TRANSGRESSION

THE DEER BEAR WOLF IMMERSIVE LITERARY EXPERIENCE

Birthed from the womb of Deer Bear Wolf, Transgression is a reading series that seeks to bring the novelty back to the novel crowd – taking its audiences off the beaten path; straying from traditional platforms; and showcasing Atlanta’s most talented writers whilst challenging the perception of the written word. Transgression is curated by Laura Relyea and John Carroll.

Transgression is more than a reading series. It's an immersive experience where the venue is transformed into the setting of the story at hand, and the writers are tasked with taking on the characters they've written about.

 

ABOUT THE CURATORS


Laura Relyea is Executive Editor of ArtsATL. Her book, All Glitter, Everything, a collection of flash prose, was released by Deer Bear Wolf in March 2015. A portion of the book was included in the 2015 &Now Experimental Fiction Anthology, released biennially by the University of Notre Dame. Her essays, reviews, poems, and features have been published in The Bitter Southerner, Thought Catalog, Monkey Bicycle, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. Her book criticism has been published in PASTE, Fanzine, and Vouched Books. She was previously the Managing Editor of Scoutmob, and the Editor & Chief of Vouched Books. Relyea received a BA in Telecommunications and Creative Writing from Ball State University.


John Carroll is the founder of the online creative community, Make Blackout Poetry. His work has been featured in Teen Vogue magazine and spoken at Tedx. In 2015, He won a best of Creative Loafing award for Best Community-Sourced Poetry. His first chapbook, Slow Burn, was released in 2013. It sold out in 36 hours. His second book, Hidden Messages of Hope will be released by Deer Bear Wolf in August of 2016.

 

Press

Bang Arts: Q&A with Laura Relyea and John Carroll

Common Creativ ATL: TOP 5 | TRANSGRESSION: AN UNORTHODOX READING SERIES

Arts ATL: Preview: “Born Under a Bad Sign,” literary/performance event, revivifies Southern Gothic Lit

 Immersive Atlanta: Phoenix Fest/Mass Hysteria

Transgression brings literary twist to ‘The Dating Game’

LOST IN OZ is an immersive literary experience where the audience is encouraged to explore the enchanting realm of L. Frank Baum's Oz.

WHEN

Saturday, September 24th | 7pm - 10pm
Sunday, September 25th | 2pm - 5pm

WHERE

Urban Sprout Farms
2200 Reynolds Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30315

ADMISSION

General Admission: $10
VIP Admission: $15

BUY TICKETS HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-in-oz-stories-from-over-the-rainbow-tickets-26694740688

ALL TRANSGRESSION IMAGES ARE CREATED BY

Deisha Oliver

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS


MailChimp | WonderRoot

 

CHECK OUT SCENES FROM PREVIOUS TRANSGRESSIONS

 

The Dating Game: Literary Icons Looking For Love

 

 

How far would you go for love?

On February 29th, Transgression presented their 4th installment of their immersive reading series with The Dating Game: Literary Icons Looking for Love. They gathered some of literature's most notorious romantic figures in a remake of the 1970's dating show, The Dating Game. 

Thank you to everyone who attended The Dating Game! We sold out Dad's Garage!

Check out some shots from the show!

Andrew Bellury as Spider Man | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Andrew Bellury as Spider Man | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Asher Payne as Dorian Gray | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Asher Payne as Dorian Gray | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Erin Wright as Jane Eyre | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Erin Wright as Jane Eyre | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Gavin Godfrey as Christian Grey | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Gavin Godfrey as Christian Grey | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Justin Barisich as James Bond | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Justin Barisich as James Bond | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Lauren Traetto as Hester Prynne | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Lauren Traetto as Hester Prynne | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Myke Johns as Rob Gordon | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Myke Johns as Rob Gordon | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Paige Bowman as Bridget Jones | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Paige Bowman as Bridget Jones | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Jason Mallory as Chuck Woolery | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Jason Mallory as Chuck Woolery | Photo Credit: Tim Song

