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.
LOST IN OZ is an immersive literary experience where the audience is encouraged to explore the enchanting realm of L. Frank Baum's Oz.
Saturday, September 24th | 7pm - 10pm
Sunday, September 25th | 2pm - 5pm
Urban Sprout Farms
2200 Reynolds Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30315
General Admission: $10
VIP Admission: $15
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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!
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
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
Travis Broyles as Boo Radley from Harper Lee's
To Kill A Mockingbird
CLUE: A Literary Evening of the Most Murderous Vein
Thank you to everyone who attended CLUE!
Mrs. Peacock: Kelly Reardon
Professor Plum: Julian Modugno
Miss Scarlett: Jessica Hunt
Mr. Green: Jason Mallory
Mrs. White: Nicole Moody
Colonel Mustard: Adam Lowe
Set Design: Tracy Galasso
Graphic Design: Deisha Oliver