26th March 2013 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poet: Jess Bates
Jess Holly Bates has been orbiting the performance scenes in Auckland and Wellington with intent (and enthusiasm) since 2010. She has been writing poetry since age five, but has been sharing her work on the stage since the 2011 Rising Voices crew, run by Grace Taylor and Jai Macdonald. This whet her appetite for spoken word and she has been developing her craft since.
In 2011 she completed her Masters Thesis in English at Auckland University on disgust and the colonial body, and her performance work wants to walk the line of tension between the visceral and the magical. Her performance credits in the last year include guest cast on TVNZ’s Nothing Trivial, and starring in Short and Sweet’s Spit for Tat, Theatre of Love’s“Day After Night”, and AUSA Summer Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”
Guest Musician: Abe Kunin, Guitarist
Please note: Abe will not be able to play until about 8-30pm, so we will begin with 30 minutes of Open Mic, followed by music, Guest Poet and further Open Mic