Spread the word! You can get your writing-life questions answered in Tod Goldberg's writers' workshop, Saturday, 3/28, nine until noon. Ask him about low residency MFA programs (he directs one). Ask him about writing literary realism and humor (Gangster Nation). Ask him about writing books connected to TV (Burn Notice). Ask him about running one of the highest-rated literary podcasts (Literary Disco). Ask him about how to make a living as a writer. Ask things. Make things. Share things. Reserve your spot. And if you know a writing college student, have them contact us at email@example.com have student scholarships available.
Announcing our actors
New Casting Director Jessica Laskey has chosen the actors for our March 27performance. We've got to say, they're pretty great.
Performing Tod Goldberg's story "Walls"
NYT best-selling literary crime writer Tod Goldberg will see his story "Walls" performed by David Campfield. David began his acting career right here in Sacramento, CA, where he appeared in dozens of plays. After becoming more involved in on-camera projects, he started working in the San Francisco area. In 2014, he moved to the greater Los Angeles area for the film/TV industry. David is always glad to return to Sacramento to perform, and in recent years has traveled back to appear in "Sense and Sensibility" at STC, Playwrights' Revolution at Capital Stage, and indie film "Grunk the Smasher" by TFO Productions.
Performing Anita Felicelli's excerpt from Chimerica
The award-winning writer of of magical realism/courtroom drama, Chimerica, Anita Felicelli, will see her story performed by Katherine Miller. A proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, Katherine's professional theatre career began in the US performing in regional theaters of Northern California. A former company member of the Sacramento Theatre Company, her credits there include Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, Vicky/Brooke in Noises Off, The Goddess Parvati in Arranged Marriage, Ifigenia in Electricidad, and Padma in Queen of the Remote Control. As a member of the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association, credits abroad include the role of Tecmessa in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Ajax in Afghanistan and Artemis in The Intuition of Iphigenia by Valina Hasu Houston. Both productions were world premieres performed in Greece in 2012. Other favorite shows include Fat Pig, Much Ado About Nothing (Capital Stage), A Midsummer Night's Dream, (Capital Stage), Taming of the Shrew, and Othello (Sacramento Shakespeare Festival). Katherine also has local and national commercial credits.
Performance videos from January's opening night
In case you missed opening night or just want to revisit the story performances, we're sharing those below--Caro Marks performing an excerpt from Pam Houston's Deep Creek and Gay Cooper performing an excerpt from Dorothy Rice's Gray is the New Black.
We hope we'll see you at The Clara on Friday, March 27. Though you are always welcome to donate at the door, you may also register to reserve your spot now. (Opening night did sell out.) And, finally, please consider participating in our Saturday morning, March 28 Writers Workshop with Tod Goldberg. You'll write, you'll talk, you'll read. And we get the impression you may laugh a lot too. Register here.
Shelley Blanton-Stroud and Dorothy Rice