CR0WDED FIRE THEATER- Cast Announcement: A TALE OF AUTUMN

Meet the cast of A TALE OF AUTUMN
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Cast Announcement:
A TALE OF AUTUMN
When you manage to convince internationally renowned playwright Christopher Chen to write an absurd play for you about the absurd national climate, he makes a few absurd demands:
1) An unlimited supply of Red Vines and Diet Mr. Pibb
2) A weekly game of Settlers of Catan using multiple expansion packs
3) A stellar cast that speaks Chen and knows how to congeal

We are here to deliver on these demands.

Ed Berkeley
Skyler Cooper 
Sarah Nina Hayon+
Lawrence Radecker*
Maria Candelaria+
Nora el Samahy+
Michele Apriña Leavy*+
Christopher W. White
*Crowded Fire Resident Artist
+Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Potrero Stage

The World Premiere of A TALE OF AUTUMN by Christopher Chen
directed by Mina Morita
September 14 – October 7, 2017

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Potrero Stage

Formerly known as Thick House), 1695 18th Street, SF

Set in a parallel world, A TALE OF AUTUMN is a psychological rise-to-power fable. When the popular founder of the benevolent but formidable Farm Company dies, the struggle to find his successor unfolds in an absurd and eerily familiar landscape. With each twist and turn, Christopher Chen creates a perilous ‘House of Mirrors,’ in which intentions are blurred and convictions are shattered.

Visit www.crowdedfire.org for more information and to purchase tickets!

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
Ignite Fund
OUR ENRICHMENT FUND FOR THEATER DESIGNERS & TECHNICIANS

Launched in 2016, Crowded Fire’s Ignite Fund seeks to support the growth of and enhance the working lives of theater designers and technicians in the Bay Area with an eye towards supporting the plurality of race, culture, class, gender, and age in our local design and technical community.

Whether they are hanging from scaffolding with a hand full of gels, programming surround sound from under the seats, sourcing a crate of fresh persimmons in February, or giving directions with embroidery needles sticking out of their mouths, our theater designers and technicians build the worlds you see on our stage. They transform the visceral into the tangible. In short, they make the magic happen.

If you’re one of these incredible makers in the theater community, we want to support you! We understand that growth in and innovation of design comes from designer’s and technician’s investment in tools and training. We believe in your vision! Crowded Fire’s Ignite Fund provides grants for professional development workshops and training opportunities, to purchase design tools and equipment, and to strengthen the economic sustainability of an arts practice.

Each year a total of up to $10,000 will be granted through the Ignite Fund. Grants range between $1,000 and $5,000 to support theater designers and technicians who have worked on a minimum of one Crowded Fire production.

Submission deadline: July 15th, 2017 by 11:59pm P.S.T.
APPLY NOW!
Devon LaBelle, properties designer and recipient of a 2016 Ignite Fund grant, says,
“The Ignite Fund allowed me to get the most important tool in my tool kit that helps me do what I do best. Everyone has that one thing, but not everyone has access to it.”

Devon’s most important tool is the pickup truck she purchased with her Ignite Fund grant to help transport materials, tools and her award-winning props. Since acquiring this big orange beauty, Devon has mastered props for 24 productions and counting. We love spotting Clementine parked outside of theaters around the Bay Area!

“It’s definitely a unique opportunity to be a tech person and to be able to apply for a grant that furthers your career in some way.”
JUNE MONKEY PICK: Chris Chen, yet again
San Francisco Playhouse
Presents the World Premiere of
You Mean to Do Me Harm

In this world premiere by 2017 Obie Award winner Christopher Chen, an innocuous comment at a dinner of two interracial couples leads to a surreal escalation of Cold War-style paranoia. You Mean to Do Me Harm is a psychological exploration of Chinese and American foreign relations, and of the personal relations we hold most dear. Crowded Fire patrons can save $5 off tickets by using the code CFSAVE5. 

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Rrichest poetry prizes in the world is open for only a few weeks more- THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE

Richest poetry prizes in the world is open for only a few weeks more-

THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE

Now in its fourth year, the prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world. It marks the University of Canberra’s commitment to creativity and imagination. Prize entries may be submitted until 30 June 2017.

 

PRIZES AND DETAILS

Head Judge: Billy Collins

The winner will receive AUD$15,000.

The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000.

All poems entered for the prize must be single poems that have a maximum length of 50 lines.

Each entry of a poem costs AUD$20.

 

http://www.canberra.edu.au/abo ut-uc/competitions-and-awards/ vcpoetryprize

 

Previous winners

2016 Michael Lavers – ‘Your father at fourteen’

2015 Elisabeth Murawski – ‘Iconic Photo: Lee Miller in Munich, April, 1945’

2014 David Adès – ‘Dazzled’

 

Kind regards

Monica

 

Dr Monica Carroll

VC International Poetry Prize Administrator

Centre for Creative and Cultural Research

20C15 | Faculty of Arts and Design | University of Canberra | Bruce ACT 2617 | AUSTRALIA

vcpoetryprize@canberra.edu.au 

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- Check out our exciting summer calendar 2017

Check out our exciting summer calendar.
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Summer Events

Selections from the Permanent Collection: Unique Editions: June 5 – Aug. 11 / A unique edition is a one-of-kind book (produced in an “edition of one”); these rare volumes form a small but treasured part of the Poetry Center’s library holdings.

