FRIDAY Night, April 27th
St. Elmo's Coffee Pub
8pm. "The Poetry Reading as Performance/ The Poem as Theatre." Featuring Mid-Atlantic poets Jeremy Gardner, Chris Casamassima, J.D. Smith, Ryan Walker, and Buck Downs. 2300 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria Virginia 22301.
SATURDAY Afternoon, April 28th
Gunston Arts Center
4pm. Dominion Stage presents comic shorts by Brent Cunningham, as well as Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn's modern Noh drama, Sop Doll. 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, Virginia 22236
SATURDAY Night, April 28th
Del Ray Artisans Gallery
8pm, New York poet Rodrigo Toscano’s Collapsible Poetics Theatre. Performers will include Rodrigo Toscano, Tom Orange, Rod Smith, Cole Swensen, Gregory Stuart, Kelly Brown, Jeremy Gardner, and Jason Conger.
9:30pm, Ffrummsbo!—a mini-festival of text performance art from the flourishing Baltimore-Buffalo corridor: with Blaster Al Ackerman, John Eaton, Megan McShea, John Berndt, Rupert Wondolowski, David Franks, Buffluxus, and Kevin Thurston.
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301
MONDAY evening, April 30th
George Mason University
7:30 pm. Seminar on "Sop Doll" with author Lee Ann Brown, cast and crew from Dominion Stage, and folklorist Peggy Yocum.
Johnson Center, Gold Room. 4400 University Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22030
All events are free of charge. Donations accepted.
Please see the festival website for details and directions: www.yptfest.org
or call 703-400-2984