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Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

Winter/Spring 2020

Stories and Storytellers~as varied as human culture, human history, and human nature. Jamie Brickhouse, Alton Takiyama-Chung, and Regina Ress with musician Michael Moss bring three diverse and enthralling programs for our winter/spring 2020 season

Regina Ress and Michael Moss

Buttons For The Resistance and Other Love Stories
Regina Ress and Michael Moss
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3pm

Regina Ress wears a button affirming “CHOOSE LOVE” wherever she goes. It opens up a lot of conversations. As February is the month to celebrate love, Regina will share stories that explore some of its many forms, from eros to agape. Joining Regina for this romp through the territory of love is jazz composer Michael Moss. As for her CHOOSE LOVE button, Regina muses, “If someone has a problem with that, they obviously  have a problem.”

Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older.

Regina Ressaward winning storyteller, actor, author, and educator, has performed and taught from Broadway to Brazil, in English and Spanish, in settings from grade schools to senior centers, prisons to Carnegie Hall, homeless shelters to The White House. In 2014, her CD, with jazz comments by Michael Moss, won a Storytelling World award. Regina teaches applied storytelling at NYU and produces this long-running storytelling series at the Provincetown Playhouse.

Jazz composer Michael Moss, part of the downtown music scene for over 50 years, has led many musical groups (Accidental Orchestra, New York Free Quartet, Mike Moss/4 Rivers and Free Energy). CD releases include Helix, Free Play, In Between Gigs, Intervals and New York and Me with Regina Ress. Moss is the recipient a 2019 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Creative Engagement grant for the Accidental Orchestra to perform Qabbala::Entanglement.

Alton Takiyama-Chung

E Pluribus Unum: Stories of Otherness and Forgiveness
Alton Takiyama-Chung 
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3pm

"America stands unique in the world: the only country not founded on race, but in a way, on an ideal. Not in spite of, but because of our polyglot background, we have all the strength in the world.” (President Ronald Reagan). Join us as Alton Takiyama-Chung leads us on a voyage of discovery to answer the question, “What is it like to be the ‘other’?” His stories of the experiences of the Chinese in the 1850s and the Japanese in the 1940s explore immigration, otherness, and forgiveness.

Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older.

Alton Chung performs internationally, sharing stories and legends from Hawaii and spreading aloha. He tells folk tales from the Pacific Rim, and stories about the Japanese American Experience of WWII. He has performed at the Congress of Asian Storytellers in Singapore, the International Gimme Story Storytelling Festival in the Cayman Islands, and in India, China, and Okinawa. He was a New Voice Teller at the National Storytelling Festival.

Jamie Brickhouse

I Remember Mama & Daddy
& Booze

Jamie Brickhouse
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 3pm

Mama Jean was a Texan Elizabeth Taylor who never had a thought she didn’t speak. Daddy Poo adored bikinis and martinis as much as his homosexual son. Jamie Brickhouse, called “a natural raconteur” by the Washington Post and “funny, touching, honest” by Charles Busch, tells darkly-comic, ribald stories about his flamboyant parents and overcoming his near-fatal love affair with booze. Ripped from his award-winning shows Dangerous When Wet and I Favor My Daddy, they’re riveting, hilarious, wise, and deeply insightful.

Appropriate for adults and youth 17 and older.

A National Storytelling Network Grand Slam champion, 4-time MothSLAM champ, New York Times-published memoirist, Jamie Brickhouse has been featured on PBS-TV’s Stories from the Stage, The Moth Podcast, and tours the country with his multiple award-winning solo shows, Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother, based on his critically-acclaimed memoir, and I Favor My Daddy. He’s been published in the Washington Post, Daily Beast, Salon, Huffington Post, and Out.

All shows are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village, one block south of Washington Square Park.
Closest subways: West 4th Street (A, B, C, D, E, F, M); Sheridan Square (1); Astor Place (6); 8th Street (N, R)

Events are free. Shows are at 3:00 P.M.
Box office opens at 2:00 PM

Information line  212-998-5867
David Montgomery, Director, Program in Educational Theatre
Regina RessProducer