He will perform my Idyll, "A Street-Merchant Imagines His Riches to Come" from Idylls for a Bare Stage. Performances have been arranged by Hannah Hessel who runs Happenings at the Harman as audience enrichment manager for Shakespeare Theatre Company. STC has administrative offices and rehearsal spaces on Barracks Row - Stephen will conjure up the runaway fantasies of an Arabian Nights street-merchant in one of the rehearsal halls for this festival. This event is in conjunction with Arts on the Hill.
Meanwhile, the Furniture Press Books tour won't be glamorous (going by rental van, much couch surfing), but will be fun and grueling - grueling-fun, and endless literary performance / poetic immersions. Eating, sleeping - nourishing, reposing on - poetry. With a reading every night, I think for the first time I'll try my hand (& voice) at doing an Idyll myself - just a reading, not the full technique of the Idyll I request/require from actors. Probably the Palamedes...
That, and I'll grow a beard for the first time.
Here's our itinerary, straight from the Furniture Press website: