Housekeeping Slog Happy: Special “Let’s Embarrass the Fuck Out of Ourselves” Edition!
posted by November 11 at 10:30 AMon
This month’s Slog Happy is a very special edition of Slog Happy. First, instead of being this Thursday (the 2nd Thursday of the month), we’re moving it to a Wednesday night in order to accommodate those folks who can never make it out on a Thursday night. You’re welcome!
But that’s not all—this month’s Slog Happy is going to be the Slog Happy of Shame, inspired by (but not officially affiliated with) the local Salon of Shame* readings where people bravely get on stage and read the terrible poetry/stories/letters from their awkward adolescent years.
It will, no doubt, be hilarious and awful and gloriously torturous.
It’ll take place Wednesday, November 19th at the Theater Off Jackson in the International District. Thatís next week! So what we need right now are courageous people who are willing to read excerpts from their old diaries/journals/poetry collections. Still got that love letter you wrote to Duran Duran in 8th grade? What about that poem you wrote your first boyfriend, but never had the balls to give him? Or maybe you were a loner… scribbling sonnets alone in the back of your closet while blasting Nirvana? If that’s you e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I’m looking at you Joh, Monique, Mr. Poe, Abby, Scary Tyler Moore, and Fnarf). You must sign up with me in advance in order to read that night! And in an effort to fit in as many readers as possible, each person will get about 2 minutes MAX to share their fantastically awful teenage angst, so you only need to prepare to share a small sample.
And, if we’re lucky, a couple brave Stranger folks will dig out some old gems too… no promises, though.
It’ll be a lovely, shameful, drunken way to prepare for Thanksgiving, don’t you think?
See you next week!
(Oh yes, it should be noted: THERE WILL BE BOOZE AVAILABLE. Should you need a little liquid courage.)
*This event is produced by Theater Off Jackson and The Stranger. While we have the Salon of Shame’s blessing, they are not officially affiliated with the event. Their next reading is December 2nd, visit their website for more info.