the 3rd annuual 24-hour non-stop marathon reading
of James Joyce's Ulysses
Sunday, June 15 midnight-midnight
Tired? Run-down? Got that
Get away from it all with Afa's
Alternative to Noise Cabaret Night!
Friday, March 21 at 8pm
514 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton
$5 suggested donation (cheap!)
Featuring Michael Paulukonis' Egyptian
Fax Chamber project, Mark Zdancewicz's "Say-So
Column" Match Game, Vanessa Norton's PENS,
Don "bookbinder-by-day" Rash's Theremin, and more!
a world without violence.
what would YOU do to achieve it?
make love, not war
On Monday, March 3, hundred of communities around the
globe will raise their voices for peace.
Join us for a staged reading of Aristophanes' LYSISTRATA--a
by Drue Robinson Hagan
Live music 7:30pm
reading at 8pm,
followed by a panel discussion.
$5 suggested donation
Due to adult language and themes, this material may not be
suitable for all audiences.
Lysistrata tells the story of women from opposing states who
unite to end a war by refusing to sleep with their husbands
until the men agree to lay down their swords. Powerless in their
society and distraught over too many of their children being
slaughtered in battle, the women take the only tactic available
to them: they withhold sex.
Fast-forward 2,400 years: swords are now weapons of mass destruction.
Faced with the prospect of massive loss of human life -- both
Iraqi and American -- Lysistrata Project participants world-wide
take a new tactic and add their voices to the mounting clamor
of global anti-war protests.
Locally directed by Michael Paulukonis, the reading
features the talents of Vanessa Norton, Linda Eisen,
Alicia Grega-Pikul, Maureen McGuigan, Cynthia Cullen,
Dolores Dominck-Noll, Don Noll, John Schugard, Conor
McGuigan, John Melara, and Fred Griffin. There will
be music from Christian and Matthew Bonewicz starting
at 7:30. Children's art depicting a world without war
will be displayed, and information from local peace
organizations will be available. The evening will conclude
with a panel discussion.
Special thanks to
Rally Of One
for their support.
you need is love.
Finding Miss Kubilick
Sunday February 23, 4pm
Staged reading of the new dark comedy
from Mark Zdancewicz.
Monday, February 3, 8pm
Wayne & Michael make noise as they record their next album.
The Brady Bunch Live!
January 24, 25, 31 &Feb 1 at 8pm.
Sunday Feb 2 2pm Matinee.
The Pennsylvania Repertory
Theatre in partnership with the Afa Gallery. Click on the
Poster, above, for more information.
MPWA/AFA Open Reading
Saturday, Jan 18 7:30 pm
Come and read your something interesting or participate as a listener in
an open reading format. Local poets, writers and musicians are welcome to share their creative
efforts and can sign up to read or perform in advance or just before the
reading begins. FREE! but donations are encouraged.
HAPPY TIMES 2: the performance marathon you've been
Saturday, January 11 6pm to midnight
HAPPY TIMES is the second annual performance marathon at the
Afa Gallery--no intermissions, no breaks, no pauses, no gaps,
no in-betweens: it never stops. For six hours, 10+ performers
will keep the space alive with the arcane enery that results
from the collision of the Planned and the Improvised. Featuring
Mike Benedetti, Jason Sherry, Vanessa Norton, John Baldino,
John Bert, Connie Sinavage, Michael Paulukonis,
Alicia Grega-Pikul, Wayne Feldman and Matt Bonewicz. Click
on the Poster, above, for more information.
WINN(t)ER alternative to noise 20
Friday December 20, 8 p.m.
an evening of performance art away from the cold.
Featuring Vanessa Norton and her Sweaters, Christmas music from
Die Hohe Wurst Industrielle Gegen (Goadheel Schpiederhans, Amaco Gahasapuhmp,
& Brad Cox), Fr. Joseph Gilbert interpreting Dylan Thomas,
Michael Paulukonis with another episode from Mr. Steins Neighborhood Street, and more.
Sun Dec 8, 6 pm
staged reading of orignal play
by Alicia Grega Pikul
Sun Nov 24, 8pm
Canadian writer Jim Munroe with with Todd Dills, Joe Meno, and NEPA musician Doug Smith accompanying short comedy The Clerk.
Jim Munroe was managing editor at Adbusters
before writing the novels Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask and Angry
Young Spaceman, and runs the indie book resource site nomediakings.org
from his home in Toronto. His new book about the year 2036, Everyone In Silico,
contained so many mentions of corporate brands that he decided to invoice them
for product placement. When they failed to respond, he wrote pointed and amusing
Past Due letters.
Todd Dills was reared in Rock Hill, South Carolina, after which point things
become a little unclear. Suffice it to say that he is at present residing in Chicago,
IL, where he writes and edits THE2NDHAND,
a broadside and electronic home to stories told by humans under the mantra: literate
apes unite! He will be reading, with all the campfire bluster he can muster, from
a shiny new collection called For Weeks Above the Umbrella.
Joe Meno is a lucky man living an outer space dream. His novels are Tender
as Hellfire and How the Hula Girl Sings. His work has been broadcast
on National Public Radio and serialized on playboy.com.
He is a three-time winner of the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association
award, one gold prize for Best Traditional Fiction, one silver for Best Experimental
Fiction. He will be reading from his books without ukulele accompaniment.
NEPA native Doug Smith will accompany Larry
Semon's 1920 comedy short The
Grocery Clerk with solo acoustic bass. Doug has made a full-time living
as a musician for over 30 years, playing Dixieland, Big Band, Jazz, and Society
Music. His main field of interest is totally improvised solo and group interactive
Sun Nov 17, 7:30 pm
Sounding Silents 7
D.W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms
starring Lillian Gish; original semi-improvised music by Doug Smith, Nick Driscoll, and Bob Ventrello
Fri,Sat Nov 15,16 8 pm
Under the Glassblower's Tree
Words and Music for Healing and Inspiration
presented by Artists for Art, Poetic Stage,
and the Community Intervention Center
world and original literature read by
Anna Kilcullen and Maureen McGuigan
with music by local musician Doug Smith
and Pat Finnerty of the Philadelphia band