DADAnewyork is hosting a celebration of Mort Kroos on Sunday, February 16 from 2 to 5pm at Dixon Place at 161A Chrystie St. (between Rivington & Delancey), NY 10003. Ellie Covan has generously donated the cabaret space upstairs that afternoon for us to convene, perform, show videos and slide shows, and remember our beloved Dada.
Mort Kroos passed away on October 23, 2013. He was a uniquely gifted, highly inspiring theatrical force, and he will always be a presence in our lives, to which he contributed immeasurably.
If you knew Mort, we’re sure you’ll want to be there to remember his work and maybe share some words, a poem, an anecdote. If you never knew Mort, you will still enjoy the great lineup of DADAists and DADA fellow travelers who will perform that day, as well as video clips of Mort’s performances in DADAnewyork. We’d love for you to join us and remember Mort in whatever way you choose.
Members of Mort’s family and numerous friends will share stories and there will be performances by Amber (actor and poet), Mary Campbell and Vivian Vassar (Day de Dada), Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges (Three Rooms Press, performing an excerpt from the performance “Dueling Karaoke”), Rosateresa Castro-Vargas (“the Subway Diva”), Ellie Covan (artistic director, Dixon Place), Jerry Goralnick (actor and activist), John Greenleaf (actor, The Acting Company), Philip Hackett (actor/director), John Jahnke (director, Hotel Savant), Bill Koehnlein (Brecht Forum), Lissa Moira and Richard West (Theater for the New City), Lorca Peress (MultiStages), Valery Oisteanu (zenDADA), Raquel Shapira (New York Theatre Asylum) Misha Shulman (playwright, director of Boundless Theatre Collective), Michele Smith (jazz and classical flutist, DADAnewyork collaborator) and Zero Boy! Excerpts from Charles Mingus III’s play, Words In My Mouth, Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike’s play RelationShifts and Mort Kroos’s work in progress based on the life of Hollywood actor Clifton Webb, will be performed. DADAnewyork performers for the afternoon include Be LaRoe, Dean Conroy, Robert Hieger, Lois Kagan Mingus, Misha Shulman, Joy Smith Kelly and Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike.
We hope you’ll join us for this special afternoon as we attest to the fact that “Our Hearts Belong to DADA.” More info: http://www.dadanewyork.org/mort_tribute.html