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Jennifer Gonnerman

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  • 9 years ago

    Listen up! Hello! We're starting the show!" Bob shouts at his actors, and they drift slowly into place. It is 9:30 on a Tuesday evening, six nights before his play is set to open. The only place he had found to rehearse was a second-floor dance st...

  • 9 years ago

    On the morning of March 10, Sidney Hatchett lay in a pale-blue coffin at the Vanella's Funeral Chapel on the Lower East Side. A slew of gifts surrounded him—a Yankees hat, three teddy bears, a white stuffed rabbit, a bundle of silk flowers. S...

  • 9 years ago

    The show is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and the Professor is right on time. His two assistants—his wife and son—arrive a few minutes later, pulling a shopping cart with equipment and a suitcase full of dolls. The Professor, 76, takes of...

  • 10 years ago

    The letter arrived via certified mail one day last October, and as soon as Jerry Rice opened it, he called his friend Steve Helfer. "Please help me," Jerry said. Jerry, 68, was diagnosed with AIDS in the mid 1980s, and in recent years he'd suffere...

  • 10 years ago

    Scott Zwiren Scott lost his right arm and part of his right leg when he jumped in front of a subway train in 1986. Today he draws and paints with his left arm. He came to The Bridge in 1988. Serguéï Lanquetot Serguéï specia...

  • 10 years ago

    For the opening of this year's art show, Judith Raskin-Rosenthal was determined to make her classroom look like a real gallery. Her room was number 300, so she'd taped a sign on the door: "Gallery 300." She picked out 61 of her students' artworks ...