KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

April 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Victor Cervantes, Jr.
Sue Landers
Dan Meltz

Victor Cervantes ​is a theatermaker from Phoenix, AZ. Actor: Lila Feinberg’s Clifford Odets Ensemble Commissioned piece Love Lab (dir. by GT Upchurch); Harrison Rivers’ Look Upon Our Lowliness (dir. David Mendizabal); Vassa Zhelesnova (dir. Moritz van Stuelpnagel); Savage in Limbo (dir. Stella Powell-Jones); Polaroid Stories (dir. Adam Knight); Multistages’ Temple of the Souls; The Alec Baldwin Fellowship at Singers Forum. Director: The Parlour (Middle Voice at Rattlestick), Three Sisters (Brooklyn Rep), (​Hawthorne’s James Baldwin Project (Middle Voice at Rattlestick), Exposure (Middle Voice at Rattlestick), Summer and Smoke (NYU/ETW), and (melo)drama*tic (NYU/Strasberg). Playwright: (melo)drama*tic, hom#phobic, connectSHUN, four Stories for Stories, and human(I)fest. He has enjoyed teaching young artists with Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s NTI, ​MCC Theater’s Youth Company, The Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute, and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 1st-Generation College Graduate: BFA NYU/Tisch School for the Arts, Lee Strasberg Centennial Scholar & Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar.

Sue Landers’ most recent book, Franklinstein, tells the story of one Philadelphia neighborhood wrestling with the legacies of colonialism, racism, and capitalism. She is also the author of 248 mgs.: a panic picnic and Covers. Her poems have appeared in Poem-A-Day, The Brooklyn Rail, The Offing, The Chicago Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is currently working on a collection of poems about the New York City subway.

Dan Meltz is a tech writer and former teacher of the deaf and the blind. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets of 2012, Salamander, upstreet, and lots of others. He lives in Manhattan between a battered pin oak and a sprightly honey locust.