Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange returns to Joe's Pub at The Public for a special one-night-only fundraiser for the organization curated by Michael Arthur (Balthrop, Alabama, Joe's Pub and La Jolla Playhouse's archival artist) and Motherlodge founder Ray Rizzo (drummer with Dawn Landes, Corporal and others). Motherlodge is a touring, presenting organization that creates space, or "lodges" in different cities where artists from different geographic locations can share what they do and work together to create new interdisciplinary artworks. Motherlodge's "A Fleetwood Mac Orgy" at Joe's Pub promises to be a cosmos-shattering night of Broadway and downtown performers colliding with rockers from Brooklyn and Kentucky. The fundraiser will help pay for promotion, production costs, gas and lodging for artists who will join for the Motherlodge in Louisville at the end of March. Tickets are on sale now at: http://www.joespub.com/
Participating artists on January 20 at Joe's Pub include: Doveman, Dawn Landes, Taylor Mac, Mx. Justin VivIan Bond, Alanna Amram,Michael Cerveris, Hannah Cohen, Erin Hill, Josh Kaufman (Rocketship Park, Yellowbirds, Balthrop, Alabama), L.P. Funk, , Adam Rapp and Rob Beitzel, Michael Shannon, Georgiana Starlington (Balthrop, Alabama) and Elizabeth Ziman (Elizabeth and the Catapult)...and from Louisville KY, "Rumours - A Fleetwood Mac Tribute." The evening will be accompanied by a live drawing display from Michael Arthur.
Initially imagined as a mini-Fringe Festival, Motherlodge has become a producing organization. Conceived by percussionist/drummer/multi-instrumentalist Ray Rizzo, the first Motherlodge show took place at The Salvation Army's Male High School Campus in Louisville, KY on March 29, 2009. For 4 years Ray and his partners in crime have gathered resources and found ways for artists from New York and Louisville, KY to travel back and forth, hosted by people in either community, while collaborating on a live show. Using Brooklyn and Louisville as its anchors, Motherlodge has presented in art galleries, rock venues, community centers, bars and churches. Artists in New York and Kentucky who might not otherwise be able to tour have been swept up in to the Motherlodge experience to reap the benefits of road tripping and sharing their work with new communities. For more information, visit: http://www.motherlodge.com/