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THE MEETING* HOSTED BY
THE MONTHLY GATHERING OF THE
INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF SODOMITES
FOR A SPECIAL ENCORE ENGAGEMENT JULY
25-26 at 7:30pm
THE ACCLAIMED COMEDY/VARIETY SHOW
WILL RETURN TO LOS
EXTENDED ENGAGEMENTS AT 54
BELOW AND JOE’S
“Brilliant, stirring and funny” – The Wall Street Journal
The Meeting* hosted
by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show,
will return to THE BOOTLEG THEATER on Friday, July 25 and Saturday,
July 26 at 7:30 PM. After extended runs at 54 Belowand Joe’s
Pub in New York, the show recently made its Los Angeles debut
and is back for two more performances. The Meeting* has
been called “delicious and delightfully droll” by The
New York Post, and “hilarious and sardonic” by The Village
Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening “so
deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.”
The show will feature special guests to be announced.
Justin Sayre and The Meeting* – known for a signature blend of
outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between –
were named among the Top nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out
New York, and received the 2012 Bistro Award for “Comedy
Artistry” and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy
Performance. Each month, the I.O.S gathers to honor an artist or a
cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. Justin Sayre,
the show’s creator, writer and host, serves as the Chairman of the
Board of the International Order of Sodomites and brings his
singular wit to essential business of the day through such regular
features such as ”Letters to the Chairman” and “New Rulings from
Justin Sayre’re video “The
New Hanky Code” –
taped in March at Joe’s Pub – was a surprise online hit with over
42,000 views. It debuted on The
Huffington Post and was picked up by
several major outlets around the world. To keep up to do date
with videos from recent shows, subscribe to the I.O.S. YouTube
channel. A special highlight
reel of the show’s first four seasons is
Justin Sayre addresses The Meeting* to bring back shame,
Press Release |
Roger Guenveur Smith returns to his Los Angeles home, Bootleg
Theater, with his internationally acclaimed solo performance,
FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW.
This show brings to life the work of the pioneering
abolitionist, feminist and statesman Frederick Douglass. After
the continued success of Smith’s critically acclaimed, RODNEY
KING, (which was developed and work-shopped at Bootleg Theater),
Smith returns with an earlier solo work about another historic
figure who moved the American psyche.
Smith bookends Douglass' classic 19th century texts with
original narrative, achieving a stylistic mash-up which speaks
to the current American moment. Inspired by Hal Holbrook's Mark
Twain Tonight, Smith has been interpreting Douglass materials
since he was an undergraduate at Occidental College,
subsequently serving as graduate research assistant at Yale
University's Frederick Douglass Papers. He has since taught at
both institutions, as well as Cal Arts, where he currently
directs his Performing History Workshop.
"If anyone could bring
the legendary 19th-century
runaway-slave-turned-abolitionist and author Frederick
Douglass to searing life, it's Roger Guenveur Smith."
- Time Out New York
"A star turn, a
rapid-fire riff, darting among epochs
that mix the sounds of poetry slam, hip-hop
and the old-style preacher. Spoken, sung and
emoted with entertaining conviction." -
The New York Times
August 1 – 24, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
General Admission - $15 | Students/Seniors - $10
make a reservation
WRITE CLUB Los Angeles is:
MONDAY Aug 11 @ 7pm
3 bouts of
2 opposing writers/ 2 opposing ideas
7 minutes apiece
Audience picks a winner
Net proceeds go to charities of winners' choosing
Literature as Bloodsport.
Prize money to charity.
And the 2nd Monday of every month
The Los Angeles Guild of
Sizzlin' Summer Puppet Slam!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 @ 6:30 p.m.
It's fun, edgy and subversive
more live puppet madness for adults
at the Bootleg Theater on Sunday, August 17th!
A little vaudeville, a bit of burlesque, and a dash of performance
art, Puppet Slams cover the whole spectrum of puppetry styles.
Rough-and-tumble works in progress to polished gems of performance
art, you'll see it all at PUPPETZILLA!
Find us on
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of and at the door.
(Please note that the show is for adults, 18 +).
Puppetzilla Puppet Slams are made possible with support from
Puppet Slam Network and the Bootleg Theater
Bootleg Theater is a 501c3 non-profit organization
(Rampart Theater Project, Inc. is our non-profit name) and all the
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Bootleg Theater is located at:
2220 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90057
parking is now available across the street behind the church for $5!
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cultural and artistic landscape of Los Angeles. Bootleg supports and
collaborates with the best of established and emerging theater
artists to create daring multi-disciplinary live experiences that
are striking, contemporary and non-traditional.
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