Pup's Books is a Manhattan-based publishing collective, founded to
promote the writing projects of life-partners Mr. Jan Ewing, aka Boss, and
Mr. William J. Cataldi, aka pup.
(February 21, 2020) Today we published our annual Ewing Reviewing 2020 with reviews, associate listings, art, and performance information on 59 live and zoom works offered during 2020. In addition, the book features a full spread of pandemic era photographs by DLW Photography NYC of theaters devoid of people. It's a wonderful piece of photojournalism by Dan Lane Williams (click for prints). See sample pages of the photospread at this link. We're excited to offer this document of theater, and informative and entertaining look back on 2020 in New York.
(December 2020) After Jan's successful Nursery Rhymes production in September, he has begun work on the upcoming zoom production of his new play, Ivan VI. Based on the chilling history of Russia's eighteenth century child Tzar, it explores the human condition far beyond any specifics of the narrative. Watch here for details. This is one for the ages, and that's no joke.
(November 2020) The election has gotten us off-schedule, and occupied everyone's time and focus. So, for the rest of the month we're promoting our Pride Literature for free page. It contains samples of our work that focus on our experiences as gay men. You can take a breather from worries over Republican antics. Unless you're a person who considers everything ultimately political, you will find the literature blessedly apolitical.
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"Art is like playing with fire. Neither one of us knows how to manipulate the fire without getting burnt.
I come away from writing projects an absolute mess, covered in wounds and scars."
We are distraught over the countless deaths due to the pandemic; the racism that justifiably sparked the current civil unrest; the economic devastation that has been made worse by fascistic and absent leadership from the White House and Senate; and the steadily increasing numbers of LGBTQ folks, especially transgender women of color, who are murdered and beaten in the country we love every day.
We look back fondly on an innocent time that never really existed, when Americans pretended at least, that we were all sisters and brothers. We take refuge in art and the humanity art encourages.
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Mr. Ewing, a classically trained musician, has directed theater across the country, and has written dozens of books. His pornography, written under the pseudonym Jack Evans, is in the collection of Cornell University. He is presently working as a New York theater critic for Hi! Drama, and has begun work on a zoom production of his magnificent new play, Ivan VI. He is working on the balance of The Red Headed Kid, an autobiographical novel, Parts 1 & 2 of which are now available on Amazon. Part 3 is in the works.
Mr. Cataldi attended Wesleyan University, SUNYAB, and CCNY, but never completed his degree. He studied Humanities and Math. He avidly practices his Christian Taoist religion. Due to Mr. Ewing's influence, he now also writes theater reviews for Hi! Drama. His first book, Sex and God and Other Essays, explores his religion, sexuality, and an assortment of philosophical topics. He has written a play, Love v. Marriage, which he currently promotes. He finds comfort in his blue-collar existence.