Liars' League is a themed monthly fiction night, where professional actors read new short stories by writers from around the world. The stories this month feature baby rats, traumatised soldiers, uppity moths, self-consuming metafiction, 80s action figures, and a very sinister housing committee. No narrator is too unusual, no story too strange for our Us & Them event, as we hand over the mike to collective voices, extraordinary viewpoints and life-or-death clashes and connections. [more inside]
I am coproducing and performing a self-written piece for this year's Yoni Ki Baat, a theater performance inspired by the Vagina Monologues where all the content, cast, and crew are by or about South Asian women. [more inside]
Guillermo Gómez-Peña and his radical performance art group La Pocha Nostra are hosting a "extreme fashion show and photo performance karaoke" with participants of a week-long performance workshop - including yours truly! Tickets are available here for $10 each and you are more than encouraged to dress up.
People Dancing, Ann Arbor area dance troupe are performing at the Stone Chalet with live music, visual art, spoken word, live interactive electronic music Friday and Saturday in an intimate concert venue. [more inside]
Yoni Ki Baat, inspired by The Vagina Monologues, presents true stories by and about South Asian women talking about sexuality, gender, and womanhood as it intersects with race and culture. To celebrate 10 years in the Bay Area, this year's production will present selected work from past shows, covering topics from queer desire to infertility, body hair to facial hair, sex on a plane to sex in public, and much more - including a diatribe against Fair and Lovely. There are 2 evening productions on March 22nd and 23rd and a self-identified-women's only matinee on March 23rd. Tix are $15: partial proceeds go towards supporting organisations that help women and girls. [more inside]
Suicide's Requiem is a collaborative dance-theater performance created & performed by and about survivors of suicide and mental health issues - whether directly or through a loved one - soundtracked by Mozart's Requiem and personal interviews. Our aim is to educate people about suicide through personal perspectives, and encourage personal and societal healing around mental health. I have been involved with this project since day 1 and have found it profoundly powerful; I would be really honoured to have your presence. [more inside]
I've written a geek rom com set at a science fiction convention that involves Doctor Who cosplay. It's going to be amazing! Tickets on sale now. It's my first show at Edinburgh Fringe, but we've got an amazing cast on board - including Cameron K McEwan, better known in Doctor Who fandom as Blogtor Who. [more inside]
Hartford's Living Room, the La Paloma Sabanera coffee house, is shutting its doors at the end of this month, and its owner, Virginia, is moving on to other, better things. We (i.e., people who have run and participated in events at La Paloma Sabanera over the years) are marking this occasion with a bit of sadness but also with a big party on Wednesday, June 26, from 6pm to 11:30. [more inside]
Yoni Ki Baat is a South Asian take on the Vagina Monologues that has been part of the Bay Area for nearly 10 years. The pieces, written by South Asians around the world, deal with various themes of gender, sexuality, and race - from sexual repression, to health and beauty concerns, to love and marriage. I am performing in this so I'd love to see you there! [more inside]
Carbon 7 is playing at the Carousel Lounge in Austin, TX from 9:30 to 11:30 or 12, depending. [more inside]
OK, I've done this half-hearted self-promotion on Metafilter before, and people encouraged me to post if I was doing another gig (and it's taken this long to get one) - I'll be playing a thirty-five minute set, probably at about 9:15 at The Stage Door in Waterloo (behind the Old Vic, nearest tube Waterloo). Free entrance. [more inside]
Thanksgiving! A! Pageant! is a pageant (about Thanksgiving). Join such luminaries as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and Jesus the Christ as they tell the story of the first meeting between the godly Pilgrims and those wacky Natives (who didn't even speak English!). Featuring songs, Squanto, Dutch punk teenagers, King James I of England, a dream ballet, and more, this is the real story of how America became... America. But you know like AMERICA. One night only, Thursday, November 29th, 8pm at Ars Nova. Here is a thing to click to get tickets, which are $12, and which are totally worth it, I swear. [more inside]
Raconteurs Storytelling (formerly MothUP Toronto) is back on July 11th with true short stories told without props or notes. [more inside]
Me being Grangousier. (That's my MeFi superhero name, my real name is John Peacock). And this being a gesture in the general direction of promoting said bout of self-expression in the general direction of anyone who might have met me at a previous MeFi
