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Clown Show
A Play

Written and Directed by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

‘Clown Show’ is a play about the struggle of two clowns to bring joy. Koko and Pipi test the patience of the theatre manager as they prepare to do their show for adults and kiddies. They worry that in the age of smartphones and texting the children won’t be as responsive to live performance as they used to be. But they are determined to use their talents and skills to bring delight to the audience.

Featuring:
Koko………….Angela Madden
Mr. Barker…………….Dan Snow
Pipi…………………Nancy Beck

An evening of one acts at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre
17 W. 45th St., NYC

Friday June 15th, 6:30 P.M.
Saturday June 16th, 6:30 P.M.

Tickets $20

Information: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Bios:

Angela Madden
has performed in nearly eighty plays over the past thirty years. She has worked mostly in Repertory Ensemble theater companies, beginning in Houston, TX with Stages Theater, and moved to NYC where she first began as a theater artist member of the American Shakespeare Repertory and went on to become a member of the Jean Cocteau Repertory. Favorite shows she performed in include “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Night & Day”, “Fat Men In Skirts”, “Medea”, “Angels In America,” and many others. Angela is also Co-Founder of the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble where she wrote, directed and performed her one woman show “CEO & Cinderella.”

Nancy Beck
has spent most of her adult life as an actor, performing the classics and new plays Off-Broadway. She is also a teaching artist for children and adults. Her writing was published in the chapbook “Last Tree Standing” and in the NY Writers Coalition publications “The Hidden Chorus” and “The Moving Pen.” When not creating episodes for her weblog novel, and exploring new directions in multi-media participatory art, Nancy is creating internet applications in New York City.

Dan Snow
has appeared in productions of Sidewalks Theater, La MAMA, Soho Rep, Jean Cocteau, Brooklyn Stage Company, Phoenix Rep, American Players Theater, The Public Theater and Lincoln Center. On scree he created the villainous ‘Cigar Face’ in all four Toxic Avenger films. He is the author of a full-length screen play ‘Fruit Jars’, which received honorable mention in various competitions around the country. His original one man show ‘W.E.B. Dubois: Prophet in Limbo’ is on permanent display in the Lincoln Center Library of Theater and Film on Tape.

Playwrite/Director Gary Beck
has had a long career as a director of the classics and his own plays. He directed cycles of Aristophanes, Sophocles, Moliere, Restoration comedy and works from other periods for 20 years as Artistic Director of Sidewalks Theatre. His plays and translations have been produced Off-Broadway and widely published. He has more than 25 books of poetry and fiction published.

New Chapbook ‘Internet Yearnings’ Released

Internet Yearnings
A chapbook by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Internet Yearnings is a chapbook that reveals the need for relief from the afflictions that assail us in a complicated society.

Internet Yearnings is a 32 page poetry chapbook published by Fowlpox Press. ISBN 978-1-927593-69-1. The price is E3.60. For info contact: virgilkay@gmail.com. For sales http://fowlpoxpress.yolasite.com/

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing) The Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay (Wordcatcher Publishing) Blunt Force and Expectations will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions) and Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). State of Rage will be published by Rainy Day Reads Publishing, Crumbling Ramparts by Gnome on Pigs Productions. His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications) and. Now I Accuse and other stories will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Fowlpox Press
Our publishing house was established in 2011, following the demise of our previous incantation, Continuous Now, and a dare from a Delhi haute couture insider. We publish new, used, and salvaged poets through our quarterly, Fowl Feathered Review, and our chapbooks. Both the quarterly and chapbooks are available in electronic and print form.

Press Release for My New Poetry Book “Rude Awakenings”

Rude Awakenings
A poetry collection by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Can an artist achieve the American dream without compromising creativity? Can lovers navigate the search of their desires while mourning the loss of past connection? And if the disillusioned accept our world of empty promises, don’t we all lose when that fire burns out? Poet Gary Beck masterfully approaches serious questions of human integrity, as well as the small odd moments our realities may share, in his brilliant new collection, Rude Awakenings.

We love your poems – Orchards Poetry

Wonderful work – Panoplyzine

Imagery and emotion that felt unique yet universal – Paradise Review

Rude Awakenings is a 112 page poetry collection. Available in paperback with a retail price of $11.99. ISBN 1941058809, and a kindle edition for $4.99. Published by Winter Goose Publishing. Available now through all major retailers. For information or to request a review copy, contact:
jessica@wintergoosepublishing.com
https://www.amazon.com/Rude-Awakenings-Gary-Beck/dp/1941058809/

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 12 published chapbooks and 2 accepted for publication. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing). The Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay and Expectations (Wordcatcher Publishing). Blunt Force will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions) and Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). State of Rage will be published by Rainy Day Reads Publishing, Crumbling Ramparts by Gnome on Pigs Productions and Acts of Defiance by Wordcatcher Publishing. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications) and. Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing). Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City where he’ll be directing one of his plays.

Winter Goose Publishing is an independent publisher founded in 2011. We are a royalty-paying publisher dedicated to putting out the best literature in prose, poetry and art; covering a variety of genres. For more information go to: www.wintergoosepublishing.com

Expectations

A poetry collection by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Expectations presents a bold new collection of poems from Gary Beck. His explorations of a ‘bankrupt civilization’ and society’s dependence on the cycle of consumerism make a reflective and at times uncomfortable read. Gary is unafraid to challenge us, our ingrained behaviors and our apathy as a society.

He conjures up the city effortlessly, the challenges young people face growing up in the modern world, bittersweet endings and new beginnings. This new collection examines the turbulence of life, in flight or otherwise.

“Simply wonderful!” Matt Evelsizer – Calliope Nerve
“His work stirs the emotions.” Bill Brocato – The Houston Literary Review
“Great imagery!” Joanne Olivieri – Ya’Sou!

Expectations is a 92 page poetry book available in paperback with a retail price of $10.99, ISBN 1911265679. Also in a Kindle version for $5.99. Published by Wordcatcher Publishing. Available now through all major retailers. For information or to request a review copy, contact: david@wordcatcher.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1911265679/

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 12 published chapbooks and 2 accepted for publication. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors and Perturbations (Winter Goose Publishing) Rude Awakenings and The Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay (Wordcatcher Publishing). Blunt Force and Expectations will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions) and Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). State of Rage will be published by Rainy Day Reads Publishing, Crumbling Ramparts by Gnome on Pigs Productions. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications) and. Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing). His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City where he’ll be directing one of his plays.