The Poe Show and Other Shenannigans

Jess UkeThe Poe Show was a huge success, we were able to pay performers, photographers, and videographers, and sold artwork in The Night Gallery! Thanks to everyone who came together to help put this crazy show together, and special thanks to The Klute for flying out for one day just to host! I hope we do your original vision proud.

I also had a great time reading at Unchaste for the Teen Mama-themed show. Thank you so much to Jenny Forrester for giving us a venue to share about this important, and under-represented viewpoint. The readings were beautiful, heartfelt, and real. I feel humbled to have been a part of that reading. Gorgeous humanity.

This weekend, I participated in Profile Theater’s Community Profile, a program that gives the community the opportunity to work with writers based on a theme related to Profile’s theater season, and gives them the chance to have their work performed by Profile Theaterprofessional actors. This year the theme is chronic illness and caregivers, and the weekend was full of remarkable heart and inspiration. I always find a way into a story I didn’t know how to tell before when I go to these workshops. I met some powerfully talented writers who have similar shared experiences with mixed abilities and chronic illness. And the mentors from the Writer’s Guild Initiative are so full of enthusiasm and encouragement, it was yet another weekend full of events that moved me and connected me with others on a level we don’t often get to experience. I really feel some lifetime connections were made. Pictured is the group I was fortunate enough to write with. Really great people and talent.

Coming up, I’ll be on a panel at PCC Haru Con called How To Even on May 4th. Artists Jessie McGrath, Kimberly Bookman, and myself will be talking about how we manage our artistic life with our personal/school/work lives. It’s going to be a lot of fun with activities, silliness, and serious resources for artists of all types, no matter what stage of their artistry they’re in. Swing by and say hi!

Also, join Bright & Shiny for the Halloween In Spring show at The Campbell Club in Eugene on May 18th. This is a circus-themed show and is going to be full of deliciously dark music and antics.

Whew! I think that just about catches things up! Be well and take care of you.

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