December is the month to TAKE!



This show is gonna be one you won’t want to miss, and here’s why:

  • This is the last show of 2013.
  • We are taking January off, as is our tradition.
  • We are pulling up new voices at every show, and old regulars are knocking it out of the park.
  • We may have our first swag available for purchase..and WEARING!

Pretty crazy, right?

Now, on to the topic at hand.  What does the word Take mean to you?  The holiday season of Giving is now screaming out of the bag, the stores filled with red and green before the orange and black had even cleared out.  Soon, you won’t be able to escape that fucking Drummer Boy song, the sound of sleigh bells pulling on your ears until you begin to bleed from the nostrils. Pointless pressure to spend will crush our poor fingers as we long for the bleak empty days of January when things will finally Still once more.

This season is also full of seeing people we love most in the world, mistletoe, too much food and booze, nostalgia, and hoped-for moments of reflection on the year behind us.

What will you Take? Nagging from your Great Aunt? Joy in childish things? Third helpings?

Put together 5 minutes of words. Show up at 8:30 to sign up.  Here’s the event link:

Come Take With Us.


You’re gonna choke on our Plenty!



Hello Naked Citizens!

Last week’s show was an utterly amazing display of words from old and new, and took us into sincere, creepy, delightful, and horrifying places.  Berny and I both, after the show, looked at each other and chatted about the type of joy found in a great night, and we left feeling inspired.

November’s show is themed PLENTY, and after the embarrassment of riches in October, can you believe that our greedy little black hearts want more!?  If you’ve learned anything from being around us the past year and change, it’s that we ALWAYS want more of your words.  We want more candy.  We want more thrills and surprises and people taking their 5 minutes and owning the fuck out of them.  We will never be sated.

PLENTY is a good start, but we want more.  Come give it to us on Monday November 4th!!  Sign up sheet goes out at 8:30, and pushing/shoving isn’t recommended. Y’all are some feisty writers.

Love, G



There’s a bite in the air, and my absolute favorite time of the year has begun to kick off….HALLOWEEN SEASON! Some people may call it fall, some autumn, but I don’t start to get excited for the gray spooky chill until I see that Orange and Black display go up in the grocery store.  A bit commercial, perhaps, but I was raised in the suburbs, not on a fucking apple farm.

ANYWAY, our next show’s theme is FEAR, and what a delicious theme it is!   There’s not a better place in town to get the light chills than the Goat Farm Arts Center, with the vibrant laying cheek by jowl with decay, the silhouettes of shattered windows laying against the cobalt of earlier sundowns. I’ve had some people already write me that they’ve got fun pieces lined up, so show up on October 7th at 8:30 to sign up, or closer to 9 to hang out and watch the show!

Halloween candy will, of course, be provided. Wear eye protection. :)



Pride Goeth as Naked City September!



I can’t believe I’m making a post for our September show already!  It seems like just yesterday that we were meeting with the folks from the Goat Farm, sussing out a 2013 schedule and praying that they would keep us.

Now we head into autumn, and I can easily say that one of the things I’m most Proud of is this show and the community of fun and mayhem and words that we are building.  This past show had a guy that had never heard of us (before that afternoon) sign up and wing it for 5 minutes.  He was amazing, and under the line by 2 seconds!!

We also had gorgeous live musical accompaniment throughout the night by George Kotler-Wallace, which really classed up our vagabond showcase.

Pride can be good, it can be hubris…it can inspire or destroy us.  What’s YOUR story?  See you in September at the Goat Farm!