Friday, June 24, 2011

New York Neo-Futurists to Present 5th Anniversary Edition of LGBT-Themed "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" This Weekend

Recipients of the 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Cafe Cino Fellowship
“Best Performance Artists in New York”-Village Voice
“2009 Artists of the Year”-Artists Forum Magazine
“2009 People of the Year”

Recipients of The 2009 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Ensemble NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are pleased to present their 5th anniversary special edition of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, benefiting LGBTQ advocacy and activism in Uganda for the second year in a row. TOO MUCH PRIDE MAKES THE BABY GO GAY: 30 GAY PLAYS IN 60 STRAIGHT MINUTES will be presented at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003) on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at 10:30pm.

30 short plays, curated from the past five years of LGBTQ-themed Neo-Futurist plays (with several newly commissioned works written exclusively for this Pride Show), reveal the struggle, the joy, the power of being out and proud in New York City in support of acceptance and freedom for all the world's citizens.

Too Much Pride Makes the Baby Go Gay: 30 Gay Plays in 60 Straight Minutes, will be raising money to benefit LGBTQ advocacy in Uganda through the Fund for Global Human Rights, in an effort to combat the continued push for legislation that could make it a criminal offense to be gay, with punishment by imprisonment and even execution, and to reverse the hatred and violence which led to recent murder of gay Ugandan activist David Kato.

The cast will include current New York Neo-Futurists Christopher Borg, Roberta Colindrez, Cara Francis, Ryan Good, Nicole Hill, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Dan McCoy, Joey Rizzolo, brand new Neo-Futurists Cecil Baldwin and Kate Jones, and Neo-Futurists alums Yeauxlanda Kay and Sarah Levy. Founding New York Neo-Futurist and award-winning slam poet Regie Cabico is scheduled to open both shows with a spoken word performance.

Tickets are $20.00. Advance tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 212-352-3101.

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THE NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are an ensemble of dynamic writer/performer/directors who present the critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind--a non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Developing out of the format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the New York NeoFuturists have roots in NYC from the mid 90’s. Since opening TML in New York, they have created over 2,300 plays and continue to present new and vital work every weekend in the East Village. For more info:

FUND FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS Securing basic dignity and freedom for people worldwide requires that front-line organizations challenge abuse wherever it occurs. The Fund finds and funds local human rights heroes who often work at great personal risk to strengthen and bring global attention to their struggles. For more info:

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