MY ONE MAN SHOW
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE
March 6, 2014
Logo by Erina Eda and Poster by Ogulcan Kus
"I just want to thank Rick Landman for having the courage to debut his show in my Arts & Social Justice course at Marymount. I also want thank you so much for allowing my students to collaborate with you & join you on this beautiful journey of storytelling. What a wonderful exercise in combining art, social justice, & storytelling. Gracias!"
Daphnie Sicre, Instructor.
Photos by Raquel Hernandez
Based on the manuscript, Riding the Arc of History, by Rick Landman.
Rick related his life story in a way to educate and encourage the audience
to strive for Social Justice.
Sample of Comments from the students:
I walked away excited to go tell someone else about what I had just experienced. I was absolutely fascinated by Rick’s story, humored by his impressions, and inspired by his preservation and good spirit. There are so many aspects to Rick that make him amazing; that I could make a list that goes on and on and on. I am amazed that someone can know that much about their family history, about their religion, about events throughout history, and about themselves. Rick truly knows himself and can define his identity, which I think is something many people struggle with- is knowing who they are.
GERMAN JEWISH HISTORY
CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY
PORTRAYING MY LIFE TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL JUSTICE & TEACH AN INCLUSIVE HISTORY OF OUR CIVIL RIGHTS.
Photo taken at CBST
(Congregation Beit Simchat Torah)
dressed up as Mae West for Purim 2013.
My mother first sent me to CBST in 1973
and I am now a very long term member.
WHILE YOU LEARN
This intimate individualized performance can be conducted in a classroom setting, an auditorium or theater. It can also be part of a larger Inclusive Civil Rights Program.
Being a gay son of Holocaust Survivors who became a German citizen becomes the stepping stone to explore deeper issues; while humor softens the impact.
Ideally suited for Gay (LGBT), or Jewish or Holocaust related Programs.
FOR BOOK TOURS
Second Generation Children of Holocaust Survivors you can click below.
Rick Landman's 7 minute story starts at 1:04:26 if you only want to watch that segment.
FEE DEPENDS ON PROGRAM AND LOCATION
STANDARD PERFORMANCE IS ONE HOUR (WITH 15 MINUTE Q&A)
Photo taken at the 2013 German-American Steuben Parade as I walk in the Parade as a Jewish Contingent of 1. This was the 4th year of my attempts at having a group.
Photo taken at the 2013 Salute to Israel Parade which now has 2 LGBT Contingents, after years of being banned from the Parade. I was the Parade Chair of CBST in the 1990's when we were rejected each year.
Photo taken at the 2013 Heritage of Pride March in front of the Stonewall.
Rick Landman is in the light blue T-shirt to the right with the Original Gay Liberation Front who all marched in 1970. I only missed walking in two parades since 1970.
Photo taken at the 2012 Unveiling Ceremony at the NYC Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay after I led a 20 year fight to get stone memorials inscribed for the other victims of the Nazi era.
On the left is a photo of the George Segal Statue on June 26, 2013 at the Edie Winsor- End of DOMA Rally. It was on the exact anniversary of my Bar Mitzvah.
On the right is a chart that lists the various groups and symbols in the concentration camps. This is the origin of the Pink Triangle.
I am coming out of a swimming pool in a hotel in the Catskills Mountains predominantly used by German Jewish refugees at the age of 7. Can anyone else tell that I am gay?
My father was arrested and sent to Dachau on the day after Kristallnacht when he was 18 years old, but in 1945 he is with the first American Soldiers to enter Munich, Augsburg and Dachau. Both of my parents are Holocaust Survivors.
My graduation photo and then during my hippy days at college where I started the Gay Liberation Front.
I was the NY Representative for the First March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 14, 1979. I was also an organizer for the First March on Albany in March 1971.
Billboard in Sheridan Square when we were trying to get a Gay Rights Bill passed in NYC. I was in the Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats and the Coalition for Lesbian & Gay Rights at the time.
I brought a Torah back to Germany which my grandfather brought to America. It is at Congregation Beth Shalom, a Liberal egalitarian LGBT-friendly Synagogue in Munich.
I have been volunteering at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen for over 7 years (1,200 hours). This church is also the location of CBST, my Synagogue serving the LGBT Community and our family and friends.
Click Here to learn more about the
INCLUSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRAM
A collection of pins that I wore in the 1970's.
ABOUT THE PERFORMER
In 1987, while studying for the NYS Bar Exam, I was the lead in a play to raise funds from the Real Estate Community. I was Rupert Dumkowski in a play called, “The Show Business, A Bird’s Eye View”. It played on 42nd Street in the Hyatt Hotel. My secret talent was that I couldn’t dance or sing. I was to sing “strong and wrong”, and try to keep up with the others while dancing.
These photos are from the Dress Rehearsal of the production. I am the short one in the middle.
POSTINGS: Benefit Lampoon; Realtybiz
By LISA W. FODERARO
Published: October 11, 1987
The folks who push the $900-a-month studios and $1,300 one-bedrooms are taking a break this week to help those who get bruised worst by Manhattan's stratospheric housing market - homeless children. In a benefit Wednesday night, some 100 brokers from 35 firms will act, sing, change sets and manipulate the lights in a musical spoof of their own industry.
Among the dozen song routines will be ''Commission,'' to the tune of ''Tradition'' from ''Fiddler on the Roof,'' and ''Please Approve Me'' - a plea to co-op boards - to the melody of Paul Simon's ''The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy).''
The brainchild of Susan Willett Bird, president of S. W. Bird & Company, a brokerage, the lampoon will benefit the New York Children's Health Project, itself inspired by Mr. Simon, the song writer. In November, the project, based at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, will begin dispatching a van staffed with doctors to aid ailing children who are homeless or in welfare hotels.
The musical, ''The Show Business . . . a Bird's Eye View,'' will skewer everyone from developers and building owners to lawyers and brokers. The black-tie benefit, which includes cocktails and dinner, will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, on East 42d off Lexington Avenue.
Tickets are $150 for individual seats and $2,000 for a table of 10. Information and reservations: 351-2400.
On numerous occasions on cruise ships, or at CBST, I have played the role of Sophia Petrillo.
I also grew up knowing the son of Estelle Gettleman Getty who is still a friend.