June 15 & 16, 2008
Tickets: $10-$15 Sliding Scale
This is a Qcc/SAFEhouse AIRspace Program
An evening of staged readings from Fugue State, Wickie Stamps’ New Gothic crime novel-in-progress. Fugue’s sketchy characters—a queer girl out for revenge, her troubled sister, a “defrocked” psychiatrist and his incarcerated brother, and more—will read from their journals, prison files and psychiatric records.
Wickie Stamps is a widely published writer and emerging screenwriter whose work has appeared in The Advocate, OutWeek, Gay Community News, Pucker Up and over a dozen short-story collections. Prior editor of the notorious hardcore gay-boy sex mag Drummer as well as Socialist Review a left-wing journal, Wickie is the lead writer of the award-winning short film Foucault Who?, Co-partner of Heads Will Roll Productions (http://www.headswillroll.net), a rag-tag media biz, Wickie’s current obsessions —showcased on HWR’s Head Wound podcast—include crime, horror, and esoteric spiritual research and practices. Find Wickie’s latest written ravings can be found at Heads Will Roll Productions blog. Also check out her work on wild rocker sitcom Rock Court at rockcourt.net and her creative co-conspiratorial coaching biz Monstre Sacré (http://www.monstresacre.net).
Jed Rosenthal Bell is a filmmaker who started out as a community organizer for ACT UP and queer civil rights campaigns, learning graphic design along the way by making posters and flyers, protest signs and newsletters. Jed wound up combining the collaborative skills of activism with the visual storytelling of graphic design to start making films. His first short, the queer noir crime drama “Foucault WHO?,” has toured the globe, winning “best of fest” awards in the U.S. and Europe. His kvetchy animated trans satire “DRIVE THRU” is still making its way around the world after winning “Best Animation” at San Francisco’s Rough Cut Film Festival.