March 21st – Spring Motherlodge 2011 Opening Night!!! Lady Rizo, Craig Wright, Adam Rapp, Tyrone Cotton, and more
For Opening Night of Spring Motherlodge 2011, Lady Rizo returns to Louisville for 2 SHOWS, Craig Wright and Adam Rapp indulge in their musical sides, and a dizzy array of Louisville’s finest performers round out a night that you should not miss!!!
7:00 The Return of LADY RIZO for One Night Only in Louisville!!! $8
9:00 Lady Rizo, Tyrone Cotton, Adam Rapp, Rebecca Hart, Matt Stadelman, J.P. Lebangood, and more!!! $8
A special Motherlodge dinner special by Chef Timothy Tucker will also be offered along with the Rudyard Kipling’s menu offerings of Kentucky fare. $8 for show
Purchase an Opening Night Package for all shows for $15 or a Spring Motherlodge Passport for all shows for the week for $35
About the artists:
New York City’s slapstick chanteuse Lady Rizo returns for her third Motherlodge Louisville!!! For Motherlodge’s opening night, Lady Rizo will perform her mix of sexy song and schtick and share the stage with some Louisville friends including Tyrone Cotton and Graciela Perrone. Lady Rizo currently has a monthly residency at Joe’s Pub in New York and a house gig at the Darby on 14th Street where she eats olives out of Jay-Z’s martini glass. Lady Rizo is the alter ego for singer and performance artist Amelia Zirin-Brown who won a Grammy in 2010 for her work with Yo Yo Ma, and who is featured on Moby’s most recent recordings. www.ladyrizoandtheassettes.com
Author, playwright, screenwriter, director and musician Adam Rapp has been part of every Motherlodge. This month, Adam is in Louisville directing the premiere of his new play “The Edge Of Our Bodies” for the Humana Festival, featuring the music of Christian Frederickson (of Rachels). Motherlodge and Humana Fest are co-presenting events during Humana’s locals weekend on March 11 and 12, and during that weekend, Rapp will be hosting a reading and allowing our audience access to an open rehearsal for his play. He’ll also be strapping on a guitar on Monday March 21st to join Lady Rizo and Craig Wright for a night of good jamming.
Motherlodge’s opening night will be the scene for playwright/writer Craig Wright to stretch his less-frequently used music muscles for a set of his songs accompanied by some of Louisville’s finest musicians. An American playwright, emmy-nominated television writer and musician Craig has written numerous plays including Mistakes Were Made (recently staged in New York and Chicago with Michael Shannon) and The Pavilion, which had one of its first productions at Actors Theatre Of Louisville. Craig was a writer, story editor, and producer for the HBO show Six Feet Under, wrote for the 2nd season of Lost, and created the ABC show Dirty Sexy Money, for which he was head writer and executive producer. Craig’s band Kangaroo has released three albums, Phantom, Skyscraper Spaceship, and Songs (French).
Singer and guitarist Tyrone Cotton was young when he caught the kind of rare bug that never gets out of the system – real folk blues. From early days playing the campus of Western Kentucky University to stages in New York City and Japan, the man makes sounds that are big and true. www.tyronecotton.com
Songwriter, singer, performer, actress and producer Rebecca Hart is a regular sell-out at NYC’s Joe’s Pub with her band The Sexy Children. She was recently in Louisville for Actor’s Theatre’s show Rock and Roll: The Reunion Tour, and returns this month in Anne Washburn’s play The Devil At Noon premiering at The Humana Festival. She’ll be jumping in on the Motherlodge shows for Humana’s local’s weekend on March 11 and 12. On March 26th at midnight, she’ll perform a song cycle from her musical-in-progress Struck. www.rebeccahart.net
J.P. Lebangood, Louisville
Writer, actor and entertainer J.P. Lebangood makes the rounds in Louisville from the stage at Alley Theater to work with the improv ensemble Damaged Goods. J.P. has been a part of every Motherlodge as a performer and host for our online streaming. He’s funny, insane, mad, and a bastard. www.facebook.com/jplebangood , twitter.com/themadbastard
Matt Stadleman, NYC
Actor/musician Matthew Stadelman has worked with Jonathan Demme, Ricky Gervais, and Gibby Haynes. Matthew is in Louisville this month for the Humana Festival, performing in Anne Washburn’s The Devil At Noon. Matthew is one half of Night Court, a power duo with artist, director, and animator Jim Tozzi.