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We got to thinking, wouldn’t it be nice to start the year off hand-in-hand? Golly me, golly my, skipping into 2011 together.
With just enough recovery from New Years, Cottonmouth blazes onward this week with the first of what is looking to be a bright-eyed and fresh-faced year. There’ll be hooping, there’ll be hollering, there’ll be hand-clapping, there’ll be foot-stamping.
On Thursday 6 January at 7:30pm, the 459 Bar stage will once again bear the magnanimous Tomas Ford who will sweetheartedly give you spoken-worders, poets, sound artists, playwrights, new-media-welders and modern lovers.
With performances by:
With musical guests:
For a spot in the open mike section presented by the Chancellor of Open Mike Byron Bard, sign up before 10pm. Read up on the Bard’s friendly proclamation.
When: 7:30pm Thursday 6 January 2011
Where: 459 Bar Rosemount Hotel 459 Fitzgerald St North Perth
How much: $5 entry; $20 entry + Cottonmouth anthology
‘Zine: by donation
Do you know Andrea Gibbs? No? Well you should get to know her.
Why? Because she is the bomb.
Andrea was out in New York researching the storytelling scene and studying with prize-winning Moth storyteller Margot Leitman. And now Andrea, together with the Blue Room Theatre, is bringing Margot out to Perth to hold Moth storytelling workshops.
Oh, the awesomeness!
Better sign up quick if you’re interested.
Here’s the official deets:
NYC storytelling comes to Perth
All the way from New York City award winning storyteller Margot Leitman (The Moth, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, Upright Citizens Brigade) is holding a workshop series, exclusive to Perth, as part of The Blue Room Theatre’s Summer Nights.
If you are familiar with The Moth podcast that shares “true stories, told live, without notes”, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity for a series of eight sessions with The Moth Grand Slam Winner Margot Leitman, teacher at New York’s top comedy school The Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre.
Everyone has a good story – whether it be humorous, painful, strange or mundane – but not all of us are good storytellers. With the help of an international leader in the field, learn how to polish and perfect your story to stand alone in a storytelling night or be part of a bigger solo work.
These workshops are open to everyone, not just performers, but will culminate in a performance during Summer Nights in February 2011 where you could be one of the first participants in BAREFACED, a fresh, new night of storytelling in Perth. Spots are limited and workshops are by application only – for more information or to apply call The Blue Room Theatre on 9227 7005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop Leader – Margot Leitman
After creating a storytelling program for Comix (www.comixny.com), Margot quickly saw the demand for comedic storytelling and moved her program to The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. She has taught master classes to Ithaca College, San Francisco ComedyCollege, and regularly tutors a number of private clients. Television credits include: Late Night With Conan O’ Brien, Style Network, E!, Comedy Central and NBC Broadband. Margot’s monthly storytelling show Stripped Stories (co-hosted by Giulia Rozzi) has a cult following, described by Flavourpill.com as “humor, pathos, and mind-boggling anecdotes that will have you alternating between disbelief and empathy”. Margot has featured in Glamour magazine, and the books Fifty Dates Worse Than Yours and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes. She has also written for NY Press and Playgirl Magazine.
Workshop Series Dates: JAN 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 & FEB 2 (8 sessions of 3hrs)
Afternoon: 1-4pm Evening: 6-9pm
Please note: you must choose either all afternoon sessions or evening sessions.
Cost: $400 Blue Room Theatre Members; $440 non-members
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 10 December 2010
The search is now on for the next Australian Poetry Slam champion!
Speak, scream, howl, whisper even sing your poems, stories,
lyrics, and monologues in the 2010 Australian Poetry Slam – a live
literary performance competition where the audience is the judge!
Slam heats are being held in venues across Australia.
Two finalists from each heat will compete in their state final for cash prizes and a trip to Sydney for the national final in December.
The Major Prize – worth over $11,000 – is the “ultimate writers festival tour of Bali and China!”
The PERTH HEATS of the 2010 Australian Poetry Slam will be held every
Thursday from 7pm at the Artrage Bakery, 233 James St in Northbridge –
from 21st October to 11th November – with the WA final on Thursday 18th
Each WA Heat Winner gets a $50 gift voucher from Planet Books – plus a
$50 feed from Gypsy Tapas House. The state champs will receive cash
prizes – plus flights and accommodation to the National Final.
For more information, phone WA Heats organiser Allan Boyd on 0402 573 580
Listen to RTRFM 92.1 to hear 2 poets slam it out on air every Thursday
from 11.30am during the heats: www.rtrfm.com.au