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No Shame is BACK !
March 30, 2010, 19:05
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No Shame is a weekly event where you can perform whatever you want. Be original. Dare to be brilliant. Dare to fail.
No Shame takes place every Friday at midnight. Sign up is at 11:30pm.
Admission is $5

No Shame was created to provide a place where people interested in working in the theatre could “Dare to Fail”. In the fall of 1985 Todd Ristau, then an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, declared his pickup truck a theatre. He parked it in an empty lot, lit it with a motorcycle headlamp, and the truck became a stage on which young writers and performers could experiment with their craft. Since that time No Shame has continued to grow and now operates a system of No Shames, of which this branch at the Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art is one.

The focus of No Shame is on experimentation, low production values, and creative expression in a low risk, nonjudgemental environment. It is open to all, and all are encouraged to participate. As it was in the days of the truck, so it should remain, the audience is free to let the performers know what they think about the performance in their own way, and is encouraged to exercise their unique brand of quality control. It has always been an exciting aspect of No Shame that it’s audience has little regard for their role in theatrical convention and will interact with a performance quite unexpectedly.

In addition to being an alternative in style and content to mainstream theatre, No Shame is committed to providing hands on experience in all aspects of the performative process and to putting into action personal initiative in the creation of original theatre. We come to the theatre not to find work, but to make work.

No committee chooses scripts, there is no censorship policy, however, we do rely on participants to respect our forum, enough to present theatre they themselves feel is interesting, dynamic and worthwhile. “No Shame” should never be misunderstood to mean “No Pride”.
Lastly, it must be emphasized that No Shame is a philosophy, not a building or a stage. It is not the space but rather the commitment we bring to it that is No Shame, and wherever there is light enough for a script to be read and people to hear it. No Shame can happen.

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Advertisements Feature on Comedy at the Tank !
March 30, 2010, 18:43
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Sara East visits our general manager, Suzan Eraslan, to talk about comedy at the Tank !

Dance @ The Tank 2010 Spring Season
March 29, 2010, 16:31
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Photos from March 2010 Pulsewave!
March 22, 2010, 19:38
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Blip Festival photographer, Marjorie Becker strikes again ! Check out her vibrant Flickr photo set !

Zen Albatross at The Tank

Videos from Puppet Playlist #5
March 22, 2010, 19:16
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List #5 was performed on Feb. 5th and 7th. This month we brought you a modern Punch & Judy act, a doomed goldfish, and an assortment of cowboys, and plain hard luck. Each puppeteer chose a country song and created an original piece based on or inspired by that song. The playlist also featured music by some of our favorite musicians.

Watch the entire show online !

Don’t forget that Puppet Playlist #6: They Might be Giants is coming up April 2nd and 3rd at the Tank. Buy your tickets now !

Izzi Ramkissoon and His Electric Eel Multimedia Ensemble
March 15, 2010, 10:00
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Thursday, March 18, 2010; 9:30pm – $7

The EEME will present multimedia electro acoustic works and improvised music by Izzi Ramkissoon and guest composer Eric Lyon.

The EEME Workshop, under artistic direction of composer and bandleader Izzi Ramkissoon, is comprised of a flexible group of musicians including strings, woodwinds, percussion, electronics, visual artist, and composers dedicated to developing multi-media, electro-acoustic, improvisatory works using experimental and extended techniques. Through innovative programming, inter-disciplinary collaborations and performances in non-traditional venues EEME brings new experimental music to new audiences.

Izzi Ramkissoon is an award-winning electronic multimedia composer, performer, and sound artist. His laptop and bass are the control center of his sound. As a composer his multimedia composition Sub-ter-ain Frequencies 5.1 won the prestigious 2007 Look & Listen Festival Composition Prize (NYC). A New York City native, Izzi plays the electric, acoustic double bass, synthesizer and laptop in multiple ensembles in the Tri-State area. He leads his own multimedia ensembles CrackCodez (2007) and The Electric Eel Multimedia Ensemble (2009) in NYC and collaborates as a composer/performer with the new music experimental group Kingdom of Jones and DJ Udachi in live sets.

Izzi Ramkissoon and His Electric Eel Multimedia Ensemble:

Turntable – Marcel Blum
Flute – Sarah Carrier
Clarinet – Dan Padmos
Clarinet – Zara Acosta
Cello – Eric Cooper
Viola- Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos
Guitar – Amar Lal
Percussion – Jerrold Kavanagh
Percussion – Corey Bracken
Upright Bass – Sean Ormiston
Visuals – Alain Alfaro
Photography – Mike Shane
Electric Bass and laptop – Izzi Ramkissoon

Videos from The Tank’s Experimental Music Programming
March 9, 2010, 16:09
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Check out some amazing video footage of past experimental music performances at The Tank! Save the date for our next Creative Music Incubator, always the first Monday of every month !

Casio SK Orchestra live at The Tank 12-4-2009

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PAS Live @ The Tank, New York, 9-1-2009. with Michael Durek

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Damien Olsen Live at The Tank 9-22-2009.

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