We Did It!

Another BiB in the books and it was a huge success! 

Thank you to everyone who came to support this event, to the cast members who managed to memorize poems while juggling everything else the world threw at them, to dancers and musicians and family members and friends who said "sure!" and "how can I help", and to the generous and giving heart of our host.   -- It truly is a community endeavor to create something this unusual and complex, and that backbone of support was evident in every aspect of this production.  Thank you all for taking this risk, this journey, with us.  You put some beauty into this world.

Below is the list of poems that were either written and/or spoken in our piece.  We hope you find one or more that you love.   Maybe you'll even feel moved to commit one to memory.  :)  If you do, tell us about it on Facebook or Instagram!

Lastly, wondering what those photos looked like that the girls took in their orchard?  They'll be posted at these sites soon!

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Now without further ado, here are the poems featured in The Queen's Mad Room.

Child -- Sylvia Plath, 1963
Lesbos -- Sylvia Plath, 1962
Half Girl, Then Elegy -- Omotaro James, 2019
I used to be a roller coaster girl -- jessica Care moore, 2019
Never may the fruit be plucked -- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Harpweaver, 1923
Why Bother? -- Sean Thomas Dougherty, 2018
Nameless Pain -- Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard, 1895
Sorry -- Ntozake Shange, 1976
Interlude -- Amy Lowell, Pictures of the Floating World, 1919
Searching for My Own Body -- Yesenia Montilla, 2018
The Vast Hour -- Genevieve Taggard, For Eager Lovers, 1922
Contusion -- Sylvia Plath, 1963
Still I Rise (excerpt) -- Maya Angelou, 1978
Untitled (all this must be emptied) -- Gregory Orr
I Went to the Woods for a Scream (excerpt) -- Toni Marie Capparelli, 2012-2018
Brown Girl Has Walked into the Wild, Palms Open -- Barbara Jane Reyes, 2018
Love Letter to Self --  Warsan Shire, 2016
The Way it Is -- Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, 2015
Fresh -- Nayyirah Waheed, 2013

It's almost time for the Queen's Mad Room to begin!

Looking ahead to this weekend, here's some important information for our guests.  Please read this information carefully.

Note:  Ticket sales are still live so it's not too late to buy tickets for you and a friend!

Tickets for The Queen's Mad Room

1.  Arrive no later than 7! -- Doors open at 6:30, and there will be no admittance after 7:15 due to the nature of the performance.  -- Please Plan Accordingly --

2.  Wear Black -- everyone is asked to wear black, in any style that suits you.  Wear a layer or two as a portion of the evening happens outside.

3.  Wear Comfy Shoes -- There's some amount of walking outdoors, so wear shoes that are comfortable and sturdy -- heels are not recommended.  They should also be easy to remove.

4.  Carpooling or Car Service encouraged -- parking will be unavailable on the property, so attendees will be asked to park on the street.  For those arriving by car service, or wishing to drop off some occupants closer to the venue, you will be able to drive down the driveway and drop off passengers before turning around and exiting to park.

5.  Light Refreshments Served -- We will be offering beverages and light refreshments throughout the evening, but will not be serving a meal's worth of food.  We encourage you to have an early dinner, or plan on going out for food afterwards, if you like eating late.  Do Not rely on us as your dinner plan.  Do rely on us to provide you some great entertainment, though.  :)

Can't wait to see you in the Queen's Mad Room.