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Chaos Manor


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. 

Earlier Event: September 15
Bill Frisell
Later Event: October 13
Catch 53