Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Performers at Saturday's Benefit Concert at Strip District's Open Stage Theater -- I'll be on stage and CD.

Project Pittsburgh

Dog & Pony Show’s Tsunami Relief Fundraiser is at Open Stage Theatre, 2835 Smallman Street, (enter from the back of the building) in the Strip District at 8 pm on Saturday, January 22, 2005. A party follows at 10:30 pm. Suggested donation of only $15, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief.

Seating is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended. Call 412.431.7580 or

Kyle Wagner: “The Italian Lesson,” a monologue

Doug Levine & Karen Dryer: musical selections

Chance D. Muehlick, directed by Melanie S. Armer, and featuring Robert Haley, Christopher Kirsch, and Nadia Cook-Loshilov, presented by LIVE Theater Company: short play “A Gathering”

Summer Company: short play by Jason Planitzer “Playground”

Lissa Brennan and Daniel Krell, presented by Dog & Pony Show: short play “Twist & Lout.”

Marty Giles: reading of Walt Whitman’s “As I Ebb’d With the Ocean of Life”

Yvonne Hudson: excerpt from one-woman show “Mrs. Shakespeare” written by Yvonne Hudson

Kendra McLaughlin: excerpt from “Daddy’s Girl”

Elena Alexandratos, Lissa Brennan, John Shepard, and Mark Staley: Shakespearean sonnets, presented by Unseam’d Shakespeare

The Tortured Genius: performance monologue

Nathan James: spoken word

Bob Scott: poetry

The Dirty Poet: poetry

Mark Rauterkus: multi-media installation

storyteller Alan Irvine: Japanese folk tale “The Lord’s Sacrifice”

Kevin Clark Forsythe: fiction reading

Olivia Kissel of Zafira Dance Company: sword solo

If you’re unable to make the performance, please feel free to join us for the party after 10:30 pm. The party has food, drink, an art auction, and live music from John Gresh, selected members of Adam Evil and the Outside Royalty, LEAN, Mr. & MR$. Funky & Marty, and Highway 13.

We hope you can come out and show your support of a very worthy cause.

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