Shows

Show Summary

Slip off your shoes, lie down, relax, and float away to poetry and music of the masters woven into extraordinary, witty and immersive tales guided by Lady and Lord Dosis.

Recline and cuddle with some of the most treasured poets from times past and present such as Pablo Neruda, Joy Harjo, Walt Whitman, Michael McClure, Mary Oliver, e e cummings, and Gary Snyder to name but a few.

The Chapters

Lady & Lord Dosis beckon you to step aboard for our many journeys on the Dandy Duchess, our gigantic hot-air balloon bed! Each Poetry Nap is a stand alone, self-contained voyage; no need to experience the Chapters in any particular order to absolutely enjoy yourself.

Chapter One
The Nature of Love

The wandering, wondering winds blow us to an enchanted island where deep discoveries delight.

Chapter Two
The Wild Mysteries of Ancient Love

We venture to Ancient Greece for our mind-blowing dates with the divine.

Chapter Three
The Secret of Forgotten Stars

We merrily board the Dandy Duchess again, this time to soar up, up and away into outer space!

Chapter Four
Voices of the Earth

Voyage back in time to heed the wisdom of ancestors, animals, plants, and a younger Earth.

Upcoming Shows

DATE TIME SHOW LOCATION BRING BLANKET & PILLOW? BRING CAMPING OR YOGA MAT? COST TICKETS FACEBOOK EVENT
WED
DEC 12
2018
8:00pm-9:30pm Poetry Nap ★ Chapter Four, Voices of the Earth Rudramandir Main Sanctuary
830 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley, California
Yes No $20 BUY ONLINE
or at the Door
Facebook Event
FRI
DEC 14
2018
8:00pm-9:30pm Poetry Nap ★ Chapter Three, The Secret of Forgotten Stars Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St
San Francisco, California
Yes Yes $20 BUY ONLINE
or at the Door
Facebook Event
Lady & Lord Dosis · Photo by Alexander Warnow

Reviews

“But the Poetry Nap… is decidedly for everyone… A brilliant confection that is one part guided daydream, one part radio play, & all parts clever whimsy.”
-The East Bay Monthly

“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 Knight

“A magical storytelling journey of the senses, a luscious trip through a timeless tradition, I loved it! Such a special event in a gorgeous, meditative setting. Perfect alternative for a date night.
-Maya Lane

Stellar evening.. a rhapsody in poetry, a moonlight ride under a canopy of stars.”
-Suellen Primost

Trance-formative, transcendent, terrific time. Must be experienced to be appreciated!”
-Mary Lynn Morales

Dreamy hypnagogic word flow in the hot air balloon of nobility. My childhood, my love for life and my desire for deep rest all thank you.”
-Hank Obermayer

“This was AMAZING on Wednesday… Wow. We got to cosy up, lie down with cushions and blankets and nap, while two beautifully calm and luscious people in old fashioned regal costume and very comforting English accents told us magical stories about love woven from lines of the poet masters. Genius, and a total delight. I didn’t want to go home.
-Briony Greenhill

“Poetry Nap is an amazing journey into the realms of mystical lands. You might ask yourself what is the difference between magic and a nap riding on a helium balloon with the captains of poetry? This is your chance from a needed break from whatever you need a break from and soak your Soul in delight.”
-Asli Ors

Poetry Nap is genius! I didn’t realize how far I’d strayed from the melodious ecstasy of language. The setting—laying on blankets with fellow cosmic travelers in the gorgeous redwoods—let my nervous system relax and allowed me to tap into the poetry frequency, the great Cosmic Intelligence. Poetry nap recharged my LOVE battery and now I have more to give! Thank you Lady & Lord Dosis!”
-Maya Dorn

Beautiful and comfortable time. They create a gorgeous and romantic ethereal environment in which one is safe to be whisked away in imagination of play.”
-Jahan Khamsehzadeh

“I had a dreamy nap, in between the delightful, sweet journey of the senses that the Lord and Lady embarked us on with their original storytelling. A must see…”
-Mellie Logan

“Poetry Nap is fun, magical and delightful! The poems they curate are truly divine. They take you on a journey. The whole experience is both a nourishing and restful change in pace re: evenings out.”
-Maggie Truelove

About Poetry Nap

The seed for the idea of Poetry Nap was planted in Paris in February 2017. With 8 months of development, we debuted on September 13, 2017.

September 13, 2017 Poetry Nap debuts with Chapter One, The Nature of Love at the Rudramandir Main Sanctuary in Berkeley

November 15, 29, & December 13, 2017 We continue to offer Chapter One, The Nature of Love at the Rudramandir Main Sanctuary in Berkeley

February 14, March 11, & April 11, 2018 The debut of Chapter Two, The Wild Mysteries of Ancient Love at the Rudramandir Main Sanctuary in Berkeley

June 20, July 18, & August 15, 2018 The world premiere of Chapter Three, The Secret of Forgotten Stars at the Rudramandir Main Sanctuary in Berkeley

August 30, 2018 We perform Chapter One at Urban Playa in Barcelona, Spain for our international debut!

September 9, 2018 Our second performances in Barcelona, Spain which included both Chapters One and Three were hosted by the wonderful poetry and theater venue ESPAI POE(TIC).

October 4, 2018 Thanks to our hosts Ana, Maya, and Rati, we performed Chapter One in Tbilisi, Georgia on the rooftop of Fabrika Hostel.

October 17, 2018 The world premiere of Chapter Four, Voices of the Earth, took place at Rudramandir in Berkeley as a part of Litquake 2018.

October 26, 2018 The San Francisco premiere of Chapter One, The Nature of Love at the Noe Valley Ministry.

November 14, 2018 Chapter Four, Voices of the Earth, Rudramandir Main Sanctuary, Berkeley

About Lady & Lord Dosis

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

Lord Dosis

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

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.

Jójø 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.

Jójø 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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