Tiresias projekt

C. Bain and collaborators. Creature-creators at the edge of the world

Upcoming& Past EVENTs

I am more focused on generating new writing than on performance/events! For those updates, get on my mailing list or consider supporting me on Patreon.


MONDAY EVENINGS Sept-Nov 4th I am facilitating a writer’s circle at Ugly Duckling Presse, please contact me for info and to RSVP!


Oct 19 the 7th annual New Masculinities Festival is back at the LGBT Center! I assistant directed Ryan Foster Casey’s piece in the 4pm set, but i’ll be there all day, working on that discourse <3 Tickets here!


Sept 25 reading at Eve Brandstein’s Poetry in Motion


August 14-15 in A.R.M. ‘s Blood Fountain, a piece of performance art on the High Line spur.

August 2 Bedfellow’s Literary Magazine launch party in Philadelphia, at Kismet Spring Arts!

JULY 2019

July 5-20th, 8pm Wed-Sun I am thrilled to be acting in the world premier of Roger Q. Mason’s The White Dress (Adin Walker, dir.) at Access Theater. Info here! Tickets here!

July 3, 7:30pm at Dixon Place I am performing in E. Wray’s piece [before there was light] in the HOT festival at Dixon Place! Split bill with Susannah Simpson! Tix and info here.

APRIL 2019

April 4-21 acting in April Ranger’s wise, delicious new play Bathsheba’s Psalms at the Tank. Thursday through Sunday 7pm, the first 3 weekends in April. Tickets here.

MARCH 2019

March 23, 7:30 at BAX i am THRILLED to be working on E. Wray’s performance art piece in the Upstart festival, a really special collection of emerging artists. Tickets here

March 22, 7:30pm at Lucid Body House, a collaborative event/ concert/ transformation ritual with Nirmal Chandraratna and Freddy Freeman! Tickets here


Feb 22 featured poetry set at Life:Vest:Poetry at Richmond Hood Company in Staten Island

Feb 17 performing in a burlesque showcase at Drom


Oct 20 at the LGBT Center, in the New Masculinities Festival, new performance art collaboration with E. Wray!

Oct 18 7pm reading poems with other geniuses, celebrating 50 years of Beyond Baroque at HOWL Arts Space


September 12, 7pm reading poems with Eloise Klein Healy and Amber Flora Thomas at the LGBT Center's BGSQD

MAY 2018

May 2-5, 7pm acting in an exciting program of new short plays commissioned by New York Shakespeare Exchange, tickets and info here. I AM LEAVING FOR A WRITING RESIDENCY AND THIS WILL BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE ME UNTIL AUGUST!

APRIL 2018

April 20, 3pm honored to be acting in a staged reading of April Ranger's play, Bathsheba's Psalms as part of Fault Line Theatre's Irons in the Fire reading series. This event is on the upper west side in Manhattan, RSVP for details.

April 6, reading & April 7, workshop at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA!!!

MARCH 2018

March 30, 8pm, Brooklyn, Fundamental Theatre Project benefit for the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund at Atelier Roquette.

March 29, 9:15-midnight, a Maundy Thursday tradition, reading Dante's Inferno alongside many beautiful poets at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

March 24, 10am-3pm, Princeton, NJ, Whose Body? Celebration & Reclamation event hosted by Dodge Poetry Festival, reading with Mahogany L. Browne, Rachel Wiley, Nicole Homer and other heroes.

March 21, 7pm Howl Arts celebration of Beyond Baroque!

March 15, 7pm, Manchester NH! Back at Slam Free Or Die!

March 14, 5:30 workshop, 8pm show, Cambridge MA! Back at Boston Poetry Slam!

March 12, 9pm, Worcester MA! Back at the Dirty Gerund

March 4, 6pm, free staged reading of a haunting, heartbroken, t4t dream-play at the Bushwick Starr


January 16, 7:30pm, Here, Serpent, a new work in collaboration with Brian McQueen, presented by Dixon Place. Tickets here!


October 14th, performing as part of the New Masculinities Festival. Details emerging.


August 28, 8pm reading poetry as part of an interdisciplinary improvvey performance arty series called SLOOP JUMBLY at Vital Joint, 109 Meserole St in Brooklyn

August 17, 8pm reading poetry at the release party for the new GWFM anthology The Other Side of Violet, at the Parkside Lounge

JULY 2017

July 29, 4pm reading in the New York Poetry Festival on Governor's Island, proudly repping Great Weahter for Media on the White Horse Stage.

July 26, 7:30pm at Dixon Place I am acting in Autoportrait at part of the HOT! Festival. Tickets/info here

JUNE 2017

June 29 7pm, The Kraine, my play/screenplay/queer Civil War imaginarium Uncivil Heart is being read in the Queerly Festival presented by Horse Trade Theater Group! Tickets Here!

