Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents a season of events including art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops and community projects from May - October. LPV is a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a non profit arts organization. http://www.alliedproductions.org
SUMMER NIGHTS ON JUPITER
Join us on July 18th for Summer Nights on Jupiter curated by Stephen Boyer and hosted by Le Petit Versailles. This July will feature readings and performances by Wo Chan, Tommy Pico, Ariana Reines and Pamela Sneed. Rain or shine we'll be amongst the flowers.
Stephen Boyer is a novelist, poet, performer but would rather be on Jupiter, obviously.
Wo Chan is a queer Chinese immigrant devoted to poetry and drag. He recently received a BA from the University of Virginia where he learned how to write poems and wear lipstick. Wo pays his bills as a makeup artist by day, and at night, performs as Pearl Harbor with the Brooklyn drag collective Switch n' Play. Wo holds poetry fellowships with Poets House, Kundiman, and Lambda Literary, and as a drag queen has performed at Brooklyn Pride, Princeton Ivy-Q conferences, and the Architectural Digest Expo. On his days off, Wo likes to eat bahn mi sandwiches and windowshop.
Tommy “Teebs” Pico is a writer and editor. He’s the author of absentMINDR (VERBALVISUAL, 2014)—the first chapbook APP published for iOS mobile/tablet devices—was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has been published in BOMB, Guernica, and the Best American Poetry blog. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn.
Based in New York, Ariana Reines is the author of The Cow Alberta Prize, 2006, Coeur de Lion 2007, Mercury 2011, all from FenceBooks, and Thursday, 2012, from Spork, and the Obie-winning play TELEPHONE 2009, commissioned & produced by The Foundry Theatre. She is the translator of The Little Black Book of Grislidis Real: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore by Jean-Luc Hennig 2009 and Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl by TIQQUN 2011, from Semiotexte, and of My Heart Laid Bare by Charles Baudelaire, 2009 from Mal-O-Mar. Performances and theatrical works include THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD at Stuart Shave Modern Art 2013, LORNA, with Jim Fletcher, at the Martin E. Segal Theatre 2013, MISS ST'S HIEROGLYPHIC SUFFERING at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 2009, and SWISSNESS at The Swiss Institute 2012. Most recently she published The Origin of the World, a book for Semiotexte's contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial. This summer she will present MORTAL KOMBAT, a new performance work with Jim Fletcher, at Le Mouvement Biel/Bienne in Switzerland.
Pamela Sneed is a New York based poet, writer and actress, featured in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out, Bomb, VIBE, and on the cover of New York Magazine. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, published by Henry Holt in April 1998 and KONG and other works published by Vintage Entity Press 2009. She has performed original works for sold out houses at Lincoln Center, P.S. 122, Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, The ICA London, The CCA in Glasgow Scotland, The Green Room in Manchester England, and BAM cafe. She has headlined the New Work Now festival at Joe’s Pub/Public Theater. In 2013, she performed at Central Park Summer Stage, The Whitney Museum of Art, Columbia University’s, “Geographies of Mass Incarceration.” In 2011, she performed in South Africa, in collaboration with the women’s organization FEW. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence Writing for Solo Performance and Solo Performance in Production. In
2014 She appeared at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and Long Island University. Her work is included in The 100 Best African American Poems edited by Nikki Giovanni. Her recent publications include work in Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays, Future Perfect, and LIU Teaching Narratives with upcoming work in Ping Pong Magazine and Cutbank Magazine.
Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, and the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.