Event

Jeff Weiss & Richard C. Martinez: And That's How the Rent Gets Paid

Brooke O Harra Event

Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

It’s happening again! The 2015 performance of And That’s How the Rent Gets Paid, the acclaimed, collaborative, serial performance, written by Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez, will be presented over the course of three evenings. This long-running collaborative work appeared and reappeared in New York City (and Allentown, PA) under many titles from the 1980s on: And That’s How the Rent Gets Paid, Hot Keys, Come Clean, The Confessions of Conrad Gerhardt, and Spring Offensive. In the original performance of the work, Weiss performed all the roles, but over time he and Martinez began casting actors and non-actors, and by 2008 hundreds of people had performed alongside Weiss in this perverse, scary, hilarious, sex-filled, and sexy serial drama that follows a charming serial killer through the queer underbelly of the city. Conrad Gerhardt, sometimes in tandem with his alter ego Bjorn Zoltar and, in later iterations, his son Billy, who is a hustler and also a serial killer, moves gloriously, passionately, and violently through show business from the stage to Walt Disney as well as through the AIDS crisis (referred to as the “taint” in Weiss and Martinez’s dramas).

Showing at Good Medicine & Company, the storefront theater that Weiss and Martinez ran out of their 10th Street apartment, and also at Café Cino, La Mama, the Performing Garage, Naked Angels, and PS122, these serials were celebrated by loyal audiences and participants.

July 14-16, 7pm
Tickets $15

Brooke O’Harra, Nicky Paraiso, and Kate Valk have banded together with the support of The Kitchen to stage these evenings of Weiss and Martinez’s work. They have assembled a cast of about 50 people, many of who worked with Weiss and Martinez in the ‘80s and ‘90s, to reengage the work. Weiss will appear in the production, in various cameo performances, throughout the three-day run.

Directed by Brooke O’Harra. Musical direction by Nicky Paraiso.

The project is made possible with support in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Kitchen Blog

L 117 Small Forweb

Made Real Everyday

Dec 17 2018

Among the most fulfilling aspects of working at The Kitchen is a sense of offering artists not only a platform for their work and ideas, but also, maybe more important, a home. In other words, there is a sense of belonging here, and of being part of a continuing history, made palpable every day...Read On

L 135

In Conversation with Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Dec 10 2018

Artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman has been working in, around, and between the worlds of video and literature for much of his adult life. As a child, however, all he wanted was to be a DJ. And the significance of this childhood fantasy becomes abundantly clear when one speaks with Huffman regarding h...Read On

Bodreuil Blog

A Conversation with Leila Bordreuil

Nov 20 2018

Leila Bordreuil is a composer and cellist whose current work is based in noise music and improvisation. In 2012, Bordreuil received her BA in Electronic Music and Electronic Arts from Bard College, where she studied with Marina Rosenfeld and Richard Teitelbaum. Bordreuil has previously performed ...Read On

Read More on The Kitchen's Blog