June 28 7pm, appearing in a staged reading of Lysistrata at Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Brooklyn

June 1 & 2 8:30pm Los Angeles reprising Alexandro Segade's Future St. at the Broad Museum, tickets and info here

MAY 2017

May 18-21 Rondeau: A Beauty Masked a new piece of theatre that i script supervised/wrote and act in, in partnership with Sacred Circle Theatre Company at TheaterLab- tickets here

April 2017

4/28-30 Performing as part of Alexandro Segade's play, Future St. at Bard College's surveillance themed performance festival.

4/16 8pm, EMPTY TOMB/FERTILE WOMB at Porterspace in Bushwck, Brooklyn. Sacred Circle Theatre's Easter fundraiser/resurrectionfest, an open rehearsal for our next project plus a little cabaret by the cast of talented drama queers. Tickets are $10 HERE

4/13 9pm-Midnight reading cantos from Dante's Inferno as part of the annual Maundy Thursday observance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

March 2017

3/16 - Reading poetry at the 2nd installment of the Ranger Zone, a poetry/comedy event at Branded Saloon in Brooklyn. April and Aimee Rose Ranger are brills, other performers almost certainly also brills.

January/ February 2017

2/17-2/20 I am gratefully co-facilitating/hosting/holding space for queers at Easton Mountain's Winter Spirit Camp.

1/30-2/11 Thrilled to be in Flux Theatre Ensemble's production of Marian, the true tale of Robin Hood, Tickets are pay what you want available here!

1/6 at 7pm & 1/8 at 3pm and 7pm performing in Honest Accomplice Theatre's ReconFIGUREd, which i also helped devise. (It is double cast, I am only in the shows on the 6th & 8th) The Tank, 141 W 46th St 8th fl, NY NY 10036. Tickets here!


10/20-10/23 I will be reading and speaking at various events as part of the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark NJ.

10/14-10/16 pumped to be reunited with Threadbare Theatre Workshop bringing life to T. S. Eliot's the Wasteland at Smiling Hogshead Ranch in Long Island City


9/10 Very excited to be reading with Red Hen Press at the LGBT Center's BGSQD, 208 W 13th St NYC


7/10 THRILLED that my first screenplay, Uncivil Heart, is getting a staged reading as part of the Tank Theater's Pridefest! Support this project here!

June 2016

6/26 at laaaaaaaaast reading at Poetry & Pie in Rochester, NY

6/16-6/18 and 6/23-25  performing in Oscar Wilde's Salome with Sacred Circle Theatre Company at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W 14th Street, Manhattan. 

May 2016

5/6 Friday 8pm FREE at Molasses Books in Brooklyn, making magic & reading poems with Sacred Circle Theatre Company

April 2016:

4/20 Publishing Triangle AWARD FINALIST READING!!! At the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St 

March 2016:

3/18 Advanced poetry slam in exotic Staten Island

3/17 PSYCHED for this reading at Berl's Brooklyn alongside sam sax! Angel Nafis! Charif Shanahan! 

3/15 hosting Union Square Slam feat. Sam Rush

3/10 there is Magnet Theater poetry/improv fusion magic afoot, again! The Forger's guild

3/3 there is Magnet Theater poetry/improv fusion magic afoot, again! The Forger's guild

3/1 hosting Union Square Slam feat. Geoff Kagan-Trenchard

February 2016:

2/24 reading at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn with Natalie Diaz! Tiphanie Yanique! Jay Deshpande

hosted by Angel Nafis this is going to be goooooood!

2/1 FINALLY back in NYC and hosting Union Square Slam featuring Paul Tran YES YES YES SLAY!

January 2016:

1/25 Hard Lessons with Bucky Sinister at the Rite Spot Cafe, San Francisco

1/24 Writing workshop in San Jose, contact me for details

1/23, Mike McGee's 40th Birthday show! The Burning Tale, Studio Bongiorno, San Jose

1/22, Oakland Octopus

1/20, Berkeley Slam, CA

1/17, Portland Poetry Slam (OR)

1/13, Rain City Slam, Seattle WA

1/11, Vancouver Poetry Slam

1/9, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR

December 2015:

12/7, 7pm, hosting the relocated Union Square Slam -- now no longer in Union Square! but rather at the LGBT Center, Bureau of General Services Queer Division, 208 W 13th St room 208, New York NI 10011.

November 2015:

11/4, 7pm, FREE, reading alongside Meagan Brothers and Jherelle Benn at Queer Art Organics. Curated by Aimee Herman at Dixon Place

Octoberrrrrrr 2015

Sunday 10/4, Seven Hills Poetry Slam at the Sahara restaurant in Worcester, MA

Monday 10/5, The Dirty Gerund at Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester, MA

Wednesday, 10/14 Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA

Thursday, 10/15 Slam Free or Die at Milly's Tavern in Manchester, NH

10/22-10/24, i am ACTING!!! in the Threadbare Theatre Workshop's Or, The Whale, in Brooklyn