Seen & Heard: Theatre for One

CB1 members••• Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced new Community Board 1 members: Elizabeth Avila, Thomas Berton, Wendy Chapman, Fern Cunningham, Patrick Kennell, Tiffany Winbush and Susan Wu. The full list of members is at right.

••• This Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Bogardus Plaza Jazzfest, with three bands and kids’ crafts and refreshments.

•• From Notify NYC: “A flight of 11 U.S. Army helicopters will take place over the Hudson River in Manhattan [today], 4/21, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The flight will begin near the George Washington Bridge, and travel southbound over the river to the Statue of Liberty before turning around and returning to the George Washington Bridge.”

••• This got added to the agenda for tonight’s CB1 Seaport/Civic Center meeting: “Hermione launch from France – Update by James S. Kaplan, Greenberg & Kaplan, LLP.”

••• This Thursday: “Award-winning poets will bring their craft to the crossroads of Lower Manhattan as MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America set up poetry booths for the public at the MTA’s Fulton Center. The event, Poetry in Motion: The Poet Is In, celebrates National Poetry Month with more than a score of poets writing poems on the spot for anyone who wants one. The concept was inspired by the booth where Lucy van Pelt from the Peanuts comic strip gave advice.” Um, wasn’t she famous for giving bad advice? “Among the more than 20 poets who will write poems will be New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winner Sharon Olds, and Bob Holman, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club. All poets will be accompanied by musicians from the MTA’s Music Under New York program, who will perform throughout the day-long event.”

••• Starting May 18 from Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden and Zuccotti Park: “New plays by Craig Lucas, Will Eno, and Lynn Nottage will have their world premiere on May 18 inside a mobile 4-by-8-foot theatre where one actor will perform one short play for just one audience member at a time.” What, no revival of No Exit? “The original plays comprise I’m Not the Stranger You Think I Am, the latest production from Theatre for One, the acclaimed one-on-one theatre company founded by its Artistic Director Christine Jones, the director of the hit immersive extravaganza Queen of the Night and the Tony Award-winning set designer of American Idiot and Spring Awakening. I’m Not the Stranger You Think I Am will be performed for free in three public venues throughout Manhattan from May 18 – June 6. At each performance audience members will line up to take a turn experiencing [for free] one of the seven short plays, which will be performed by one of six different actors.”