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Hi folks,

Here are some pretty intense bits of poetry: Joyce Mansour's "Screams" , written 1953.

Looking for woman or group of women interested in taking this on, perhaps with some music & sound to accompany it, for Theatrum, pre-recorded or performed live.  Your choice.

This is probably the last Mansour material I'll be kicking out for a while.  Moving on to some other writers, including Leonora Carrington.  Stay tuned.




Hi gang,

Here is a short collection of poems taken from Cesaire's "The Miraculous Weapons" available for anyone to pick up.  You're free to do something with these on your own or if you just want to do a reading Richard (me) is available to record for you and you can simply contact me here at this email address.

As our proofreader, DJ Wagner, discovered; you're probably going to encounter a lot of new words in this poetry you never knew before.




Hi gang,

Here is a short one-act play by Joyce Mansour with four parts: 3 characters and a narrator.  You should contact Grace if you are interested in working on this.


Hi gang,

Here comes the first text ... a collection of Mansour poems that Grace picked out with both International Women's Day (not much time left) and Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum in mind.

Enjoy and let Grace know if your are interested in reading:



2--NEWS--March 30 show--program guide write-up

March 30, 8:00pm-midnight
Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum

1--NEWS--Welcome to Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum--group emails begin

Hi gang,

Welcome to Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum.  Think of it as an abbreviated but ongoing variation of our 2001 and 2008 Dada/Surrealism Festival, appearing in four-hour installments four times a year.  The shows will air on 5th Mondays from 8p to midnight which gives us 2 hours each show for FCC-challenging, mature, adult-themed material.

Dates for upcoming airings are:

March 30, 2009
June 29, 2009
August 31, 2009
November 2009
March 29, 2010
May 31, 2010
August 30, 2010
November 29, 2010

WANNA PLAY & MAKE RADIO? Numbered Entries Below Are Dada/ Surrealist Festival Communications

KBOO is hosting a Dada/Surrealism Festival Aug. 27-31.
It will be titled:
One hundred one hours of innumerable small events which may or may not be related to one another.

The numbered blog entries below are festival group communications including interesting websites you can check out (labeled "SITE"), source information, performance scripts (labeled "TEXT"), and some of the event proposals (labeled "PROP").

122--CALL--Do you have a copy of the 2001 Ubu Video? It's needed!!! REVISED

Oops! My mistake ... contact Rolf: Actually Bill wanted me to take care of this so if anyone has the Ubu video please call me instead... Rolf

121--CALL--Sean Ongley playing also available for opening night duo

Sean asked me to forward this email about his availability on opening night for duos and also throughout the festival.
--- On Tue, 8/19/08, Sean Ongley <> wrote:
From: Sean Ongley <>
Subject: Re: 119--CALL--Interested in reader(performer)/musician duo live opening night?

120--CALL--Do you have a copy of the 2001 Ubu Video? It's needed!!!

Searching for a copy of the 2001 Ubu video. Bill needs it for upcoming simulcast. Bill's at 503-726-2794. thanks love raf --- On Tue, 8/19/08, Rolf wrote: From: Rolf Subject: Help! Does anyone have a copy of the 2001 Ubu video? To: Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 3:31 PM Hi Richard, I was wondering if you can send out a call-out on this list to see if anyone has a copy of the 2001 Ubu video. Bill asked me about this, and I never had a copy (the only time I saw the video was when it aired... ) Not sure who has a copy of it, (Emily? Kathy?) but they need to contact Bill Dodge soon so that he can get a dub for cable access...
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