Mimi Cohen is the writer and performer of the one-woman-musical, A Tribute to Laura Nyro, “To Carry On…” directed by legendary theater artist Gretchen Cryer (I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It On The Road). Laura Nyro is the iconic singer/songwriter who soared to fame in the late 1960’s. Many of her songs became top ten hits by other popular artists of the day. Songs such as: “Wedding Bell Blues” recorded by the 5th Dimension and “And When I Die” recorded by Three Dog Night. “To Carry On” portrays Laura Nyro as the ultimate role model for girls and women. The play premiered at New York City’s historic Off-Broadway theatre, The Cherry Lane.
Mimi Cohen is an earthy downtown Cabaret diva, a soulful, stylized singer and performer. A native New Yorker, Mimi’s artistry is borne of a Manhattan sensibility. In the early 1990’s, Mimi served as one half of the avant-pop duo, Gene and Mimi. She has sung at countless cabarets, clubs, and colleges, including a landmark group performance at The Town Hall, Sisters of The Sixties, a tribute to girl groups and female artists, hosted by Darlene Love.
After graduating the well-known High School of Music & Art in New York City as a vocal major, Mimi went on to receive her B.A. in Theatre at Smith College. She has worked and studied at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT and studies playwriting with Gretchen Cryer.
Spinoza in Kiev
A melodrama for two actresses with piano improvisations. Kiev 1911. Yakov Bok decides to leave the Shtetl (a small, exclusively Jewish town), to learn more about the world. After he manages to find a real job in Kiev, he is un¬justly accused of the ritual murder of a 12 year old boy. When Bok is imprisoned, a book by Spinoza is found in his possession. B. A. Bibikov, the Investigating Magistrate for Cases of Extraordinary Importance, is intrigued by this…
Time: 1:00 am
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America / Concert Hall