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Saturday 8/25: Grigsby Award Ceremony for David Kodeski and Edward Thomas-Herrera

August 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Chicago, Culture, Fringe, Neo-Futurists, News, Performance, The Partly Dave Show, Theater

David and EdwardIf you’re here in Chicago and looking for something fun to do tomorrow evening, I’ll be participating in an award ceremony and “gentle roast” (in the words of Live Bait Theater) for those stalwarts of the Chicago solo performance scene — and my fellow Pansy Kings — David Kodeski and Edward Thomas-Herrera.

The ceremony is being hosted by Diana Slickman (of The Neo-Futurists, The Partly Dave Show, and BoyGirlBoyGirl), and I’ll quote from the email she posted to the Neo-Futurists’ Yahoo Group:

Hey, ya’ll –
Just want to make sure that everyone knows about David Kodeski and Edward Thomas-Herrera’s award ceremony this Saturday. There will be readings from their shows, presentations by friends and colleagues, oh, and of course, cocktails. Come for the party, if you can.

Here’s the skinny:

Live Bait Theater began the tradition of a “Grigsby” annual award for
exceptional achievement in the art of solo performance in 2005. This year we are very happy to announce we have a double recipient: David Kodeski and Edward Thomas-Herrera. Please join us for an industry roast. Their friends and fellow artists will regale you with salty tales, bitter asides and sweet recollections of David and Edward’s amazing careers.

WHEN: August 25, 2007 at 8:00PM
WHERE: Live Bait Theater, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago
TICKET PRICE: Seats are $15 and include a pre-show cocktail reception. Seating is limited. For tickets call 1-773-871-1212 or more info at www.livebaittheater.org

Diana tells me that the cocktail reception starts at about 7pm, if you want to get likkered up before the show.

I’ll be one of the people “gently roasting” David and Edward, offering up some reflections on our days in the Pansy Kings. I don’t know everyone who’s on the bill, but I can dangle a few names in addition to myself and Diana:

  • Rachel Claff
  • Jeff Dorchen
  • Richard Fox
  • Merrie Greenfield
  • David Isaacson
  • Susan Karp
  • Steve Seddon
  • … and more!

And I assume that David and Edward will be there. (I can’t imagine them missing a cocktail party, anyway.)

I’ll show them gentle!


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