terraNOVA Collective presents a monthly variety show celebrating music, spoken word, burlesque, magic, storytelling, short play readings, and vaudeville acts. The next SUBTERRANEAN is on Friday, March 5 at 10pm in The D-Lounge, a 75-seat cabaret-style venue below the Daryl Roth Theatre at 101 East 15th Street at Union Square. Admission is $10.

Micia Mosely (Nursha Project) hosts the March party with performances by spoken word artist Roger Bonair-Agard (MASQUERADE: calypso and home), comedian Carolyn Castiglia (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Brown Ambition) and performance artist Red Summer (Two Fingers Press, Nursha Project).
Friday, March 5
10pm $10
D-Lounge 101 East 15th Street
beneath the Daryl Roth Theatre
Just off Union Square

www.smarrttix.com or call 212-868-4444.

MICIA MOSELY Brooklyn-based comedian, actress and educator, Micia Mosely is a founding artist with Nursha Project (www.nurshaproject.com); a group committed to supporting artists and projects rooted in creative sustainable development and social-political offerings. Since earning her Ph.D. in education from U.C. Berkeley, Micia has shared her comedic performance in cities all over the United States including, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C. and Honolulu. In 2009, her one woman show Where My Girls At? was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award for best solo performance. Currently, she is an educational and comedic-speaker with The Lecture Bureau (www.thelecturebureau.com).

ROGER BONAIR-AGARD is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and a Cave Canem fellow. He is the author of two collections of poetry, tarnish and masquerade (Cypher Books 2006) and GULLY (Cypher Books/Peepal Tree Press 2010). He is co-author of a third collection, Burning Down the House (Soft Skull Press 2000). A two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, Roger is also co-founder and Artistic Director of the LouderARTS Project. He is poet-in-residence with VisionIntoArt, an inter-disciplinary performance ensemble, for whom his work is regularly commissioned and with whom he has toured several universities nationally, as well as the Mt. Aetna Jazz Festival (Catania, Italy) and music festivals in Milan, Italy and Belgrade, Serbia. He is also writer and performer of the critically acclaimed one-man show MASQUERADE: calypso and home, produced by terraNOVA Collective. Roger’s work is widely anthologized and he has performed in festivals and Universities throughout the world, including the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (New Jersey), Bumbershoot Music Festival (Seattle, WA), Calabash Literary Festival (Jamaica, W.I.), Urban Voices Festival (South Africa), University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago), Cape Town University (South Africa), University of Alaska (Anchorage, AK), Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), DePaul University, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) to name a few; and festivals in Germany and Switzerland as well. He has taught with the teen poetry organization Urban Word NYC since 1999 and the VOLUME teen summer institute in Ann Arbor, MI since 2003. Roger received a Vox Ferus writing residency (2009-10), and is winner of a LouderARTS Project Fellowship (2009-10). He splits time between Chicago and Brooklyn, NY. rogerbonair.blogspot.com

CAROLYN CASTIGLIA is a stand-up comedian and freestyle rap star. You may have seen her on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Nick-at-Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America 3”, “The Maury Show”, ABC “World News with Charles Gibson” and heard her on Sirius/XM Radio. She is perhaps best known for her appearances on VH1/ego trip’s “The White Rapper Show” and “Miss Rap Supreme” as the lovable and hilarious Miss CKC. Her funny freestyle has won her numerous championship titles at The BEATdown, a monthly showcase at New York’s UCB Theatre, where she is also a regular cast member of High School Talent Show. Her music videos, Lemme See and DAMN (You Wish) both hit number one in 23 countries on YouTube Comedy. Her solo show BROWN AMBITION premiered at Ars Nova theatre in February 2009. It went on to run Off-Broadway at 59E59 and played for a month at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. While in Edinburgh, Carolyn was chosen by London-based production company Brown Eyed Boy to film “Laughtershock Worldwide,” a television pilot featuring “edgy” stand-ups from around the globe. Three Weeks said, “Carolyn Castiglia was the funniest female comedian I’ve seen at the fringe.” Other festivals and tours include LAFF (2010), NC Comedy Arts Festival (2010), ImprovBoston Women in Comedy Festival (2009), The Hysterical Festival (2008), Obama Girls of Comedy Tour (2008) and the New York Underground Comedy Festival (2004, 2005, 2006). Carolyn’s jokes have been printed in over 50 issues of Life & Style magazine in the Style Slip-Ups section as well as the book, “The Idiot’s Guide to Jokes.” Her writing has been featured in Time Out New York (Joke of the Week), the New York Post’s, “KILLER JOKES,” and MarieClaire.com. She’s also a contributor to The Huffington Post and The Apiary, the premiere website about comedy in New York. For three years she hosted and co-produced the weekly showcase Chicks and Giggles (featured in the New Yorker, New York Times and BUST Magazine), which enjoyed a very successful run at Mo Pitkin’s and Ochi’s Lounge at Comix. Carolyn is enormously proud to be one of the subjects of the documentary PERFORM, a permanent installation at the Museum of the City of New York. carolyncastiglia.blogspot.com

RED SUMMER is an activist, educator, entrepreneur, writer, poet and performance artist who coined the empowering affirmation, “I am not a loose woman…I am a woman on the loose.” Red Summer is a native of Chicago whose entrepreneurial drive for success recently moved her to the Atlanta area where she continues to water her dreams. She is the founder of Two Fingers Press Publishing Company and the executive director of Verbal Remedies- an organization that empowers and mentors young people through creative programming and self esteem workshops around topics such as; college readiness, life-skills, entrepreneurship, social history/activism and career education. Her life is an open journey of success that mirrors the every day woman’s trials, tribulations and victories. She is a quintessential teacher, leader and performer that uses the stage to give voice to those who have been silenced and shines light on issues of injustices beyond our darkest imagination. She uses the power of her pen and the power of words to articulate, captivate, educate, motivate and activate. She is definitely a diva and her unselfish journey through life has challenged her audiences to redefine their place in this world. Red Summer’s book, First Person and performance CD, Shades of Red, may be ordered by visiting www.twofingerspress.com . To learn more about Red Summer, visit www.nurshaproject.com

TERRANOVA COLLECTIVE is a vibrant playground for artists devoted to innovative new and original theatrical works. Its multi-layered development process, solo arts festivals, and productions serve to nurture and liberate New York City.

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