Sunday, June 26, 2011


You've known for some time that someone was pulling the strings. What you didn't know is that it was always us. We slipped your keys between the couch cushions, we pointed Seal Team Six to Osama's compound in Pakistan; we're the ones who told your wife about the girl at the coffeeshop.

On Sunday, June 26, watch Portuguese Artists Colony wind the crank that makes the world turn on its axis.

Colonist Cary Tennis will be hosting this month!

Featuring guest readers:
Jason Flores-Williams is a novelist and civil rights attorney who has been featured on CNN, NPR, Air America and in the New York Times.  He has been arrested for protest against the US government and organized creative resistance against the corporatization of American culture.  He has written three novels that are published in four countries and is a frequent contributor to the Brooklyn Rail. His new novel, Character and Fitness, is about an unemployed social justice lawyer and his nurse girlfriend living in a shitty apartment complex behind a strip mall in the suburbs of Philadelphia—a story of people being hit from all sides while trying not to lose who they are. The novel is currently being serialized by the Brooklyn Rail.

With six world premieres, four of them full-length plays, William Bivins was the most produced playwright of the 2009/2010 Bay Area season. His Biblical comedy "Pulp Scripture" (Original Sin/PianoFight) won the 2009 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Original Script, and grabbed eight SF Fringe Awards, including Best New Comedy. William is currently at work on “Remaking Pussycat,” a psychotronic farce commissioned by the SF Playhouse. He was one of twelve Bay Area playwrights chosen in 2008 for Theatre Bay Area/TheatreWorks Playwrights Showcase and has been a finalist for the Heideman Award in the National Ten-minute Play Contest.

James Warner humbled the opposition with his winning piece in last month's live writing. He returns this month to read his finished piece, inspired by the prompt Did you feel that?

Musical guests: The Northerlies

Live writing
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you'd like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing is always a treat and a surprise. Place your bets!

Four writers compete, and one will emerge victorious. 
Lauren Becker (Editor, Corium Magazine)
Patrick Kitchen
Charles Kruger (Storming Bohemian)
Roberta D’Alois (Jump! Theatre Company)

Join us Sunday, June 26
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Show at 5:00 pm 

Will you be in Lisbon on Monday, June 27? 
Caitlin Myer will host live writing and an open mic for participants in the DISQUIET International Literary Program (ILP), as a co-production with Portuguese Artists Colony.

Monday, June 27
6:00 pm
GrĂ©mio LiterĂ¡rio
Rua Ivens, 37