Three Rooms Press presents
LAUNCH PAD 9: A TRIBUTE TO LIVING THEATRE FOUNDER
Celebrating the launch of her book
FULL MOON STAGES:
Personal Notes From 50 Years Of The Living Theatre
Monday, October 26, 2015
Doors open 6:30pm | Showtime 7pm
with readings and memories of Judith from Living Theatre company members and friends
Leah Vanessa Bachar, Brad Burgess, Dorothy Friedman, Joanie Hieger Fritz, Lois Kagan Mingus, Karen Malpede, John Tytell, Thomas Walker plus special guests
Hosts: Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street at Thompson | (212) 505-3474
As cofounder of the internationally-known, highly-controversial radical political troupe, The Living Theater, author Judith Malina is one of the leading female countercultural figures of the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. In FULL MOON STAGES, Malina creates an intimate memoir in a unique format with a collection of personal notes written on every full moon for 50 years from 1964 to 2014. These never-before-published personal notes, reveal her most private thoughts and inform what the The Living Theatre was performing as they wound their way from New York City to Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and Brazil in a nomadic series of notable performances of such underground classics as The Brig, The Connection, and Paradise Now. She finished this book shortly before passing away in April 2015 at the age of 88.
Three Rooms Press is honored to present A TRIBUTE TO JUDITH MALINA A in celebration of the release of FULL MOON STAGES: PERSONAL NOTES FROM 50 YEARS OF THE LIVING THEATRE for the ninth installment of The Launch Pad @ LPR on Monday, October 26, 7pm at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street. Admission is free. The evening will feature readings and stories from long-term Living Theatre company members including Leah Vanessa Bachar, Brad Burgess, Joanie Hieger Fritz, Lois Kagan Mingus, Karen Malpede, John Tytell, Thomas Walker and special guests. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and author signing at the event.
The event is free and open to the public. For reservations and additional information, contact Peter Carlaftes at 212-731-0574 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT JUDITH MALINA
Judith Malina is a German-born American theater and film actress, writer, and director. She was one of the founders, with Julian Beck, of The Living Theatre, a radical political theatre troupe that rose to prominence in New York City and Paris during the 1950s and 60s. The company was an artistic and socially-conscious alternative to commercial theater and was instrumental in establishing Off-Broadway productions. During the course of her travels with the troupe, she was arrested and imprisoned in various countries for the theatrical expression of the group’s anarchist-pacifist principles. She has received numerous awards, including a lifetime achievement Obie award, a Guggenheim award, the Brazilian President’s Medal for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. She died in April 2015 at the age of 88.
ABOUT THREE ROOMS PRESS
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW Perseus.