Printable Reality is an unlimited company for exploration and implementation of poetic ideas. In past couple of years, under the motto “Experience Poetry Differently” Printable Reality has initiated, supported and organised a large number of poetry events, projects, workshops and produced stage shows. Printable Realitys collaboration, multimedia contemporary spoken word performance "Lovers Walk a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes" back from Edinburgh Fringe 2011, was touring NZ in summer 2012.Printable Reality is all about connecting people - through poetry raising profile of poetry, spoken word and performance poetry supporting and promoting poets and artists encouraging collaboration ... creating new, exciting poetic experiences with music, visuals, dance, film, theatre ... In aim to bring poetry to the widest possible audience, Printable Reality encourages poetry performance. Printable Reality.com is working towards creating a network of poets and artists based in NZ and beyond, from all disciplines who have a strong poetry connection. Printable Reality supports and produces: Poetry performance Poetic Collaboration Poetic Theatre Spoken word/music videos Poetic Multimedia Extravaganza shows with visuals and everything in-between. for more info and bookings contact email@example.com
Printable Reality in association with Apples and Snakes, London presents: “Page2 Stage 2014”- a year-long artist development programme that will provide a platform to educate and encourage young writers/spoken word artists to write and perform a longer solo performance piece. Teaming-up young talented artists with experienced writers/performers as their mentors.
Plus a series of fun spoken word events and workshops - culminating in one final showcase/prize-giving event, at the end of the series.
One of the main reasons that New Zealand's performance poetry/spoken word/live literature scene is not growing and developing at the same rate as in UK/Europe/USA/Australia is a lack of opportunities for the young writers/performers to expand their potential and embark on writing/performing longer spoken word pieces. Modeled on a very successful program, run by UK’s leading performance poetry organization Apples and Snakes -“Page2Stage” is going to start a process of changing that by creating a supportive environment for the community and our spoken word artists to create their own feature shows.
Jess Holy Bates wins a trip to UK!
Two wHITEwARRIORwOMEN take to the stage, in various forms. Jess Holly Bates and Rosanna Raymond collaborate to form MULTI-TUSK. She is the modern warrior - her maro is a microphone, her coffee-cup is a taiaha, and her words breed spaces like bodies-in-being: genetic, genealogical, generative. THIS IS performance poetry meets taiaha grading meets (HE)artbreak joins I'm-too-busy-to-come-to-another-bloody-poetry-event meets maidens made-in the Far North and hailing for the houses we come from.
announcing the fabulous Judges Panel for the FINAL night 27th October : Melissa Fergusson, YeeYang 'Square' Lee,... http://t.co/1rl59mwTVB— Page 2 Stage (@Page2StagePR) September 17, 2013
JEREMY ROBERTS / Grey Lynn poet
A primary school teacher, and father to a teenage musician daughter.
Jeremy has been writing and making visual art for several “blurred eras” – mostly about the “torn & frayed” subject of humanity.
Writing and performing poetry is his main creative goal in life.
He is an MC at Poetry Live at The Thirsty Dog pub in the city, and reads at other locations around the city.
He has also read his work in Texas, USA.
He believes that language is the best medium to express whatever it is that lurks inside him and the world.
His work has been published in Side Stream, Live Lines IV, and will also be seen this year in Poetry NZ #44, Takahe Magazine, and the NZ Listener.
In this classic summer
my shoes slip off easily,
my bare feet grope across
worn carpet or wooden stairs –
moist grass is like a kiss.
At Lake Wakatipu each summer
we took off our shoes, walked bare.
First without their armour
my soles were pierced
by every pebble
but soon I could run over
dry turf and lakeside gravel.
My soles became
black and hard,
filthy as the road.
Naked feet could creep
naked feet could caress
could slip into the flawless waters
of the lake where they shivered
naked feet could dance.
The long hot summer ended,
February and school came around,
the soles scrubbed clean
in their cowhide tombs.
