** THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 15 - ETERNiDAY, queens poet lore festival of the literary arts
queens museum, 12-8pm
i'm honored to be curating the local stage, "MEANWHILE BACK IN QUEENS…" at the last event paolo javier is doing as current queens poet laureate. MASSIVE, immersive celebration of literary arts as well as local writers/poets/reading series in queens
FULL SCHEDULE: http://eterniday2014.wordpress.com/
FB INVITE FOR LOCAL STAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397503750515191/
DNAINFO ARTICLE: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140306/corona/festival-celebrates-boroughs-outgoing-poet-laureate
** FRIDAY, MARCH 28 - UNSTAGED, a playwrighting & performance experiment
laguardia performing arts center/laguardia community college campus, 3-9pm
as part of the 2014 rough draft festival, my co-curator tyler rivenbark and i are experimenting with theatre of the unexpected: 10 playwrights will be paired with random groups of actors to write, rehearse, and stage plays LIVE on the spot, with the entire process cracked open for the audience to observe and partake in. free-form event, come and go as you please from 3-9pm, culminates in a Q&A/celebration in the little theatre!
FB INVITE FOR UNSTAGED: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449798918586046/
ROUGH DRAFT SCHEDULE: http://www.laguardia.edu/LPAC/Rough-Draft-Fest/
BROWNSTONER QUEENS ARTICLE: http://queens.brownstoner.com/2014/03/everybodys-an-editor-at-laguardia-pacs-rough-draft-festival-starting-march-26th/
** SATURDAY, APRIL 12 - AUDREY DIMOLA'S WORLD OF WORDS: QUEENS, a celebration of queens literary arts
little theatre at laguardia performing arts center, 3-5pm
SO EXCITED and grateful to have this amazing 200-seat theatre space to produce my biggest event to date, a multi-disciplinary celebration of literary arts in queens, featuring writers, poets, storytellers, and spoken word artists WITH multi-genre interludes including music, video, literature in translation AND the debut performances from myself and kym nolden's words & movement collective, the pen & the ink - dance and poetry!
PLEASE ALSO keep a lookout for crescent street films (http://www.csfilms.org/) and keep APRIL 5 in your calendar in astoria. a new friend of mine is producing a film called "ASTORIA PARK" exploring racial tensions, LGBT issues, and more on the local basketball court, and is pulling together the community to celebrate and spread awareness. BIG local talent showcase at bohemian hall & beer garden, 2-5pm - ASTORIA STAND UP! email me if you want to be involved ;)
AND i am so thrilled and honored to say that my self-published collection of poetry & prose, "DECISIONS WE MAKE WHILE WE DREAM," is now on sale in ENIGMA BOOKSTORE in astoria, queens! (33-17 crescent st https://www.facebook.com/pages/Enigma-Bookstore/138243176369174). the book was a HUGE dream of mine and this is the next level.. thank you to everyone who has supported me and enjoyed the book thus far - it means more than i can say. if you'd still like to get a copy, please check out enigma! a wonderful local business always in support of the arts.