August 16th: Brian Young Features

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On August 16th, we are visited by poet and playwright Brian Young.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., he gained a B. A. in Philosophy from the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.; he also, Minored in Drama: studied Acting with the Alliance Theatre Company’s Theatre School of Atlanta, Ga. – also with Jean Shelton’s Actors Lab in San Francisco, CA. ; he has engaged in varied, limited productions, from community theatre in Atlanta, Ga. - to progressive modern-experimental theatre in Los Los Angeles, CA.

He developed and engaged in special partial, limited performances of his own first play, On The Frontier: The President and Mrs. Lincoln, presented tonight (copyright 2004), along with full readings of the play: while, also, participating in extensive poetry readings in group sessions - all in the bay area, San Francisco & Berkeley, CA.

Spending the greater portion of his years and life in Los Angeles, CA., he was formerly an Asst. Calendar/Staff Editor with the LA. WEEKLY, (some years ago); he is a poet with limited publication in group anthologies. From his poetry - came his first play on President Kennedy. He now lives in Boston, MA.; and has just launched a new Blog: wwwyoungexpedition.blogspot.com