About Poetry Nap

Welcome Friends of This World and That,

Join us, Lady and Lord Dosis, time voyagers of the dream world, as we guide you through a Poetry Nap.

Take your shoes off, lie down, relax, and doze off to poetry and music of the masters woven into an extraordinary tale we call The Nature of Love.

Enjoy the elegant, cozy environment of Rudramandir, with cushions, blankets, carved wood columns, and Persian rugs, as you recline and cuddle with some of our most treasured poets from times past, present, and future such as Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman, Michael McClure, Mary Oliver, e e cummings, Xanaraxianblythe, Gertrude Stein, and Gary Snyder to name but a few.

You do the resting. We do the rest.

Ethereally, surreally, and really yours,

Poetry Nap Lady and Lord Dosis
Rudramandir
Rudramandir

“I loved every minute of Poetry Nap! It was sultry. stimulating, and utterly somniferous! Truly gorgeously conceived and executed, an exquisite pleasure from beginning to end!” -Rachael K.

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Poetry Nap

The Nature of Love

4 Wednesdays
September 13

November 15 & 29
December 13
doors open at 7:30pm
we begin promptly at 8:00pm

Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way, Main Sanctuary, Berkeley
Parking: As a courtesy to the neighborhood
and our host please consult this Parking Map

Tickets are $20 online and at the door

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“I was lucky enough to see the first run of this show (is it a show, an event, a journey?…) It was so uniquely poetic. Don’t miss the chance to follow Lady and Lord Dosis in their dreamy journey. Highly recommended!” -Andrea B.

About Lady & Lord Dosis

Lady & Lord Dosis
Lady & Lord Dosis · Photo by Alexander Warnow

Lord Dosis enjoys long walks on the Sandman’s beaches. He doesn’t use the pronoun he describing himself as much as we, as we are a consort and compendium of multicellular, cosmic organisms dancing and whirling in concert to past, present, and future #1 pop hit tunes played backwards to get their true meaning. We adore Lady Dosis. And we indeed feel lucky to venture on the Dandy Duchess, our gigantic hot air balloon bed, with a glorious menagerie of passengers while visiting all sorts of magnificent poets in the nooks and crannies of every world here and there.

Robert Edward Earl Hickling (aka Røbér Wildéfleür) channels Lord Dosis and is the co-director and co-producer of Poetry Nap. His love for poetry was engendered by Karen Randall of Los Gatos High School many, many, many moons ago. That’s a lot of moons. More than Jupiter can boast. For example, to study the Transcendentalists was transcendent, transformative and transporting.

Robert has coached, directed, and performed in improvisational theater since the turn of the century beginning with BATS Improv and Leela, and considers the values and skills of improvisation an amazing foundation for all things creative.

Speaking of which, please enter into the Kabinet of Kuriosities, his artist portfolio, which includes the Knights of Revery, Shamanik Improv Klasses, la decadansé, and Earth for President.

A whole lotta gratitude goes out to his friends, family, teachers, all relations, and the grace of good luck. He’s not sure if talking in the third person is royal, strange, or impersonal, so as a shift… I look forward to meeting you. So excited to explore together on our creative, curious journey. Don’t forget, this is always going on.

Lady Dosis is a time voyager of the dream world. She has been in the dreams of your present and past life, and will continue to be in the dreams of your reincarnated self, if you believe in that sort of thing. She does. Lady Dosis is your déjà vu—every single time. She, along with Lord Dosis, knows the answer to the question. Yes, THE question. She is also passionately in love with Lord Dosis.

Jodie Marissa Kleeman (also known as Jójø Wildeflèür) channels Lady Dosis, and is the co-director and co-producer of Poetry Nap. Jójø has been participating in performance art since she was 8 years old. She started off on the big stage playing Bambi’s mother in the Disney smash hit Bambi.

She later went on to collaborate with her dear brother, Douglas Matthew Kleeman, in co-creating renditions of well-curated 1980s and 90s pop music videos. Most of those recordings have been lost, possibly sitting on the shelves at a Goodwill in Philadelphia, PA. Blessed are you who discover these.

Jodie always had a knack for the bright lights and big stage, but it wasn’t until she met Robert Edward Earl Hickling, that she was reminded of her spunk and passion for performance. In the year of 2017, the two of them have performed in two major hits: 1) It’s Raining Men—a theatrical drag performance from the hit 1980s song by The Weather Girls, and 2) of course, Poetry Nap, The Nature of Love. Both have received raving reviews and standing ovations.

Jójø doesn’t have lists of theater groups or schools to give her credit; she is a self-taught, self-identified hilarious woman. But of course, she gives major credit and thanks to her greatest provacateur, Robert.

Jodie can be shy at times and loud at times. She prefers to be around those who identify as weird, hilarious, queer, fabulous, grounded, and real. If you come to her home she might dress you up in costume. You will love her for it.

And don’t forget, this is still going on.

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