SERIESous Performance Series

SERIESous Performance Series This page is a clearing house for information and art produced on/around/by/in conjunction with the SERIESous Performance Series, curated by Mike and Lowell at the City Reliquary in Williamsburg.

SERIESous Performance Series is the brain-child of Mike Newton and Lowell Clare, long-time friends and collaborators. Our interest is in building community and presenting the most badass performances we can. All of our shows are radically different, the one thru-line being we encourage the presenters to do what they have always wanted to do during a show. All shows are:

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November 7th – SlideShare—a poetry performance/slide-show conducted by Michael and Lowell, with an emphasis on an exploration of the psychic-anti-america that stalks like a ghost through the wilds of the ‘real’ America. Also, what happens to poetry performance when the face of the reader is redacted? ---Already occurred. December 9th - StockingShare --Our collaboration with the online journal Blue Stocking Society. They are currently accepting submissions ( in the form of text, audio or image) on the theme of women in the metropolis. On December 9th those accepted will have the opportunity to share their works in an evening salon. We sincerely hope to see you for what promises to be a lively evening of sharing, discussing and Brooklyn Brewery's finest. ---Already occurred. January 6th -- Virtuous (and virtuoso) magician Noah Levine presents a magical workshop (quite literally) when he turns the Reliquary into a Petri-dish for the development of new close-magic tricks. Febuary 3 -- A Double Bill: Lounge-Lizard (in the best and most literal sense) Andrea Schiavelli brings his four-track, his lip-stick and his unbeatable chops to the Reliquary for an evening of song, wine and tears. Poet/Dramaturge Caitlin Brubacher astonishes and confounds with a daring, experimental poetry performance. March 2nd –- Another Double Bill wherein we go into the digital stratosphere! Composer Ellen O’ Meara presents selections of new work and video-artist Hyatt Michaels dishes up some deep-cuts from his catalogue. April 6th –- OMG! Under the banner of Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brian McCorkle and Esther Neff lead a rag-tag band of wastrels through a performance of the best f---king s—t you will see all year: a section from their new opera, NATURE FE**SH. April 27th – WHATTT! This night belongs to a rising queen of comedy. Ms. Kate Berlant brings the heat to the Reliquary for an evening of performance that demonstrates that she is not only hilarious, but also disturbingly weird. May 4 - A Fancy Gala! We welcome spring and close out the series by opening up the backyard for a wild, variety-show-style night, with appearances by previous presenters and new, fun guests and bands.

The Ghosts of Syb'L Vane (2010) Clip -1

Here's a link to a video by Hyatt

The Ghosts of Syb’L vane 2010, USA, video, color, sound, 10 min. A ghost relives memories from his past and his lover’s lovers. Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray, this short combines fiction and documentary, delving into the q***r identity,...

Here is a link to a piece by Ellen

Here is a link to a piece by Ellen

tensegrity for two violins (2011) Performed by Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris Opening for Ardor for alto voice, bass clarinet, bassoon, viola, contrabass, vibraphone and percuss...

We are proud to have Noah Levine, magician, as the star of our next show (January 6th). Levine will present a magical wo...

We are proud to have Noah Levine, magician, as the star of our next show (January 6th). Levine will present a magical workshop (quite literally) when he turns the Reliquary into a Petri-dish for the development of new close-magic tricks.

"Noah did an undercover magic act in the elevator at our company's giant 700-person anniversary party."
-what more do you need to know?

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We have already had two shows and they both went great.

We've been a little slow about getting our on-line lives together, but soon in-links will start to pour in from a sweet blog( and tumblr (and twitter)) featuring texts and photographs and miscellany from/inspired by the shows we put on at the Reliquary.


As the customs of the old ways dictate, every page shall be blessed by the first post on its wall being a statement decreeing that the first post is explicitly intended to incur blessings on the page.


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