October 19: David Brock, Anna Chatterton, and Aisha Sasha John

October 19 is theatre night at Pivot! David Brock, Anna Chatterton, and Aisha Sasha John, poets all, also write for the stage. Please join us for a night of fabulous performance and excellent conversation as we break down the Press Club’s fourth wall.

David Brock is the winner of the 2011 Herman Voaden Playwrighting Competition. His poetry chapbooks are Gasmask Summer (The Emergency Response Unit) and Black Metal Melody (Ferno House). He has written libretto for operas that have been performed in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Glasgow, and London. He is currently writing text for a black metal opera (bands and sopranos wanted).

Anna Chatterton is a performer, playwright and librettist. She is currently playwright in residence at Tarragon Theatre and is working on a new commissioned opera for Soundstreams. Anna’s work has been commissioned and produced by various theatres, opera and music companies and festivals in Toronto and across Canada including; The Canadian Opera Company, World Stage/Harbourfront Centre, Tapestry New Opera, Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, The Theatre Centre, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, VOICE ++ in Victoria, and The Sound Symposium in Newfoundland.

Aisha Sasha John is the author of The Shining Material (BookThug 2011) and curator of the online gallery BOOM FOR REAL (hugetime.tumblr.com). Currently, she’s working on a novel-in-verse called Anyone Else’s Velvet.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring David Brock, Anna Chatterton, and Aisha Sasha John
Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Wednesday, October 19
8 PM
The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West


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