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February 22, 2014

LuLu in a dramatic reading of Leonard Covello’s “The Heart is the Teacher”

The Heart is the Teacher

Book Party, Dramatic Readings, and Discussion
Vito Marcantonio Forum

The Mulberry Street Branch of the New York Public Library
Free Admission


"Veteran AiOP artist, LuLu LoLo, talks about numbers past and actions present with Radhika Subramaniam"

Veteran AiOP artist, LuLu LoLo, talks about numbers past and actions present with Radhika Subramaniam.

Art in Odd Places, January 27, 2014


LuLu LoLo A Blade of Grass
Artist Fellow for 2013

LuLu LoLo A Blade of Grass Artist Fellow for 2013

I am honored to be included in the recently published A Blade of Grass catalog “Artist Files” showcasing the work of the twenty socially engaged Artist Fellows who were chosen to be part of Artist Files. Artist Files was a one-time grant cycle focused on generating and harnessing public discourse as a way to define socially engaged art and the selection criteria. Click here to download the catalog.

You may view interviews regarding my work: “LuLu LoLo Artist Files”, “LuLu LoLo  Interview”,  "How an Artist is part of a Community?", "How to Encourage Participation in Public Spaces", "Humour is Important".


December 6, 2013 6pm

Uncloaking Poe: An Evening Tribute

Daughters, Dads and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America
Illustration: Vince Evans

Chris Harcum and LuLu LoLo (original cast members) will be reading an excerpt from Dan Evans’ one-act play “Quoth the Raven”

NYU’s School of Law
245 Sullivan Street
(between West 3rd and Washington Square South)
Furman Hall, Room 216.

Reception afterward in the Poe Room. Register online.


October 11, 15, 19, 2013

“Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past”

Part of the 9th annual Art in Odd Places festival
“Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past”
Curated by Radhika Subramaniam
Founder/Director, Ed Woodham
Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past
Photo: Paul Takeuchi.
Wig and Costume Stylist: Ramona Ponce.
Sound Technician: Eva von Schweinitz.

LuLu LoLo: Telephone Operator Loretta, circa 1940, will attempt to connect passers-by to the earliest phone number they remember and invite them to leave a message to the past that will be posted on the blog ”Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past”.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 11, 6-8pm, Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza, 14th Street between Avenues B and C

Saturday, October 12 from 1-5 pm, 14th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues
Tuesday, October 15 from 4-6 pm, on the Southwest corner of Union Square at 14th Street and University Place
Saturday, October 19 from 1-5 pm, 14th Street between Avenue A and Second Avenue


October 3-5, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

LuLu LoLo will present: “Dear Marc: Letters from the People to Congressman Vito Marcantonio: A Dramatic Reading”
46th Annual Conference of the Italian American Studies Association
“Italian American Identity Politics”
The New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana


October 3-5, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

“Mother Cabrini of the Mississippi”

LuLu LuLu will perform as “Mother Cabrini of the Mississippi” floating paper boats in the Mississippi River recreating a childhood ritual of Mother Cabrini to bring hope to the many immigrants in the world who leave (flee) one land for another and in memory of the tragic mass lynching of 11 innocent Italian men in New Orleans in 1891.


June 24, 2013

Patti Smith Celebration
TBA location and time

38 Witnessed Her Death, I Witnessed Her Love: The Lonely Secret of Mary Ann Zielonko (Kitty Genovese Story)

June 25, 2013 7pm

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street, New York

Feature Writers:
LuLu LoLo & Tammy Remington
Hosted by Vittoria Repetto

Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. – $5 Suggested

LuLu LoLo will perform excerpts from two of her plays: “38 Witnessed her Death, I Witnessed her Love: The Lonely Secret of Mary Ann Zielonko (Kitty Genovese Story)”; forty years after the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese, Mary Ann Zielonko breaks her silence and reminisces about gay life in NYC in the 60’s, her life with Kitty, the murder, the trial, and its aftermath and “OBITS: An Exercise In Limitation” a series of monologues based on obituaries from The New York Times written while an LMCC writer in residence.

Tammy Remington, a 2011 Pushcart nominee, reading her story “The Last Risk” which was published in Takahe Magazine in New Zealand last year.


