Reader’s Theatre: Bawdy, Erotic & Obscene

Come participate in unrehearsed and un-staged readings of bawdy, erotic and obscene poetry and more by Aleister Crowley, his contemporaries and others. Consider material you'd like to share and bring those as well, especially if you've work in mind by someone otherwise thought to be upright and proper and completely above such raucous and nasty rhymes!

Many people are aware that Aleister Crowley was a poet, but few are familiar with the extent of his work. In addition to poetry such as the Hymn of Pan and a few others, Crowley wrote quite a few dramatic works though most people have only heard of the Rites of Eleusis and perhaps The Ship. Further, the wider body of poetic and dramatic works from the broad world of contemporaries and those inspired by Aleister Crowley, including many members of the Golden Dawn and beyond, offer an amazing array of wonderful works.

Recognizing that public speaking and performance are one of the greatest fears of most people, this will be a safe and supportive environment to explore and expand that personal edge through readings from the broad corpus of works mentioned above. Attendees will have an opportunity, and are encouraged, to share their own favourite pieces, as well as participate in impromptu, unrehearsed readings of works with others.

This event is held at the Jane Wolfe Annex (aka the Rabbit Hole), at the 25R Arts and Theatre Center;[masked]th Street, Loft E, at the corner of 25th and R Streets. Watch for signs that will direct you to the right loft inside the center. Follow the white rabbit!

This is a public event; open to all. There is a suggested contribution of $5.00 to help cover rent and maintenance of our space. BYO food and drink to share, if you like, and you may also want a pillow to sit on as well.

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