrative resources, physical space, and curatorial services, further cultivating a community in which these artists can create and support new and developing work.
Voice of New York is an artist commissioning program that helps musicians develop original theatrical works. Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of the Public Theatre, said, “New York Voices has become an indispensable addition to The Public’s programs for developing new work.” This year’s commissions are With Liza Paul and Bahia Watson MASHUP! (now on sale), Sunny Jain’s strength of love, treya lam other country, Daniel J. Watts and Nick Blaemire, and Chris Pattishall and Vuyo Sotashe. The program encourages artists to explore storytelling, storytelling, and songwriting processes, and includes a variety of resources. Each commission ends with a series of live performances at Joe’s Pub. New York Voices is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Other performances are to be announced.
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The spectacular Habibi Party immerses New Yorkers in the music that comes from living rooms, radio stations and dance clubs in the Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region. After debuting in 2021, the five-night festival returns this fall Tuesday to Saturday, October 11 to 15, and features the sounds of Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Palestine and more. Organized by producer Meera Dugalmusician Yacine Boulares and Knowlton, the lineup includes a Lebanese/Syrian duo Bedouin burgerthe women’s chaabi and houara ensemble of Marrakech Bnat El Houariyat & Esraa Warda, Moorish griot torchbearer Noura Mint Seymali, Palestinian musician/composer/educator from Kanun Firas Zreik, moroccan artist HATwhich mixes electro-experimental techniques with traditional music, and Boulares Night in Tunisia supergroup, which explores the continuum of North African and Afro-American music.
Dugall said, “Whether you belong to these cultures or not, you can feel the story in the music, it’s a visceral experience. When it’s hard to find footing in an ever-changing world, it’s grounded and humbling to experience a sound that’s been in the making for hundreds of years. It reminds me that humans have birthed beauty and wonder from the beginning. Your body can’t deny the connection it feels with these sounds! »
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JOE’S PUB, a Public Theater program, was named in honor of Public Theater founder Joseph Papp. Since opening in 1998, Joe’s Pub has played a vital role in The Public’s mission to support artists at all stages of their careers with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub presents the best in live music and performances every night, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. In addition to one-night-only concerts and multi-night engagements, Joe’s Pub hosts the annual Habibi Festival, which features artists representing contemporary and traditional music from the SWANA (South West Asia/North Africa) region. , and The Vanguard Award & Residency, a year-long exhibition series that celebrates the career and community of a prolific and influential artist, including Nona Hendryx, Judy Collins, Laurie Anderson and Barbara Maier Gustern. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents more than 700 shows featuring artists from around the world and welcomes more than 100,000 spectators each year. Beyond public performances, Joe’s Pub also runs artist development programs like New York Voices, a commissioning program that helps musicians develop new performance projects, and Joe’s Pub Working Group, a development cohort and collaboration led by artists. Current commissioned artists include Daniel J. Watts, Liza Paul & Bahia Watson, Sunny Jain, Vuyo Sotashe & Chris Pattishall, and treya lam. Joe’s Pub is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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