The pictures. The spill trajectory debates. The politicians. The finger-pointing. The witch hunt.
It all left me thinking “what can WE do to help the cleanup efforts of this, the largest not-so-natural disaster in American history?”
And then I figured it out!
The California-based organization MATTER OF TRUST collects organic fibers which are then used in oil spill containment booms. According to their website, “We shampoo because hair collects oil. Why should millions of pounds of absorbant, natural, renewable fiber clippings go to waste every day?” Genius. They also accept pet clippings. However with the disaster in the Gulf, hair donations have skyrocketed and the group is now in desperate need of nylons – even if they have runs in them. (Note: if you prefer to donate hair it will go into the group’s “reserves”.)
You can contact me as I will be taking a collection, or this link will provide you with information for registering on your own. It’s fast and easy, and you’ll feel great making your own simple contribution to the cleanup, its astronomical damage and the effort it will take over the next decade to remedy this catastrophe.
For the Sunday Show’s temporary finale last night at The Slipper Room (the venue closes for renovations June 12th) host Kiki Valentine does not survive a routine surgery and instead ends up in purgatory with Satan (Joe Pepitone). It was a great show.
The dedication of the performers since the beginning is reflected in the immense amount of support and love we receive from each and every one of you. For example, here is Michelle St. Darling in the first half of the Finale show performing beautifully to “Flight of the Bumblebee” despite receiving a terrible concussion only two days earlier. This is the type of allegiance that is appreciated beyond words. Again, thank you.
This will be the third venue change for The Sunday Show until The Slipper Room returns in its charming and newly minted form. Since our humble beginnings, glittering in the darkest basements of the Lower East Side and upwards to the legendary stage of The Slipper Room, unexpected change has allowed us opportunities to develop on an underground level into a completely unique live, interactive and uncensored show. We keep the concept fresh: each monthly show – thematically, cast-wise and elementally – is completely unique and never repeated. And we appreciate the support of those who have seen only one show, as well as those who have devoutly followed our collaborations. We are delighted to reveal that the next show – date TBA – will contain even more of the allure, camaraderie, humor, talent, variety and surprises one might expect from The Sunday Show. However in a new, larger space (and especially one with higher ceilings) we will be able to develop even more conceptually rich, collaborative pieces to keep you on the edge of your seat without breaking the bank.
If you’re interested in being notified of the next show, or in receiving a copy of the last show on DVD, please contact sundayshownyc at gmail dot com.
Back to last night: In the second half of the show Juliet Jeske – breaking out of her character, Princess Sunshine, for the first time on stage – sings a heartfelt surprise song to Kiki which moved many in attendance to tears. Later in the clip, we see the entire May cast as they join Juliet in singing. Amidst other surprises, the show in its entirety delivered a fantastic experience for the ensemble and audience members alike. What we started in 2008 will continue to grow through Summer 2010 – and beyond – as we do our best to support uncensored expression of, sustainability for and the continuation of these unique collaborations between extraordinary performance artists living in and visiting New York City.
We’re taking the opportunity to relocate as a chance to make an even bigger and more spectacular show. We hope you will join us for the next incarnation of Sunday night.
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