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This article was written on 03 Aug 2012, and is filed under Performance Club Events.

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The Theaters Are Dark

Hi everyone.

It’s August.

Organizing anything in August other than escaping to a remote beach just doesn’t seem like a good idea. As in my body is rejecting it on a cellular level.

And anyway, theaters are mostly dark this month. Or showing things that I am not so excited about seeing.

So…we will be dark as well, in terms of a live event. We will instead embrace our book club tendencies. I will be reading Susan Rethorst’s new book:

The great thing is that the minutiae of where you are is not only plenty, as in consolation. It is where the action is.



  1. aynsley
    August 3, 2012

    sweet.  I’ve had it on order for a few weeks so hopefully it will arrive soon. Long live book club!

  2. claudia
    August 3, 2012

    hurrah! the ordering service for that book is ridiculous, no? but worth it…

  3. aynsley
    August 3, 2012

    Yes.  It should be more readily available.  Especially because I imagine it could be good for students… which goes back to teaching… which goes back to how awesome your summer classes sounded.

  4. Siobhan Burke
    August 3, 2012

    yay, this book is so good. i might just have to read it again. but i agree about the availability. i’ve recommended it to so many people, but i’m not sure if any of them have actually made it through the ordering process…

  5. claudia
    August 3, 2012

    oh that’s so nice of you to say, Aynsley! I had such good students … makes it easy.

    I find Rethorst to be fabulously re-readable, Siobhan. If you can get your hands on the book. 

  6. Christine
    August 14, 2012

    I love the idea of The Performance Club | Book Club. I’m currently reading Carr’s David Wojnarowicz biography. It is amazingly delicious. 

  7. claudia
    August 14, 2012

    Glad to hear it, and not surprised – she is a delicious writer! I am looking forward to reading that in the fall. Hmmm. maybe we should do more of an official book club ….

  8. Susan
    August 19, 2012

    just saw this – I WISH it were more easily available. Contact Quarterly is going to have it soon, that should help…and TX for liking it.!!


  9. Siobhan
    September 6, 2012

    If anyone’s interested in reviews of Susan’s book, here’s a great one from ThinkingDance:

    and mine for Dance Magazine:

  10. claudia
    September 11, 2012

    Oh my gosh, S – you even snuck in a nod to Reading Rainbow! Yay…..

    • Siobhan
      September 11, 2012


  11. Susan
    September 11, 2012

    Comment Contact Quarterly DOES now have the book –

    click on books


  12. Siobhan
    September 11, 2012

    I just couldn’t help myself, c… (is what I meant to say in the “Comment” up above).

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