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A Street Car Named Desire Auditions{tag}meta name="geo.placename" content="47 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, USA" {/tag}{tag} meta name="geo.position" content="41.247841;-75.881422"{/tag}{tag} meta name="geo.region" content="US-PA"{/tag}{tag}meta name="ICBM" content="41.247841, -75.881422" {/tag}AUDITIONS FOR "A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE"!

Oblivion Productions will hold Auditions for Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire”, Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, at Downtown Arts, 47 North Franklin Ave, in Wilkes-Barre.

Passion and Death. Fantasy and Reality. “A Streetcar Named Desire” explores such themes through the lives of three individuals: Blanche, a fractured woman seeking sanctuary; Stanley, a force of nature who knows no bounds when it comes to protecting his life and property; and Stella, a woman torn between familial duty and her own personal wants and needs.

Directed by Justin John Costello, “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be an extremely daring, stylistic production of the play, focusing on the characters and themes, and will consist of a cast of Three (3) Women and Three (3) men portraying the following roles:

Blanche DuBois
Stella Kowalski
Eunice Hubbell
Stanley Kowalski
Harold Mitchell
Steve Hubbell

Those auditioning are asked to arrive at 5pm on Saturday, and 7pm on Sunday at Downtown Arts, 47 North Franklin Ave, in Wilkes-Barre. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play, improvisation, as well as movement exercises. Those auditioning on Saturday may be asked to return on Sunday for Call Backs, if applicable. Actors and actresses are asked to wear comfortable clothing.

Performances are set for July 26-28th.

Dan Woody Radio ShowThe Leather Journal publisher and editor Dave Rhodes will be the guest on Leather It Up at 5 PM EST on Wednesday, March 20 with hosts Bad Boy Dan Radwanski and Woodie Barnes. Discussion will center around the International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2013 contest and the development of www.TheLeatherJournal.com Rhodes has appeared on Leather It Up twice last summer.

Leather It Up is a Live talk show on one of the largest GLBT Internet radio stations, GSHRadio.com The show is about the Leather and Fetish lifestyle hosted by Dan Radwanski aka "bad boy" and boy Woodie Barnes.

Leather It Up is in its second year and growing but needs your support in listenership. Join Dan and Woodie on Wednesday's at 5 PM EST for 30 minutes of information about this lifestyle. Also join Leather It Up in the Facebook chat room as well as at the website GEHRadio.com

Readers may not know but I have a thing for hot goth girls, and chocolate ice cream. So when I read the following description of Centaur of the Crime on Author Michael Angel's Amazon Author Page by his editor, Cassandra Campbell I had to pick it up.  I've read Angel's books before and Cassandra not lie. Lovers of fantasy, mystery, dick tracy type detective books and of alternate universe fiction will find Angel's imagry and quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) wit entertaining as he entangles your imagination in this murder mystery's cast of other world misfits and the trials of solving a murder that spans two worlds. Fantastic read and I can't wait to dig into my next Angel book: The Detective & The Unicorn which I previewed at the end of my Kindle e-book.  I fought e-books for a long time, as I really love the feel of hard bound books, but the convienience of having a book right at my finger tips whenever, has brought me so much joy.  I can't wait to share my next read with you all.

Campbell's Book Soup says: "If Abby Scuito and Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (CBS's NCIS) were merged into one character -- you'd get Dayna Chrissie: a strong, independent crime scene investigator for the LAPD who has a thing for 'stompy gothic boots of doom' and Chunky Chocolate Coma ice cream."
"But when Dayna is transported to another world to help solve a murder of the king of the human realm, she is introduced to a collection of creatures and characters who will test her senses and her knowledge of how things work on Earth as well as Andeluvia. She will build a team of rejects: Galen who has been rejected by his father; Shaw who has been rejected by his rider; and Liam who has been rejected by his people -- and take them back to Los Angeles to research and investigate how the murder happened and reduce the suspect list."
"Michael Angel creates two worlds rich with sensory details. His word-play injects a little sense of humor and can cause the reader to smirk, smile and even chuckle out loud as well as shorten your breath, cause you to pause and reflect about your own relationships with others.
I hope that Angel will play in this world again, as I'd love to see more of Andeluvia and it's residents."
cover art Centaur of the Crime by Michael Angel

Cine Kink 10th AnniversaryRounding out multiple days of screenings and parties in its Tenth Anniversary appearance, organizers for CineKink NYC/2013 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival's closing celebrations held on Sunday, March 3.

"When we set off on our first year of CineKink, little did we think that one day we’d be celebrating a 'decade of decadence,'" noted Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director, as she presented the awards. "It's because of amazing, quality films that we've reached this important milestone and it's a pleasure to honor just a few of those tonight."

Audience Choice Awards were given to "Remedy" (Cheyenne Picardo) for Best Narrative Feature, with "Betty Page Reveals All" (Mark Mori) winning for Best Documentary Feature. The CineKink Choice awards were determined by audience ballot just following each eligible film's screening during the festival.

