Sonoma Magazine: Local Theater Company Launches New Arts Festival This Weekend
By Karen Kizer
March 20th, 2019
Fire Circle Theater, a new Sonoma County-based theater company, wants to give everyone some time in the spotlight.
Formed by four friends, who met as theater students at the Santa Rosa Junior College, the nonprofit’s mission is to empower people of different backgrounds to “reflect on their lives and express their perspectives artistically.” On March 23, they will host the ReVerberation Festival at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park.
Argus-Courier: Petaluma artists to appear in this weekend’s ReVerberation spoken word festival
By David Templeton
March 20th, 2019
This weekend, when Sonoma County’s FireCircle Theater presents its first ever “ReVerberation Festival of Community Voices,” at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park, Petaluma’s Julie Yeager will be one of many to participate in what promises to be a vast, wildly diverse showcase of spoken word performances.
“I am going to do a poem I wrote called ‘Wrong or Right, Black or White,’ about all the people out in the world, and not judging who they are because of how they look,” says Yeager, a graduate of Petaluma High School. She’s published many of her poems in a series of books, such as 2016’s “This Will Be the Day.” “It’s a really good poem,” she says of “Wrong or Right.” “It’s about speaking out for what we believe in, telling people what we believe is right.”
By Chris Smith
March 14th, 2019
JAMIE DeWOLF is coming to a Sonoma County stage for an evening of art-of-all-kinds and community dialogue that looks to be raw and revealing and real.
DeWolf is the Eureka native acclaimed as a slam poet and creator of the East Bay’s unhinged underground variety show, “Tourettes Without Regrets.”
DeWolf will be at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park on March 23 to host “ReVerberation.” It’s a showcase of art that conveys personal experience, from horror to joy, and will include visual art, music, dance, stories, poetry and workshops on writing and improv.
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Reverberation: A Festival of Community Voices
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ReVerberation: The Fire Circle Festival of Community Voices
by Alexa Chipman
March 4, 2019
With political and cultural tensions rising in America, it is important to share our experiences in a way that is respectful and empowering. Fire Circle Theater was founded by friends who met at Santa Rosa Junior College with a shared vision of positive artistic expression.
The ‘ReVerberation’ festival offers varied perspectives through poetry, music, performance art, visual media, and interactive workshops. From oral history testimony to vibrant art from adults with special needs and formerly incarcerated persons, education director Rush Cosgrove assures that “we hope by shining light on the broad experience of the community we can see each other more as human, facing common human problems.”