Ric Royer currently resides in Baltimore where he is an organizer of the Transmodern performance Festival (www.transmodernage.com). Ric is also a performer with the Performance Thanatology ResearchSociety, whose theatre piece, "Hystery of Heat", played at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in New York, The D.C. Arts Center in Washington D.C, and the Maryland Institue for Contemporary Art in the Spring/Summer of 2006. He is a founding editor of Ferrum Wheel and his poems, performance pieces, essays and reviews have appeared in publications such as Lost and Found Times, Plantarchy, Xtant, Performance Research Journal, Peek Review and Pataphysica. Many of his words on works can be found on his website: http://www.ricroyer.com
Ward Tietz is best known for his installations of large, three-dimensional letters and words made from brick, wood, wax, ice and concrete. Since the late 1980s, he has exhibited and performed his work in public parks, museums, and art centers in the US and Europe. His commissions include Roosevelt Pond (a market) (a mine) (Providence, RI, 1988), the (you), a (man)(s), island (s) (Providence, RI, 1989), A Sound Education in collaboration with Scott Alburger (New American Radio, 1990), Five Kites (Allentown PA, 1991) and The Dream Leg of the "H" (Philadelphia, 1993). His performances include Underlined Reading, in collaboration with Guenther Ruch (Geneva,1993), Accompong, in collaboration with Mark McMorris (Geneva, 1996), DE L'EXPERIMENTATION SUR L'HOMME, in collaboration with Vincent Barras, (Geneva, 1997), and INOUI HM, in collaboration with Ambroise Barras (Geneva, 2001). Later this month, Ward's prints and sculptures will be featured in the show Raptured Browsers at Pyramid Atlantic, in Silver Spring, MD.
2438 18th Street in Adams Morgan
(south of Columbia Rd. on the west side of the street)
All readings are on third Sundays at 3 PM, Admission $5, FREE for DCAC members