Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
83A Hester Street, New York
February 22, 2014
LuLu in a dramatic reading of Leonard Covello’s “The Heart is the Teacher”
Book Party, Dramatic Readings, and Discussion
Vito Marcantonio Forum
The Mulberry Street Branch of the New York Public Library
"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
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.
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”.
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
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.
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” 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.
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:
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
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
DEAR MARC: LETTERS FROM HIS CONSTITUENTS
Selected and performed by LuLu LoLo Pascale
A dramatic reading of the letters written to Congressman Vito Marcantonio
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)
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
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 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
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
in A GARDEN MISCELLANY 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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).
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.