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  • Feb 28 8:30 pm
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    Here's the Story
    Dream Freedom Revival
    Here's The Story: Dreaming is Free explores the story of actor/activist, Kevin Bott whose noble experiment of democratic theater, the Dream Freedom Revival, tested the viability of a performance process of the people, by the people and for the people. Modeled after the style of the crusading tent revivals of the 19th and early 20th century, the Dream Freedom Revival, traded old time religion for a musical celebration of democracy, personal freedom and justice. "The Revival," Bott said, "was concerned with finding ways to bring more people into the tent of conversation about issues of common concern." "And," he added, "the point of view was decidedly progressive, championing society's underdogs." And while the traditional tent revivals were known for the power and prowess of the individual preacher, Bott's preacher persona, the Reverend Ebeneezer Abernathy, readily shared his pulpit and position of leadership with members of his company and even members of the audience. "That was the experiment part of this process," he said "we couldn't imagine a production about democracy without allowing for it in terms of the creation of it." In the end, this study and celebration of democracy, through democratic ways and means proved to be both a blessing and a curse.
  • Mar 2 2:30 am
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    Here's the Story
    Dream Freedom Revival
    Here's The Story: Dreaming is Free explores the story of actor/activist, Kevin Bott whose noble experiment of democratic theater, the Dream Freedom Revival, tested the viability of a performance process of the people, by the people and for the people. Modeled after the style of the crusading tent revivals of the 19th and early 20th century, the Dream Freedom Revival, traded old time religion for a musical celebration of democracy, personal freedom and justice. "The Revival," Bott said, "was concerned with finding ways to bring more people into the tent of conversation about issues of common concern." "And," he added, "the point of view was decidedly progressive, championing society's underdogs." And while the traditional tent revivals were known for the power and prowess of the individual preacher, Bott's preacher persona, the Reverend Ebeneezer Abernathy, readily shared his pulpit and position of leadership with members of his company and even members of the audience. "That was the experiment part of this process," he said "we couldn't imagine a production about democracy without allowing for it in terms of the creation of it." In the end, this study and celebration of democracy, through democratic ways and means proved to be both a blessing and a curse.
  • Mar 14 8:30 pm
    Here's the Story
    A profile of jazz musician and singer, Brian Newman. This successful New York City jazz man has played with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, but retreats home to Brooklyn at the end of every gig to his wife, famous burlesque performer, Jersey's own, Angie Pontani, and their baby girl Sistilia. The Newmans are living a genuine retro-metro life that has to be seen to be appreciated.
  • Mar 16 2:30 am
    Here's the Story
    A profile of jazz musician and singer, Brian Newman. This successful New York City jazz man has played with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, but retreats home to Brooklyn at the end of every gig to his wife, famous burlesque performer, Jersey's own, Angie Pontani, and their baby girl Sistilia. The Newmans are living a genuine retro-metro life that has to be seen to be appreciated.
  • Mar 19 5:00 am
    Here's the Story
    A profile of jazz musician and singer, Brian Newman. This successful New York City jazz man has played with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, but retreats home to Brooklyn at the end of every gig to his wife, famous burlesque performer, Jersey's own, Angie Pontani, and their baby girl Sistilia. The Newmans are living a genuine retro-metro life that has to be seen to be appreciated.
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