SUMMER, 2013---NOTE FROM D.B. PACINI:
Our monthly poetry series debuted at the Lodi Public Library in May, 2010.
We eventually could not accommodate the number of poets interested in reading
during our two hour showcases. We took a break and brainstormed about how to
proceed. We discontinued the series at the library and hope to provide full day
poetry and music showcases from time to time at larger locations. Some of these
full day showcases will be fundraiser events for community nonprofit organizations.
We thank everyone that supported our poetry series. It was a wonderful experince.
After our featured poets read, we almost always have more open mic poets wishing to
read than we can accommodate. If you secure an open mic timeslot for our showcases,
but realize that you must leave before your turn, please tell us so we can offer
your timeslot to someone else.
We try not to censor our poets/musicians with the exception of hate speech, vulgarity,
or offensive material. We in fact, try to encourage a broad range
of subject matter. We hope that everyone will share what they are comfortable sharing
but that they will diversify their material.
Children may attend our events. We ask parents to make sure that their children do
not run around or become disruptive. If a child wishes to recite/read a poem or
perform an acoustic song please tell us so we can schedule them appropriately. We
usually have complimentary coloring pages and free crayons to give to children so
they can color and draw quietly during our events.
Changing Faces Theater Company, a student-run, non-profit theater
company, was organized in the summer of 2002 to teach young people
the craft of theater: performance techniques, stage/set design and
construction, lighting design, costume design, and theater production,
including producing a dinner show, running a box office, marketing,
publicity, and managing staff.
A Starry Night Productions hopes to present a full day poetry and music
fundraiser showcase for Changing Faces Theater Company later this year
or in early 2014. We are negotiating the location and date, and will
announce both when we can.