Artists in Residence are chosen for their creativity, passion, talent, and the relevancy of their work. They represent the very best of Two Moon.
“HONEY AND POISON” with Siobhan O’ Loughlin
Siobhan O’Loughlin’s series,”Honey-Mouthed and Poison-Hearted,” is a monthly installation on the third thursday of every month at 8 PM, where Siobhan hosts a night of theatrical creativity from the sincerely dramatic to the most charmingly comic. Each month will be drastically different, (but always daringly delightful) as Siobhan gravitates from performing her own original work, to hosting the original work of others, and back again, ranging in styles of solo performance, storytelling, puppetry, staged readings, standup comedy and sultry spoken word. If your body of prolific performance falls into any of these categories, and you are interested in showcasing it as a part of “Honey-Mouthed and Poison-Hearted,” please contact Siobhan.
Siobhan O’Loughlin is a writer, performer, storyteller, educator and activist currently based in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from Towson University in Baltimore, MD. She also studied devised theatre and choreography at Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England, and received training in Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre from Julian Boal.
“2ND FRIDAYS” with Bev Grant and Carolann Solebello
Bev Grant and Carolann Solebello are two Brooklyn-based singer/songwriters who host an acoustic series on thesecond Friday of every month at Two Moon. The series began in March 2012 and guest performers have included David Massengill, Mamie Minch, Jean Rohe, Honor Finnegan, David Roche, Paul Sachs, and the Lords of Lichtenstein. Bev performs with her musical partner, Ina May Wool, as part of a duo called WOOL&GRANT. She also directs the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus. Carolann was a founding member of the Americana trio Red Molly, and now performs solo up and down the East Coast.
“DYNAMIC FIGURE DRAWING” with Nat
Dynamic Figure Drawing in Brooklyn is geared towards challenging artists of all levels with short gesture poses. We start each night with 15 minutes of 30 second poses, and then go from there. This group is meant to be a laid-back meeting place for those who are enthusiastic about art.
I’m an art model and hobbyist artist who wanted a place to do insanely short poses; I couldn’t find one in NYC, so I created one!
” ‘UNCONDITIONAL’ OPEN MIC” with Lawson Leong
“Unconditional” Open Mic at Two Moon Cafe is a comedy/music open mic where artists have a safe space to practice their art form. Every Wednesday at 8pm, we conduct a lottery to determine the order the artists will be performing in. This mic is meant to be a place for artistic freedom and expression, and is geared towards artists trying new things and taking fun creative risks. Most importantly, it’s a place for artistic growth.
The Eagle and the Wren Reading Series
The Eagle and the Wren is curated by Adrienne Brock and David McLoghlin. Each month, we pair a published poet, fiction (or nonfiction) writer with several talented writers (poets and writers of fiction) who are yet to publish a first book. Our critique-like bios are fast becoming a favorite amongst our audience.
Adrienne Brock’s work has appeared in the journals Oats, The Offbeat, and Gwarlingo. She is an interviews and fiction editor for Epiphany. She holds an MA in British literature from Fordham University and has curated the university’s graduate fiction reading at the KGB Bar since 2011. Adrienne is from Downriver Detroit and has lived in New York City for six years. In her work, the story’s “the lonely voice”, as Frank O’Connor has termed it, evolves in circumstances where narrators live the metaphors of their own disappearance: a city is rubbed out, street by street, as if by a child’s eraser; a college student learns about her father’s death in the war of 1812 from a history textbook; while watching a girl’s pet chinchilla take a dustbath, a computer programmer realizes the ways in which technology has been her shield against community. From Micronesia to small-town Michigan, her work is committed to a true rendering of marginal places, which she then reveals as central places.
We get our name from Irish folklore, where the tiny wren is known as “the king of all birds”. The wren gained this status in the following way: during a race of all the birds, the wren, unnoticed, hitched a lift on the Eagle’s tail feather. The Eagle quickly left the other birds behind. At the zenith of its flight, just as the Eagle could fly no further, the wren hopped off, flew higher, and was made king. It’s appropriate that this story comes from a small island nation of no more than 4 million people, that has been punching above its literary weight for many years. We at the Eagle and the Wren are heartened by what this story has to say about notions of size, the hubris of drinking your own KoolAid, the danger of losing touch with the ground. We believe that diamonds exist in the slush pile; that the smallest bird can be king. This is not necessarily an Irish-American reading series, but we are interested in ways in which the American Eagle and the Irish wren might play and have some fun together.