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Monthly Play Reading Series
Jake Arky has stepped up to the plate and volunteered to take over casting duties for the reading series starting in October. Welcome and thank you Jake!

Next reading:
Saturday, August 7th, 5 PM - 7 PM (arrive at 4:30 PM)

In the Dream Castle, by Drew Katzman

Dream Castle explores the relationship between lifelong female friends from its early days in childhood through its confrontation with mortality. While the journey is personal and ultimately serious, it takes a prodding, humorous look at a number of the key cultural and social issues that have impacted, and continue to impact, the post WWII baby boom generation.

DREW KATZMAN has been writing in one form or another for more than thirty years. He wrote his first play as a theater major at Syracuse University. His musical LISTEN TO THE VOICES was produced by Theatre Arts Corp. in Santa Fe where he later was awarded a playwright-in-residence grant to develop a second musical, PANDORA’S CIRCUS. He has had several one-acts produced in Los Angeles, primarily at Theater West, including MAGIC PALACE, HOW DO YOU SAY YOU NEED, the critically acclaimed TIRED OF LOOKING FOR BARRYMORE and most recently THE PARADIGM and OVER THE RAINBOW. NOT THE WORLD I WOULD HAVE CHOSEN, was independently produced in NY. A full-length evening comprised of two related one-acts LITTLE PRISONS, BIG ESCAPES was also produced at Theater West. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild. Drew also has a long history as an actor, director and acting teacher.

Next Month's Reading

Saturday, September 4th, 5 PM - 7 PM (arrive at 4:30 PM)

A reading of the musical T.S. Eliot by William Roetzheim. We're looking for band members and musical theater singers who would like to participate.
Learn more about the reading series here
Sales of "The Giant Book of Poetry" continue to increase. The book has been hanging out on the bestseller list for poetry anthologies, and we're pretty regularly getting in orders for 50 to 200 copies at a shot.

The Music Director for Eliot out in NYC will be doing final arrangements for the songs, including orchestration for a five piece band. He'll be coming out to San Diego during late August to work with William wrapping things up, and there is a possibility that we'll do a reading of Eliot, with band, as our September reading. This would allow us to actually hear the new orchestration.

We have some production photos from the NYC run. The above photo is from N.I.C.E. I'll be putting them up on the AI Theater website at
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Poetry Corner
by William Roetzheim
Here's a poem I wrote about the Victorian house that is now the building where the Bed and Breakfast guests stay at Jamul Haven.

Guest House

This house will be your nest during your stay.
It’s the original Victorian
farmhouse that ruled these hills, a gray
old dame who broods by night, but in the day

she wears her stained glass windows like those jewels
that sparkle on arthritic joints, those cruel
reminders of past youth. Historians
tell us this was a stage coach stop, a school

for wayward boys, and then the olive king
lived here—the one who introduced the can
of olives to America. His plan
to grow Maurinos like in Tuscany

left a legacy of olive trees
throughout the county, trees that bloom each spring
and live one-thousand years, but nobody
gathers the fruit—now just messy debris.
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Reading Series:
7 August, 4:30 pm, "In The Dream Castle" by Drew Katzman
All readings at 13518 Jamul Drive, Jamul, CA 91935
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San Diego Book Awards, Regional Best 2011, Best Fiction - Drama
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About William Roetzheim
William Roetzheim is an award winning poet, playwright, and
writer. He began his career in the fine arts in 2001 after retiring from the technology industry. Since that time he has founded a highly aclaimed small press, written or edited several award winning books, directed and produced fifteen spoken word audio CDs, and with his wife Marianne, started an art focused Bed and Breakfast outside of San Diego.

Monthly play reading series
Our monthly play reading series (first Saturday of each month) continues at the lovely Jamul Haven Bed and Breakfast. Come out to enjoy the beautiful facility and gardens, mingle with other San Diego theater folks, enjoy Marianne's cooking, and discover next year's Broadway hit yourself. Best of all, it's free. All readings are at Jamul Haven, 13518 Jamul Drive, Jamul, CA. It's about a 20 minute drive from downtown San Diego.

Out of town guests can combine the reading with a weekend getaway at one of San Diego's best Bed and Breakfasts. Visit for photos or to book a reservation.
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