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Past Dates

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

The Commodore Lounge
PJ's New Year's Resolution Round - 7:00pm CST
2613 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203 [map]
Price: FREE

Line-up:

 

Jessica Cayne

Caylee Anna Hammack

PJ Ju

One more TBD

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The Dawghouse Saloon
Girls of NETN (New England to Nashville) - 7:00pm CST
Demonbreun St
Nashville, TN [map]
Price: FREE

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

SMSWF SongtownUSA Stage
SongtownUSA Stage
Gatlinburg, TN [map]

SongtownUSA Rocks! They're gonna have a stage for members to perform.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival
Aspiring Hit Writers Stage Spot
Gatlinburg, TN [map]

Date/time/venue TBD. But it'll be in Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The Rudder at Anchor Marina
John Hannum's New Writer Showcase - 6:30pm
128 River Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075 [map]
Price: FREE

The Carvers!

PJ! On My birthday!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

NETN Night in Nashville - 6:00pm
Nashville, TN 37201 [map]
Price: FREE

NETN is teaming up with the Tin Roof for a great day of fun and music there. They have their Happy Hour from 2-7 and we have music from 6-10 but so come as early as you want but get their at 6 when the music and happy overlap and you won't miss any of these amazing NETN songwriters/performers...

Marc-Alan Barnette
The Wheeler Sisters
Lance Carpenter
Allen Shervelle
Casey Derhak
Anne Buckle
Keith Dozier
Morgan Myles
Michelle Attardi
Krista Angelucci
Jillian Marie Cardarelli
Jeff Batson
Neal Guinane
Jess Dondero
Kim Logan
PJ Ju

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

REO Rafting
Wayne Chase, Jason Blume, Mary Gauthier Songwriting Retreats
Vancouver, BC
Canada [map]

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Ri'chards Louisiana Cafe
Ashley Dawn, PJ Ju, and others - 7:30pm
4420 Whites Creek Pike
Whites Creek, TN 37189 [map]

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Bluebird Cafe Open Mic - 6:30pm
4101 Hillsboro Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 262-0883 [map]

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Hotel Preston
Songwriting and Music Business Conference
733 Briley Parkway
Nashville, TN 37217 [map]

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

The Commodore Lounge
Songwriting and Music Business - 7:00pm-8:30pm
2613 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203 [map]
Price: Free

Come see Songwriting and Music Business members perform in the round. It's my first round in Nashville since 2002... exciting!

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Scarritt Bennett Center
Spring Training
1008 19th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212 [map]

They've got a great schedule put together... including one session “Inside the Writer’s Room” Co-writing
Discussion with Josh Kear and Shane McAnally. SHANE MCANALLY! "Mama's Broken Heart," "Follow Your Arrow," and a jillion others. SO PSYCHED.

 

Spring Training 2014 March 28-29

NSAI Spring Training is back and revamped for 2014! Join us, no matter your experience or genre, for 2 days of panels, publisher breakout sessions, a chance to play at the 2014 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, and more!


*Pricing will increase February 1, 2014

 

3/28 7:30-5:30, 3/29 8-5pm

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Tin Pan South Nashville visit
Tin Pan South
Nashville, TN [map]

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

The Commodore Lounge
Open Mic - 7:00pm-11pm
2613 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203 [map]
Price: Free

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Barbara Cloyd Play for Publishers Workshop
4101 Hillsboro Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 262-0883 [map]

3 days of sessions on analyzing hit songs, Q&A with working professional songwriters, and listening sessions where we get to play our songs for 6 publishers. If you're interested in auditing, visit barbaracloyd.com

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Barbara Cloyd Play for Publishers Writers - 6:00pm CST
4420 Whites Creek Pike
Whites Creek, TN 37189
(615) 299-9590 [map]

Come hear my new work!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Songwriting and Music Business and SongtownUSA "Songwriter Community Performance Night" - 6:00pm CST
Main St. & Hillsboro Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064
615-479-4419 [map]

Played "A Breaking Heart Will Lie" co-written with Brion Riborn... Top 10 placer in SongtownUSA's Song Contest!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Nashville Steve Seskin Songwriting Workshop at Bluebird Cafe, Co-writes, Pitches
Nashville Visit 1/24 weekend+
Nashville, TN [map]

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The Commodore Lounge
Open Mic
2613 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203 [map]

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Douglas Corner Cafe
Open Mic
2106 Eighth Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37204 [map]

Unveiling of "Wear Me Home" co-written with Kelly McGrath.

