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Annie Dorsen

Sat, Sept 21–Sun, Oct 13
Karaoke Cave

Sat, Sept 21 from 9pm–12am

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Conceived by award-winning director Annie Dorsen, Spokaoke is a participatory theatrical event that invites spectators to reenact famous speeches, as they would ordinarily perform pop songs in a karaoke bar. Using dozens of texts, from Socrates's Apology to Sarah Palin's resignation announcement, Spokaoke allows the participant to play with our shared legacy of spoken artifacts, treating extracts of public address like a Top 40 radio of collective discourse.

Join us for the opening on Saturday, September 21, MC’d by Lorin Stein, Editor of The Paris Review. The public is invited to deliver their speech in the main bar.

Rent the catalogue of speeches any time to perform in private rooms through Sunday, October 13.

Speeches in English
Must be 21+ to enter

Karaoke Cave

Co-presented with Karaoke Cave
Co-produced by Streirischer Herbst and Black Box Teater

Free & open to the public on Sat, Sept 21 from 9pm–12am.

Sept 22–Oct 13
Speeches available for rent from Sept 22–Oct 13.
Normal package and bar rates apply.
Please call 646 486 3225 to make a reservation.

Karaoke Cave
11 East 13th St, Basement
New York, NY 10003

N, Q, R to Union Square
4, 5, 6 to Union Square
L to Union Square

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