The below post is off of the website of my writer friend, the lovely and talented Nora Robertson - an update on a very cool event she's starting to put together for November, which I'm excited to be a part of. I'll let her speak for herself...
The Body Show Benefit + shoot at home of Bad Monkey Productions
Very excited to announce that video artist Jason Bahling and myself are in the planning stages for our benefit screening and cabaret of our short film The Body Show adapted from my 2007 Pushcart Prize-nominated poem “How to Boil an Egg,” to be held at the Someday Lounge November 3rd. The film’s premise is a cooking show gone awry with a Julia Childs meets David Lynch sensibility. Themes: food, sex and identity. Performers will include Back Fence producer Frayn Masters and Nathaniel Bogness telling stories, Portland Noir contributor Gigi Little and Oregon Literary Fellow Margaret Malone reading fiction, MTV How’s Your News? director and writer Arthur Bradford telling a story to the accompaniment of this guitar, and Paschal Coeur frontwoman Danielle Fish will play food/sex-related covers. A doughnut contest sponsored by Voodoo Doughnuts and judged by owner Tres Shannon, Plazm co-editor Tiffany Lee Brown and New Yorker contributing cartoonist Shannon Wheeler will include categories such as “Best Use of Hole.” Contestants include a Stumptown representative, Brody Theater principal Brad Fortier, Danielle Fish, The Pragmatic frontman Karl Kling, and Village Voice cartoonist Matt Bors. A limited prepress edition DVD will be available, and there will be a food/sex-themed raffle at the end of the evening. Should be a hoot! Here’s a few stills from the shoot of the 60′s dinner party scene we did at the home and offices of painter David Delamare, the artist behind Bad Monkey Productions.