With work by Bobbi McCutcheon, Mariah Warren, Kevin Myers, and Asha Falcon we take a sunset walk on Mars, explore wanderlust on the sea, follow a compass to false expectations, and skiff ride to new horizons.
Readers are Roblin Gray Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Clint Farr, and Christina Apathy.
Kevin Myers is the director of communications for Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He was a contributor to This I Believe on KTOO and nationally on The Bob Edwards Show. Myers is a former stand-up comic who appeared on Comedy Central, 20/20 and the Dating Game. He wrote and directed the feature film Emerson Park. He is the author of the unpublished novel Privilege. Myers’ student film Accounting for Charlie Boring appeared in the first JUMP film festival. His hobbies are hanging out with his children, playing basketball, surfing, and missing Juneau where he lived and worked at UAS and The Capital City Weekly. The Brass Compass is an excerpt from his manuscript in progress, Hidden Falls.
Clint Jefferson Farr’s acting mostly involves affecting competence at his day job. Clint has yet to be fired so his acting must be amazing. Occasionally he gets on a stage. In the past decade, Clint defended Santa’s honor as Comet in a Second Stage production of The Reindeer Monologues at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau. Clint mourned for the loss of his son in A Cure for the Common Cold as part of for the Juneau Douglas Little Theatre’s production of one-acts. Clint has performed and written for Juneau Douglas Little Theatre’s 24 Hour Miracle as well as reading on this stage his A Valdez Christmas for the first 360 North Writers’ Showcase. Clint has performed three of his own monologues as part of Juneau’s Mudrooms storytelling events. At the 2014 Last Frontier Theater Conference’s Fringe Festival, Clint balanced a rock on his nose. And a few years back, Clint somehow managed to score a small part in a credit union commercial–a performance to evoke great pathos airing exactly 1.5 seconds.
Bobbi McCutcheon grew up in Idaho then moved with her family to Juneau in January 1994. As a published author her non-fiction works include Pioneers in Science: Space and Astronomy: The People Behind the Science, Facts On File 2005; The Facts on File Marine Science Handbook, 2003. She has also published a science fiction novel Father Mars, Mother Earth, RJC Publishers 2002. She has written various short stories, none of which she has sought to publish. Tonight we will hear one of those.
Roblin Gray Davis is a lifelong Alaskan performing artist born in Anchorage who currently lives in Juneau. He is a founding member of Strange Attractor Theatre Co., works with Perseverance Theatre, is a Master Teaching Artist with the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and Alaska State Council on the Arts, and earned an MFA in Devised Theatre at the London International School for the Performing Arts.
Asha Falcon grew up on Kodiak Island and in Juneau. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from California College of the Arts, and recently returned to school to earn a Master of Fine Art from The Ohio State University. She liked Ohio but missed the foggy mountains, and so returned to Juneau to work on her first short story collection. Her story, “Playing Outside,” has been published in the IRON HORSE literary review, and reprinted in Phonefiction. She would like to thank her extended families at Glacier Pediatrics and The Big Red House for their love and support.
Elizabeth Davis is an Alaskan artist and educator who has had the pleasure of working with local arts organizations as a performer, costume designer, and director. She attended the London International School of Performing Arts and is an advocate for arts education and creative classrooms. Elizabeth lives in Juneau with her husband, Roblin, and their marvelous sons, Forrest & Arlo.
Mariah Warren was born and raised on the shores of Southeast Alaska, and though work and wanderlust have sent her to far corners of the planet, she still makes her home where the king salmon roam. A lifelong journaling habit, non-fiction articles, poetry, short stories and freelance editing have kept her pen busy through years spent primarily under way. In the winter of 2013, ashore after the violent foundering of a fishing vessel, her current work in progress was conceived: Gray Dawn Breaking, a novel of loss and redemption on Alaska’s dangerous waters. Her home port is Sitka.
Christina Apathy most recently lent her voice to give stage to those marginalized in our community in Generator Theatre Company’s A Lifetime to Master by Merry Ellefson. She is currently directing Anton Chekhov’s The Sneeze with the Theatre Production class–April 17th, 18th and 19th–at UAS. Christina is a company member with Perseverance Theatre and a national TCG Fox Fellowship award winner.