After six years of hosting and producing PENNY’S OPEN MIC at UNDER St. Marks Theater, Penny has ended her show to go into production with her feature film with American History X director Tony Kaye, ABIGAIL: A Comedy About Suicide.
But the tradition lives on with THE OPEN MIC DOWNSTAIRS!
Hosted by Dan Ricker and Kaitlyn O’Connor
UNDER ST. MARKS THEATER
94 St. Marks Place
off of first Ave
For more information email Dan Ricker at email@example.com
EVERY TUESDAY the doors Open at 9pm everyone puts their name in a bucket and at about 9:15 the names are pulled out lottery style. The first 30 people get 7 minutes to perform whatever they want and then we hit the reserve list which are 4 minute slots. ANYTHING is welcome except for heckling, fire and glitter. ALL ages are welcome!
Come on out and perform or just enjoy and watch the show!
PRAISE FOR PENNY’S OPEN MIC
“Possibly the best venue in New York City for performers who like to take risks, Penny’s Open Mic at Under St. Mark’s Theater features some of the most eclectic and talented performers to grace the New York scene. Spoken word artists, musicians and comedians combine aspects of several art forms such as dance and theater to create memorable performances for New York audiences. The atmosphere is very supportive and hostess Penny Pollak has amazing energy and enthusiasm. Performers can count on musicians Mike Milazzo and Dan Ricker to accompany them upon request. Remember the three most important rules: no heckling, no fire on stage and no glitter.”
- CBS New York
Also featured in New York Magazine, Backstage magazine, village voice, Time Out NY, The New York Press and New York Times Local.
Since 2007 without fail EVERY TUESDAY Penny’s Open Mic has been a home for any and all artist to come, workshop, experiment and share their art 7 minutes at a time. The audience is here to listen and support, there is a back garden for talking and smoking, a bar for drinks including $4 Budweiser tall boys, there is a green room for the performers on deck to prepare before they go on stage. On this stage anything is welcome…except for heckling , fire and glitter.
The focus is the stage and the person on stage does not heckle the audience. With the help of the many talented artists who grace this stage Pennys Open Mic has become an inspiring atmosphere where people feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people.
Every week has a different theme a featured special guest and free raffle prizes!
We have the best house band in NYC!
Mike Milazzo and Dan Ricker are here to help, collaborate, back up, and assist musically and technically to any artist who asks.
We have two DIs’s, an amp, two mics, a keyboard, a projector and excellent lighting.
Mike Milazzo and Dan Ricker lead the HOOTENANNY/JAM where we invite anyone and everyone to play, sing and dance at the break.
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