A blend of voices and stories from the past and the present. Literary icons Robin Hyde, Katherine Mansfield and Janet Frame inspire personal moments in the present.
approx. 10 min×
My piece does not aim to bring these fascinating women to life, but to inhabit their breath in snatches, to take the past as precursor and as roots to the present and the future. Many of the struggles creative women face today are the same as in previous generations – how to create an identity as an artist, how to balance creative work with the other demands of life, making a living, love and desire, children and family, the expectations of the society & culture we happen to be born in. The strength of these women who struggled and suffered and succeeded in making words that live, is what inspired me to work with their stories and not be ashamed of mine.×
What is the world’s most valuable commodity? What happens when a meaning making monkey decides they are more than just a shoelace on the gigantic superstring of the universe, that ghosts have hair, and that doors and nouns and skinny jeans stop movement more than they’re meant to?
approx 30 min×
What is the world’s most valuable commodity? What happens when a meaning making monkey decides they are more than just a shoelace on the gigantic superstring of the universe, that ghosts have hair, and that doors and nouns and skinny jeans stop movement more than they’re meant to? Who’s making the rules in the world of dangerously young revoluationaries’ force fields and how does the Generation Z of Aotearoa journey through the abyss of absurd undoings, armed to the eyeballs with transcendence-visioned glasses, a tachycardia of hope and the impending socio-ecological heart attack? And is there any hope for two polymath-activists obsessed with the 21st century’s greatest challenges more than each other, one of whom only wants to mix spirits and the other of whom seeks sex as the escape? It’s a bizarre and scary planet, and we don’t seem to be doing a good job taking care of it - from swallowing wooden spatula and chatting avidly to Tibetan monks in foreign countries, hails a glimpse of Nalini’s life as a complex systems thinker, romantic and artivist. A little more than fascinated with sunshine and baby grand pianos, this performance-poetry inspired kaleidoscope will feature movement, projections and sound and other special effects to take audiences through the quirks and quarks and light-like quanta of trying to break boundaries in a world so determined to gouge out more.×
heart dont fail is a mixture of poetry prose and music, a self introspective of a girl trying to iron out her contradictions with words.
approx. 20 min×
heart dont fail is collection of pieces I have authored over the last 10 years. It’s a self introspective show, which started by examining the ideas of contradictions, of being young, of having to know exactly who you are at a time when you should be testing the waters to figure it out. It’s about having been asked for certainties when there are only possibilities. Answers when are are only questions. The pieces are all self made, pulling on loose threads of what makes an individual - names, places, belief, family, friends. And they all leave and arrive back at a similar point - one of not being completely sure, but of trying the hardest to figure it out, with as much heart as possible. The title ‘heart dont fail’ has two purposes - it’s a mantra in the form of a question almost, ‘heart, dont fail’- asking the most vital of organs to sustain, pleading to keep one’s deepest beliefs intact, fueling life. It’s also an raw, unedited affirmation - that heart never really does fail, if you are staying true to yourself and your own rhythm. Augmenting the work are short punchy bursts of prose, as well as musical interludes to tie the pauses together. Really, the words are to speak for themselves and aside from minimal stage pieces, I am asking the audience to join me in a pared back performance.×
MULTI-TUSK is a formidable collaboration MULTI-TUSK is that hot stink on your collar of your ancestors breathing down your neck. MULTI-TUSK is the taiaha in your taringas when you thought you were just listening to poetry. MULTI-TUSK is here.
approx. 15 min×
Two wHITEwARRIORwOMEN take to the stage, in various forms. Jess Holly Bates and Rosanna Raymond collaborate to form MULTI-TUSK. She is the modern warrior - her maro is a microphone, her coffee-cup is a taiaha, and her words breed spaces like bodies-in-being: genetic, genealogical, generative. THIS IS performance poetry meets taiaha grading meets (HE)artbreak joins I'm-too-busy-to-come-to-another-bloody-poetry-event meets maidens made-in the Far North and hailing for the houses we come from.×