June 12, 2013 6pm

Soliloquy For a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire” a one-act play written and performed by LuLu LoLo

Soliloquy for a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

New York Public Library Yorkville Branch
222 East 79th Street, New York
Admission Free

“Soliloquy For a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire” is a three character drama in which LuLu LoLo portrays the young seamstress Sara Saracino who shares drudgery and dreams with her little sister Tessie, unaware they are about to perish in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; their Italian immigrant mother; and a young reporter William Gunn Shepherd who witnessed the fire and speaks of the infamous trail that acquitted the factory owners of any blame for the tragedy.


June 6-16, 2013

BeSpectacleD: Belfast Photo Festival

Belfast Photo Festival BeSpectacleD

Platform Arts Centre, Belfast Northern Ireland.


April 11-May 4, 2013

Reform School Girl American Gothic Reform School Girl Chagall

Opening preview: Thursday 4 April 2013.

LuLu LoLo in exhibition: GLUE: AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland and then tours to America to art galleries at Mercer University (Georgia) and the University of Florida. The exhibition features 19 artists and academics from across the globe. Here is a short preview clip of the GLUE exhibition:


April 3, 2013 6:30 PM

LuLu as “Lanzi” Annie’s father, Photo credit: Allison Scola.

LuLu LoLo was one of the performers at a dramatic reading of "L IS FOR LION: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir" by Annie Lanzillotto. SUNY Press 2013.

View a live stream of the performance. LuLu appears in four scenes from the book. (turn up sound on computer)

Gotham Center for New York City History
CUNY Graduate Center
Room 6103 · 365 Fifth Avenue


March 18, 2013 @ 8pm

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
74 East 4th Street

LuLu LoLo will be reading the poetry of Joel Allegretti and John J. Trause for “By Light of the Nerve Lantern” a night of poetry to celebrate the release of Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature issue 6!

To commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire LuLu LoLo will perform an excerpt from her play “Soliloquy for a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire” at the following locations:

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the “Triangle Memorial Quilt Unveiling” created by the artist Robin Berson at the Museum at Eldridge Street, based in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge Street, NY. This event is co-sponsored by the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the WDI’s Women of the Workforce Initiative (WOW) Second Annual Working Women’s Conference, Albany, NY.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the “Triangle Fire Memorial & Award Reception," at the Paolucci CNL Cultural Center, Christ The King High School, Queens, NY.


January 12-March 10, 2013

DOING PENNANTS: Artists made Flags

Doing Pennants
Double Sided Pierrot. Photo: Paul Takeuchi. Costume: Ramona Ponce.

Fifth Floor Gallery
502 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012


January 2013

An Evening of Two One Act Plays

Tuesday January 15 at 7pm
Saturday, January 19 at 4pm
Thursday, January 24 at 9pm
Saturday, January 26 at 7pm

FROM SHORE TO SHORE written and performed by LuLu LoLo A one-person performance of a farcical melodrama portraying the ghostly laments of Aaron Burr and his daughter Theodosia  http://www.lululolo.com/theater/shore.html

LuLu LoLo attired in a two part  male/female
costume created by Costumer Ramona Ponce.
Photo: Megan Greenlee.

THE PARCHMENT COPY written and directed by Dan Evans, a comedy on the eve of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  Metropolitan Playhouse “Founders’ Festival”
220 East 4th Street, NY


See LuLu in the new Science channel show “Odd Folks Home!" in "Blood, Pet, and Shears" highlighting LuLu’s extensive and obsessive collections and describing her “as a woman who collects sculptures from the bowels of her pet".

And if you missed LuLu’s appearance on “Oddities” on April 9, 2011 with the human skin book in the episode “The Bulb Cruncher”.


LuLu LoLo and Ivan De Pineda "Resto Del Mundo" Argentina TV

LuLu LoLo was interviewed at her home/studio by Ivan de Pineda, international model and host of the prime time television show "Resto del Mundo" (Rest of the World). Ivan de Pineda highlighted LuLu's art and persona as part of his tour of New York City. Aired on the South American TV Network Canal 13 and broadcast to viewers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay.


