Dialogue with Three Chords kicks off 4th season of theatre with rock & roll and broken hearts

Dialogue with Three Chords starts their new season of punk rock basement theatre with “b-sides and outtakes.”
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NEW YORK - Aug. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) kicks off their fourth year of staging original theatre by presenting a season of unproduced plays from its first three years. The first show of the fall season features two new plays: “Day Drinking and Dreaming of You” and “If You Live with Wolves, You Will Learn to Howl” written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto. Both works explore the art we create with others and what of that art survives when the relationships fail. The performance is on Thursday, August 28 at 8pm at Mr. Dennehy’s on 63 Carmine Street in Manhattan.  Emmy-winning composer Michal Towber is the musical guest, bringing her punk rock pop to the proceedings. Admission is free, with a $3 suggested donation.

“This month’s plays were originally written for previous D3C performances, but were never presented due to time constraints,” explains Gracia. In “Wolves,” originally written for the spring 2013 D3C season, a couple meet again on what Gracia refers to as: “the recovery side of an infamous rock band and debilitating drug addiction they both shared”. In “Day Drinking,” originally written for the fall 2012 D3C season, a broken hearted writer and painter haunt each other as they try to salvage what Gracia calls” “the art of a failed relationship.”

Musical guest Michal Towber built her career on the Village’s open mic scene and remarks: "it's wonderful to participate in a theater collective that captures the raw, exciting energy of the New York city I grew up in-the opposite of safe, sanitized and corporate-when anything could (and did) happen." Director Michael LoPorto, whose work is often inspired by records, adds: “last year was our concept record, this year is our b-sides,” referring to ‘Shipyard Souls & A Compass Rose,’ a play performed in a serialized format which spanned D3C’s entire third season of performances. By contrast, Gracia says, “D3C season four is full of b-sides, outtakes, and happy accidents.”

More info on Dialogue with Three Chords can be found at: www.dthreec.org (http://stephengracia.org/). More info on Michal Towber’s music and vocal coaching can be found at: www.michaltowbervocalcoaching.com

Day Drinking and Dreaming of You: Don Meehan as Glyn and Jennie West as Brooke.

If You Live with Wolves, You Will Learn to Howl: John Harlacher as Davis and Kendra Leigh Landon as Charlie.

Dialogue with Three Chords was founded in 2011 by Stephen Gracia and Michael LoPorto and applies the do-it-yourself philosophy of punk to the stage and features short plays and live music. Their work has also been produced at HERE Arts Center, The SOHO Gallery of Digital Art, Dixon Place, Sargent Theatre, Makor Theater, DUMBO Theatre Exchange, Levenson Hall at Brooklyn College, and the Theaters at 45 Bleecker.

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