Joseph Keckler is a singer and writer-performer who is originally from Michigan. His concerts and plays have recently been presented at The New Museum, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, HERE, La MaMa ETC, Dublin Fringe, and in Baltimore’s Transmodern Festival, among others, and his performance texts (in collaboration with Erin Markey) have been explored in the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. His EP, Featured Creatures was recently released in Italy by Transeuropa. He curates a salon at NP Contemporary Art Center and his work will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Let It End Like This at apexart. He is currently working on a new solo show, various recording projects, and a collection of his stories.
Ric Royer will present his final play ever, My Sincerest Apologies, Victor Frankenstein. It is an epic blockbuster featuring sexy actors, manly stage-hands (actual ex-boxers!), ghosts, and hilarious conjoined twins! In this version of Frankenstein, which has very little if anything to do with Frankenstein, Frankenstein offers a public show of erotic apology for falling so deeply in love with beauty that he initiated a sexual relationship with aesthetics itself. Royer will haphazardly juggle so many taboos that he will never work in this town – or any other town – again.
Ric Royer is a writer, performer, writer of performances and performer of writings. He currently lives in Providence, RI. www.ricroyer.com
Lisa Leaverton, playwright & collaborative artist is pleased to return to The 14kt Cabaret after a long spell, since the days of performance band, Pinky, with Nancy Andrews. Correctionville will be presented in FURYfactory Festival in San Francisco in June. Her work has been partially digested by audiences in Portland, New York, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, and Philadelphia. Lisa will present snatches from a new work in process, suggestions from correctionville. “Where are the hands holding the spoons…” – lisaleaverton
The show starts with a few short films by:
Ann Everton is a Baltimore based artist, working primarily in video. Ann will show work from one of her current projects, “Bill Murray Life Lessons”–an ongoing project exemplifying alternative avenues towards self-betterment through recreations or reinterpretations of every film in which Bill Murray appears. We will see scenes from “Meatballs”, “Stripes”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Groundhog Day” (starring Brian Daniloski, Ann Everton, Onnie Monter, and Nikki Smith).
The 14Karat Cabaret is an on-going series of performance, music, dance, film and video in an informal setting.The14Karat Cabaret is a program of Maryland Art Place supported by public admission and in-kind contributions of local businesses. The 14Karat Cabaret is located at 218 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 and is handicapped accessible.