We're delighted to announce our full lineup for our Mistakes & Missteps evening - here are the stories we're featuring, and now, who's bringing them to life:
We have four stories for you this month - featuring well-meaning matchmakers, disillusioned genies, questions about the afterlife, and advice as to what to do if you find yourself locked in the back of a U-Haul. All useful information to have! Here's what we have in store for you:
Things to Consider While Locked in the Back of a U-Haul
by Dani Rado
read by Roya Shanks
by John Stubbington
read by Matthew Alford
Can Hermits Fall in Love?
by James English
read by Seth James
A Ghost Story
by A.C. DeLashmutt
read by Kristen Calgaro
So that's 7pm on Wednesday, 6th April at KGB Bar in the East Village - and you can reply to our Facebook Invite right here. Entry to the show is free, but make sure you get there early if you want a seat!
Dani Rado received an MFA in fiction from Notre Dame and a PhD from University of Denver. She’s served on the editorial staff of the Notre Dame Review and Unstuck, and has been awarded artist’s residencies at the Prairie Center for the Arts and Sundress Academy for the Arts. Her fiction has been published in Harpur Palate, Mochila Review, Clackamas Review, 5thWednesday, and Unstuck, among others. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Jon Stubbington writes stories on the edge of a moor in Devon, in the United Kingdom. Sadly, this is not nearly as poetic as it sounds. After all, it rains a lot in England. His stories have been performed by the Liars' League London, published in Devolution Z magazine, and will be broadcast on radio in Ireland in 2016. You can find more of his writing at recycledwords.co.uk or find him on twitter @recycled_words.
James English has three children, lives in Rhode Island, and teaches at a community college. His recent fiction credits include: Magnolia Review, Hobart,Tishman Review, Riding Light, Liars’ League (London) and The Stockholm Review of Literature.
A.C. DeLashmutt is a New York-based writer and editor. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Trop Magazine, The Washington Post, Flash Magazine, and elsewhere. Her first play, The Policy, was produced in New York in the fall of 2013.
Matthew Alford is a midwest transplant who has been acting professionally in New York for the better part of a decade. His resume includes work with Split Knuckle Theatre Co, The McCarter Theatre, The Actor’s Studio, Judith Shakespeare, and many more. Outside of acting, Matthew is the resident director for Equalogy Inc, a theatre-for-social-change company that uses theatrical techniques to combat sexual violence on college campuses. www.matt-alford.com
Roya Shanks is a classically trained actress whose most recent theater roles include a technically gifted but personally challenged gender affirmation surgeon, a naive pioneer woman “hunting down the elephant” in 1860’s Wyoming and a 1950’s Chicago housewife whose bright smile hardly dims as her family life shatters beyond all possible mending. While the exploration of human nobility, darkness and foible has always attracted her to the theater, she also finds unexpected creative pleasure in the world of commercial voiceover. Perhaps reading (dark) stories is the logical next step! http://www.royashanks.com/
Kristen Calgaro hails from Arlington, VA and grew up dancing. When she turned 18, she realized it was time to get off the pole and start acting. Since then she has appeared in plays and musicals across the country, and has received excellent reviews from critics like...her parents. She is especially proud of her work in Arizona, where she successfully formed a cult during the filming of Kumare: A True Story of a False Prophet (in theaters now). Kumare won the Audience Award at SxSW and Kristen received excellent reviews from critics like...The New York Times, and her parents.
Seth James is an actor living in Brooklyn. He has appeared in such classics as You Never Can Tell, Hamlet, Henry V and The Rover. This summer Seth will journey to Naples, NY to perform in Next Fall. Though acting remains Seth's lifelong passion, he is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast. He was once stung by a large tree while living on a beach in Australia.