The Dating Game at Dad's Garage | Photo Credit: Tim Song

The Dating Game at Dad's Garage | Photo Credit: Tim Song

The Dating Game Cast | Photo Credit: Tim Song

The Dating Game Cast | Photo Credit: Tim Song

Where: Dad's Garage

When: Monday, February 29th at 8PM

Taking the stage in the name of love:

• Chuck Woolery as the Host as performed by Jason Mallory

• Rob from High Fidelity as performed by Myke Johns

• Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones' Diary as performed by Paige Bowman

• Peter Parker/Spiderman from The Amazing Spiderman as performed by Andrew Bellury

• Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter as performed by Lauren Traetto

• Christian Grey from 50 Shades of Grey as performed by Gavin Godfrey

• Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre as performed by Erin Wright

• James Bond from "Dr. No" as performed by Justin Barisich

• Dorian Gray from "A Picture of Dorian Gray" as performed by Asher Payne

 


 

Mass Hysteria: A Literary Installation of Collective Delusions

 

 

The Best of Creative Loafing Reading Series, Transgression, is back at this year's Phoenix Fest with its third installment. Mass Hysteria: A Literary Installation of Collective Delusions takes the series in a new direction, incorporating work from writers, local artists and photographers into a single space to truly capture its theme of conspiracy theories and urban legends into one cryptic abandoned bunker.

 

Contributions from the following writers and

artists made Mass Hysteria a reality:

 

Derek Prall | Myke Johns | Andrew Bellury | Amy Stufflebeam

Jessica Hunt | sQuishiepuss | Winston Ward | Stephanie Roman

Matt Debenedictis | Frederic Levesque | Chris Scott Smith | Mike Germon

Chelsea Raflo | Kelley Outler | Daniel Lamb | Jerad Alexander

Jared Yates Sexton | Bobbin Wages | Benjamin Lande | Amanda Mills

David Anderson | John Hannah | Chris Riley | Alex Gregor

Julian Modugno | Ellaree Yeagley | James Tadd Adcox | Jesse Turcotte

Beca Grim | Christina Lee | Weston Manders | Uniq Schip

Michael Saba | Laura Relyea | John Carroll

 

Born Under A Bad Sign: Southern Gothic Literature Realized


The ominous Villa De Grip set the stage for an evening

 of sinister performances evoking these southern classics:

Cristen Conger as "The Misfit" from Flannery O'Connor's
A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Nicholas Tecosky as Popeye from William Faulkner's
Sanctuary

Amy Stufflebeam as Maggie from Tennessee Williams'
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Elizabeth Jarrett as Bonnie Dee Peacock from Eudora Welty's
The Ponder Heart

Derek Prall as the Mountain Man from James Dickey's
Deliverance

Travis Broyles as Boo Radley from Harper Lee's
To Kill A Mockingbird

Check out the WonderRoot podcast with Transgression and the recorded readings from Born Under A Bad Sign!



 

CLUE: A Literary Evening of the Most Murderous Vein

 

Thank you to everyone who attended CLUE!

Cast

Mrs. Peacock: Kelly Reardon

Professor Plum:  Julian Modugno

Miss Scarlett: Jessica Hunt

Mr. Green: Jason Mallory

Mrs. White: Nicole Moody

Colonel Mustard: Adam Lowe

Design

Set Design: Tracy Galasso

Graphic Design: Deisha Oliver

Laura Relyea & Amy Stufflebeam (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Laura Relyea & Amy Stufflebeam (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Kelly Reardon (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Kelly Reardon (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Nicole Moody (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Nicole Moody (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Adam Lowe (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Adam Lowe (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Julian Modugno (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Julian Modugno (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Jason Mallory (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Jason Mallory (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Jessica Hunt (photo by Kevin Griggs)

Jessica Hunt (photo by Kevin Griggs)

(photo by Kevin Griggs)

(photo by Kevin Griggs)