THE FABULOUS LULU
LOLO IS A…
PLAYWRIGHT/ACTOR: LuLu LoLo’s one person plays are developed out of her passion for historical research and social justice, especially as pertaining to the dramatic struggle of women in New York City’s past on such subjects as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; the lesbian lover of murder victim Kitty Genovese; the murder of Helen Jewett; women who fought in the Civil War disguised as men; and Aaron Burr’s relationship with his daughter Theodosia Burr Alston.
PERFORMANCE ARTIST: LuLu is a socially engaged performance artist who invites the public to share performances that incorporate historical references, ritualism, generosity, symbolism, myth, with an added dose of humor from New York City Streets and Subways—to Genoa and Southern Italy to Le Mans and Paris, France.
HISTORIAN: LuLu is a lifelong resident of East Harlem/El Barrio with a family history that spans 100 years. LuLu has personal knowledge of the history of the Italian-American community and its famous political leaders. Her love of the city of New York and its history is evidenced in her “14th Street Tribune” newspaper performance project.
COMMUNITY ACTIVIST: Organizer of “The Centennial Procession of 146 Shirtwaists and Sashes” that marched down Broadway to the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory building on March 25, 2011 and assembled again at the site of the fire on March 23 2012. Visit the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, Inc. website.
BOARD MEMBER: The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition; The City Reliquary Museum; and the Vito Marcantonio Forum.
ARTIST: Internationally Exhibited Multi-disciplinary Artist working in installation, sculpture, photography, and collage.