Thursday, January 28, 2010

Poets Theater Wrap-up

Thanks to all the writers, directors, performers, volunteers, board members, and generous audience members who helped make this year's Poets Theater Fest a rousing adventure---

some photos here & here
Robin Tremblay-McGaw's reports here & here
& some video here & here (the latter filmed from POV of Kevin Killian as James Bidgood)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

THIS SATURDAY 1/30: Sigo and Coultas

"Please join us this Saturday for a reading and discussion on communities with Cedar Sigo and Brenda Coultas!

This season we continue to present a multi-pronged conversation that highlights some of the concerns of our reader's work. Season conversations include: bodies, communities and empires. Dialogues are intended to engender discussions around the themes of bodies, communities, and empires, putting each reader's writing into broader contexts and ongoing debates around poetics, politics, and practice.

Saturday January 30th; 7:30pm
Timken Hall, CCA Campus,
1111 8th Street, San Francisco
$8-15 sliding scale/members and students free

Brenda Coultas is the author of The Marvelous Bones of Time and A Handmade Museum, both published by Coffee House Press. She has most recently served as a visiting poet at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.

Cedar Sigo is a poet and sometime teacher, active in the art and literary worlds since 1999. He studied writing and poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of seven books and pamphlets of poetry, including two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse , 2003 and 2005) and most recently, Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008).

Saturday, January 23, 2010

You're not my Father! come tmrw & be a star!

Just a reminder that as part of our final installment of Poets Theater 2010, tomorrow afternoon's events will include a live video-shoot of Paul Slocum's "You're Not My Father" - audience members are invited to jump in a play a role, which will be directed and filmed by our own Lauren Shufran & friends. No rehearsal or costumes necessary - but here's the video if you want to prepare!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

And then this final installation of POETS THEATER 2010

In our final installment of Poets Theater 2010 we will hosting a series of performances and theatrical installations by:

Lindsey Boldt
CA Conrad
Ariel Goldberg
Katrina Lamb
Dana Teen Lomax & family
Yedda Morrison
Julie Patton
Paul Slocum
Jessica Tully
Matt Timmons
Dan Thomas-Glass
Julie Patton
Wafaa Yasin
Brent Cunningham
and many more!

Sunday January 24th
event begins at 1pm- rain or shine

California College of the Arts, Graduate Writing Center
195 deHaro Street, San Francisco

$10-20 sliding scale for this annual fundraiser

Come back for MORE: POETS THEATER 2010 continues!

Please join us this Friday for a celebration of the new Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater by our own David Brazil and Kevin Killian!

The program of plays include:
The Gay Way by Joe Brainard (directed by Sara Larsen)
The Corpse by Russell Atkins (directed by Kevin Killian)
xSong #3 by Bruce Andrews (performed by Erika Staiti & David Brazil)
The Origins of Old Son by Robert Duncan (directed by David Brazil)

plus the following new work:
Interview written and directed by Cassandra Smith
Monkey Talk by Tonya Foster (directed by Taylor Brady)

Friday January 22nd
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco
event begins at 7:30pm/ $20 admission for this annual fundraiser ($10 for students)
refreshments provided in part by Citron

In Case You Missed It

Congratulations and THANK YOU to all the performers, directors, writers and volunteers who helped make Poets Theater 2010:Night One a great success!

To get a report of the night visit Robin Tremblay-McGaw's report here.

To see a few photos of the plays visit Alli Warren's flickr site here

And to see Kevin Killian's film of the performance "Life on Mars" by Stephen Boyer visit here .

Monday, January 11, 2010

This Friday! Poets Theater 2010!

Join us for a night of costumed ribaldry, artistic blasphemy, and cultural craziness, along with drinks, food and other wonders! As part the first night of SPT's annual fundraiser we will present performances, and surprises including plays by:

Dodie Bellamy, "Turn on the Heat, by A.A. Fair" (directed by Kevin Killian)

Rodney Koeneke, "The Impertinents" (directed by Lauren Shufran)

Stephen Boyer, "Bidgood Opening - Life on Mars" (directed by Stephen Boyer)

Brent Cunningham, "The Event" (directed by Brent Cunningham)

Audience Participation Encouraged!
All events take place at:
and the festivities begin at 7:30pm
Tickets are $20 for this annual fundraiser.
see you there!