FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 2014
THE JACKIE FACTORY AND EDITRIX ABBY PRESENT
GHOSTLIGHT 4: THE HALLOWEEN SONGBOOK
THE GENE FRANKEL THEATRE
24 BOND STREET NYC
9 PM - 1:30 AM
TICKETS $15 TILL OCTOBER 24, $20 THEREAFTER
BOX OFFICE

AN ACTORS FUND BENEFIT FOR HOWL HELP

Halloween elite team THE JACKIE FACTORY (Jackie 60, Night of 1000 Stevies) reunite with co-producer EDITRIX ABBY (Click + Drag, Burning Man) for the fourth annual GHOSTLIGHT, a Halloween theatrical and costume party benefitting the HOWL EMERGENCY LIFE PROJECT, the East Village wing of THE ACTORS FUND. The theme of this year's GHOSTLIGHT is "The Halloween Songbook", focusing on the classic Halloween songs and horror film themes of the past 100 years.

Set in the venerable and haunted GENE FRANKEL THEATRE on Bond Street, the show will once again star East Village performance icons and rising stars from our neighborhood. The 2014 bill includes legendary legend JOEY ARIAS, butoh company VANGELINE THEATER, Scream Queens DUELING BANKHEADS (CLARK RENDER and DAVID ILKU), drag star SWEETIE, Blacklips Performance Cult eminence JAMES F. MURPHY, thesbian goddess HEATHER LITTEER, edgy drag artiste SEVERELY MAME, chanteuse BRIDGET BARKAN and Gothic horror devotees THE RACHEL KLEIN THEATER. GHOSTLIGHT producers CHI CHI VALENTI and EDITRIX ABBY join the golden-throated MC PAUL ALEXANDER as the Mistress/Masters of Ceremonies and our divine DJs are JOHNNY DYNELL and SAMMY JO. Performances are in three sets at 9:30, 11 PM and 12:30 - consult this page for complete schedule as we get closer.

An annual fundraiser begun in 2011, GHOSTLIGHT celebrates East Village and Bowery theatrical traditions and ghosts of the past 150 years. The 2013 and 2014 venue, longtime home of East Village theatrical pioneer, director and acting teacher GENE FRANKEL, is an ideal setting for such a show. Frankel (who died in 2005) definitely haunts the premises, as well as various other apparitions from the Theatre's storied past. Winner of the first OBIE for direction in 1959, Gene Frankel's landmark 1961 production of JEAN GENET's play "THE BLACKS" launched the careers of JAMES EARL JONES, CICELY TYSON, LOUIS GOSSETT JR and MAYA ANGELOU, among others. The 24 BOND STREET building, formerly a hat factory, speakeasy, and avant-garde jazz club in addition to the theatre, also housed the first studio of photographer ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE.

SUGGESTED DRESS: Haunted Theatrical Glamour (all eras) or Creative Costuming.

GHOSTLIGHT 4 poster artwork (top) from a 1910 ACTORS FUND program. Photos from the 2013 GHOSTLIGHT 3, courtesy of NEW YORK LIVES. JOEY ARIAS (above) and THE RACHEL KLEIN THEATER (below)


HOWL HELP was created to provide emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who have participated in the annual HOWL FESTIVAL or who make their careers in New York City's East Village and Lower East Side arts community. Administered by THE ACTORS FUND, HOWL HELP serves the needs of many artists whose work (of any generation) challenges the traditional boundaries of dance, theatre, music, multimedia and the spoken word.

THE JACKIE FACTORY is the NYC based nightclub arts collective founded by husband and wife team CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL in 1990. Most famous for the 450 themed editions of its decade-long party JACKIE 60, venue MOTHER, and annual Stevie Nicks extravaganza NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES, THE FACTORY also creates large-scale spectacles in New York and cities nationwide and worldwide, including LOW LIFE @ HOWL! Fresh from her work at BURNING MAN, EDITRIX ABBY jumps back into NY Nightlife each October with GHOSTLIGHT.


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