Waiting for Jack: A Beat Poetry Experience
Date / Time:
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
The Autry in Griffith Park
$15 Autry Members and Students (with I.D.) / $20 Nonmembers
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended
Go back in time for a night with the Beats—Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Bukowski, di Prima, Micheline, and more. Participate in an evening of spoken word with prominent Los Angeles poets, actors, and musical artists reading the works of Beat-era poets in a loose reenactment of the historic 1955 Six Gallery poetry reading. Originally created by Poetry in Motion founder Eve Brandstein along with L.A. poets Michael C. Ford and Rex Weiner, this production is being reproduced for the Autry, offering a rare opportunity to experience the Beats as they were back then.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Beer, wine, sandwiches, and salads will be available for purchase. The related exhibition, Route 66: The Road and the Romance, will be open to program attendees.
Eve Brandstein has contributed to nearly every facet of the entertainment industry. In addition to her work as a poet, Brandstein has been a major studio and network executive, a producer, a film and theatre director, a writer, and a casting director. As an accomplished fine artist, her work is shown at TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station. She is a publisher of The Hollywood Review, an anthology of L.A. poets, and also the author of The Actor: A Practical Guide to a Professional Career. Her next poetry collection will be published and distributed by Zeitgeist Press. Her celebrated reading series Poetry in Motion is a bicoastal monthly series at Beyond Baroque in Venice and various venues in New York City.
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Current cast (subject to change):
Mark Boone Jr.
Pamela Des Barres
Michael C. Ford
Peter J. Harris
Ty Granderson Jones