Sunday, February 27, 2011

FRIGID New York Interview - The Bitter Poet

By Byrne Harrison
Photo by Luis Cubillos

Name: The Bitter Poet
Show: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Black Box Performance Spaces

How did you first get involved in theatre?

When I was seven, I played a Lost Boy in a community theatre production of Peter Pan.

Who are your biggest influences?

Lou Reed, Jonathon Richman, Jim Morrison, Nick Cave, William Shatner, Jackie Gleason

Tell me a little bit about your show.

A poetry reading that mixes red shoes, black leather pants, a gold tux jacket, angst and an electric guitar. A high-energy, irreverent presentation of poems concerning the search for True Love and the contortionists you meet along the way. Poetry has never been this hot, angry, desperate, loud, sweet or true.

What inspired you to write it?

A broken heart and a fascination with charismatic sideshow performers.

Who are your collaborators and how long have you been working with them?

This show is nothing more than a poet, his poems, his guitar, his amp, and of course, his costume.

What's next for you after FRIGID?

I'm scheduled to spend the spring recording and releasing a CD.

And finally, if you could say anything to your potential audience, what would it be?

As you listen to my poems, if you know the words, sing along...

The Bitter Poet: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Black Box Performance Spaces
Presented by The Bitter Poet, New York, NY

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)


Fri 2/25 @ 10:30pm, Sat 2/26 @ 8:30pm, Thu 3/3 @ 9pm, Sat 3/5 @ 4pm, & Sun 3/6 @ 5:30pm

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