CMH, Charleston Magazine, & Piccolo Spoleto present:
David Mandel, Nayda and Erik Hutson, Hunter Park, Haydn Haring, Adam Parker, Brandon Brooks, Jesse Blom, Ben Cash, Emcees: Miles White and Femi Oyediran
Wed · June 5, 2019
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmCharleston Music Hall
$12 - ADVANCE | $14 - DAY OF SHOW
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His photography has been featured in Charleston Art Mag, The Post & Courier, Charleston Magazine, Charleston City Paper, Mount Pleasant Magazine, American Theatre, and The Carolinian, among others.
In 2004, David met PURE Theatre cofounders Sharon Graci and Rodney Lee Rogers in a parking lot somewhere in North Carolina, and the next week he and R.W. Smith were in rehearsal for PURE's Season 2 production of Jesus Hopped the “A” Train. Other credits with PURE spanning Season 2 to Season 16 include two productions of True West, Straight White Men, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Citizen: An American Lyric, Our Mother’s Brief Affair, Glengarry Glen Ross, Outside Mullingar, Russian Transport, Penelope, Clybourne Park, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Time Stands Still, Race, AWOL, Low Country Boil, Killer Joe, The Last Five Years, Thom Pain (based on nothing), This Is How It Goes, A Number, American Buffalo, The Seafarer, and, as director, Annapurna and Grace. David is also PURE’s associate artistic director, photographer, and graphic designer.
For as many years as he has been with PURE Theatre, David has been makin’ history at America’s largest publisher of regional and local history books, Arcadia Publishing, where he is the director of production.
As web director and photographer for 12pt Creative, the branding and design firm on Shem Creek, he helps Chad Klimaszewski manage a diverse roster of local, regional, and national clients from branding to launch.
David grew up in Charleston, graduated from Drew University with a theatre arts major and English and writing minors, and lived in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2004.
He is not the producer of Seinfeld and Veep. That’s one of the other David Mandels.
Both Erik and Nayda grew up in a particularly exciting time in Miami: the mid-to-late ‘90s saw the city rapidly grow from a Latin-American expat enclave to the increasingly cosmopolitan crossroad of arts and culture it is today. Nightlife, in particular, was always an extension of the city’s burgeoning role in the global creative landscape and like many suburban Miami kids, Erik and Nayda were early devotees to the scene. Both decamped to New York City after high school; Erik to study art at Cooper Union, Nayda to study English Literature and its discontents at Columbia University. While Nayda was writing papers on the Lacanian dialectic, Erik was working as a studio assistant to the contemporary artist Tom Sachs. They most likely unwittingly crossed paths in line at the Barneys Warehouse Sale or for the bathroom at Amanda Lepore’s birthday party before eventually meeting in that fateful Miami nightclub post-college.
Flash forward thirteen years, and it’s not all that surprising that after somewhat circuitous career paths, they now own and operate the Faculty Lounge, a former key club turned neighborhood cocktail bar/site of many a raucous DJ-fueled dance party. The duo’s latest venture, a wood-fired pizza place and natural wine bar they named Renzo as a nod to Erik’s favorite architect, sits catty-corner to the Faculty Lounge and is their first foray into the world of full-service restaurants.
As a licensed architect, woodworker, and firm believer in doing everything himself, Erik’s diverse skill set readily lends itself to small restaurant ownership. Nayda’s deep knowledge of food, beverage, and pop culture, along with her own do-it-yourself tendencies, rounds out the duo’s modern take on mom-and-pop restaurant management. Both are keen proponents of an intensely personal style of hospitality and believe in building spaces for themselves and their immediate community first and foremost.
The Cosmic Queen and Swamp Witch supreme of Charleston. It’s easy to see her wearing many hats, by day as a fierce but friendly fish monger at Carrigg’s Seafood and by night as the socialite known to grace the stage with other local acts just as much as her own. Known for being the cover girl of numerous local publications, the release of her latest album Mirrored Moon Dance Hall earned her many accolades and achieved the number one slot in Free Times for the second time.
Recently the witch went west, opening on tour for hometown heroes, Band of Horses. Returning home and straight to work on a third album, it is safe to say she’s a hard worker determined to keep Charleston on the musical map. She looks at Charleston’s creative community as its core, saying “The passion of the people is what makes Charleston magical every day” and we couldn’t agree more.
Hunter has put a spell on us, and we are so happy she is ours.
Favorite shows include Marie Antoinette at PURE Theatre, The Robber Bridegroom and Boston Marriage at Threshold Repertory Theatre, Boeing Boeing at Charleston Stage Company and No Exit with South of Broadway Theatre Company. Last year Haydn joined the Core Ensemble of The Village Repertory Company in residence at Woolfe Street Playhouse where she has performed in The Liar, The Other Place, Happy In the Poorhouse, Macbeth, Cyrano and later in the spring will perform in that company’s East Coast Premiere of Hollywood by Joe DiPietro.
In May, 2019, Haydn will receive her BA in Theatre with a concentration in Performance, a BA in History, as well as a minor in Italian Studies from the College of Charleston. At the College, she has performed in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, ENRON, and her bucket list role of the Witch in Into the Woods.
In her free time, Haydn works at both Cynthia Rowley and Candy Shop Vintage in Downtown Charleston and memorizes Shakespeare for fun. She can be found on any given day of the week at the end of the bar at The Belmont, wearing nothing but black, and Italian perfume.
Haydn will be moving back to New York this coming August to further pursue her career in entertainment.
So, he and his team created Jyve. Jyve is a mobile app that streamlines the entire booking process between musicians and local music venues while giving fans a platform to see live music around them. Since their launch in 2017, Jyve has grown to include over 3,500 local musicians, bands and DJs.
The app is currently used by over 20% of Charleston’s restaurants and bars and is currently expanding to Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Upstate SC and Atlanta. Recently, Brooks and the team were invited to exhibit at two international tech conferences, Collision (New Orleans), where they placed in the top 3 startups, and WebSummit (Lisbon, Portugal). Download the app today and see live music!
Originally from Wisconsin, Jesse’s life journey has been guided by his interests in culture and the natural world, leading him to travel extensively. He has built a career over the past 12 years around the intersection of urban agriculture, education, and community, based in the cities of Milwaukee, Chicago, Baltimore, and now Charleston.
As the Executive Director of the Green Heart Project, Jesse is excited to lead the organization into its next phase of growth, centered around a new urban farm in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula.
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