‘Write Night’ with talented N.Y. writers

Frank’s Cocktail Lounge has been host to some of New York City’s best theatre artists and writers with the “Write Night” series, which marks its third year with the theme “Be A Sport” on June 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The brainchild of collaborators Cindy Hanson and Stephanie Bok, the evening of original short monologues, stories, songs and rhymes has been making people laugh, identify and think since June 2009.

Each evening is centered on a theme, a jumping off point from which the participants create new work that they perform themselves. You don’t have to be an athlete or a fan to have a story about how sports has touched your life. Love the Yankees? Hate the Yankees? Play sports on the weekends? Letter in high school? Picked last for the playground team? The performers at this show will bring their own unique takes on this theme, engaging the crowd with personal stories, interesting insights, entertaining songs and funny anecdotes.

Frank’s Cocktail Lounge is a family-owned and operated bar that has been in business in Fort Greene for over 50 years. Conveniently located at 660 Fulton Street, near all trains, it is a neighborhood icon and the perfect setting for the Write Night series. It is has comfortable and friendly atmosphere and audience are encouraged to come and go as they please, get drinks during the show and feel like active participants.

Manager Tyrone Perkins has warmly welcomed the Write Night crew and there has never been a cover charge for one of these events.

The line-up of writer/performers for this show includes Stephanie Bok, Paul Boocock, Matthew Brookshire, Mike Edison, Melanie Maria Goodreaux, Cindy Hanson, Bridget Kelso, Keith Johnston, Janice Lowe, Wesley Middleton and Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko. This diverse multi-talented group boasts an impressive list of credits among them and many have been with the project from the beginning.

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