piss-up social event and consequently be interested or curious or such. I'll be playing a half-hour set at 20:00 in the basement of The Spice of Life, right in the heart of London's West End, next door to Singing in the Rain. It's free to get in, which is important in these days of reduced access to coinage. [more inside]
MeFi's own Infinity_8 will be appearing in The New London Theatre's production of "Almost, Maine" beginning May 11, 2012. [more inside]
An evening of poetry, performance, and experimental text design from ITP’s Reading and Writing Electronic Text (a class that I teach at NYU). [more inside]
Reveling in your passion is one thing, but when does it become an unhealthy obsession? Painting with Words and Fire explores the lives of three women: Penny a pyromaniac, who has a penchant for burning brothels; Jane, searching for one more poem from her boyfriend; and Sophia, trapped inside Lady Macbeth. They all find themselves at a crossroads. [more inside]
I am appearing in this play this weekend and next. It's really a wonderful, entertaining, moving, and thought-provoking show. If you come, please say "Hey" to Mansel after the show -- I've never met a MeFi-er in real life. [more inside]
A ridiculously silly show in the style of your standard elementary school Thanksgiving Pageant, but will all the smallpox and religious intolerance added back in, plus really stupid jokes. Like, I mean, e.g. Miles Standish is never clearly standing or sitting. So. There's that. November 20-23! [more inside]
Velikovsky, the band for which I emit saxophonic noises, will be playing at the The Horseshoe (warning, myspace link). Soul City Juke Band will be opening. Come for the BBQ and Beer, stay for the bombastic, bluesy beats.
I have written a show for the Melbourne Fringe Festival for an actor friend of mine, Richard, who is looking to tour it elsewhere next year. Book now and come along! Six shows between Sept 23 and Oct 2. [more inside]
The reason for me being here - to work on my creativity. And now I get to show you what I've been up to, while trying to also explore SF for the first time and get my sexytimes on. [more inside]
My band, the Velikovsky Affair, is playing at the Elbo Room in Chicago this upcoming Wednesday. [more inside]
I'm appearing in a community theatre performance of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Production of A Christmas Carol. If this is the kind of thing you like, you'll like it. Runs Fridays (8PM), Saturdays (8PM), and Sundays (2:30PM) thru December 19.
It's the end of the world! In fact it's the all the possible ends of the end as Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School celebrates 5 years with a tribute to Eschatology! Draw models depicting The Whore Of Babylon, Gas-Strapped Road Warriors, or inevitable zombie hordes. Mingle, drink, draw, eat and boggie down the Apocalypso in a sumptuous Brooklyn art space. It's the end of the year as we know it and it's about damn time. [more inside]
My band Red On Strike will be playing this Friday night at The Blue Cafe in Long Beach. We will be going on at 11, with our friends Ware & The Now playing at 10 (they play hip hop with a live band, it's very good.) Supposed to be two other bands but they haven't been booked yet, so I'm not sure what the rest of the night's music wil be like.
A pal of mine is in the Silver Spring Stage production of Noel Coward's Private Lives and nearly guarantees a good time to any attendee. Cutting British wit, that sort of thing. It's at 8. Wanna grab beverages/food before &/or after? Update: My pal says, "For pregaming, there's a Mexican place also across the street that is ideal - Fajita Coast." So I hereby propose that we meet there at 7pm. I shall be there with a book in any case. [more inside]
The Harvey Girls, The Grapefruit League, and Wishyunu performing at Branx in Portland, OR. Branx is located below Rotture at 320 SE 2nd Ave.
Buffalo Mefites: I'm directing a concert featuring songs from new and un-produced musicals. Most of the songs are new to Buffalo, and we're even premiering a song by a local composer. The show is the night of Curtain Up! so you can go to the street party after. Tickets are available at our website (or at the door). [more inside]
Co-bill with NYC's Kara Suzanne and Philadelphia's own Stephen Lyons. I'll be playing with the immensely talented Colin Keller on drums. [more inside]
A comedy seminar based on my blog How To Write Badly Well. Here's the Projects post that started it all. [more inside]
Writers, actors, directors, audience members! Come one, come all to the second event in the Melbourne Cold Reading Series on Tuesday August 10th, 2010. Excerpts from plays and screenplays will be read on the night, plus a full read of a short two-hander of mine, "Cleopatra's Shadow". [more inside]