The Poetry Project


Maxe Crandall & Cate Giordano

Maxe Crandall and Cate Giordano approach the strange maze of cultural detritus that constitutes the American popular imagination – the icons and celebrities, daytime soaps and advertisements, legacies of violence and love – and transform that rubble into deeply complex, heartbreaking, hilarious performances. Please join us for a screening of Cate Giordano’s After the fire is gone, and a performance from The Nancy Reagan Collection by Maxe Crandall, in collaboration with C. Michael Chin and Hope Mohr, starring Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad, Aldrin Valdez, Diana Cage, Kay Gabriel, and Stephen Ira, with Miranda Brown and Noa Weiss.

Featuring a guest introduction by Rebecca Teich


This is tentatively planned as a live indoor event at St. Mark's Church. To keep our community safe, The Poetry Project implements the following at all live events: limiting the number of attendees; requiring proof of vaccination be shown at the door upon arrival; and requiring and providing face masks, as well as hand sanitizer stations. Before each event, we will also be conducting rapid tests for all performers, introducers, and hosts. Attendees are required to register in advance, and contact information is collected at the point of registration in the event that we need to support any public health efforts around contact tracing. We are committed to the safety of our performers, audience, and event staff, and will be fully prepared to update any of these plans and protocols as circumstances continue to evolve. We are grateful to attendees for helping us maintain safety within our present public health context, and look forward to holding meaningful shared listening space together.

Please arrive prepared to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID at the door. Proof of vaccination may be in the form of your vaccination card (or a picture of your card), the NYC Covid Safe app, or the Excelsior app. If, for medical reasons, you have not been vaccinated, you may instead bring documentation of a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours.

We also encourage all event attendees to take a rapid test the day of the event before heading to the church. Here’s a map of testing sites throughout the city. Thank you for helping us keep our wonderful community safe!

Open CART captioning is scheduled for most in-person events.