Composing Poetry: Two Poetry-Inspired Pieces For The French Horn: June 7, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / We will explore connections between poetry and music with Johanna Lundy, the principal horn of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Johanna will perform two brand new pieces for solo horn, inspired by poetry and commissioned from local Tucson composers Dan Coleman and Jay Vosk, who will speak. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place in the Copper Room at Hotel Congress.

Breezeway Screening of Paterson: June 14, Wednesday at 7:30 PM / Join us for a free screening in the Poetry Center Breezeway using the Loft Cinema’s inflatable screen! The film focuses on the relationship between Paterson, a regimented poet, and his wife Laura,  who embraces change. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. Co-presented with The Loft Cinema, who will provide complimentary popcorn. This event is free and open to the public.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Langston Hughes: June 17, Saturday at 10:30 AM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Breezeway Screening of Kid-Friendly Short Films: July 12, Wednesday at 7:30 PM / Join us for a free screening in the Poetry Center Breezeway using the Loft Cinema’s inflatable screen!  Co-presented with The Loft Cinema, who will provide complimentary popcorn. This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Reading: Noah Baldino & Valerie Hsiung: July 27, Thursday at 7:30 PM / 2017 UA Poetry Center Summer Resident Noah Baldino will read from their work alongside writer Valerie Hsiung. To be followed by a Q&A.

Screening of Welcome to this House: Aug. 9, Wednesday at 5:30Welcome To This House is iconic director Barbara Hammer’s feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), about life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at The Loft Cinema.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Haiku and Other Japanese Poetry: Aug. 19, Saturday at 10:30 AM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Screening of A Late Style of Fire: Aug. 23, Wednesday at 5:30 / Director Michele Poulos’ feature documentary on the life of poet Larry Levis.  The brilliant writing and troubled life of Californian Larry Levis came to an abrupt halt when he died at age 49. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at The Loft Cinema.

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The Society of Southwestern Authors- May 21, 2017 ForumThelma Rea Presents Do You Like to Laugh?

The Society of Southwestern Authors
 Forum
May 21st,2017
At the Hotel Tucson (Inn Suites)
From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hotel Tucson
475 N. Granada, Tucson, AZ 85701
Coming from the north or south on I-10, take the St. Marys/Speedway exit. Go East to Granada St. traffic light. Turn right on Granada. Second driveway is the Hotel Tucson. OR traveling west on Speedway, cross Stone Ave.  Next left is Main St. Turn left, cross RR tracks. Go straight. Main becomes Granada at traffic light, and second right driveway is The Hotel Tucson.
 Thelma Rea
Presents
Do You Like to Laugh?
 Thelma presents her own answer to a life do-over with humor and a bit of snark as she discusses her memoir humor A review of this appeared in the Phoenix City Sun-Times. She and her husband purchased 9 run-down cottages in the Ozarks of Missouri for their life changing adventure-and survived. How she then turned this into her published memoir.
Forum Reservations: RSVP
 Phone# 520-444-8253 leave a message for Mary Ann Carman
(SSA’s new Secretary)
by Wednesday May 17th, 2017
Cost: $25.00 w/ RSVP $30.00 at the door
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National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO) Tucson Unit-a reading and open mic on Monday, May 15, 2017

 

National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO) Tucson Unit-a reading and open mic on Monday, May 15, 2017
The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, May 15, starting at 6:00 p.m. at 877 S. Alvernon Way. This month Jeanne Burrows-Johnson will be the featured reader. Jeanne will share some thoughts on the theme of “The Author Recycles: New Creations from Old Work.”  Drawing from her background in business, education, and the performing arts, Jeanne will examine how elements of a writer’s fiction and non-fiction can be reshaped into new material for publication via print, Internet, and broadcast venues.  She is the author of Prospect For Murder, the first title in a mystery series featuring the rich environs and multi-cultural history of Hawai`i. Jeanne is a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi and a member of:  Phi Beta Kapa, Phi Alpha Theta, The National Writers Union, Sisters in Crime, and Arizona Mystery Writers.

This will be followed by an open mic that is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.). So bring something to read!

The event will be held in our temporary location, the AFSCME/SEIU Union Hall at 877 S. Alvernon Way in Tucson. The building is on the east side of the street (opposite the Randolph Park golf range) and is a couple of blocks north of 22nd Street. There is ample parking. The room is on the first floor and we will have signs up to point the way.

National Writers Union
(UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO)
Tucson Unit
nwutucson@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/NWU.Tucson
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