Poets Theater 2013 Was Great

January 27th, 2013

Here are some pics from the second night, January 19th, 2013. Both nights were sold out. Delicious and wacky and wild times were had by all!
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(All photos by Camille Roy)

YOU’RE INVITED TO POETS THEATER 13

January 7th, 2013

you will go to poets theater...you will enter the vortex and be amazed...

We are so excited to invite you to the 12th annual Poets Theater festival- this year again at CounterPULSE!

This year’s lineup, scheduled for Friday and Saturday January 18th and 19th, boundary-breaking, genre-bending collaborations between writers, filmmakers, and visual artists will offer serious fun, combining premieres of innovative work by nationally-known writers such as Whiting Fellowship for Poetry winner Will Alexander with abundant humor, a carnival atmosphere, and plenty of audience participation.

Join us Friday January 18th at 7:30pm for:

+Of Our Lives written and directed by Jen Currin

+Teenage Kicks written and directed by Zoe Tuck and Amy Berkowitz

+The Edict of Nancy written by Dorothy Trujillo Lusk and directed by Dillon Westbrook

+A Day at the Races written by Julie Lythcott-Haims and directed by Brandon Jackson

+ Poets Therapy written and directed by Kate Robinson

+Conduction in the Catacombs written by Will Alexander and directed by Sara Larsen

And then come back on Saturday January 19th at 7:30pm for :

+Perscriptive Love written by Stan Apps

+Chorus of Plants written and directed by Mary Burger and Yedda Morrison

+Escape from Century Hills written and directed by Lindsey Boldt and Steve Orth

+In a Word, Faust written by Ish Klein and directed by Kevin Killian

+The Voice Reconfigured as Event as Spacial written and directed by Avra Spector

+Three Standard Stoppages written and directed by Brent Cunningham

TICKETS: $20 online
$25 at the door

To buy tickets in advance visit CounterPulse.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poets Theater 2013!

September 11th, 2012

Hey you out there: It’s Poets Theater Open Call Time!!!!

Poets Theater is an annual festival in which innovative works are performed, enduring avant-garde plays showcased, and the boundaries of theater generally jostled by artists and writers in collaboration to ask questions around and negotiate the possibilities of poetics of and in performance.

This year we are, once again, happy announce two evenings of new plays slated for January 2013. Most importantly, we want you to be involved by contributing a performance to this year’s events.
Contributions could can range from brief play to improvised performance to participatory instructional pieces to cross-genre collaboration – or anything you might discover between or beyond those suggestions.

You’ve got 10 minutes: be astonishing!

We won’t be able to offer payment for your participation, but the experience of the festival affords communion, conversation, sometimes a little collusion and always a lot of fun. We, of course, would love to accept every proposal we receive, but sadly only have room for two nights of performances.

The process goes like this:

1)you send us brief proposal for what you’d like to do following the guidelines below; then

2) we will review the submissions and notify you by November 1st regarding your proposal and next steps including  the deadline for the full text of the play on Devember 1st

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1. All proposals must be submitted by October 15th to smallpresstraffic@gmail.com and must adhere to the full guidelines.

2. Proposals must be no longer than one typed 8.5×11 page of text.

3. Proposals must be for performances that will not exceed 10 minutes in length.

4. Proposals should include the following:
a. a basic idea (with maybe some lines of dialogue);

b. general technical needs for the performance (music, lighting , props etc.);

c. number of performers; and,

d. if you are unable to attend but would like to send in a proposal for others to perform on your behalf, a suggestion for a director/performers.

5. Proposals should reflect the constraint of the performance space, which has a limited area and minimal lighting, and minimal rehearsal access.

We are so excited to collaborate with you! Please feel free to e-mailsmallpresstraffic@gmail.com with questions! We look forward to hearing from you.

The SPT PT 13 Committee
(Samantha Giles, Sara Wintz, Lauren Shufran and Megan Camille Roy)

 

Poet’s Theater Pics!

March 19th, 2012

We had a splendid night on January 22nd. For those who missed the fun, here are a few glimpses.

All photos: Camille Roy

well THAT was fun

October 19th, 2011

The world premiere of DANCE WORLD GYM was a beautiful grande jete of celebrity dancers, space aliens and rollerskates.

Thank you to Kevin Killian and Karla Milosevich for their fantastic play and to Taylor Brady, Wayne Smith, Ben Furstenberg, Lindsey Boldt, Suzanne Stein, Kota Ezawa, Matt Gordon, Tanya Hollis, Anne McGuire, Rex Ray, Craig Goodman, Gerald Corbin, Colter Jacobsen, Tanya Milosevich, Charlene Tan, Jason Hanasik, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Chuck Mobley, Laurie Reid, Scott Hewicker, Cliff Hengst, Kota Uetsu, John Koch, Glen Helfand, Zora Ezawa, Margaret Tedesco, Dodie Bellamy and Natasha Manderville for their magnificent performance!

