“But the Poetry Nap… is decidedly for everyone… A brilliant confection that is one part guided daydream, one part radio play, & all parts clever whimsy.”
–The East Bay Monthly
Slip your shoes off, lie down, relax, and doze off to poetry and music of the masters woven into an extraordinary tale we call Voices of the Earth.
Join us, Lady and Lord Dosis, time voyagers of the dream world, as we guide you through the fantastical cosmos.
Enjoy the elegant, cozy environment of Rudramandir, with cushions, blankets, carved wood columns, and Persian rugs as you recline and cuddle with some of our most treasured poets from times past and present.
You do the resting. We do the rest.
Ethereally, surreally, and really yours,
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all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes
Women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain
-e e cummings
“This was AMAZING on Wednesday… Wow. We got to cosy up, lie down with cushions and blankets and nap, while two beautifully calm and luscious people in old fashioned regal costume and very comforting English accents told us magical stories about love woven from lines of the poet masters. Genius, and a total delight. I didn’t want to go home.” – Briony Greenhill
“Dreamy hypnagogic word flow in the hot air balloon of nobility. My childhood, my love for life and my desire for deep rest all thank you.” -Hank Obermayer
“Beautiful and comfortable time. They create a gorgeous and romantic ethereal environment in which one is safe to be whisked away in imagination of play.” -Jahan Khamsehzadeh
“Poetry nap is an amazing journey into the realms of mystical lands. You might ask yourself what is the difference between magic and a nap riding on a helium balloon with the captains of poetry? This is your chance from a needed break from whatever you need a break from and soak your Soul in delight.” -Asli Ors
“I loved every minute of poetry nap! It was sultry. stimulating, and utterly somniferous! Truly gorgeously conceived and executed, an exquisite pleasure from beginning to end!” -Rachael Knight
“What a fun excuse to get to sleep with new people and creatures.” – Sappho
“I recommend generous doses of Lady & Lord Dosis.” – Walt Whitman
WHERE WHEN & WHO
Voices of the Earth
SOMETIME SOON (HOPEFULLY)!
doors open at 7:30pm
At the exquisite venue of
830 Bancroft Way
*As a courtesy to the neighborhood and our host, please see special parking map below.
Lord Dosis via Robert Wyald
Lady Dosis via Jodie Marissa Kleeman
Costumes by Katherine Anna Lister
Sound Crafted by Robert Wyald & Jacob Nasim
Produced by WYALD
STAY IN TOUCH
Adults are open to bringing their inner child; your real child, however, may learn all too quickly about imaginative naughty scenarios.
We will offer calming, dreamy tea by NUMI TEA. Thanks to Ahmed and NUMI!
When driving, please see the parking map above. The closest BART stop is North Berkeley.
Please bring your own cushions and blankets and consider the ones at Rudramandir as backups if you forget. We don’t have enough for everyone. Please wear comfortable clothing which you can lie down in. Pajamas and bathrobes are also welcome. You will need to remove your shoes to enter the Main Sanctuary and to board the Dandy Duchess, our magnificent, magnanimous hot air balloon bed.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. We will try to get back to you as soon as we can.
We would love to be able to, but all performance ticket sales are non-refundable. Thank you for your kind understanding.