OYE! Avant-Garde night is an annual festival devoted to the development of new performances by artists from New York city and surrounding areas. Brooklyn Gypsies created OYE! as a platform to celebrate and share what is unique about Bushwick's converging arts communities. Join us for a night of eclectic theater, dance & film. Performances followed by music, conversation, food and dancing.
OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYN OCTOBER 6-16 - THE PERFORMING GARAGE
Writer and actor Modesto ‘Flako’ Jimenez performs his autobiographical and uncompromising collection of poetry, Oye Para mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen For My Dear Brooklyn.) Hiding out in his abuelita’s bathroom, Flako, a young Dominican man, escapes into the memories of losing his culture and self to the gentrified blocks of Bushwick. Oye for my dear Brooklyn is performed in both English and Spanish through a series of poems, video projections and music. Lyrical and savage, Flako’s poetry is populated with immigrants, drug dealers, condoritos, tiguerasos, mothers and sons, all asking the same question, “What’s my moral worth?”
THE LAST HIPSTER IN BROOKLYN OCTOBER 27-30- ART HOUSE, JERSEY CITY
The Last Hipster in Brooklyn is a one-man-show that blends theater, spoken-word, and hip-hop. Self-professed hipster Nick E. Finn takes on multiple perspectives to tell the story of 2016 Brooklyn. With ruthless satire, Nick faces his own role in the borough's gentrification and its rapidly changing identity. How can you reconcile a love for the Old Brooklyn with the privilege of New Brooklyn?
FURRY! / LA FURIA! November 17-26 The Bushwick Starr Theater
Written while the writer was working serious hours in Times Square FURRY! follows one man in his Elmo suit while he navigates turf wars, knife wounds, the health issues of his only son, and his own lingering sanity. Armed only with his lone copies of The Art of War and Good Night Moon he gathers his army of Cookie Monsters and otherwise as he slowly expands his turf from 42nd st to 45th and beyond. Is the audience full of Elmos? Will he have to take violent action? When Elmo is close will he appear far? Will this end badly? We'll see.
ONE CATCHES LIGHT FESTIVAL
Brooklyn Gypsies presents the second annual One Catches Light Festival, celebrating the new work of extraordinary NYC-based solo performers. Over two weekends, six unique solo artists will take the stage at JACK in the neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Join us for six brand new stories of mixed identities, cultures clashing, hearts breaking, and honesty. Only at the One Catches Light Festival.
GHETTO HORS D'OEUVRES FESTIVAL
JULY 29 2017 MARIA HERNANDEZ PARK ALL DAY EVENT Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres is a poetic theatrical performance in which rappers and poets break down borders to collaboratively create an ode to Brooklyn’s gritty streets. In a city that is home to more artists in the US than any other, Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres sparks dialogues on complex issues of immigration, economics and survival through the richness of art, poetry and music. Enjoy free Hors d’oeuvres and bear witness as an eclectic group of Brooklyn artists, both native and immigrant, decipher the block and break down the rock that is the foundation and cornerstone of the Brooklyn we call home. Performances are followed by a live band, DJ set, conversation and dancing.