Bug is a play by American playwright Tracy Letts. It was adapted into a film in 2006, with Letts writing the screenplay and Michael Shannon reprising his role as Peter. Most of the play takes place in a seedy motel room. Lonely cocktail waitress Agnes lives there. One night, her lesbian biker friend R. C. introduces her to Peter, a Gulf War veteran who might be AWOL. She gets involved with Peter, who grows paranoid about the war in Iraq, UFOs, the Oklahoma City bombing, cult suicides, secret government experiments on soldiers — drawing Agnes into his delusions; the play deals with the issues of love, conspiracy theories, Agnes' slow descent into insanity under Peter's influence. The play premiered at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill, England on September 20, 1996; the rehearsals were at A Red Orchid Theatre in Illinois. Shannon Cochran - Agnes White Michael Shannon - Peter Evans Following its London run, the play made its U. S. debut at Ithaca, New York, followed by the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.
C. In Washington, DC, the play underwent a series of revisions and received an American premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in March/April 2000. Opening Date: March 18, 2000 Closing Date: April 16, 2000 Director: Wilson Milam Deborah Hazlett - Agnes Eric Sutton - Peter Steve Schmidt- Jerry Kate Eastwood Norris - R. C. Brian Hemmingsen - Dr. SweetThe play's Chicago Premiere was at A Red Orchid Theatre, where the play first rehearsed prior to its world premiere in London. Opening Date: August 20, 2001 Closing Date: October 28, 2001 Director: Dexter Bullard Kate Buddeke - Agnes Michael Shannon - Peter Guy Van Swearingen III - Jerry Robin Witt - R. C. Troy West - Dr. Sweet Barrow Street Theatre, New York City, New York Opening Date: February 29, 2004 Closing Date: January 30, 2005 Director: Dexter Bullard Shannon Cochran - Agnes Michael Shannon - Peter Michael Cullen - Jerry Amy Landecker - R. C. Reed Birney - Dr. SweetAmanda Plummer resigned from the Off-Broadway premiere 24 hours before its February 21 start date.
A notice in the theater box office warned that the show contained nudity and cigarette smoking. The play premiered at The SBW Stables Theatre in Kings Cross, Sydney, in May 2010, as part of Griffin Theatre Company's Independent Season 2010, in conjunction with Picture This Productions. Opening Date: 12 May 2010 Closing Date: 5 June 2010 Director: Anthony Skuse Jeanette Cronin - Agnes Matthew Walker - Peter Jonny Pasvolsky - Jerry Catherine Terracini - R. C. Laurence Coy - Dr. Sweet A film version of the play was released in 2006 from Lionsgate, it was directed by William Friedkin, starred Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr and Michael Shannon. Friedkin contacted Tracy Letts after having seen the play, they cooperated on a screen adaptation. Friedkin described the film as "the most intense piece of work I've done". Michael Shannon had played the part on stage. Lionsgate wanted to cast an actor with more name recognition, but Friedkin was determined to have Shannon perform in the film, saying he brought a unique quality to the part.
Letts, Tracy. Bug: A Play. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. P. 93 p. ISBN 0-8101-2348-7. Bug at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
The Westside Theatre is an off-Broadway performance space at 407 West 43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The building houses two auditoriums: the Upstairs Theatre, which seats 270, the Downstairs Theatre, which features a thrust stage and has a seating capacity of 249. Known as the Chelsea Theatre Center and the Westside Arts Theatre, the building was renovated in 1991; the Romanesque Revival style building, designed by Henry Franklin Kilburn, was constructed in 1890 for the Second German Baptist Church, which it housed until the 1960s. The site was occupied by various nightclubs until its establishment as a theatre in 1976. Official website Upstairs Theatre at Lortel Archives Downstairs Theatre at Lortel Archive
Austin Campbell Pendleton is an American actor, theatre director and instructor. Pendleton was born in Warren, the son of Thorn Pendleton, who ran a tool company, Frances Pendleton, a professional actress. Austin Pendleton is a graduate of Yale University's School of Drama. Pendleton first received critical acclaim in 1964 for his performance as Motel in the original Broadway cast of Fiddler on the Roof, he appeared in The Last Sweet Days of Isaac, The Diary of Anne Frank, Goodtime Charley, Up from Paradise as well as many other plays. In August 2006, Pendleton played the Chaplain in Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline in the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater production directed by George C. Wolfe at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York City. In 2007, he appeared as Friar Lawrence in the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Delacorte Theater. Pendleton wrote the plays Uncle Bob and Orson's Shadow, all of which were staged off-Broadway.
