METAMORPHOSIS: An Exhibition Of Performing Arts

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Pseudo Poseur Productions proudly presents METAMORPHOSIS: An Exhibition Of Performing Arts

Performing artists of several disciplines will come together under one roof to exhibit their diverse talents at a special event at the new Down Under Lounge With Sidedoor Stage, 3530 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE. This event is FREE and takes place at 7:30pm on Saturday, July 25th. Performance poetry, burlesque dancing, live painting, and plainswizardry are confirmed with other special acts to be announced. With no cover charge, please be kind and support our performers by donating to tip jars and purchasing books, original art pieces, and other merch available that night.

Showcased talent:


ERIK CAMPBELL's poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Iowa Review, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, New Letters, and other literary journals. He has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. He divides his time between anxiety and the search for unconditional positive regard. His first poetry collection, Arguments for Stillness (Curbstone 2007), was listed in the top ten most important poetry collections of 2007 by Booksense along with Zbigniew Herbert, Seamus Heaney, Allen Ginsberg, and Ted Kooser.

NATASHA KESSLER-RAINS is a poet and collagist. She studied psychology and creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha before earning her MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she received the Academy of American Poets Helen W. Kenefick Poetry Prize in 2011. Natasha curates the Strange Machine Reading Series in Omaha, providing the public with an opportunity to experience vital poetry in the flesh. Her work has appeared in such journals as RealPoetik, iO Poetry, and South Dakota Review. Natasha is the author of the collaborative chapbook SDVIG (alice blue books), co-written with Joshua Ware, as well as her first full length collection Dismantling the Rabbit Altar (Coconut Books).


PAUL HANSON CLARK is a poet living in Nebraska. He is involved with SP CE Commons.


CHAD M. CHRISTENSEN is writing lo-fi poetry. Sometimes on a typewriter. Sometimes on a cell phone. Mostly on the skull. Hanging pictures in the mind.

He's also the managing editor of the WSC Press and co-director of the Plain Writers Series. His latest stuff is titled Ground Bound: a novel in verse.


ANNEKA RAMIREZ is a Northeast Nebraska native and recent transplant to Omaha. She has been writing since childhood and performing original work sporadically over the last 10 years. Some performances have occurred at Wayne State College Slams - Wayne, NE; Benson First Fridays - Barley Street Tavern; Norfolk Arts Center First Fridays - Norfolk, NE; Pseudo Poseur Gypsy Freakshows; Naked Truth on Stereotypes - Western Washington University; International Women's Day - Bellingham, WA.

Though her practice is not steady, she hopes to always find space in life to craft and share. It is yet to be known if there is any way to purchase copies of her work.


WSC Slam performance:


DREAM OF VENUS (more info to come)


BRIAN FINN creates characters and critters, playfully odd, simple lines on paper or popping bold color off canvas or walls. A self-taught visual artist, Brian began drawing for the first time in adult life in 2009. After overwhelming encouragement and art supplies donations from friends, he had his first solo gallery exhibition one year later. He's since shown during arts walks, live musical performances, plays, spoken word readings, poetry slams, and private events at galleries, theatres, creative venues, coffee shops, and bars.

artist website:


SARA WINGETT (more info to come)



Pseudo Poseur Productions is a collective of poets, writers, musicians, artists, and performers collaborating to exhibit and promote the products of their creativity to a larger audience than by their power alone, both on the web and during events like METAMORPHOSIS. Beginning in 2002, Wayne, NE's Good Citizen Records threw local cultural gatherings with live music and performance poetry. These be-ins of sorts, dubbed 'Gypsy Freakshows,' were hosted in rented town halls and bar ballrooms in small towns like Wayne, Dixon, and Wisner. Starting again in 2010 after a several-year hiatus, the creative co-op known as Pseudo Poseur Productions revived these celebrations, and we've shared our talents in larger venues in larger cities - theatres, creative venues, and bars in Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux City, and Norfolk. Visit to find out more about gatherings like METAMORPHOSIS, read free issues of the zine Nebby, and find links to purchase books and art prints and originals.

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