author of Hungry Ghost Theater
and The True Sources of the Nile
with Tim Foley
readings by Katie Rubin and Matt Rives
Friday, March 22, 2019 at the auditorium at CLARA
1425 24th Street, Sacramento
Doors open at 7PM, readings begin at 7:30
A $10 donation is suggested.
about our writers
Sarah Stone’s novel, Hungry Ghost Theater (WTAW Press) appeared on the Millions Most Anticipated list for October 2018 and LitHub’s “21 Books You Should Read This October.” The San Francisco Chronicle said, “Prepare to be seduced straightaway by the sensuous beauty and penetrating wisdom of Sarah Stone’s second novel….” Her previous novel, The True Sources of the Nile, was a BookSense 76 selection, has been translated into German and Dutch, and was included in Geoff Wisner’s A Basket of Leaves: 99 Books That Capture the Spirit of Africa. She’s the coauthor, with her spouse Ron Nyren, of Deepening Fiction: A Practical Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Writers. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Scoundrel Time, The Millions, Ploughshares, StoryQuarterly, The Believer, and The Writer’s Chronicle, among other places. She’s written for and taught on Korean television, reported on human rights in Burundi, and looked after orphan chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute. She received an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan and teaches creative writing for Stanford Continuing Studies and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Tim Foley’s dark fiction and critical essays have appeared in such periodicals as Wormwood, Supernatural Tales, West Marin Review, All Hallows, Dark Hollow, and anthologies published by Flame Tree Press. His play, “Special Request,” was recently staged by Theater One in Sacramento. He earned an MFA in fiction from the University of San Francisco, and founded, and served as the editor of, The Farallon Review from 2008 to 2015. The story being read at this month’s event, “Nineteen-Sixty-Five Ford Falcon,” was published in the anthology Murder Mayhem Short Stories (2016) from Flame Tree Press. He is currently an attorney with the Office of the State Public Defender and teaches a seminar in constitutional law at U.C. Davis
about our readers
Reading an excerpt from Hungry Ghost Theater is Katie Rubin, who is thrilled to be making her Stories on Stage Sacramento debut. She earned an MFA in acting from the University of California, Davis and a BA in theatre from Amherst College. Katie is a regional theatre, voiceover, and commercial actress. Additionally, she tours the country as a solo performer (with five solo works under her belt), a stand-up comic, and writing and acting coach. Katie currently teaches writing classes online as well as acting and improvisation classes for Stanford University, American Conservatory Theater, and Capital Stage Company. Recent acting credits include The Heir Apparent (Aurora Theatre Company), Transitions (Theatre Rhinoceros), The Taming of the Shrew (Marin Shakespeare Company), and The North Plan, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, and Hunter Gatherers (Capital Stage Company). Look for her recent Xfinity Bacon Box commercial and listen for her voice as several characters in the fabulous and wildly over the top video game Sunset Overdrive.
Matt Rives will be reading “Nineteen-Sixty-Five Ford Falcon” by Tim Foley. Matt is an actor, musician, and stand-up comedian. In addition to several Stories on Stage Sacramento readings, Matthew has played lead roles in Noises Off and A Comedy of Errors and has performed by invitation at Laughs Unlimited, The Sacramento Comedy Spot, and Luna’s Café. His notable roles include “Franz Liebkind” in The Producers and “Buck Barrow” in Bonnie and Clyde with Runaway Stage Productions. Matthew also played the role of “The Captain” in the world premier of Frankenstein with Resurrection Theatre. Most recently, he played the role of Tom/Narrator in Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Mr. Aarons in Bridge to Terabitihia, and Henry Higgins in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.
About Stories on Stage Sacramento
For ten years, Stories on Stage Sacramento has brought you the best in literature, read by actors, and this year we’re celebrating this big milestone by returning to our full, ten-event season.
We’re proud of our record, as an all-volunteer, donation-based organization, of bringing the best in literary fiction, read by actors, to a growing Sacramento audience. Our six 2017 events featured work by Steve Almond, Deborah Willis, Josh Barkan, Vanessa Hua, Joshua Mohr, the Los Rios Writers, and Josh Weil, as well as several of Sacramento’s notable emerging writers.
Our 2018 season featured the writers Anne Raeff, Mira T. Lee, Elizabeth Tallent, Bob Sylva, Kirstin Chen, Tommy Orange, Vanessa Hua, Melissa Yancy and Dana Johnson. The dates for our 2018 season are: February 23, April 27, June 29, August 24, and October 26. In addition, our annual showcase featuring the Los Rios Writers will take place on Friday, September 28.
in 2019, we’ll welcome Tom Barbash, Karen E Bender (a National Book Award finalist) Sharma Shields, Janet Fitch, and exciting new writers Sarah Stone, Devi Lasker, Fred D’Aguiar, and Christine O’Brien. And we’ll welcome back the Los Rios Writers. More will be announced: watch this space!