Austin’s play, “Uncle Bob,” had its Off-Broadway premiere in 2001 at The SoHo Playhouse, starring George Morfogen- for whom the role of Bob was written- and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who made his New York theatre debut in the production. The critically acclaimed production was directed by Courtney Moorehead and produced by Steven Sendor; as a director, Pendleton has worked extensively off Broadway. His direction of Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes garnered him a Tony Award nomination in 1981. Additional directing credits include The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt, Spoils of War by Michael Weller, The Size of the World by Charles Evered. Pendleton is a member of The Mirror Theater Ltd's Mirror Repertory Company, directing the company’s 1984 production of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, starring Geraldine Page, Sabra Jones, Victor Slezak, his play H6R3, a compilation of Henry VI and Richard III in order to make the storyline clearer and strengthen the women's parts, became a benefit production of The Mirror Theater Ltd at the Promenade Theater in New York.
Pendleton played Richard in this performance, Sabra Jones performed Elizabeth, Lynn Redgrave played Mad Margaret, Charles McAteer was Lord Rutland, Geraint Wyn Davies played Henry VI, Daniel Gerroll played Buckingham, Lisa Pelikan played Lady Anne. In 2009 Pendleton directed Uncle Vanya, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, at the Classic Stage Company; the same year he directed Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play Vieux Carré at The Pearl Theatre Company. In January and February 2010, Pendleton directed two plays, Bus Stop at The Olney Theatre and Golden Age at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, his 2011 directing of Three Sisters won him an Obie Award. In 2012, he directed a production of Detroit at the National Theatre in England. Pendleton served as Artistic Director for Circle Repertory Company with associate artistic director Lynne Thigpen; the Company closed in 1996. He teaches directing at The New School, both in Greenwich Village. Pendleton has been involved with the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago since directing Ralph Pape's Say Goodnight, Gracie for the 1979-80 season, is an ensemble member there.
His acting credits at Steppenwolf include Uncle Vanya and Educating Rita. Austin Pendleton at the Internet Broadway Database Austin Pendleton on IMDb Austin Pendleton at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Austin Pendleton at the TCM Movie Database Austin Pendleton Talks about Stuttering and Acting "St. Louis Actors' Studio to host class with Austin Pendleton". St. Louis Post Dispatch. August 30, 2013
International Standard Serial Number
An International Standard Serial Number is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial publication, such as a magazine. The ISSN is helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title. ISSN are used in ordering, interlibrary loans, other practices in connection with serial literature; the ISSN system was first drafted as an International Organization for Standardization international standard in 1971 and published as ISO 3297 in 1975. ISO subcommittee TC 46/SC 9 is responsible for maintaining the standard; when a serial with the same content is published in more than one media type, a different ISSN is assigned to each media type. For example, many serials are published both in electronic media; the ISSN system refers to these types as electronic ISSN, respectively. Conversely, as defined in ISO 3297:2007, every serial in the ISSN system is assigned a linking ISSN the same as the ISSN assigned to the serial in its first published medium, which links together all ISSNs assigned to the serial in every medium.
The format of the ISSN is an eight digit code, divided by a hyphen into two four-digit numbers. As an integer number, it can be represented by the first seven digits; the last code digit, which may be 0-9 or an X, is a check digit. Formally, the general form of the ISSN code can be expressed as follows: NNNN-NNNC where N is in the set, a digit character, C is in; the ISSN of the journal Hearing Research, for example, is 0378-5955, where the final 5 is the check digit, C=5. To calculate the check digit, the following algorithm may be used: Calculate the sum of the first seven digits of the ISSN multiplied by its position in the number, counting from the right—that is, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, respectively: 0 ⋅ 8 + 3 ⋅ 7 + 7 ⋅ 6 + 8 ⋅ 5 + 5 ⋅ 4 + 9 ⋅ 3 + 5 ⋅ 2 = 0 + 21 + 42 + 40 + 20 + 27 + 10 = 160 The modulus 11 of this sum is calculated. For calculations, an upper case X in the check digit position indicates a check digit of 10. To confirm the check digit, calculate the sum of all eight digits of the ISSN multiplied by its position in the number, counting from the right.