November 28, 2012 6-8pm


Selected and performed by LuLu LoLo Pascale
A dramatic reading of the letters written to Congressman Vito Marcantonio
vito letters
at “Vito Marcantonio and the Puerto Rican People: Solidarity and Progress”

Sponsored by the Vito Marcantonio Forum and co-sponsored by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College and the Italian American Studies Association (formerly AIHA)

Hunter College
Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th fl.
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Gerald Meyer - Professor at Hostos Com. Col.
"Vito Marcantonio: Fighter for Puerto Rico's Independence

Click here to watch a video of the forum.

Edgardo Meléndez - Professor at Hunter College
"Marcantonio and Luis Muñoz Marín: Cooperation and Conflict"

LuLu LoLo Pascale - Playwright/Actor and Performance Artist
"Dear Marc, Letters to Marcantonio: A Dramatic Reading"

Roberto Ragone - Consultant and Community Activist
"Speeches with a Conscience: Marcantonio's Commitment to the Italian and Puerto Rican Heritage"

Moderator: Gil Fagiani, Italian American Writers Assoc. Board Member, poet, Founding Member, East Harlem Historic Assoc.

LuLu LoLo

"Il 'fenomeno Vito Marcantonio' rivisitato, il 'politico della gente' torna di attualità al Hunter College," Riccardo Chioni, Oggia New York, 30 novembre 2012

"Ricordando Marcantonio," Riccardo Chioni, Oggia New York, 30 novembre 2012


“Ireland’s Disappeared: The Magdalenes”

The multi-media piece “The Magdalene Laundries” performed April 2012 at the Clemente Solo Veléz Cultural Center created by artist and filmmaker Cheryl Parry with choreography by Mary Claire McKenna, and a monologue written and performed by LuLu LoLo is highlighted in “Ireland’s Disappeared: The Magdalenes” by Ruth Riddick (pp29-31) The News Journal of Catholic Opinion Conscience XXXIII –No. 2, 2012

  LuLu LoLo’s “Mapping the Victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory” via the Third Ave EL from Upper Manhattan and the Bronx to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory appears in the digital version of the Reliquarian Quarterly Zine, for the City Reliquary Museum BK created by Allegra Murphy Denton.  

LuLu LoLo’s collections featured in THE COLLECTED by the photographer Annie Soga.


October 15 and October 16, 2012

Rose Schneiderman (Reenactment of Speech at Metropolitan Opera House)

LuLu LoLo as Rose Schneiderman Democracy in Performance at Hofstra University, NY.


October 3, 2012

Photo: Paul Takeuchi

LuLu LoLo performed an excerpt from her play
Soliloquy for a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
In conjunction with Dr. Lucy Oakley, Head of Education and Programming, NYU Grey Art Gallery, lecture “Art, Memory, Place: Commemorating The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire”
For “ Landscapes of Consumption”
Associate Professor Caitlin M. Zaloom
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
New York University


September 1-30, 2012

TELEGRAMS ON THE TABLE: AN INTERRUPTED ALLEGORY + PICARESQUE ADVENTURE: Curated and produced by Cheryl Kaplan, is presented by ArtsBrookfield and The Office performing arts + film,curators of CultureStream.
Winter Garden, 3 World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street

LuLu LoLo’s video “Dust Collecting Specialist in Campagna Italy” has been selected to appear in Scene 1 of TELEGRAMS ON THE TABLE, a video fresco intersecting with Federico Fellini’s 1960 film, La Dolce Vita and its episodic structure, featuring work from 23 leading contemporary artists, filmmakers, philosophers, choreographers and composers, including several of Fellini’s close friends and collaborators, namely Fabio Mauri and Pier Paolo Pasolini (an uncredited script writer of LaDolce Vita).

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS from Italy, France, Israel, England, Wales, Spain, Germany and the United States include: Uta Barth, Laurent P. Berger, Janet Biggs, Kellyann Burns, Alice Cattaneo, Sebastian Currier, Nancy Davenport, Holly Davey, Brent Green, Oded Hirsch, Gustav Hofer/Luca Ragazzi, Mark Lewis, LuLu LoLo, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Fabio Mauri, Alexander Nagel, Lindsay Nordell, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Stephen Petronio, Desideria Rayner/ Luigi Lo Cascio and Marina Zurkow.

Created from 101 works of art, TELEGRAMS ON THE TABLE is organized in four scenes that run as a continuous 112 minute fresco on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and, then, as individual scenes Monday to Thursday. Each scene is introduced by an animated title.


