thanks to Sherri Kronfeld for the great photos! check back, we’ll be posting new performance AND behind-the-scenes photos throughout the festival!
Mon. March 26 – Gathering Long Table and Hootenanny at Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E. Market St. 7:00pm FREE
7:30pm Long Table Discussion hosted by actress Kate Arrington and Motherlodge’s Ray Rizzo
9:00 Improvised Film Scoring Explosion and Hootenanny hosted by Aaron Latos with: Latos, Rizzo, Noah Barker, Luke McIntosh, Arrington, Alexander Clark Campbell and more scoring a mix of contemporary and classic silent films, including:
“A Day’s Messing,” Jeff Seal - A black and white modern silent short in the comedic style of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Georges Méliès.
“A Late Freeze,” Danica Novgorodoff – A Ken Burns-influenced presentation of a graphic novel that Danica developed with Less the Band in 2006. “A Late Freeze” is a tale of love (between a bear and a robot), snow, and trouble with the authorities.
“A Trip to the Moon,” Georges Méliès - The classic and widely influential 1902 science fiction film
and a selection of Charlie Chaplin shorts to round out the evening!
Thurs. March 29 – Motherlodge Opening Night at The Bard’s Town $10 Suggested Cover/Pay What You Can
6-8:00pm “Thresholds” Pop Up Gallery Opening at The Bard’s Town with music by Abe Lincoln and the Pennies
8:00 Project Improv (free event!)
9:00 Spring Motherlodge begins with a night of performances by
9:00 Self Kuwa and Ab Fresh’kid Ni ring, Audrey Crabtree
10:00 Christopher Layer
11:00 Jesse Elliott (of These United States) with: Chris Rhodahaffer, Aaron Latos, Noah Barker, Pierson Keating, and Luke McIntosh.
Fri. March 30 – Motherlodge at The Rudyard Kipling
12noon – FREE! Motherlodge and WFPK present a WFPK Live Lunch with Jesse Elliott (of These United States), Lady Rizo (New York City Chanteuse), Carolann Ames (West Coast Singer Songwriter), LePetomane (Louisville Original Theatre Ensemble), Alexander Clark Campbell (Louisville Music Writer, Terrabeat organizer), and Sheila Joyce Pyle (Kentucky Voice, Mother of The Rudyard Kipling). (Go to wfpk.org for more info)
6-8:00pm “Thresholds” Pop Up Gallery Opening and Long Table discussion led by Jesse Elliot and Teresa Koester Mills
8-11:00pm “Early Evening Spectacle” – $10 cover a night of music, dance, and aerialism with Penelope Quesada and her Peruvian Flute Trio & Dancers, Tyrone Cotton, Terri Kendall, Carolann Ames and Websters Nightmare
11:30pm “Late Nite Spectacle” – $10 cover
The Slow Charleston Live Set and “Crawling Between Heaven And Earth” WORLD PREMIERE! featuring actors from New York City, Kentucky and Chicago, with music by The Slow Chaleston with Bonnie Prince Billy. The story of Hamlet told in a 1920′s American river town.
Sat. March 31 – Motherlodge at The Rudyard Kipling
(The Rudyard Kipling is ALL AGES until 5pm)
1:00pm – “Sound Of Music” sing along w/ Pierson Keating (All ages – FREE)
2:00pm – “Crawling Between Heaven and Earth” (all ages matinee – Ticketed/NOT FREE) featuring a cast of performersfrom New York City, Kentucky and Chicago, with music by The Slow Chaleston with Bonnie Prince Billy. The story of Hamlet told in a 1920′s American river town.
3:30 – Long Table Topic: Ernest Becker’s Denial Of Death – FREE In collaboration with the photography of Jim Gavenus, which shares the final moments of life of his subjects, Louisville educator and Becker Foundation member Bill Bornschein joins Ben Kresse and Motherlodge artists to discuss the life-affirmative perspectives of Ernest Becker, whose writings discussed the effects of the “latent human death anxiety” as a central motivator to all human activity.
6:00 – Live Screening & Improv of UofL-UK Game – local improvisor J.P. Lebangood collaborates with Motherlodge artists and Centre College professor David Hall for a performance/happening that will take place during the breaks of game play, with musicians scoring the course of the game.
9:00 – Spirits Of The Red City and “Crawling Between Heaven and Earth” featuring a cast of performers from New York City, Kentucky and Chicago, with music by The Slow Chaleston with Bonnie Prince Billy. The story of Hamlet told in a 1920′s American river town. Accompanying this show will be a set by Spirits Of The Red City about whom The Onion says:”Surprisingly spare for such a large group, Spirits create a loose-knit, cello-drenched concoction of mournful folk-Americana. It’s sad and thoughtful, and drifts along beautifully like the hazy dreams of a bone-tired man who’s finally found a moment of rest.”
11:00pm – Lady Rizo and Shelby Park Soul Stew. Chef Tim Tucker’s “Cooking Band” will alight the tastebuds in time for the delicious Lady Rizo, recently deemed “Highbrow and Brilliant” in New York Magazine’s approval matrix. Lady Rizo is the alter ego of singer and performance artist Amelia Zirin-Brown who has sung with Moby (Pale Horses) Yo Yo Ma (Songs Of Joy and Peace), and sung FOR Liza Minelli for Liza’s birthday. Lady Rizo stops in for her 4th Motherlodge on her way to a west coast tour in the spring and a month of headlining dates in August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
April Fools Day – Motherlodge Closing Night at Headliners Music Hall
Hosted by Lady Rizo with Steely Danish, Corporal (Ray Rizzo and Michael Shannon of Boardwalk Empire) and special guests. Doors at 7, show at 8. $10, or $5 for Motherlodge and Humana Fest participants.