Monday, March 09, 2015

Unfiltered '15 *SISTERS IN BLIZZARD* by Emily Chadick Weiss

March 5-14, 2015

It is New England's biggest blizzard yet and two grown sisters are snowed in alone together when the house is frozen shut. This is their chance to finally get closer or finally kill each other.
Directed by Liz Carlson
Featuring Diana Ruppe*, Mike Smith Rivera*, and Molly Ward 

Artwork by Youngblood's own Patrick Link
First Reading in Youngblood's Reading Series, Bloodworks, June 2015
My older sister and I love each other to death and find each other infuriating. Our family friend, Jessie, told us that she thinks one of us is actually going to kill the other. But good news, we're both still alive and well (as of today) and I even wrote a play inspired by our trials and tribulations and our shared love for Thanksgiving. SISTERS IN BLIZZARD is a climate change sibling pregnancy comedy. If you have someone in your life you can't stand//can't live without, come on down and see the play. March 13 and 14 are the remaining performance dates for 2015. And I wrote a promotional rap.
Stay tuned for the rest of Unfiltered featuring:
By Lucy Teitler
March 11-21
Directed by Danya Taymor 
Everyone is getting married and Lauren wants it to stop. In a summer of engagements parties, she tries to be supportive, but ends up being subversive -- and an idyllic season takes off like a mad, broken roller coaster that no one can control. 
Featuring Brad Anderson, Madelein Bundy, Katherine Folk Sullivan, Layla Koshnoudi and Jonathan Randell Silver*
by Leah Nanako Winkler
March 18-28
Directed by Morgan Gould, A.D. Jae Kim
Hiro is a self-made single, almost 30 woman making it in New York while estranged from her dysfunctional family who lives in Kentucky. When her sister, a born-again Christian, decides to marry at 22, Hiro decides to do whatever she can to stop the wedding and salvage her sister's future. The themes of identity, religion and love collide in this unique coming-of-age story. 
Featuring: Satomi Blair, Curran Connor, Merissa Czyz, Sasha Diamond, Lucy DeVito, Lynnette R. Freeman*, Alex Grubbs, Marcia Haufrecht*, Emily Kunkel, Christine Lee, Allyson Morgan, Jay Patterson, Ronald Peet, Samantha Sembler, Amir Wachterman and Virginia Wing 
by Christopher Sullivan
March 25-April 4
Directed by John Giampietro
On an L Train that moves throughout time, Harry and Martina fall in and out of love along with the people around them, in an increasingly changing and unaffordable New York.
Featuring: Denny Dale Bess*, Tommy Crawford, Brian D. Coats,  Christine Farrell*, Alex Herrald, Ethan Hova, Zac Moon, Diana Oh, Abby Rosebrock,  Brian Quijada,  Lili Stein

Friday, February 20, 2015

"THE SULLY'S" Top 20 Films of 2014

There's a little award show on TV this weekend, but here you'll find the most esteemed awards in the biz, THE SULLY'S!

Below are my top 20 films of the year.

20. Inherent Vice

19. The Skeleton Twins

18. Obvious Child

17. The Babadook

16. Top Five

15. Gone Girl

14. Selma

13. Last Days in Vietnam

12. Whiplash

11. The One I Love

10. A Most Violent Year

9. Listen Up Phillip

8. The Unknown Known

7. Foxcatcher

6. Life Itself

5. Boyhood

4. Guardians of the Galaxy

3. Only Lovers Left Alive

2. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

1.  Citzenfour 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top Albums of 2014: 10-1

10. Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours

9. Clark - Clark

8. Kevin Morby - Still Life

7. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

6. White Lung - Deep Fantasy

5. United Nations - The Next Four Years

4. Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right

3. Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again/Joyce Manor

2. FKA twigs - LP1

1. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top Albums of 2014: Honorable Mentions

Here's a few records that didn't make it into my top 30 but thought should get a mention. Some of these lean more towards the electronic, experimental, metal, or lesser mentioned rock.  Here's ten, in no specific order.

Arca - Xen

Ben Frost - A U R O R A

Ricky Eat Acid - Three Love Songs

Aphex Twin - Syro

Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues

YOB - Clearing the Path to Ascend

Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather

The Weaks - The World is a Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and I Want to Die

Mitski - Bury Me at Make Out Creek

Legowelt - Crystal Cult 2080

Friday, December 19, 2014

Top 30 Albums of 2014: 30-11

It was a weird year for music. There weren't a lot of GREAT albums, but going through what I listened to this year there was still quite a bit to like. Here's 30 I found in frequent rotation.

30. Whirr - Sway

29. Old Man Gloom - The Ape of God

28. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

27. Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE

26. Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

25. Todd Terje - It's Album Time

24. Nothing - Guilty of Everything

23. Tigers Jaw - Charmer

22. Fairweather - Fairweather

21. Mr Twin Sister - Mr Twin Sister

20. Moodymann - Moodymann

19. Radiator Hospital - Torch Song

18. The Antlers - Familiars

17. Tourist - Patterns

16. Alvvays - Alvvays

15. Woods - With Love and With Light

14. Sun Kil Moon - Benji

13. Amen Dunes - Love

12. Mutilation Rites - Harbinger

11. Caribou - Our Love