Friday, August 13, 2010

New project, new post!

Palabra: The Written Word, Spoken is the title of my forthcoming performance project, to be unveiled at the Rose Marine Theater on Friday and Saturday, December 3rd and 4th, 2010.

It seems that it's been a while since I've directed a spoken word show for the stage that involves more than a coupla performers and writers. I'm very much looking forward to this new exploration of word--specifically the published poetry of Latin American writers, both passed and present--and am pleased and honored by the invitation of Adam Adolfo and the RMT/Artes de la Rosa crew to create this production.

Already, I've been studying poems/poets whose work we will likely embody in live theatrical recitations. It's been fun traveling around town with copies of Neruda, Roque Dalton, and Victor Hernandez Cruz poems in my backpack--snatching brief interludes of reading here and there, on the bus, during lunch breaks, etc.

Also, I've been making lists to make myself lista: lists of performers to be invited to present w/ me; lists of poems that will make the final cut; lists of rehearsal dates. I'm hoping this process will be smooth and sweet.