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Fall 2003

On Wednesday, October 29th at 10pm, Dzieci's Fools are the opening act at the Bowery Poetry Club, in their special pre-halloween show: "Devils, Demons, Clown, and Fool". Irreverent black comedy Halloween ritual by weird and strange performers, guided by the nefarious Zero Boy.

The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery @Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
$5 admission

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Dzieci is honored to be artists-in-residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. The group is working at the Cathedral Tuesday-Thursday, September 23-25. The public is invited to work with us, in a workhop-like setting, from 10-11am each morning, and on Thursday 9/25, 3-5pm, there will be a special presentation of our work in development. People are welcome to come and see us work at any time.

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

  • 9/23-9/25: 10-11am - physical work with Dzieci, open to the public
  • 9/25: 3-5pm - public performance of work-in-development

Feel free to drop by and observe any time. There is a noon service at the Cathedral each day, so we will be breaking from 12-1pm. Otherwise, we will be there from 10 to 5.

On Sunday Morning, September 21st at 9am, Dzieci and the Interspiritual Dialog are hosting a special event as a welcoming and preparation for the International Day of Peace:

Interspiritual Ceremony for Peace
Sunday, September 21st, 9am
New York Society for Ethical Culture Social Hall
2 West 64th Street (@ Central Park West)

This unique event will include the participation of:

  • Tibetan Buddhist, Lama Surya Dass
  • Peruvian Shaman, Oscar Miro Quesada
  • Humanist, Dr. Calvin Chatlos
  • Advaita leader, Dasarath
  • Hawaiian Ho'omana leader, Aupuni Iwi'ula

The doors will open at 8:45am. Seating is limited. We will begin and end in silence. Suggested donation, ten dollars. The event will last approxiamtely one hour, at which time participants are invited to join members of Dzieci as we proceed into Central Park to see the Dalai Lama speak.

(click here to see the flyer.)

On Wednesday, September 10th, Dzieci is taking part in an interfaith memorial service to mark the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:

Wednesday, September 10th, 7pm
Congregation Beth Elohim
8th Avenue & Garfield Place
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Dzieci Director Matt Mitler's award-winning feature film Cracking Up is being presented as part of the HOWL! Festival of the Arts, at the Pioneer Cinema, 155 E 3rd Street (at Avenue A), on Friday August 22nd, at Midnight!

Spring 2003
The Thunder, Perfect Mind
Para-Theatrical Workshop
Saturday, May 3rd, 12-4pm
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue (36/37), 16th Floor
$15-$25 Suggested Donation

Feast of Fools
Tuesday, April First, 6-10pm
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
351 East 74th Street at First Avenue, NYC

Dzieci are guests onWFUV's radio program "Fordham Conversations", hosted by John Bly, on WFUV FM 90.7, on Saturday March 22, at 7am. Matt Mitler and Bob Strock discuss our recent work, as well as our plans for our new project, Ragnarok. On the show, the group sings one of our new Nordic songs, as well as a choral piece which will be featured at the Feast of Fools.

Go here for an a Windows Media archive of the program.
Click here for a direct link to the file. We're on the second half of the show.

Thursday March 27, 7:30pm - Fordham Talk/Art/Cabaret
Dzieci are featured guests at this evening of performance art. Come see our new gypsy characters in action!
Free Admission, Open Mike.
Fordham University Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street.

Winter 2002-2003

Read the review of Devils from Backstage.

Dzieci are guests on the famous public radio program "Soundcheck", hosted by John Schaefer, on WNYC FM 93.9, on Tuesday January 7, at 2pm.

Listen to a Real Audio archive of the live broadcast on WNYC's website. (We're on for the last 18 minutes, so you might want to fast forward, although the piano music is very nice.)

We sang three pieces from The Devils of Loudun, and here they are, in MP3 format (each file is about 1.3MB):

Tourdion (Pierre Attaignant, 1530)
Domine Non Sum Dignus (Tomas Luis de Victoria, 1593)
Psalm 130 (Claude LeJeune, 1606)


World Premiere
La MaMa etc Annex Theatre
66 East Fourth Street, NYC

January 2-19 ONLY!!!
Thursday-Sunday, 7:30pm

Tickets $20
call (212)475-7710

Fool's Mass

Sunday Matinees, January 5, 12, 19 - 2:30pm
Dialogue with Company & Special Guests after each performance
The Annex at La MaMa, Tickets $15

Facing the Flame

Para-Theatrical Workshop
Monday, January 13, 6-9pm
The Annex at La MaMa
$15-$30 Suggested Donation


