The Way We Were 4.0
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100 Price: $10-$15
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Caveat presents: The Way We Were 4.0
The fourth edition of this beloved performance series features Beekman 1802 co-founder Josh Kilmer-Purcell and actor Becca Blackwell.
December 14th @ 7pm show / 6:30pm Door
21 A Clinton Street In New York City
$15 in advance/$20 at the door/$10 livestream
Hosted by Jill Pangallo (Joe’s Pub)
Dylan Adler (New York Comedy Festival)
Becca Blackwell (High Maintenance)
Justin Covington (Netflix)
Katia Floreska (Losers Lounge)
Josh Kilmer-Purcell (Beekman 1802)
THE WAY WE WERE invites a bevy of talented comedians, musicians, artists, writers, actors, and alternative cabaret stars to respond to a past performative video with a newly created short-form performance. An entertaining evening of performance aimed at synthesizing past and present selves!
Inspired by series creator and host Jill Pangallo’s own stack of VHS’s full of cringe-inducing teenage antics, THE WAY WE WERE examines the relationship between the performer to their younger, digitized self and seeks to find currents of continuity between past and present artistic practices. Angsty, funny, sincere, sad, happy—and sometimes a mind-boggling combination of all of the above emotions—these early videos carry seeds of ideas and conventions employed in these artists’ now-honed works.
“The Way We Were is an inspiring and imaginative project that gives the audience an intimate look into the creative foundations of individual performers. As an audience member I am often surprised and moved by the reflective videos: they consistently reveal genuine motivations and risks taken by artists who see glimpses of their professional work in moments from their past.” – Kiara Downey (Theater Educator, Audience Member)
About The Venue:
CAVEAT aims to promote unconventional storytelling from passionate individuals. From drag queens to lawyers, physicists to comedians, the Caveat live show venue showcases smart entertainment to smart people. Join us for a show and leave a little bit smarter – and a little bit drunker.
“A showcase for the funny side of intellectualism” – The New York Magazine
About THE WAY WE WERE Host:
Jill Pangallo (Host) is a performance-leaning hyphenate who’s spent the last two decades making people laugh (and think!) on a diverse range of stages and screens including: JOE’S PUB, GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB, MTV, PBS, and PIONEER WORKS. She has self-produced seven, full-length solo theatrical performances that have been featured in numerous festivals and venues including, WILD PROJECT, DIXON PLACE, THE CITY OF AUSTIN ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, DIVERSEWORKS (Houston), SFX FESTIVAL, and AFTERGLOW (Provincetown). She currently plays Joyce Nawman for the London-based fashion house JW ANDERSON. She lives and works in New York City. @pingpongballo
“Helping artists find new and sustainable ways to develop their work is at the core of both my personal and professional lives. I also live to organize and bring artists together!” – Jill Pangallo (Host of The Way We Were)
About THE WAY WE WERE Guest Performers
Dylan Adler is a comedian, actor, and musician based in NYC. He’s performed musical comedy at the NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL and was featured in the NEW YORK TIMES for his show “Rape Victims are Horny Too” with Kelly Bachman. He performs musical improv on PEOPLE’S IMPROV THEATRE house team “Punch Funk” and has been featured in the NY Post and Elite Daily. He is also the co-composer of the musical Goodmorning New York that played at NYMF and also Off-Broadway at the Players theatre in 2020. He studied music composition at NYU Steinhardt where he was awarded the Alan Menken Scholarship. @dylanadler_
Becca Blackwell is a New York-based trans actor, performer, and writer who works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body. Blackwell, who exists between genders, and prefers the pronoun “they,” has worked with theater artists and playwrights like Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, and Richard Maxwell. Their past film and TV projects include, MARRIAGE STORY, SHAMELESS, and HIGH MAINTENANCE. Blackwell received the 2015 Doris Duke Impact Artist Award and has been profiled in THE NEW YORKER. Blackwell makes their own work, touring their most recent solo show THEY, THEMSELVES & SCHMERM to over a dozen venues around the country. @theirishhorse
Justin Covington is a comedian, writer, and actor from Michigan. He performed stand-up and improv comedy throughout the Midwest until moving to Brooklyn in 2017, where his easy-going and likable demeanor lets him tell even the most eyebrow-raising stories and bring down the house everywhere he goes. His onscreen appearances include the Netflix series EASY and Billy Eichner’s upcoming film BROS. @jcov1
Katia Floreska is a New York City based singer, musician and songwriter who got her start as a little girl on her family piano, eventually becoming a live music performer and recording artist having worked with a number of artists and producers in NY, LA, London and Barcelona. She was a backup singer for RONNIE SPECTOR and sang in a band with Moogy Klingman, formerly of Todd Rundren’s Utopia. Katia continues to perform live with NYC’s beloved institution, THE LOSERS LOUNGE and is currently collaborating with Roger Fife (London) on their project, “2F.” @katiafloreska
Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author of “I Am Not Myself These Days” and “The Bucolic Plague.” He and his husband are co-founders of the global beauty brand, BEEKMAN 1802, and owners of a goat farm in Sharon Springs, NY. He has written articles for NPR, HUFFINGTON POST and others. The pair also participated in the 21st season of THE AMAZING RACE ultimately becoming the season’s grand prize winners. @joshandbrentBuy tickets/get more info now