Chaos Manor is a play written by Jaymes Jorsling, directed and produced by Christopher McElroen, and co-produced by Sam Stephenson, based on Stephenson’s 2009 book, The Jazz Loft Project, and his forthcoming book for Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Gene Smith’s Sink. The play is set in a dilapidated loft building in Manhattan’s old wholesale flower district that was an after-hours jazz scene 1957-1964. A fictional character based on photographer W. Eugene Smith is the central figure of the gritty story, with a cast of underground jazz musicians. For this event at The Invisible Dog, actors will perform the first public reading of the script. Chaos Manor is expected to be the follow-up to McElroen’s current stage production of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, the first-ever adaptation of that novel.
The Brooklyn-based literary magazine, A Public Space, is a sponsor of this event, which is a Bookend feature of the 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival.
Date + Time
Thursday, September 20
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.