The modulus 11 of the sum must be 0. There is an online ISSN checker. ISSN codes are assigned by a network of ISSN National Centres located at national libraries and coordinated by the ISSN International Centre based in Paris; the International Centre is an intergovernmental organization created in 1974 through an agreement between UNESCO and the French government. The International Centre maintains a database of all ISSNs assigned worldwide, the ISDS Register otherwise known as the ISSN Register. At the end of 2016, the ISSN Register contained records for 1,943,572 items. ISSN and ISBN codes are similar in concept. An ISBN might be assigned for particular issues of a serial, in addition to the ISSN code for the serial as a whole. An ISSN, unlike the ISBN code, is an anonymous identifier associated with a serial title, containing no information as to the publisher or its location. For this reason a new ISSN is assigned to a serial each time it undergoes a major title change. Since the ISSN applies to an entire serial a new identifier, the Serial Item and Contribution Identifier, was built on top of it to allow references to specific volumes, articles, or other identifiable components.
Separate ISSNs are needed for serials in different media. Thus, the print and electronic media versions of a serial need separate ISSNs. A CD-ROM version and a web version of a serial require different ISSNs since two different media are involved. However, the same ISSN can be used for different file formats of the same online serial; this "media-oriented identification" of serials made sense in the 1970s. In the 1990s and onward, with personal computers, better screens, the Web, it makes sense to consider only content, independent of media; this "content-oriented identification" of serials was a repressed demand during a decade, but no ISSN update or initiative occurred. A natural extension for ISSN, the unique-identification of the articles in the serials, was the main demand application. An alternative serials' contents model arrived with the indecs Content Model and its application, the digital object identifier, as ISSN-independent initiative, consolidated in the 2000s. Only in 2007, ISSN-L was defined in the
The Actors' Temple
The Actors' Temple named Congregation Ezrath Israel, is a synagogue founded in 1917 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Located at 339 West 47th Street since 1923, the temple was dubbed "The West Side Hebrew Relief Association", it was the synagogue of choice for the entertainment industry. Many vaudeville, musical theater and nightclub performers attended services there, including Sophie Tucker, Shelley Winters, Milton Berle, Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Joe E. Lewis, Edward G. Robinson, as well as several of the Three Stooges; the temple declined after World War II as actors moved to California and the neighborhood changed, going from 300 members to 30 in 2009. In 2005, in order to bring in additional income, the temple started renting out dance rehearsal space to New Dance Group as well as temporarily transforming into a theatre for plays; however with this additional income, the $120,000 annual operating costs used up the $2 million endowment by 2009. Despite these challenges, the temple continues to operate.
In fact, the temple had a large fundraising program in 2011. In addition, the congregation has grown to 120 dues-paying members. Official Site The Actor's Temple Theatre official site The Actors' Temple at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Greenwich House is a West Village settlement house in New York City. Its mission is to help individuals from all walks of life lead more fulfilling lives. Founded in 1902, Greenwich House offers arts education, senior service and behavioral health programs. Greenwich House's mission is to "help individuals and families lead more fulfilling lives by offering social and health services and educational programs, opportunities for civic involvement to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds." Greenwich House was founded on Thanksgiving Day in 1902 by city planner and social worker Mary K. Simkhovitch in a building at 26 Jones Street in Manhattan's West Village, its original focus was to help New York's growing immigrant population adapt to life in their new home. Early supporters who joined her on opening day included social reformer Jacob Riis, Felix Adler and Carl Shurz. Greenwich Village was a mixed area at the time. Italian immigrants began crowding out the existing Irish population. Many homes along the maze of streets and alleys lacked running water.
There was poor education. Early programs sought to relieve congestion and improve living conditions, which included founding the Greenwich Village Improvement Society, forerunner to the Greenwich Village Association and first neighborhood association of its kind in the United States, publishing the Tenant's Rights Manual, the first of its kind in the nation. Recognizing a need for recreational and skills training among Village residents, Greenwich House established Greenwich House Music School at 46 Barrow in 1905 followed by the Handicraft School, the precursor to Greenwich House Pottery, in 1909. By 1917 the organization's programs were becoming over crowded in its Jones Street buildings. Thanks to a gift from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Greenwich House was able to hire architects Delano and Aldrich to design its current federalist building at 27 Barrow Street; the new building, complete with gym, running track and rooftop playground provided Greenwich House the space to establish new programs like a nursery school and children's theater program.