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Open Mic - 6:00pm CST
4101 Hillsboro Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 262-0883 [map]

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Wildwood Music Festival
Wildwood Music Festival
McMinnville, OR [map]

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Nashville Meets, Jams, Pitches
Nashville Visit 11/13-11/22
Nashville, TN [map]

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

TAXI Road Rally at Westin LA Airport
TAXI Road Rally 11/6-11/10
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA [map]

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Hollywood Rennaissance
ASCAP I Create Music Expo
Los Angeles, CA [map]

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Ripley Grier Studios
NSAI Meeting
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY [map]

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Captain Oliver's Resort and Marina
Songwriting retreat
St. Martin
Dut [map]

Retreating to make music on the sunny shores of St. Martin in the Dutch Antilles!

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Ripley Grier Studios
Jason Blume NYC Workshop
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY [map]

Just had an excellent, targeted-value consult session with Jason Blume, and I'm looking forward to his songwriting workshop on Sunday!

August 2011

Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center
Henry V
3940 Broadway, at 165th Street
New York, NY [map]
Classical Theatre of Harlem Plans Henry V and SEED

By Adam Hetrick
08 Jul 2011 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, now under the leadership of producing director Tyron D. Jones, will stage a 90-minute version of Henry V and a production of Radha Blank's SEED in the coming months.

Running Aug. 5-Sept. 4 at the Shabazz Center, Jenny Bennett will direct Henry V, which will also feature Jones in the title role. The production marks CTH's return to full-scale works after former artistic director Alfred Pressier and executive director Christopher McElroen, both founders of the institution, departed CTH in late 2009.

"Henry V examines the burdensome expectations that befall a young king who must not only live down his adolescent follies, but also inspire his fellow Englishman to follow him into war with France. The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s interpretation brings to light the brutally thoughtful and biting humor of King Henry V’s confrontational diplomacy. In a powerful exploration of what it means to be king, director Bennett dissects the warmongering tendencies of humanity as one man attempts to win the hearts of all," CTH states.

Henry V will have original music by Patricia Ju, scenic design by Anka Lupes, lighting design by Colin Young and costume design by Rachel Dozier-Ezell.

CTH will also unite with the Hip-Hop Theater Festival for the Off-Broadway premiere of SEED, running Sept. 6-Oct. 9 at the National Black Theatre. Niegel Smith will direct the work that is described as a love letter to Harlem.

According to CTH, "SEED is set months before the landmark Nixzmary Brown abuse case that would change child welfare in New York City forever. Burnt-out social worker Anne Colleen Simpson decides to leave the field on a high note by writing a book detailing her career and the child welfare case that brought her acclaim. But when Chee-Chee, a gifted twelve-year-old from the 'projects' in Anne’s gentrified Harlem neighborhood, collides into her life, she is forced to confront his young mother and the shadows of her own past. Chee-Chee and Anne develop an unconventional friendship that leads to an explosive encounter threatening Chee-Chee’s future. Infused with the vibrant rhythm and verse of Hip-Hop culture, SEED begs the question: how far are we willing to go to ensure the well being of our children?"

Visit ClassicalTheatreofHarlem.

October 2012

SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts
Much Ado About Nothing
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577
(914)-251-6000 [map]

Purchase Repertory Theatre 2012–2013 Season

For Tickets and Season Passes:
914.251.6200 or 
www.artscenter.org

 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare

Directed by Jenny Bennett

Friday Oct 12 at7:30pm
Saturday Oct 13 at1:30pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday Oct 17 at7:30pm
Thursday Oct 18 at 7:30pm
Friday Oct 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday Oct 20 at 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Beatrice and Benedick are perfect for each other, if only they could admit it to themselves. Claudio could live happily ever after with Hero, if only he could trust his heart and not his eyes. One of the Bard’s best loved comedies, peopled with larger than life characters and bejewelled with sparkling wit. A joyous comedy but with a dark, poisonous heart.

