An Evening of Spoken Word

The writer's internal dialogue concerning his Past, the Now, and the Future.

All laid bare in surreal flights of poetic thought through question presented to Jack in audio by Lizzi Bougatsos during an evening of experimental theater.

Including an excerpted reading from

The Ebony Prick of the White Rose's Thorn.

Directed by James Rasin. 

​Two Nights:

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7pm


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7pm

Free Admission 

© 1983 Gilles Larrain

“About Kazuo Ohno- Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces”: Takao Kawaguchi
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7pm
Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street
Tickets $25 ($22 Members)

"It suddenly popped into my head, I want to become Kazuo Ohno." - Takao Kawaguchi

In this stunning work of artistic homage, Takao Kawaguchi re-creates the iconic work of Kazuo Ohno, the founding father of butoh, a form of contemporary dance characterized by extreme images created in response to the horrors of the second world war. As Kawaguchi performs on stage, Ohno merges, surfaces, and recedes with each scene, resulting in a powerful duet between Kawaguchi and an illusory image of Kazuo Ohno. The result is a completely new work of art, where the copy becomes the original. Kawaguchi’s powerful evening-length performance celebrates the 110th anniversary of Ohno’s birth—he passed away in 2010 at the age of 103.

Takao Kawaguchi will give a free public talk on the work of Kazuo Ohno on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7pm at the Inn at Hudson (317 Allen St, Hudson, NY 12534). The event will be followed by a reception with the artist. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested.

If you wish to learn more about this performance, please visit Kawaguchi's website where you can find his illuminating artist's statement and a wealth of other information. 


Walrus / Carinae


Walrus comes to Hudson, New York by way of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their musical genre has been described as neo-psychedelic pop with sounds and textures as weird as possible. The latest LP from Walrus, Family Hangover has been described as  ".. a dreamy mix of The Vines and Jefferson Airplane, like Joy Division had sent back a decade earlier to reinvent the sixties by masquerading as The Byrds." (The East). 

 Joining Walrus will be the psychedelic rock sounds of the band Carinae from Western Massachusetts. Performing "lush compositions paired with poetic heady lyrics combine to create a sonic embro that envelopes the audience."  


Walrus will be performing with Carinae in a one night only event at Second Ward Foundation.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 7pm 

Tickets available at the door. 

Suggested Admission: $10 (includes a free drink)

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