Trapdoor 62: The Dream Interpretation Panel on Tuesday, August 22nd at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater

Using only words, an Indian harmonium, and a Sonabulist, a panel of writers and musicians will interpret the meanings of all your dreams. Before the panel, enjoy aperitifs and Surreal conversation. Bring a dream to be analyzed or receive one at the door. Featuring dream interpreters Sigmund Freud, Jungian analyst Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz, Little Hans, Mini Ernst, and the charming Sir-Pants-A-Lot. Baroness Jzeannette, the Teutonic ToughLove Tywrant will moderate the evening.

This is the only night you will ever need to unlock the secrets of all your dreams.

When: Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The show begins at 8 PM. Doors open for aperitifs at 7:30 PM.

Where: The Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Avenue in Belltown

Admission: $8 dollars (Advanced Tickets)

Trapdoor 62: The Dream Interpretation Panel will also take place on Monday, September 4th at the Bumbershoot Literary Stage, 8 PM in the Alki Room at the Seattle Center. For more info, go to www.bumbershoot.com .

Artist Bios:

Jeannette Allée (emcee) is a writer, monologist, and performer of social critique/comedy. She has performed solo works at On the Boards, Theatre Off Jackson, the Seattle Fringe Festival, the Vancouver Fringe Festival, the Freehold Studio Series, Mae West Fest, New City Theatre, and the Annex Theatre. A recipient of a 2006 4 Culture grant and the winner of the 2004 Richard Hugo House New Works competition, Jeannette has published poetry and short stories in the US and UK, including the Ian St. James Awards for fiction, the Portlandia Review of Books, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. Her animated video Inflatable Underwear and the 8 Drunken Immortals was voted audience favorite in its category at the Olympia Film Festival.

Erik Benson graduated from the University of Washington with a creative writing degree and self-published a novel titled, Man Versus Himself. He currently works at a small company he co-founded called The Robot Co-op, which builds weird social networking websites such as 43things.com, 43places.com, and 43people.com.

Shannon Borgs poetry collection Corset was published by Cherry Grove Books in 2006. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a Ph.D from the University of Houston. Her work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, The London Review of Books, The Paris Review, Gulf Coast, mobilecity.com, Pontoon, and other journals. She writes about food and wine in Seattle.

Matt Briggs (Sir Pants-a-Lot) is the author of three collections of short stories including The Remains of River Names. Clear Cut Press recently published his first novel, Shoot the Buffalo, a 2006 recipient of the Before Columbus Foundations American Book Award.

Garrett Fisher (Little Hans) is the Artistic Director of the Fisher Ensemble. His interdisciplinary works have been produced at such venues as Consolidated Works, On the Boards (Seattle), the AIR Gallery (NY, NY) and as part of the King County Performance Network. His opera The Passion of Saint Thomas More was produced on the BIS Label. In 2005, it was selected as one of 30 recordings to be featured on BIS’s 30 Year Special Edition, and received a 10/10 rating from Classics Today. He has received honors and awards from 4culture, Allied Arts, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Foundation, Bossak/Heilbron Foundation, Centrum Center for the Arts, CityArtists, King County Arts Commission, Puffin Foundation, and the Seattle Arts Commission.

Anna Maria Hong (Mini Ernst) is the founder and producer of The Po Show and Trapdoor 62. Her first poetry manuscript, Fablesque, is a finalist in the 2006 National Poetry Series Open Competition. Her poems have been published in Hotel Amerika, Fence, Puerto del Sol, Black Clock, Revolting Sofas, Cranky Literary Journal, Golden Handcuffs Review, and other journals. Her prose has appeared in ARCADE, The International Examiner, poetryfoundation.org, Poets & Writers, and other venues. In 2005, she received grants from the Artist Trust and the A Room of Her Own Foundation. A 2004 and 2005 Pushcart Prize nominee, she was named One to Watch by The Stranger Genius Awards.

Stacey Levine (Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz) is the author of My Horse and Other Stories and Dra, a novel, both published by Sun & Moon Press. Her novel Frances Johnson was published in 2005 by Clear Cut Press. She also has worked as a freelance writer for The American Book Review, The Stranger, The Seattle Weekly, and scarier venues.

Maggie Santolla (cigarette girl) studied creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and works as the marketing coordinator for a local architecture firm. Her work has appeared in Cranky Literary Journal.

Amy Schrader (associate producer, disrupter) is a recent graduate of the MFA program in poetry at the University of Washington, she is the Poetry Editor of Cranky Literary Journal, and was previously a co-editor of the journal Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. She was the 2005 recipient of the Nelson Bentley Prize in Poetry and her poems have appeared in Cranky, Pontoon, The Mid-America Poetry Review, Pedestal Magazine, and the Amherst Review.

David Stutz (Sigmund Freud) has been making computers misbehave and singing professionally since boyhood. He continues to work as a singer, as a laptop and studio sonabulist, and as a composer. As if that is not enough, he also grows wine-grapes with his wife Beth in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

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