Featured Authors & Actors 9/14/19

About the Authors

 

kim-magowanKim Magowan lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College. Her short story collection Undoing (2018) won the 2017 Moon City Press Fiction Award. Her novel The Light Source (2019) was published by 7.13 Books. Her fiction has been published in Atticus ReviewCleaver, The Gettysburg Review, HobartSmokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, and many other journals. Her story “Madlib” was selected for Best Small Fictions 2019 (Sonder Press), and her story “Surfaces” was selected for Wigleaf‘s Top 50 2019. She is the Fiction Editor of Pithead Chapel.

 


Jeri HowittJeri Howitt is a teacher and author. She has published stories in Yolo Crow, Canyon Voice, and 166 Palms. Her story, “The Nightly Death of His Wife,” was turned into a podcast, and in 2019 her story “Our Landline is Broken” received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Family Matters contest. She has published a children’s book, A Tale of Two Loves, and has completed another, Che the Rat Lives in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Howitt is known in Davis for her tutoring business Partners in Learning, and for being the founding director of Stories on Stage Davis. It makes her smile that this successful event is starting its seventh season.

ABOUT THE ACTORS

Kellie RainesKellie Raines will read “Brining” by Kim Magowan. Raines is a local actor, director, writer, and visual artist. She is an Associate Artist with KOLT Run Creations, for which she directed The Adoration of Dora. Her KOLT performance credits include Escape from Happiness, Vinegar Tom, Antigone, and My Own Stranger. Other notable performances include Motherf**ker With The Hat and The Underpants (Big Idea Theatre), Hamlet, Macbeth, and Julius Caesar (Theater Galatea), and God’s Ear and Five Women Wearing The Same Dress (Resurrection Theatre). She has a bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Davis. She can be seen on air for PBS KVIE where she will have a piece of art in the KVIE Art Auction in early October.

 

Jim LaneJim Lane will read “Our Landline is Broken” by Jeri Howitt. Lane got his BA in Theatre from CSU Sacramento in 1977. He has been acting and directing for over 50 years in Sacramento theaters – and in Southern California, where he earned an MA (also in Theatre) from CSU Long Beach. Jim has worked at Sacramento Theatre Company, Capital Stage, and at Sacramento’s Music Circus, among many others. Favorite roles include Harold Hill in The Music Man, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Philip Marlowe in The Little Sister, the Stage Manager in Our Town, Erronius in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Henry in Luigi Pirandello’s Enrico IV and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey. Jim’s screen appearances include Clint Eastwood’s Bird, Melvin Purvis G-MAN, and Wisdom with Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore. Jim was a film critic for the Sacramento News & Review for 30 years, and he blogs on Classic Hollywood at Jim Lane’s Cinedrome (www.jimlanescinedrome.com). He is also an adjunct instructor in Film and Media Studies for Los Rios Community College District.

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Josh WeilJosh Weil is the author of three books of fiction: the novel The Great Glass Sea; the novella collection The New Valley; and The Age of Perpetual Light, stories. A Fulbright Fellow and National Book Foundation “5-under-35” honoree, he has been awarded The American Academy of Arts and Letters’ First Fiction Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the GrubStreet National Book Prize, the Library of Virginia Literary Award, and a Pushcart. He lives with his family in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California.

Michele MooreMichele Moore’s debut novel, The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston, has won the 2016 Langum Trust Prize for Best American Historical Fiction as well as the 2016 Foreword Indies Review Gold Medal for Best Historical Fiction. Moore also wrote “Sound of the Cigar Factory,” a performance piece based on part of the novel, which was performed at the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C.  She has recently completed a script adapting the full novel for the stage. A 2006 finalist for the Bellwether Prize for Literature, Moore has served as a fellow in the English Department at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia.

Alana Mathews ArcurioAlana Mathews Arcurio is excited to return to Stories on Stage Davis to read an excerpt from Michele Moore’s The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston.  She previously read excerpts from Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile and a creative writing piece by Jacinda Townsend.  In addition to performing for Stories on Stage -Sacramento, Alana was cast as Martha for the staged reading of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the Sacramento Theatre Company.   She appeared in several productions with Celebration Arts and received an Elly nomination for Best Lead Actress for her role of Marta in Sorrows and Rejoicings by Athol Fugard.   Alana most enjoys the role of mom to her three children Caleb, Jordan, and Josiah when they are home from college.

Jim LaneJim Lane will read an excerpt from Josh Weil’s collection The Age of Perpetual Light. Lane got his BA in Theatre from CSU Sacramento in 1977. He has been acting and directing for over 50 years in Sacramento theaters—and in Southern California, where he earned an MA (also in Theatre) from CSU Long Beach. Lane has worked at Sacramento Theatre Company, Capital Stage, and at Sacramento’s Music Circus, among many others. Favorite roles include Harold Hill in The Music Man, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Philip Marlowe in The Little Sister, the Stage Manager in Our Town, Erronius in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Henry in Luigi Pirandello’s Enrico IV, and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey. Lane’s screen appearances include Clint Eastwood’s Bird and Wisdom with Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore. Lane is also a film critic for the Sacramento News & Review, and he blogs on Classic Hollywood at Jim Lane’s Cinedrome (jimlanescinedrome.blogspot.com).

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Elise HodgeElise Marie Hodge is the owner of EMH Productions, a company dedicated to putting time and energy into community theatre for those wishing to pursue acting or have a creative outlet. EMH holds casting director workshops and facilitates networking opportunities for writers, directors, and producers of theatre, TV, and film. Hodge has produced, directed, acted and written for the stage, TV, and film, splitting her time equally between Los Angeles and Sacramento and receiving awards along the way for her efforts. She has been a member of the 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company in LA for the last ten years. She is happy to be part of this event!

 

 

Jim LaneJim Lane got his BA in Theatre from CSU Sacramento in 1977. He has been acting and directing for over 50 years in Sacramento theaters—and in Southern California, where he earned an MA (also in Theatre) from CSU Long Beach. Lane has worked at Sacramento Theatre Company, Capital Stage, and at Sacramento’s Music Circus, among many others. Favorite roles include Harold Hill in The Music Man, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Philip Marlowe in The Little Sister, the Stage Manager in Our Town, Erronius in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Henry in Luigi Pirandello’s Enrico IV and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey. Lane’s screen appearances include Clint Eastwood’s Bird and Wisdom with Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore. Jim is also a film critic for the Sacramento News & Review, and he blogs on Classic Hollywood at Jim Lane’s Cinedrome.