Monday, June 19, 2023

SEEKING PERFORMANCE READERS: Spoken Word Poetry - An Evening of Dorothy Parker in Elberon



An Evening of the Spoken Word

Dorothy Parker

Invitation to all Performance Readers

We invite you to join us for an entertaining evening of spoken word at our upcoming event celebrating the extraordinary works of Dorothy Parker. As we delve into the depths of her poetic brilliance, we seek performance readers who can breathe life into her thoughtful verses.

Dorothy Parker, a literary icon of the 20th century, was a wordsmith like no other. Her life was as fascinating as her artistry. Through her poetry, short stories, and wit, Parker carved a niche for herself in the realm of literature, capturing the essence of an era with her incisive observations and razor-sharp humor.

Her words were both a balm for the soul and a mirror to society. With unparalleled grace and poetic prowess, Parker explored the complexities of love, the struggles of the human condition, and the fragility of the human heart. Her verses possessed a rare combination of elegance, vulnerability, and biting satire, creating a tapestry of emotions that continues to resonate with audiences to this day.

As producer, we’ve made a decision that we will only be selecting women performance readers for this event As a performer, you have the opportunity to give voice to the poignant narratives she crafted, allowing her literary genius to ignite the hearts and minds of listeners. Through your interpretation, you can infuse her verses with your unique artistic flair, breathing new life into her already vibrant works.

So, if you possess a love for the spoken word and a reverence for the written art form, we invite you to be a part of this entertaining event. Here are the key dates we’d ask that you reserve in preparation for the performance.


1) August 15, 2023 - First readthrough via Zoom

2) On-Site Readthrough - Elberon Library

3) Dorothy Parker Spoken Word Performance

Together, we’ll celebrate the brilliance of Dorothy Parker, as we honor her enduring contribution to the world of literature. By ledning your voice, you’ll be a channel for her profound insights, her sparkling wit, and her timeless entertaining style.


The libretto for this event can be found by clicking here.


Please review and advise of your willingness to participate, commitment to the readthrough and performance dates as well as your preferred selections no later than July 15, 2023.


In peace,

 Robert Goodman


Spoken Word Poetry