Category: Postcards From Shows
Transmission from 0-SP – //09//17//2011// – 23:15,
I don’t remember . . .
No. I do remember. Torn skin on quarried rock. Breathing in filtered air from declining generators. I remember much that has remained in my circuits that wasn’t destroyed during assimilation. I remember my time as a human being, the time spent below ground in the darkness of oppression. I remember my time as a kid, cruising the networks for other cells that I never thought I’d hope to meet in person. We could only remain connected over the wires, since the risks were too great to break surface.
But I don’t remember a time when we could safely break. I don’t remember a time where the break of day was a welcome sight. I don’t remember a time where we would want to be seen, lest we lose our flesh.
My memories are clear to me, but I cannot tell if they are true representations of my past or merely fading afterglows, disrupted by reprogramming. Cracking like iced concrete as my new race’s code became my new life and a shared past. As if my consciousness led two paths to this point . . . one as a human and another as a bot, compressing years upon years of war, domination, regression, and resurgence in the span of seconds.
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The wonderful young man known to me as Owen, a friend of poet Jamilla Woods, wrote this down for us in response to Chicago Samworks’ Two sides.
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Here’s the Story’s Janna Sobel received the honored request to feature at the illustrious Essay Fiesta! Essay Fiesta happens once a month at the Book Cellar.
Click read more to check out the cool postcard we got from the show!
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As I was making the new T-shirts at Spudnik Press, this pretty girl she asks, “Are you making those for Renegade?”
But it struck me that Renegade Craft Fair was a place I should probably go.
Renegades love stories! Crafters are all about tales. So I went out on Saturday and Sunday and slung some postcards. I tried to be judicious about it. I put on my best Derren Brown cold reader face. And besides two doldrumy snarks, I felt like a crack dealer.
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Storytelling done well.
Robin Gelfenbien has a show up at Fringe Fest. She’s playing around 550 18th Street at the Dream Theater.
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We have been sending postcards, and we’ve been giving post cards away. Some for you to mail to friends. Some for you to mail back to us. Elizabeth Harper has sent us a ton! And famously we’ve gotten one back from Joffre Stewart.
Today I opened the mail to find a particularly special package. Here are the contents:
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I had the great pleasure of hitting Chicago’s Moth Story Slam last night and seeing some fine tellers hit the stage, and I stood in a swelling group of friends, some of whom I’d have never met without the Moth. I also recieved a super cool postcard to send to Elizabeth Harper of Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing! But…
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Collaboraction, is a fine company. And it came into my sphere of influence (them influencing me for the most part) by way of one Jacklyn Hosely. A wonderful girl, who managed a show for them a few years back.
I had the wonderful occasion to see 1001 last weekend and it charmed me as all their shows have.
They pull skilled people and let them play safely, they create magical spaces… anyway, I’m a fan.
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I have only been to the Beat Kitchen once, it was to attend some friends’ fundraiser, they were working on an economic disaster play, they did a read through of the first half of the first half, which we were warned, “It’s not finished yet, this might not make it into the final thing,” and though they had twelve actors present a number of them had to double up. I remember it being sort of dark absurdest, and though I signed up for their email list, I wasn’t pinged when it went up so I can’t tell you how it turned out.
Looking over the Elizabeth’s poem I see that the Beat Kitchen didn’t cease to exist upon my leaving that night.
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Writing’s not easy.
But sometimes you get the job done.
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