- An Afternoon of Sparking Poetry, 2014 ——> Watch Video
- By Light of the Nerve Lantern, 2013 ——> Watch Video
- Nerve Lantern Release Party & Performance, 2002
- Vernacular Transfusion of Text, 2001
An Afternoon of Sparking Poetry
• Performance texts by contributors to Nerve Lantern.
• Hosted by Medicine Show Theatre.
• Co-organized by Kris Lew and Ellen Redbird.
• Introduction by Kris Lew (Emcee).
• Videography by Caryn Waechter.
• Photos by Andrew Tso.
• New York City. July 19, 2014.
• Note from Medicine Show Theatre: *This program was made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.*
Authors: Joel Allegretti, Allan Andre, Michelle DuPré, Kim Essex, Aimee Herman, Kris Lew, Magus Magnus, and John J. Trause
Performers: Joel Allegretti, Allan Andre, Maggie Dubris, Michelle DuPré, Trae Durica, Kim Essex, Aimee Herman, Kris Lew, Magus Magnus, and John J. Trause
By Light of the Nerve Lantern
• Release of Issue 6. Performance texts by contributors to Nerve Lantern.
• Hosted by Poetry Electric reading series with William Electric Black at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club.
• Co-organized by Ellen Redbird (Nerve Lantern Editor) and contributors Dennis Leroy Kangalee and Kris Lew.
• Videography by La MaMa staff.
• Introduction by Kris Lew.
• New York City. March 18, 2013.
Authors: Joel Allegretti, Jessica Hagemann, Kim Essex, Kris Lew, and John J. Trause. Dennis Leroy Kangalee and Patrick Scanlon, on the bill to perform their own work, were not able to make the show.
Performers: Joel Allegretti, Amy Barone, Caroline Contillo, Maggie Dubris, Kim Essex, Davidson Garrett, Aimee Herman, David Lawton, Kris Lew, LuLu LoLo, Todd Pate, John J. Trause, and volunteers from the audience.
Nerve Lantern Release Party & Performance
• Release of Issue 2. Performance texts by contributors to Nerve Lantern.
• Hosted by After Hours at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA).
• Co-organized by Brandi Mathis (BMOCA Production Manager) and Ellen Redbird (Nerve Lantern Editor).
• Videography by David Gardner.
• Introduction by Ellen Redbird.
• Boulder, CO. March 21, 2002.
Authors: Penny Carlton Lau (aka pen*), Connie Ferger, Nikki Gardner & Mara Leigh, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Kim Essex, Bob Doto, Anne Waldman, Pirooz Kalayeh, and Maureen Foley.
Performers: Duncan Barlow & Jaime, Jei Castor, Bob Doto, Kim Essex, Connie Ferger, Maureen Foley, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Stephanie Heit, Pirooz Kalayeh, Mara Leigh, Christopher Mazura, Penny Carlton Lau (aka pen*), Ellen Redbird, Teresa Sparks, Anne Waldman, Nikki Gardner, and volunteers from the audience.
Vernacular Transfusion of Text
• Final performance by Anne Waldman’s class, Liberation Now! Text to Performance.
• The first issue of Nerve Lantern was inspired in part by this performance and showcases some of the texts performed.
• Naropa University, Boulder, CO. May 3, 2001.
Performers: Anne Waldman, Monica Gontovnik, Simone Sandy, Mara Leigh, Kim Essex, Deb Sica, Bob Doto, Patrick Scanlon, David Gardner, and Ellen Redbird.