Venture Theatre, 591-9535
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269
February 4, 2008
MSU Billings Faculty Member, Student Part of Innovative Performance Art Collective
Show this weekend at Venture Theatre features Assistant Professor Tami Haaland and student Betsy Harris
The special performance art collective Feb. 8 and 9 at the Venture Theatre includes Assistant Professor Tami Haaland and Betsy Harris, a communications student. The shows are at 8 p.m. each day.
Tickets are $10 for adults,
$8 for students and are available by calling or
stopping at Venture Theatre,
The performance art
collective, “A Feast for the Hunger Moon,” is a
part of Venture Theatre’s Independent Artist
Series. Poet Dave Caserio this weekend gathers
Caserio is a former recipient
of a Fellowship in Poetry award from the New
York State Foundation of the Arts. A
Haaland will be among the
notable writers who will be presenting poetry
and the performance. Haaland teaches creative
writing at MSU Billings and her first book of
poetry, “Breath in Every Room,” won the Nicholas
Roerich Prize from Story Line Press. She will be
joined by Bart Baxter, who is the author of five
poetry collections, most recently, “A Man
Ostensibly,” (Egress Studio Press 2005).
He was elected Poet Populist for
MSU Billings communications student Harris will provide some visual art for the event. She is a professional dancer with many TV credits to her name, including the Emmy Awards as well as music videos for Prince, Reba McIntyre and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
A live band will add to the
feeling of a cabaret style, subterranean
nightclub. The Sweet Jelly Jesus Ensemble
includes local musicians Parker Brown from the
Tyler Burnett Band and Richelle Stricker on
Guest actor Alicia Pugh will also perform and artists Margaret Myhre, Lael Berner and Emilie Fuller will create improvised visual art inspired by the poets and music.
Caserio will teach a workshop for adults and students in 7th grade and up on delivering poetry as a performance on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop is $12.
For details on the workshop or the show, visit www.venturetheatre.org or call 591-9535.