A Port Costa sneak peek at ELIXIR

Against a backdrop of an ornately carved wooden bar decorated with barren branches, Josephine, dressed in dark lace with a locket at her neck, receives a drop of mysterious liquid from Doctor Vitae, who wears a top hat and gently holds a vial.

On September 30, we accepted the invitation of artist Bethany Carlson Mann to present excerpts from Elixir of Life at the opening of Bethany’s art show, Fairytales for Feral Children, now on exhibit at the Burlington Hotel.

Serena Morelli photographed the event — enjoy! — and don’t forget… Elixir of Life starts October 20!


The Peripatetic Players present a Port Costa Flux Fest

Happening just a moment from this writing, the Peripatetic Players will conclude their 2016 tour of Shakespeare or Space Wars with a weekend-long mini-festival in Port Costa, Flux Fest ’16. We’re just pleased as punch that the Players are now officially fictionally Port Costa’s resident traveling troupe of thespians, and we’re looking forward to creating all kinds of lore and faux ephemera to document our years in that fantastic hamlet.

Here’s a collage from last fall’s performance of Romeo & Juliet in Port Costa, featuring Reece Santos’s fabulous painted proscenium in the alleyway of the Bull Valley Roadhouse:


We’re now quite official

Idiot String is now a fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts and Media, a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to  support independent, non-commercial arts and media projects that cultivate community, civic participation, cultural engagement, and free expression.

We couldn’t be prouder, especially since IAM’s “ultimate vision is to strengthen a culture of democracy by cultivating arts and media projects that engage neighbors in civic life.” Hear, hear!

And we’re in great company, as IAM also sponsors our friends at Outlook Theater Project, Now For Now and Circus Bella.

Fiscal sponsorship allows us to accept tax-deductible donations, and apply for a greater number of grants.