WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 – 7:30 PM
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
BAPHTA is a bi-monthly multi-media show that highlights one movie director per installment. Each installment will spoof the director by means of comedy, monologues, characters, and short videos. Other performers will be invited each installment to put their spin and vision on the seventh art.
The first installment will be on Nancy Meyers.
Stop by for all the things that make a Nancy Meters film a Nancy Meyers film: beachy elegance, all-white kitchens, French doors, blue and beige striped carpets, and a classic soundtrack featuring Nat King Cole.
It’s Nancy’s world and we’re on vacation!
BAPHTA has invited a group of comedians to explore the nuance of her films by means of comedy.
TIM KOV is a writer and performer whose work has appeared all over New York. He hosts and produces Hail Mary: Our Queer Saints, a Kennedy Center Honors-style ceremony honoring gay icons, Power Broker, a Robert Caro themed standup show, and My Little Tonys, a theater history podcast. Last summer, he completed an artist residency at Mall of Found in New Lebanon, NY, where he developed two plays, Peg and Rubbed the Wrong Way: A Prostate Play.
ANDY WARD is a Brooklyn queer comedian and writer.Andy is a recent New York transplant from Phoenix, Arizona where he hosted a monthly storytelling show “SHOW&TELL.” He hosts a monthly comedy variety show RED FLAGS. He has performed at Union Hall, Littlefield, Bellhouse, Club Cumming and has been featured in Buzzfeed.
MANNING JORDAN is a lesbian comedian/playwright. You can see her do stand up around Brooklyn, or on MNN public access network on her variety show called, HEY NOTHING. She has a monthly show at Brooklyn Comedy Collective called Monologues with Manning. As a playwright, Manning has self produced four plays, three of which were in Fringe’s FRIGID festivals for three consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019). On July 11th her latest play, “Les Museums” premiered at Dixon Place. Her work has been shown at Dixon Place, The Kraine Theater, Manhattan Rep, Theater Under St. Marks, Vital Joint, The Footlight and more. Her short film THOSE WHO CAN’T has been named an Official Selection of the Reel 13 Short Film Contest, and her pilot SUNNY & 70 was accepted as a Fastidious Official Selection.