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"Celebrating the Birthdays of Dead Writers"Project

At-A-Site Theater Artistic Director Monika Gross

Celebrating the Birthday of PL Travers, the author of "Mary Poppins,"

in Times Square, August 9, 2014


 

 

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I am honored and very pleased to be a recipient of a 2016 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship for Playwriting.

 


Thank you to the NC Arts Council and to the National Endowment for the Arts, which delegated the federal funds for these fellowship awards!

 

More information about the 2015-16 NC Artist Fellowships here

 

 

Summer 2015  of

Celebrating the Birthdays of Dead Writers:

the afterlife of the written word 

 COMPLETED A TOUR IN IRELAND!


Dublin: 27-30 July

Monday, 27 July: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) Eustace St, Temple Bar

Tuesday, 28 July: Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Lower Grafton St

Thursday, 30 July: Emily Brontë (1818-1848) Temple Bar Square


Westport, County Mayo: 3-6 August

Monday, 3 August: Mary Devenport, Irish poet (1879-1967)

near The Octagon 2:30pm-4pm

Thursday, 6 August: Lord Alfred Tennyson, English poet laureate (1809-92)

near the Clocktower 2:00pm-4pm

 

Limerick: 8 August

Saturday, 8 August: Sara Teasdale, American poet (1884-1933) People's Park 3pm-4:30pm

 

Galway City: 16-17 August

Sunday, 16 August - TRIPLE-DIP DAY!!!  corner of Quay St & Cross St near Thomas Dillon's 11am-2pm

Diana Wynne Jones, English young adult fantasy writer (1934-2011)

Wallace Thurman, African American poet and novelist (1902-34)

Charles Bukowski, American bohemian poet (1920-94)

Monday, 17 August: Ted Hughes, English poet (1930-98)  

corner of Quay St & Cross St near Thomas Dillon's 1pm-3pm

corner of Cross St & Kirwan's Lane 8pm-9:30pm

 

 

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OUR ONGROWING PROJECT

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CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAYS OF DEAD WRITERS

An intimate street theater performance honoring the afterlife of the written word

We live again when the words we wrote are read aloud to you, the Listener


PHASE TWO: SUMMER 2015

This summer this project will be heading to Ireland, as well as performances in our home location in Asheville NC, in New York City, and in Atlanta

 

PHASE ONE: Summer 2014

Asheville NC + New York NY

"Celebrating the Birthdays of Dead Writers:

The Afterlife of the Written Word"

Opened June 19, 2014

Closed August 31, 2014


 LIST OF ALL 72 WRITERS READ SO FAR!

 

 

 Celebrating Edgar Lee Masters' birthday
by reading his poem "Thomas Ross Jr." from Spoon River Anthology randomly chosen by a passerby
 August 23, 2014, Asheville NC



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We    reaving

A theatrical COMPOSITION BY FIELD of the co-respondence 

between/ 

denise levertov          +           robert duncan

 

                                                                           

Performed by Monika Gross + David Novak

Directed by Monika Gross

Adapted from the letters & poems of Denise Levertov + Robert Duncan

 

“All the accumulated weight of their years of intimate and shared trust invests with excruciating poignancy and force the final barrage of letters in which they stood, toe to toe, and battled it out till their long friendship lay in irreparable ruins about them.”

 

from the introduction by Albert Gelpi to "The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov"

 

 

 

 

 

"Butoh-fu: a dance of listening"


Catch the pleasure of transformation through words

100 movements can be no match for one transformation

 

 


'Butoh-fu' is the name given to the poetic word image notations recorded by butoh dancers to guide and inspire their dances.

Individuals are invited to randomly select short texts by Kazuo Ohno (1906-2010) and Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-1986), the founders of butoh.

These texts are then read out loud to the listener as s/he is encouraged to close eyes and experience butoh dance by imagining a physical metamorphosis inspired by the words.


 

photo by Ken Fitch