It’s no secret that Ditmas Park is an oasis for talented and ambitious New Yorkers in all sorts of industries. Here are a few neighbors with news to share:
- The National is playing tonight at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The show is sold out, but you can always camp out on the grass with a blanket and other picnic materials and enjoy the sound. Music starts at 7pm.
- Scott Organ, whose film “Playdate” premiered last year at the TriBeCa Film Festival, has a new project in the works: an off-broadway show called Phoenix, set to star Julia Stiles (Dexter, the Bourne series) and James Wirt (All My Children, Guiding Light). The show centers around Bruce and Sue, two people who meet several weeks after their one-night stand. Although Sue wants to leave their relationship at that, Bruce finds himself compelled to follow her home to Phoenix, AZ. The show runs from August 7-23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Phoenix is also currently being turned into a film directed by Amy Redford (known for acting in Sunshine Cleaning and Law & Order: Criminal Intent).
- Local band Cuddle Magic was recently interviewed in ELLE about their musical collaboration with Phyllis Chen as well as with fashion designer Delpozo. Their latest video, “Pretty Thing” also premiered on the site.
- Lucius has just released a Spotify session recorded by Spoon‘s Jim Eno. The band is currently on tour, and will be making a stop close-ish to our area July 25 at Camden, NJ’s XPoNential Music Festival.
While everyone listed above is in a creative field, we’re interested in all of our neighbors’ accomplishments. If a paper wrote you up or would you like to share a new project of your own, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll share it with the neighborhood.