July 2012

Compton Goethals Studio Theatre
Flying Fables
Amsterdam Avenue & 140th Street, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY [map]
Price: 5

JULY 14 TO 27
FLYING FABLES

Based on classic fables from around the world, conceived and adapted to the stage by Stephanie Berry, directed by John Martin Green.
Two evening shows: Saturday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00 PM. Matinees: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, July 16, 17, 19, and 20, and July 23, 24, 26, and 27 at 2:00 PM; Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 PM and Wednesday, July 25 at 12:00 PM. All tickets $5. Recommended for children ages 6 to 106. Runs :55 (followed by Q&A). 
VENUE CHANGE: This show will be presented in Compton Goethals Studio Theatre, Amsterdam Avenue & 140th Street, 3rd Fl. (was previously announced for Aaron Davis Hall, Theatre C).

READ OUR REVIEW IN NEW YORK TIMES

Aiming to become a community anchor with the capacity to unite theater professionals, students and local residents of all ages, New Haarlem Arts Theatre, the professional theater company of City College of New York (CCNY), will present its first play for young audiences, "Flying Fables," adapted by Obie-winner Stephanie Berry, directed by John-Martin Green with choreography and staging by Bruce Hawkins, and original music by Patricia Ju.

Serge Thony and Kristen Adele (foreground) are escorted into the world of fables by their alter-egos (behind) Michael Anthony and Maggie Lalley.

The play is a modern, urban fairytale about a young ambitious couple, Marie and Charles, who are in flux in their marriage. Waking one morning to a common dream, they follow the dream’s instructions to search for a trunk which they believe holds the key to their happiness in the tunnels of the subways. They are transported into the magical world of fables where they are ushered through a series of tales (from Africa, Asia and South America) by their childhood alter-egos. As the moral of each story unfolds, the main characters experience powerful revelations. Using drama, music and movement the performers bring fresh interpretations to traditional fables.

Stephanie Berry (adapter) is a dancer, an actress, an English teacher, a community and political activist, and an OBIE Award winning playwright. Audiences know her from films including "The Invasion," TV shows including "Law and Order" and her one-woman show, "The Shaneequa Chronicles: The Making of a Black Woman," which received a Village Voice Obie Award and two AUDELCO Awards. Her other plays include "Trouble in Mind," "Distracted," "Gem of the Ocean," Intimate Apparel," "Spunk," King Lear," "Lady Macbeth," "Hamlet" and "The Tale of Madame Zora." She is a 2009/2010 recipient of the TCG/Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship as a "Distinguished Artist." She is a pioneer in arts-in-education and a founding member of Blackberry Productions Theater Company, a Harlem based organization that develops new works and brings theater to underserved populations throughout New York. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

A race between a hedgehog (Serge Thony) and a hare (Maggie Lally) is observed by the other animals (L-R) Danyel Fulton, Chanel Jenkins, Michael Anthony, Barron Bass, Kristen Adele.

John-Martin Green (director) is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Blackberry Productions and for over twenty-five years, has created original theatre that reflects untold stories and history of African Americans. He has used the arts in schools and community-based-organizations to nurture the cultural health of communities. He has directed "The Rootwoman" by Michael Bradford at Harlem Stage, "Three Sisters," "Willie’s Cut & Shine," and "A Different Flava" at Ensemble Studio Theatre, "The Hand that Slapped Kate" at Bay Street Theatre and "Spiritual Journey" at the Apollo Theatre. He has taught Theatre at New School University, SUNY, Nassau Community and Old Westbury Colleges and at Brooklyn College. He holds a BFA in Drama from Bard College and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Brooklyn College, and is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

The actors are Kristen Adele, Michael Anthony, Barron Bass, Craig Dolezel, Danyel Fulton, Chanel Jenkins, Maggie Lalley and Serge Thony. Original music is by Patricia Ju. Stage Management provided by Got Cha Back Productions.

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