So, we can have another Open Mic this Thursday (the 5th) at the Punchi Theatre rehearsal room. Has to be 8:30 because there’s a Latin dancing class before. If you’re familiar with the Punchi (Borella), the room we’re in is directly up the stairs to your left. Note that this is not the main theatre, it’s the room upstairs. It’s not a bar but there might be a bucket of something if you come on time. I had a great arrack tea this weekend that left me asleep on some man’s lap, maybe that. Note that this is turning into more of a salon (gathering to educate and entertain each other) rather than a performance. I’ve included a few videos from the last one. You can click through.
So, time is 8:30 on Thursday March 5th. Place is Punchi Theatre, Borella. It is that place which looks like some sort of hobbit-hole/termite-farm just past Borella junction. You can park on a few streets nearby, I think including the road just before. We’re not in the theatre itself, but rather the rehearsal room upstairs, which is pretty big and has a balcony. Again, if things start late or the mic doesn’t work or there’s no chairs or you have to pee or something I’m fucking sorry. Please consider this more of a meeting than a performance. And more of a gathering than a meeting. And please try to enjoy the entropy.
If you’re not familiar, this is a space for Colombo creative types to read poetry, prose, comedy stuff they’ve been working on, or that they like. It can be political or not, though the most entertaining stuff generally isn’t. It’s called Open Mic but have a word with me or Tracy or J so someone can introduce you. I think a good time is between 2-3 minutes, maybe 5. A couple very good things have gone on longer. We have enough confirmed content to fill some amount of time, but the surprise stuff has been surprisingly good.
Also, I don’t know if this is possible, but I met someone who’s helping out people in the IDP camps. They need any number of things, but something they’re trying to collect is padurus. Whatsit, mats. Thing is that when they give to a camp they give everything at once (cause jealousy’s bigger than a state in Russia). And the, uh, thing is that means that we need like 3,000 padurus for one particular camp. Which is impossible, but I dunno, perhaps we could get, like, a hundred to start. I don’t know if this is a good idea or not, for people to bring padurus to this Open Mic, tell me. Or maybe money. I think both the IDPs and the troops are cause worth supporting, but I dunno how much support there is to give.