Ghetto Hors D’oeuvres Last Night of the Palladium

The Bushwick Starr and Brooklyn Gypsies Present:
Ghetto Hors D’oeuvres Last Night of the Palladium

Created By Brooklyn Gypsies
Directed by Modesto Flako Jimenez
Musical Director & Composer Lateef Dameer

December 12 &13, 2014
7:30pm Open doors and Graffiti Exhibition
8pm Show

Brooklyn, NY ­ An interactive tale of the New York City underground art scene then and now. The story of an ever­evolving city and its player’s. Its music, nightlife, and arts; our story in its landscape. Actors, Graffiti Artists and Poets break down borders to create an ode to NYC streets. Ghetto Hors D’oeuvres Last Night of the Palladium sparks dialogue on complex issues of immigration, economics, and survival through the rich art, poetry, and music of a city that is home to more artists in the US than any other. Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and bear witness as an eclectic group of NYC artists, both native and immigrant, break down the rock that is the foundation and cornerstone of the NYC we call home. After performances join the cast and crew for one last party at the Palladium with DJ set, conversation, and dancing.

Ghetto Hors D’oeuvres Last Night of the Palladium features found text adapted from old interviews and Poems written by the BG Collective. Actors, MCs, Poets and Graffiti artists, including Robert Greene, JoAnn DeLuna, Bonafide Rojas, James Sprang, Ricardo Thomas Manuel Hernandez, Joannesta, Jim 730 Bell, Modesto Flako Jimenez, Chrissy Malvasi, Enver Chakarstash, Jake Denney, Ngoma Hill, Daniel Broadhurst, and Robert Hall Parker, UR New York, Fernando Ruiz.

Produced by Brooklyn Gypsies
Ghetto Hors D’oeuvres Last Night of the Palladium is directed by Modesto Flako Jimenez
Video designer Andrew Schneider, Kevin Torres
Musical direction by Lateef Dameer
set design by Michael Minahan
live art by UR New York and Robert Hall Parker
with catering by Chef Kurt Kiraly & Mary Rasmussen Allain.
Production assistant by Katiana Rangel, Jake Denney, Claire Moodey &Chip Cordelli.

*******************Directions******************
Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right.

For detailed driving directions visit: at http://www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS%5D

******************Tickets**********************
Tickets are $15.00 in advance $20 at the door at http://www.thebushwickstarr.org]

*********About Brooklyn Gypsies************

Brooklyn Gypsies is an eclectic artist collective made up of New Yorkers both native and immigrant to our city. We present annual showcases of new work in theater, dance, poetry and film that spark dialogues on critical issues of immigration, economics, and urban survival. We curate a mix of established and emerging artists and give them a platform to explore complex issues in a stimulating environment. Brooklyn Gypsies is a playground to celebrate and share what is unique about Bushwick’s converging arts communities.

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