Mr. Cale, whose credits include the films Pollock and Woody Allen's Radio Days, has been writing and performing in New York since the early 1980s. Acclaimed as one of the leading solo performers in America, his shows include the Obie Award-winning Lillian, Somebody Else's House, Deep in a Dream of You, The Nature of Things, Smooth Music, The Redthroats, and the duet show Betwixt, with actress Cara Seymour. His monologue Welcome to America was filmed for the HBO special "Bette Midler's Mondo Beyondo" and he wrote and narrated the text for the dance Chickens performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project. As a lyricist for The Jazz Passengers, Mr. Cale's songs have been recorded by artists including Deborah Harry and Richard Butler and performed in concert by Elvis Costello.
During a Yaddo residency last summer, Mr. Cale and the filmmaker Tamara Jenkins worked on a collaborative project to adapt his dramatic monologue The Redthroats into a screenplay.
Mr. Cale is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Solo Performance Fellowship, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, two "Bessie" Awards, two New York State Council on the Arts grants, a Sundance Institute Screenwriter's Fellowship, and a 2002 ASCAP Songwriting Award.
The Hyde Collection Art Museum is located at 161 Warren Street in downtown Glens Falls. The performance is free of charge and recommended for older teens and adults. For information, call The Hyde Collection, 518.792.1761. This program originally was scheduled in April but had to be postponed due to an ice storm.