Greenwich House soon needed more space. The old Handicraft School building was rebuilt as Greenwich House Pottery in 1928, enabling it to become an international center for ceramics; the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased two pieces from the Pottery in 1939. In 1942 Greenwich House continued to add more services with the New York City's first after-school program followed be a senior center. By the 1980s Greenwich House offered a mix of social service and arts education programs. In the late 1980s Greenwich House played a central role in the AIDS crisis in the West Village neighborhood, one of the city's original gay villages. In 1987 Greenwich House opened the AIDS Mental Health Project followed by the HIV Primary Medical Care Project. Today, the organization continues to host a long term HIV survivors support group. In 1987, Greenwich House founded the Children's Safety Project, the only program in the city dedicated to treating young victims of abuse; the Children's Safety Project was founded, in the settlement tradition, after a group of concerned neighbors came together after the killing of local Village child, nine year old Lisa Steinberg.
Today Greenwich House provides art education, senior service and behavioral health programs including an after-school, summer arts camp, nursery school, senior centers and senior health clinic, substance abuse clinics and a program for children who have suffered from abuse. Greenwich House's main facilities are located in Greenwich Village, including its main building at 27 Barrow Street, Pottery at 16 Jones Street and Music School at 46 Barrow Street. Greenwich House rents space for programs senior and behavioral health programs, including at a nearby church, Our Lady of Pomepii. Greenwich House's main building was built between 1916 and 1917 thanks to funds from board members including Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Anna Woershoffer; the Flemish-bond building was designed in the neo-federal style by architects Aldrich. The building was considered an example of refined American design, complete with mural by Arthur Crisp, intended to inspire immigrants new to the country; the seven storey building contains a professional theater the home of Ars Nova, a gym with running track, commercial kitchen, medical offices and a rooftop playground among other facilities.
A sign of the times, the building was built with a shaft for an elevator, but no actual elevator, as the new technology was too expensive at the time. Greenwich House Pottery is located at 16 Jones Street; the current building was built in 1928 designed by Delano and Aldrich. The building is notable for containing the only gas kilns in Manhattan which are grandfathered despite no longer being allowed in new construction, it is the home of the Jane Hartsook Gallery. Greenwich House Music School, located at 46 Barrow Street composes two out of a row of six brick row homes; the homes were designed in the Italianate style by Smith Woodruff in 1851. The two Music School homes were combined on the interior and now comprise the 100 seat Renee Weiler Concert Hall as well as sound proof practice rooms. Greenwich House's rented space in the basement of Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church received notoriety. In 2015, after more than thirty years in the space, the pastor of the church attempted to kick the senior center out, hoping to lease the space for more money to movie crews wanting to film in the Village.
After months of negotiations, including elected officials and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, weighing in, the Church agreed to a new revised lease allowing the center to remain. Founded in 1905, Greenwich House Music
Baryshnikov Arts Center
The Baryshnikov Arts Center is a foundation and arts complex opened by Mikhail Baryshnikov in 2005 at 450 West 37th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The top three floors of the complex are occupied by the Baryshnikov Arts Center, which provides space and production facilities for dance, theater and visual arts; the building houses the Orchestra of St. Luke's DiMenna Center for Classical Music; the building is a 50,000 square foot complex. Ground was broken on the complex known as 37 Arts Theatre, as a commercial venture in July 2001; the first artist in residence with the BAC was Aszure Barton in May 2005, the administrative offices opened in November 2005. The 37 Arts Theatre was launched in 2005 with the Off-Broadway revival of Hurlyburly starring Ethan Hawke and Parker Posey, followed by In The Heights and Fela!, prior to their successful Broadway runs. Since the complex has presented artists including Laurie Anderson, Tere O’Connor, Molly Davies, William Forsythe, Lucy Guerin, Foofwa d’Imobilité, Toni Morrison, Benjamin Millepied, Richard Move, Maria Pagès, Mal Pelo, Lou Reed, Pierre Rigal, Meg Stuart and Donna Uchizono.
BAC provides space and support for artists to present their work. The center encourages collaboration and multimedia events; the first fellowships were awarded in the summer of 2005. In 2007 and 2008, BAC and the Orchestra of St. Luke's together purchased and began renovation of the 37 Arts Theatre. Theater C re-opened in February 2010 as the Jerome Robbins Theater. In 2011, The Orchestra of St. Luke's re-opened Theaters A and B as the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Notes Official website Orchestra of St. Luke's "Baryshnikov Arts Center collected news and commentary"; the New York Times. Jerome Robbins Theater at the Internet Off-Broadway Database 37 Arts Theatre A at the Internet Off-Broadway Database 37 Arts Theatre B at the Internet Off-Broadway Database