Check your answering machine, read the flier, spread the word! Letter of Marque’s famous themed shindig is back from the future-past with a new play, a live game show, and pre/post analog dance beats. For free!
Experience a virtual New York City, 1988 in a subterranean avant-music club that’s packed to the pores with talent, grime, and performance party atmosphereics!
Swordraiser Before the Internet
Thursday, June 18 at 7PM
Live streamed in front of a live Zoom audience
Free with RSVP ticket
You can “attend” the party by RSVP-ing with a free ticket or watch from afar on our live stream. Party outfits always encouraged!
Watch the live stream premier of LOM's newest play, The Isle is Full of Noises created with "Billy Martin" (Medeski Martin & Wood).
A story reflecting NYC’s boundry-pioneering “downtown” music and art scene and how the legacy echoes into present day. Written for a digital stage. Following the live performance, creator Billy Martin, the playwright, director, and cast will hold a brief Q&A with the zoom studio audience.
Starring Crystal-Marie Alberson (she/her), Jamil Chokachi (he/him), Sarah Cornelia Ryan (she/her), Sam Day Harmet (he/him), Lea Marie Heller (she/her), Louise Heller (she/her), Nolan Kennedy (he/him), Bryce Payne (xe/xem), and Damen Scranton (Mr.).
Directed by Scarlet Maressa Rivera (she/her)
Written by Nolan Kennedy and featuring an original poem by Bryce Payne
Original music by Sam Day Harmet
Screenic Design by Steven Brenman (they/them)
Costume Design by Claire Townsend (they/them)
Production Assistant: Kyle Velazquez (he/his)
And, then, GAME SHOW! host by comedian, "Chris Duffy!"
A live competition for the coveted Swordraiser trophy sword! Yes, the winner of the night will be shipped a blade which only a lucky few have held the likes! Multiple rounds to determine the winner, plus an ongoing audience costume/zoom box parade. Prizes for the best dressed, best dance moves, and more from Alewife!
Then, DANCE your excitement into the night with a DJ set!
All ticket and donations support non-profit ensemble theater and artists. Every bit counts!
Wanna be a contestant in the live game show? When you reserve a free ticket to the party, you'll receive a link to a short Google form. Fill it out to throw your name into the hat! Contestants chosen on a first come basis! The fight for the sword is on! Will you be the next winner? Game registration ends June 17th. It’s now or sword-never!
Proceeds from the event will go to support the "Audre Lorde Project": a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area and "Solutions Not Punishment (SnapCo)": an Atlanta-based group that provides community and financial support for Black Trans, and Queer people in need and works to dismantle the prison industrial complex.