September 21, 22, & 23, 2012 @ 3:45pm

LuLu LoLo
A one-person play
Written and performed by LuLu LoLo
A pigeon, a nut culturist, an author’s butterfly, and a defender of insects tell their stories in a garden.
Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival
Herb Garden
East 111 Street between Lexington and Third Avenues, El Barrio/East Harlem Community Garden Project
Also in the Herb Garden an Installation by the artist Bibi Flores.


April 28-30, 2011
LuLu LoLo gave a lecture: “Growing up Italian-American in a ‘Wonder Bread’ World” at the conference: “The 3 F’s in Italian Cultures: Critical Approaches to Food, Fashion, and Film” at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY

March 25, 2011

2011 marks the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. LuLu LoLo is a member of the steering committee of the Remember The Triangle Fire Coalition.

As she does every March 25th, LuLu also remembered the 10 East Harlem victims of the fire by participating in CHALK. For more information visit East Harlem Preservation.

March 19, 2011

LuLu LoLo marked the centennial (March 25, 2011) of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and honor the 146 victims of the fire by performing a continuous one day street performance on site at three historic locations:

SOLILOQUY FOR A SEAMSTRESS: THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE: A  three character one-person play written and performed by LuLu LoLo

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Time of performances:
Site 1.  11:30 am East Harlem/El Barrio
Site 2.   1:00pm NYU Brown Building
Site 3.   2:30pm Collect Pond Park
Rain date: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Admission: Free
Performance may be joined in progress at all venues:

Site 1.  11:30 am East Harlem/El Barrio (site of the Saracino home) 118 East 119 Street now the 25th Police Precinct:
Scene 1: Italian immigrant Mama Saracino bids farewell to her daughters, Sarafina and Teresina, as they leave for work in the Triangle factory.

Site 2. 1:00pm NYU Brown Building (site of the Triangle Factory) Washington Place and Greene Street:
Scene 2: Sarafina Saracino shares drudgery and dreams with her little sister Tessie, unaware they are about to perish in the Triangle Factory fire
Scene 3: Eye witness reporter William Gunn Shepherd describes the tragic fire
Scene 4:  Reporter William Gunn Shepherd relates the next day’s devastating grief.

  LuLu LoLo as William Gunn Shepherd, reporter for "The World", reporting by phone at the site of the fire. Photo: Melissa Miracolo
© 2010, Triangle Project LLC

Site 3.   2:30pm Collect Pond Park (site of the Criminal Court Building) at Lafayette & Franklin Streets
Scenes 5 & 6:  Reporter William Gunn Shepherd reports on the infamous trial and the verdict that acquitted the factory owners of any blame for the tragedy.

LuLu LoLo's NewsBoy Performance is highlighted in this article: "Newspaper Delivery Before iPads," Kate Kelly, American Snapshots, January 2011

February 27, 2011
LuLu’s play SOLILOQUY FOR A SEAMSTRESS: THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE was included in Arcadia Publishing's "The New York City Triangle Fire" by Leigh Benin, Rob Linné, Adrienne Sosin, and Joel Sosinsky with Workers United (ILGWU) and HBO Documentary Films.

January 11 –July 9, 2011
LuLu’s play SOLILOQUY FOR A SEAMSTRESS: THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE is documented in the exhibition “Art/Memory/Place: Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire” at  Grey Art Gallery, NYU

December 3, 2010
CO/EXISTENCE’S (Expos Peintures, Photos, Poésies, Installations, Video Art. OERurves de: M. Fioramanti (Berlin), E.R. Grassi (Le Mans), K. Haring (New York),  LuLu LoLo (New York), J.H. Maisonneuve (Le Mans), A. Perich (New York, ) A. Riviello (Naples), E.A. Senatore (Le Mans)
Le Mans, France, Ghost Art Gallery

November 2010

"Wearing Away Museum Grounds—Dust Bunnies, White Lies, and New Measures" by Kelly Cobb and Sean Miller, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Vol. .8, no. 3 pp. 286-303, November 2010. Read and see photos about the world of “Art Museum Dust Collecting”: Sean Miller’s “Art Museum Dust Collection”, Kelly Cobb’s textile-based studio project "Garment/Research", and LuLu LoLo as “Dust Collecting Specialist”.

