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A Night of Sonnets: Infinity Standing Up [Live Poetry Reading]

May 23 | 7:00 pm

Free

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Drew Pisarra’s new poetry book Infinity Standing Up has been hailed as “a stunning collection of unique and eclectic observations of modern love” (Anna Girvan, Creative Fellow with the Royal Shakespeare Company). For one night only, you can hear the entire sonnet sequence in its entirety as Pisarra comes together with a handful of performers to read the work aloud. Think a Bloomsday marathon but under an hour and now with rhymes.

The Performers:

Drew Pisarra is a poet, playwright, and short story writer. His art activation project (with Molly Gross), Saint Flashlight, finds inventive ways to get poetry into public places. His previous book Publick Spanking, a collection of short fiction, was published by Future Tense some time ago. Infinity Standing Up is his first book of poetry.

Alec Glass started acting with a small Shakespeare program on an island when he was 13, and has since been wrapped up in all manner of theater ever since. He graduated from Bard College in 2018 with a BA in Theater and Performance.

Giordano Cruz performed in King Lear with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Brooklyn Academy of Music but you may have seen even more of him in Torn Out Theatre’s outdoor, naked productions of Hamlet and Aphra Behn’s The Rover staged in Prospect Park.

Loui Alexander Terrier is a Jamaican-born American artist, indie filmmaker, and musician. His art straddles abstraction, surrealism, and magic realism — highlighting the quirky corners of his mind and the diversity of NYC.

Nicki Lilavois is a longtime collaborator of Drew Pisarra having acted in his short film “18 Kisses of Significance,” written/installed haiku for Movie Marquee Poems with Saint Flashlight, consulted for the Lost Poem project, and staged-managed his experimental theater piece Colonus.

Christine Fall loves bringing stories to life onstage and onscreen. Before turning her attention to documentary filmmaking, she studied acting with Uta Hagen, performed at many NYC theaters, and regionally at the McCarter and the Dorset Theater Festival. In her solo show, Don’t Break Your Egg, she shared her own hilarious and heartbreaking tales, and now she’s excited to share some of Drew’s.

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