Here are some photos by Megan Camille Roy of the glorious event:

POETS THEATER WRAP UP

February 2nd, 2011

A hearty and delirious thank you to all of the writers, directors, performers, volunteers and audience members who joined in together to make our 10th Annual Poets Theater a thing of joy to behold!

If you missed it or want to re-live it follow the links below down the rabbit hole of fantastic:

SPT’s flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/r2v2/sets/72157625948345926/

Alli Warren’s flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alliwarren/sets/72157625815105877/with/5402660808/

Cassie Smith’s flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/violetedison/sets/72157625808775999/

some select videos from Erin Morrill
http://vimeo.com/user4842283

and this great report from Robin Tremblay-McGaw: www.xpoetics.blogspot.com

OMG It’s POETS THEATER!

January 26th, 2011
You are thoroughly invited to our 10th Annual Poets Theater Festival!
This year’s lineup, scheduled for Friday January 28th and Saturday January 29th,  includes innovative offerings by some of our most elastic minds, who will whip you into a frenzy of joy and ecstasy that will leave you begging for more.
Join us Friday January 28th at 7:30pm for:
+Feel Your Media—Bitch by Rodrigo Toscano/Collapsible Poetics Theater and directed by David Brazil and Sara Larsen

+Draft 101:Puppet Opera by Rachel Blau DuPlessis and directed by Lara Durback

+I CAN SEE YOU BUT I KNOW YOU’RE THERE written and directed by Tom Comitta

+Tell Only One written and directed by Corina Copp

+ If You Want To See Flying Go To The Circus written and directed by Brent Cunningham

++crazy pre-show and intermission type fun times!

And then come back on Saturday January 29th at 7:30pm for :

+Ascidian Play written by Laynie Browne and directed by Erin Morrill

+The Photographer Without a Camera written and directed by Ariel Goldberg

+Ambergris Desktop Vocalist written and directed by Christine Choi and Drew Fernando

+Lycanthropes
written and directed by C.S. Giscombe

+I Confess! written and directed by David Brazil and Evan Kennedy

++the kind of pre-show/intermission fun that you have come to love more than you are willing to admit.

TICKETS:
As this is a Special Event Fundraiser $20 per night/$30 for the weekend. Tickets are available only at the door and include drink tickets

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Poets Theater 2011

August 8th, 2010

Dear Friends,

In a few months Small Press Traffic will be celebrating our ten-year anniversary of Poets’ Theater! Poets Theater is an annual festival in which innovative works are performed, enduring avant-garde plays showcased, and the boundaries of theater generally jostled by artists and writers in collaboration to ask questions around and negotiate the possibilities of poetics and – and in – performance.

Each year this event has brought large audiences in appreciation of, and in engagement with, this ongoing and evolving community of writers and performers, and is always one of SPT’s major fundraising events. This year we are delighted to announce two evenings of new plays and performance works and most importantly, we want you to be involved.
We’d like to invite you to consider contributing a performance to this year’s events, slated for January 2011.

Contributions could can range from brief play to improvised performance to participatory instructional pieces to cross-genre collaboration – or anything you might discover between or beyond those suggestions. For example, you could submit a two minute piece with the instruction to have it be performed four different times throughout the night by different performers. Or you could submit a more “traditional” 10 minute play or a set of instructions for the audience. You get the idea, right?

Unfortunately, given this is our big fundraiser, we won’t be able to offer payment for your participation, but the experience of the festival affords communion, conversation, sometimes a little collusion and always a lot of fun. We really hope you’ll submit your ideas!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1. All proposals must be submitted September 15th to poetstheater@gmail.com.

2. Proposals must be no longer than one typed 8.5×11 page of text.

3. Proposals must be for performances that will not exceed 10 minutes in length.

4. Proposals should include the following: a basic idea (with maybe some lines of dialogue); general technical needs for the performance (music, lighting , props etc.); number of performers; and, if you are unable to attend but would like to send in a proposal for others to perform on your behalf, a suggestion for a director/performers.

5. Proposals should reflect the constraint of the performance space, which has a limited stage area, minimal lighting, and minimal rehearsal access.

We, of course, would love to accept every proposal we receive, but will sadly have to select only 15-20 proposals. We will notify contributors by October 1st regarding their submission, as well as next steps and further details for selected entries.

Please feel free to e-mail with questions and the like. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best,

David Buuck, Cecil Giscombe, Lauren Shufran, Karen McKevitt and Samantha Giles
The SPT PT ’11 Committee