updates connected to the book Idylls for a Bare Stage
& to performances of the Idylls
& other initiatives related to the Art of the Poetic Monologue

Monday, June 23, 2014

Author Website Launch, and Ongoing Idylls

A Shared Imagining has been my chosen venue for announcing events and performances, and for discussing theater, poets theater and poetics theatre (specifically the technique of the Idyll), since the publication of Idylls for a Bare Stage - going on 3 years + now.

Meanwhile, my theatrical work is in context with a broader literary endeavor, and so at last I've launched an online go-to point for me as an author: www.magusmagnus.com

Broader endeavor notwithstanding, this launch coincides with the start of a summer lined up to be predominantly focused on poets theater and performance:

I'll be performing “drone: poetic monologue for monotone" for a Nerve Lantern showcase on Saturday, July 19th at 3pm
That's at Medicine Show Theater
549 West 52nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York

This year I'm curator (and host) of Boog Poets Theater Night
for the 8th Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival of Poetry, Music, and Theater
That's Sunday, August 3rd; doors open 5:30pm
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A
New York, New York

Then after Labor Day, I'll be curator of performances (and composer of a doc text collage, or chorale, along similar lines as drone, but for four voices)
for This Place Has a Voice
Canal Park Arts Project (director: Bruce McCaig) Event
That's Saturday, September 20th, twilight at Canal Park
202 M Street, SE
Washington, D.C.

Beyond my own work as poet and curator this summer, as a parent I'll be immersed in my son Gryphon's entry into professional theater, featured at age 8 as the only child in DEVIATED THEATRE's "creature," an original dance opera by Kimmie Dobbs Chan and Enoch Chan.
premieres at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on August 8th, 7:30 pm
405 West 55th Street 
New York, NY
comes to Dance Place September 27-28
 3225 8th Street NE
Washington D.C.

Yet, with all the indicated external activity, the creative process progresses internally, and somewhat invisibly. I'm in a transitional period with regard to producing showcases and presentations of work connected to the Idylls, and am beginning to develop a batch of new Idylls reflective of what I've learned over these years through rehearsal and performance. This blog has been an outlet for some of the real-time thinking and response to first applications of the theory of the Idyll for acting and theater; and now I'm ready to put such thought and experiences into a next evolution of the form.

I'll continue to update here, mostly for event announcements pertaining to my Idylls and performance work, as well as with any irrepressible musings.