In the shorts competition, juried festival awards went to "Pinecone" (Michael Markham) for Best Comedy Short, "Krutch" (Matthew Clark) for Best Dramatic Short, "Impact" (Mollena Williams) for Best Experimental Short, and to "Zucht und Ordnung" (Jan Soldat) and "Ritual" (Jörg Fockele), which tied for Best Documentary Short. Honorable Best Mention awards were presented to "50 Seconds of 50 Shades" (Bo Blaze), "Amber" (Aven Frey, Gala Vanting and Frank Ly) and "Rift" (Keith Hodder).

Determining the shorts awards, CineKink jurors this year included Viviane Tang, ring-leader of the sex blog "Viviane's Sex Carnival," Mike White, editor and publisher of the independent film-focused "Cashiers du Cinemart," and Bill Woods, a film festival programmer and curator of the New Filmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives.

The fourth annual CineKink "Bring It!" award, determined by audience ballot during a presentation of excerpts showcasing current adult cinema, went to "Joy Club" (Petra Joy).

The CineKink Tribute, recognizing extraordinary depictions of kink and sex-positivity in mainstream film and television, was presented to "Sessions" (Ben Lewin/Fox Searchlight) for its "amiable and often humorous assertion that sexual pleasure is an essential human right." Honorable mentions for the CineKink Tribute went to the film "Hysteria" (Tanya Wexler/Sony Pictures Classics) and to the television show "Our America with Lisa Ling" (OWN), with a special "'Pokemon Polyamory' Farewell Tip of the Hat" presented to the outgoing series "30 Rock" for "introducing such terms as 'normaling' and 'sex idiot' in the American vernacular." Works eligible for consideration this year were those released or aired in the United States from January 1 until December 31, 2012.

Making its tenth anniversary run February 26-March 3, 2013, CineKink NYC featured a specially selected program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. Billing itself as "the kinky film festival," the event is dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television. With offerings drawn from both Hollywood and beyond, works presented at CineKink NYC ranged from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit - and everything in between. Sponsors of CineKink NYC/2013 included Crystal Delights, KinkyMedical.net, njoy and TakeDown Piracy, along with ainsley-t, DistribPix, Feminist Porn Awards, FetishMovies, Leather Archives and Museum, Les Jeux du Marquis, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Pleasure Salon, Reload and The Eulenspiegel Society.

Selections from CineKink NYC will be featured in a traveling version of the festival, slated to appear in various cities throughout the coming year.

For more information, visit http://cinekink.com


CineKink Choice awards, which go to feature-length works in competition during the festival, were determined by audience balloting at the close of each eligible work's screening.

The 2013 award winners are:

CineKink Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature:

"Remedy" (Cheyenne Picardo, 2013, USA, 120 minutes) A psychological drama based on writer/director Cheyenne Picardo’s personal experiences, REMEDY follows a woman into the dungeons of New York City and the world of professional domination and submission.

CineKink Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature:

"Bettie Page Reveals All" (Mark Mori, 2012, USA, 102 minutes) An intimate look at the rise, fall and rise again of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols.


CineKink Best awards, which go to short works in competition during the festival, were determined by jury deliberation and ranking. The 2013 award winners are:

CineKink Best Comedy Short: "Pinecone" (Michael Markham, 2012, USA, 18 minutes) At the end of a first date, a young man and woman are desperate to surprise the other.

CineKink Best Dramatic Short: "Krutch" (Matthew Clark, 2012, USA, 5 minutes) The perspective of one young woman lies bare any preconceptions of sexability.

CineKink Best Documentary Short: "Zucht und Ordnung" (Jan Soldat, 2012, Germany, 9 minutes) Two naked, elderly men talk about their relationship, their predilections and the good old days. -tie- "Ritual" (Jörg Fockele, 2011, USA, 5 minutes) One man journeys to cope with his HIV infection through a hooking ritual.

CineKink Best Experimental Short: "Impact" (Mollena Williams, 2012, USA, 7 minutes) The viewer becomes voyeur as this short explores the emotional impact of witnessing a series of consensual and kinky interactions.

CineKink Honorable Best Mentions:

"50 Seconds of 50 Shades" (Bo Blaze, 2012, USA, 2 minutes) An extremely abridged rendering of the literary classic.

"Amber" (Aven Frey, Gala Vanting and Frank Ly, 2012, Australia, 15 minutes) A film about the push-pull of erotic edgeplay and the curious brutality of love.

"Rift" (Keith Hodder, 2012, USA, 5 minutes) A family man has his devotion challenged by the unexpected arrival of his secret lover.

"BRING IT!" - Adult Industry Showcase Award The CineKink "Bring It!" award is determined by audience ballot during a presentation of excerpts showcasing adult cinema.

"Joy Club" (Petra Joy, 2012, United Kingdom, 16 minutes) A pool table sex scene? In a female take on the classic porn scenario, our heroines turn the tables on the cocky macho men and give as good as they get.

CINEKINK TRIBUTE - Festival Award for Extraordinary Depiction of Kink and Sex-Positivity in Mainstream Film/Television Works eligible for consideration this year were those released or aired in the United States from January 1 through December 31, 2012.

"Sessions" (Fox Searchlight; dir. Ben Lewin)

Honorable Mentions:

"Our America with Lisa Ling" (Oprah Winfrey Network)

"Hysteria" (Sony Pictures Classics; dir. Tanya Wexler)

Special "'Pokemon Polyamory' Farewell Tip of the Hat" "30 Rock" (Broadway Video; NBC)