The next Under the Influence is on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:30pm at Viracocha. Scope our performers! If you’d like to perform in a future show, we’re always accepting submissions.
Watch last month’s show in its entirety here, and watch all previous performances here.
Jason Headley‘s short films have been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, SundanceTV, the front pages of Funny or Die, Reddit, and Digg, chosen as a Finalist for the Comedy Central/NYTVF competition, Vimeo Staff Picks, official selections of the Mill Valley Film Festival, St. Louis Film Festival, and the Best of Shorts programs at the Carmel Arts & Film Festival. His short “It’s Not About the Nail” has over 12 million views and counting.
Coming from a long line of yarn-spinners and bullshitters, Jason began his storytelling career in earnest with the publication of his novel, Small Town Odds. His screenplays have made the Quarterfinals of the Nicholl Fellowship, the second round of consideration for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and the quarter- and semifinals of other national competitions. Fun fact: Jason is more handsome in real life than he is on camera, but he’s still not actually handsome.
Ivan Argüelles, a Mexican-American innovative poet, is the author of many publications, among them : The Invention of Spain; “That” Goddess; Hapax Legomenon; Madonna Septet (2 vols.); Comedy , Divine , The; FIAT LUX; and most recently Duo Poemata. His 1989 publication, Looking For Mary Lou won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. His selected early poems, The Death of Stalin, received The Before Columbus Foundation National Book Award in 2010. He is the identical twin of New Age Prophet, José Argüelles (d. 2011). A retired librarian, he resides in Berkeley.
Aaron Mayfield-Sunshine was born in San Francisco and is currently living in economic exile in Oakland. He has never been published. During his 20s he was in a series of emotionally dysfunctional bands. In order of preference, he’d prefer money to beauty and beauty to intelligence. His acquaintances describe him as nice; his close friends don’t.
Aaron will be channeling Sophocles, specifically Oedipus Rex and Antigone!
Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger is a 36 year-old writer from Kansas City. He has been published in Agua Magazine, Alors, Et Tois?, Aphelion, Bluestem Magazine, BrainBox Magazine, Cause & Effect Magazine, Cahoodaloodaling, Crack the Spine, Eunoia Review, Ginosko Literary Journal, Glint Literary Journal, The Gloom Cupboard, L’allures des Mots, Lunch Box, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Offbeatpulp, Penduline Press, Phoebe, The Santa Clara Review, Serving House Journal, Sheepshead Review, Slice Magazine, Up The Staircase, Fox Spirit’s “Girl at the End of the World: Book 1” anthology, and has been shortlisted for the Almond Press “Broken Worlds” fiction contest.
Bucho will be channeling the work of Blake Butler, specifically Scorch Atlas.