Fool's Mass Followup: 17 December 2002

Fool's Mass 2002

Grace Church Chantry
Broadway & Tenth Street, NYC

  • Monday, December 9, 7pm
  • Tuesday, December 10. 7pm
  • Saturday, December 14, 2pm & 5pm

Union Theological Seminary, James Chapel
Broadway & 121st Street, NYC

  • Thursday, December 12, 3:30pm

Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
351 East 74th Street at First Avenue, NYC

  • Sunday, December 15, 11am

Fall 2002

Monday, December 2nd, 7pm
Devils of Loudun Preview
Saint Clement's Episcopal Church
423 West 46th Street (between 9th & 10th)
no tickets, donations appreciated!
open discussion with the company following the performance

Sunday, November 24th, 12-4pm
Chanukah Fair - Shul of New York
Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk Street (between Houston & Stanton)
Fools singing Psalms and playing with the crowd

Monday, November 18th, 7pm
Devils of Loudun Preview
St. Malachy's/The Actor's Chapel
239 West 49th Street (between 8th & Broadway)
no tickets, donations appreciated!
open discussion with the company following the performance

The Dzieci Devils/Fool's Mass demo video will be shown at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater (155 East 3rd Street at Avenue A, NYC) on Sunday October 27th at 2pm, as part of their Short Film Slam.

Also, Dzieci videographer Jason Dubin will be presenting his cartoon pilot "Bad Clown's Ringworm Circus" (featuring the vocal talents of Matt Mitler, Michelle Zilles, Max Faugno, and Bob Strock) at the same location on Sunday October 20, also at 2pm.

Para-Theatrical Workshop: "The Holy Fool"
Saturday September 21st, 12-4pm at Ripley Grier Studios

The Fools are honored to be serving the Communion Service (the entire service, not just the music!) at James Memorial Chapel at the Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway at 121st Street) on Thursday September 12th at noon. The doors open 15 minutes prior, and the service will last 30 minutes. Free and open to the public.

The Fools are taking part in the Sixth Annual Broadway Blessing, an interfaith celebration of song and story, which marks the spiritual start of the theatre season.
Sunday, September 9th, 6:30pm
St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St (8th & Broadway)


Spring 2002

Dzieci's Fools are the special guests at the Friday Shabbat Service at Angel Orensanz Synagogue. 172 Norfolk Street (Houston & Stanton) Friday June 21, 2002, 6:30pm

Dzieci has two major benefit appearances in June 2002:

Sunday June 9th, 3pm
Healing the World: From Children to Children
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street
$25 adults/$15 children

Friday June 14th, 8pm
Hands of Peace: In the Light of Rumi
Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street
Tickets are $50 and $25

Fools Perform at Chashama, Thursday May 23rd, 7pm. 135 W. 42nd St. (between 6th & Broadway) Free Admission!!!

Para-Theatrical Workshop at Ripley Grier Studios, Saturday May 11th, 12-4pm. 520 8th Ave. 16th Floor, (between 36th & 37th)

Feast of Fools, April First, 6-10pm - at Jan Hus Church

Follow-up report.

Ongoing Acting Workshop every Tuesday evening, with Company Director Matt Mitler. 6-9pm, beginning January 29, 2002.

Please e-mail us for location each week. (Or call 718-638-6037.)

Update: Tuesday workshops currently on hiatus as of April 23.

Fool's Mass has been reviewed in the The National Catholic Reporter.

Para-Theatrical Workshop at Ripley Grier Studios, Saturday January 19th, 12-4pm. 520 8th Ave. 16th Floor, (between 36th & 37th)

Special Performance of Fool's Mass, Sunday January 13th, 11am at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, 351 East 74th Street


Fool's Mass
December 10, 11, 15
at Grace Church Chantry
Broadway and East 10th Street
December 14 at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

The Devils of Loudun
November 8-10
at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
351 East 74th Street

Unleashed and Out of Control
at the Good Coffeehouse, Friday October 12.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.

Open Workshop
at Chashama@129
Saturday September 15, 2001.

Performance at The Producers Club, June 22nd & 23rd 2001.

Workshop at Ripley Grier Studios, May 12, 2001.

Website Updates:
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New Photo Gallery for the 2003 Feast of Fools.

New Fool's Mass Galleries:

New Photo Galleries:

At last! New Photo Galleries for Fool's Mass and Devils of Loudun!

added pictures taken at the dress rehearsal for Devils of Loudun.

added new picture galleries.