I’ve heard of Music Jams and Poetry Slams, but never Monologue Jams. Leave it to a group of LES artists to create a new genre. Courtesy of the Alacrity Project, a LES based theater company, the Monologue Jam, part of their A Live Series, provides “self-producing artists the opportunity to perform on a black-box-style stage in an alternative environment.”
To add to the kitty, the performers will be recorded (they get to keep their “tape”) while they are on stage, and adjudicated by a panel of professional artists—audience members can also vote for their favorite performers. Two winners get to select a prize from an assortment of goodies, including gift certificates to local restaurants and music lessons. All in all, not a bad deal for those struggling to make it as an actor!
This week’s jam on Sunday night is at Arlene’s Grocery. The evening will feature fifteen performers from all over New York City. Comedians, Erin Conroy & J.F. Harris share hosting and emcee duties.
The Monologue Jam / Alacrity Project / Arlene’s Grocery / Sunday, December 2 / 4 – 6pm / Suggested donation $5 – $10