Fall 2010

“Reading Obituaries is Like Watching Film Trailers” by LuLu LoLo, Marco Polo Quarterly, Fall 2010 Issue #2. Read LuLu LoLo’s latest writing on the theme of Obituaries that incorporates her love of the films of Francois Truffaut.

October 11, 2010

The City Reliquary Museum's Collector's Night at the Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn. LuLu (a Board Member and Director of Performance of the City Reliquary) performed excerpts from her play "Obits" portraying such eccentric collectors as Elizabeth Tashjian, an expert on nuts and founder of The Nut Museum, and Hugh Hicks the prodigious collector of light bulbs. "Obits" is LuLu's one-person play, a work in progress, in which she performs a series of monologues based on obituaries.

LuLu as Pippa Bacca, the Italian performance artist who was murdered while on a "Hitchhiking for Peace" performance in Turkey. (from her play Obits) Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency Open Studios April 2008. Photo: Ryan Murphy.


September 8, 2010
LuLu LoLo performed at the Seventh Annual Festa in honor of the Sicilian Black Madonna del Tindari at the former chapel (1913-1987), now the Phoenix Bar 447 East 13th Street (Ave. A) NY. History of the Black Madonna of 13th Street.

Who was LuLu at the Festa in 2010? In 2009 LuLu appeared as LuLu LoLo Dust Collecting Specialist. In 2008 LuLu appeared as Mother Cabrini (i-Italy).

Photos: Luca Enrico Fantini.

July 17, 2010

LuLu LoLo performed her one-person play "Soliloquy For A Seamstress: The Triangle Factory Fire" during a Teaching the Triangle Factory Fire Forum at Adelphi University's Manhattan Center, NY.

June 22, 2010
Insect Exotica LuLu LoLo performed "Insects are a Girl's Best Friend" at "Sideshow" fundraiser for Art in Odd Places (AIOP)

Check out the video by Alex Gaylon of AIOP Side Show

June 4- 10, 2019
LuLu LoLo traveled with Sean Miller, Director of The John Erickson Museum (JEMA) to Genoa, Italy and Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Which one is the real LuLu LoLo? Photo: Bethany Taylor.

June 4-August 29, 2010

John Erickson Museum of Art: Next Chapter and Raccolte Frugone (Museum) Genoa, Italy

Video: Museo Raccolte Frugone

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
June 4-June 17, 2010
John Erickson Museum of Art: Next Chapter and Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, Northern Ireland U.K.

LuLu LoLo gets ready to collect art museum dust at the Belfast Museum. Photo: Brendan Jamison.

May 13, 2010

"Leonard Cohen: You Know Who I am: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen" Conceived and Realized by Joel Allegretti With Davidson Garrett, LuLu LoLo, Jane Titus, Cornelia Street Cafe, NY

From Left to Right: LuLu LoLo, Davidson Garrett, Jane Titus, Joel Allegretti

April 24, 2010

Wherever There Is Water Night Parade, Philadelphia, PA

Photo: Nikki Virbitsky
Costume: Ramona Ponce
Owl Sculpture Headpiece: George Ferrandi
Video: George Ferrandi Parade

LeMans, France, April 2010
LuLu LoLo in her performance as Race Car Driver and the Director of the Cosmic Grand Prix, Ghost Art Gallery, Le Mans, France

LeMans Photo to come
Video: LuLu LoLo Dust En Performance Au Mans

March 25, 2010

LuLu LoLo performed a short excerpt from her one-person play "Soliloquy For a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" at Judson Church, NY for the Remember The Triangle Fire Coalition, marking the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

Left: LuLu LoLo as William Gunn Shepherd, reporter for "The World", reporting by phone at the site of the fire. Right: LuLu LoLo as Sarafina Saracino, Seamstress Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Photos: Melissa Miracolo © 2010, Triangle Project LLC

January 19-31, 2010

LuLu appeared as Vesuvia the Magician in "The Straitjacket" by Dan Evans, a play based on the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson, Metropolitan Playhouse, NY

LuLu as Vesuvia the Magician with Joel Nagle as Joe Josephs. Photo: Paul Takeuchi. Costumes: Ramona Ponce.
Another Sky, Program B: Review by Rachel Grundy
Vesuvia the Magician pulls a dove out of thin air.
Photo: Paul Takeuchi. Costumes: Ramona Ponce.