Rob Roth

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Gay Hotel Security Goes Wacko Over Wolfman

    Rob Roth is a performer/director who plays a Cocteau-esque wolfman full of woe and longing. He was in full costume at the Out NYC gay hotel, where Out There magazine was having a party, and where a room was allotted for the evening's performers (like Rob) to get dressed up in. Having done so, he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Sir Ivan's Annual Hamptons Bash Was Animalistically Amusing

    Sir Ivan Wilzig, a rich guy who makes music and has the money to promote it, has a splashy annual party at his Renaissance-Fair-style castle in Water Mill, where they give you a red cape on the way in and a mug on the way out. And in between? Well, it's pretty crackers. A few years ago, the bash f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    The New Kardashians?

    ​ Check out my new best friends, sisters Lorraine and Sabina Belkin. They're glammed-up go-getters who just opened Duo Restaurant and Lounge in the growing NoMad area, conveniently located near my house. And the place has some facinating touches, like menus that magically light up when you o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Narcissister Keeps Avant-Garde Performance Alive and Spinning

    ​A four-headed creature -- all masked, by the way -- with arms as legs and vice versa, Narcissister is the strikingly schizo creation of a Brooklyn-based artist/performer who trained at Alvin Ailey's Dance Center. Directed by Rob Roth, Narcissister: This Masquerade -- a one-hour romp at Abron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Some Good Things About Yesterday's Election

    ​ "Andrew Cuomo won big, Christine O'Donnell lost big, and Sharron Angle can now go become the Mad Hatter at her own private Tea Party." So says visual artist Rob Roth, and he's definitely got a point.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    The Grapes of Roth

    Ves Pitts​I always said that visual artist Rob Roth was a nouveau Cocteau, so it made perfect sense when he showed up as the Beast singing a beauty of a "House of the Rising Sun" at "Geek Chic--A Book Club Burlesque" at Parkside Lounge, backed by cellist extraordinaire Julia Kent. Benicio's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    I Went Down a Rabbit Hole

    ​ Or more accurately, up a rabbit hole. This was at Castlestock 2009, a surreal Woodstock annniversary tribute in and around a Hamptons castle owned by a rich guy named Sir Ivan, who sings, wears a cape, and wants to be terribly famous. So do I--but I settled for some nookie instead, climbing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    We Are All Mary Jo Buttafuoco!

    Rob Roth Here's a candid shot of me reading Mary Jo Buttafuoco's new book, Getting It Through My Thick Skull, which I devoured like sour candy! I even adored the subtitle, "Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need To Know."

  • Voice Choices

    November 5, 2008


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  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Amy Poehler Works For Free!

    Yes, the funny lady doesn't ask for a cent—when she likes the script.

  • Voice Choices

    July 29, 2008


    Does the Claywoman exist? Perhaps Amy Poehler knows.

  • Columns

    August 7, 2007

    Frank and Open Discussions

    A visit to the land of Oz and straight talk from Rihanna and Ian Benardo, among others

  • Dance

    January 11, 2005

    So Near Yet So Far

    Two works probe distance versus intimacy, and the ambiguity of a spectator's scripted gaze

  • Columns

    October 1, 2002