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Joe’s Pub at The Public Celebrates
15 Years of The Best in Live Music and Performance Nightly
Anniversary Kicks Off with the Installation of a New Sound System
from German Speaker Manufacturer d&b audiotechnik
This fall Joe’s Pub at The Public celebrates 15 years as the world’s leading showcase venue. A series of new initiatives and highlights around the anniversary are being announced this month, beginning with the installation of d&b audiotechnik’s White Range sound system.
Featuring new amplifiers, main front-of-house speakers, subwoofers and stage monitors, d&b's White Range gives audience members and artists the superior sound quality they have come to expect at Joe’s Pub, and demonstrates the venue’s continued commitment to maintaining the highest production value for any performance space of its size.
“The advantage of having such an intimate space is the connection between the audience and artist,” said Joe’s Pub director Shanta Thake. “Utilizing a new sound system from d&b audio makes that connection even more palpable.”
"Joe’s Pub is one of those rare, intimate venues where audio quality and pattern control is paramount,” said Michael Eisenberg, Northeast Regional Manager of d&b audiotechnik. “Careful consideration was paid toward the system design and products. We are simply thrilled to be a part of Joe's Pub and their 15th anniversary."
This fall also marks the first anniversary of The Public Theater’s $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place, unveiled in October 2012 and designed to engage the entire New York community.
d&b is regarded as one of the leading companies in electroacoustics. Its products are used globally in concert halls, theatres, opera houses, broadcast and everything from the smallest conference room to the largest stadium. For more information on d&b audiotechnik, please visit: http://www.dbaudio.com/
Listen to Mike Daisey's ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON podcast
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Mike Daisey returns to The Public with a breathtakingly epic theatrical event: a story told over the course of a lunar month, a new monologue every night, in 29 unique consecutive performances. Each evening stands alone as a single episode, but together they create a living theatrical novel set against the secret history of New York City – a city that is loved and loathed and larger than life. From Pentecostal church services held in IKEA showrooms to Nikola Tesla's laboratories in the Lower East Side, from the infamous Mole People's convocations deep beneath the subway lines to the hidden and terrifying plans of Robert Moses, Daisey weaves a story of ordinary magic in a most extraordinary city. Night after night he will strive like Sheherazade to tell the largest story ever attempted in the American theater.
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir Set For Five Nights
"It's an art. It's an act. It's almost a religion." -The New York Times
Buyer, beware! Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is coming to Joe's Pub to expose your consumer habits and turn capitalism on its head. Dates are confirmed and on-sale now. Get your tickets early.
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir sprang, full throated from the forehead of New York City a decade ago. They have been performing their remarkable show in fields, parking lots, theaters, malls, churches, government buildings and bank lobbies all over the world ever since. Serious political satire and driving gospel music invite audiences into a state of euphoric soul searching. In recent years the company has turned their attention toward climate change and the crisis of the earth. The Stop Shopping Choir's third full length CD Earthalujah! is just completed. Reverend Billy is the recipient of an Obie award, The Alpert award for theater and has been arrested more than 50 times. Directed by Savitri D., music director Nehemiah Luckett. The Stop Shopping Choir is a 35 voice choir accompanied by the 5 piece Not Buying it Band.
Nora York Presents New Work at Joe's Pub as Part of Marfa Dialogues
[Stay tuned for more details on Nora York's contribution to this year's project in November.]
In his best-known works, Robert Rauschenberg used nontraditional materials, including found objects, to produce provocative pieces that he called combines. Now the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which he set up to provide support for causes that were important to him, is joining forces with two other like-minded organizations to present a series of exhibitions, panel discussions and performances that will explore climate change.
The other organizations are Ballroom Marfa, a contemporary arts center in Marfa, Tex., and the Public Concern Foundation, a New York nonprofit that focuses on public education about social and political issues. Their project, “Marfa Dialogues,” is to include events at 18 of New York’s cultural and academic institutions and involve other organizations in ways that have not yet been determined. It is to open on Oct. 15 with an exhibition of environmental works, selected by Ballroom Marfa, at the Rauschenberg Project Space in Chelsea.
Other events include a performance by Nora York of her multimedia song cycle “Water’s Getting Deeper/Water’s Getting Scarce,” at Joe’s Pub; “Solar,” a program of video works to be shown by Friends of the High Line; and an untitled exhibition of art works, at the IMC Lab + Gallery. The Earth Institute at Columbia University will present “Don’t Be Sad, Flying Ace!,” a play about a dog that sits on top of his doghouse watching the waters rise around it. Superhero Clubhouse, a collective of artists and environmental activists, plans to offer “Field Trip (A Climate Cabaret),” a theatrical evening of songs, dance, poetry and stories, in which six climate scientists talk about their findings. And an exhibition by the Danish artist Tue Greenfort at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City, Queens, will be the starting point for panels and workshops about the history of environmentalism and the relationship between art and ecology.
The Marfa Dialogues began in Texas in 2010 as a symposium in which the intersection of culture and politics were explored. This year’s series is the first to be presented in New York and will run through November.
Additional Freestyle Love Supreme Dates Confirmed
We are excited to announce that two more Freestyle Love Supreme dates have been added to our calendar. Featuring Tony Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, FLS is a crazy-talented, hip hop improv group that encourages the audience to take part in the show as they create beats and rhymes on the spot.
Check out this wonderful Playbill.com interview filmed on our stage in advance of FLS's previous sold-out performance.