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"Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict"

"Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict"

Dates:

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:45am

Artist Talkback extended through 8/9/13

Duo Multicultural Arts Center presents

Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict

A Performative Exhibition by Michelangelo Alasa'

 

Extended through August 9, 2013

Fridays from 8:00-9:30 PM

Free; Reservation required at Smarttix.com 

 

Artist Reception & Talkback

Friday, May 17, 2013, 9:30 PM

 

New York, NY - On May 17, 2013, at 9:30 PM an artist reception and talkback will be held for Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict, a performative exhibition by Michelangelo Alasa', presented by Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC). As Artistic Director of DMAC, Michelangelo Alasa' has brought numerous artists from across genres to incubate and present innovative works at the historic Duo Theater. Now, Alasa' shares his personal journey through Confessions, a snapshot of his queer coming-of-age experience during the 1960s.

 

Autobiographical and cathartic in nature, Confessions uses a collage of personal images, domestic objects, mixed-media, illusionary projections, and narrative storytelling to explore Alasa's sexual and physical abuse during childhood.  

 

"The piece is about redemption, healing and about moving on. I am astounded at the number of men who, on a daily basis, reach out to me to tell their own stories of sexual abuse. My belief is that abuse, whether it is sexual, physical, or emotional, is rampant in our society," says Alasa' in an interview with NYC Art Scene.

 

Confessions is framed within the context of the historic Duo Theater, formerly used as a porn screening room by Andy Warhol, another player in Alasa's story. "In 1969, I went to 62 East 4th Street and saw Andy Warhol's Boys To Adore Galore series of gay porn film screenings. It is amazing to me that 40 years later a company that I run, DMAC, is co-owner of the very building where I first met Andy [...] I have plans to next explore the pre-Aids NYC and the golden age of unprotected free-for-all world," says Alasa'.

 

Confessions has been extended through August 9, 2013. Read more on NYC Art Scene [http://nycartscene.info/post/50351104849/michelangelo-alasa-s-confessions-of-a-cuban-sex-addict].

 

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About Michelangelo Alasa'

Michelangelo Alasa' was born in La Habana, Cuba. As an actor he worked on National Tours of HAIR, Jesus Christ, Superstar, Godspell, Tommy and performed at Duo Theater for 520 performances in the musical cult hit Born To Rumba - which he wrote and directed. His musical, Chez Garbo ran at Duo for 320 performances. His musicals with long time collaborator David Welch include Studio, Salon and Peggy & Jackson (Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollack), which was presented by Joseph Papp at the Public Theatre. He is the twice recipient of the Oscar B. Cintas Playwriting Award. Other works include All About Meat - which just completed a one-year run at Duo - Adrift, The Ball, The Marilyn Project, We're Gonna Be Alright, Right To Play and the upcoming Putas on Parade.

 

About Duo Multicultural Arts Center

Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC) - located in the heart of the East Village at 62 East 4th Street - has a rich and diverse history. Originally built in 1889, the space has hosted numerous endeavors by notable artists, including John Philip Sousa and Andy Warhol. In 2012, Duo Multicultural Arts Center, in conjunction with Rod Rodgers Dance Studio, won the prestigious Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, issued by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Today, DMAC operates space for artistry and innovation, housing new work in dance, visual art, film, theater, and music.   

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