WRITING WITHOUT WALLS: subterranean gamut

(Charles Kruger)

On August 19, Writing Without Walls took their show to The Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley, consistent with their goal of “addressing the Bay Bridge mingling gap.” With co-conspirator Jeff Von Ward on a travel adventure, Gina Goldblatt and Rey-Phil Genaldo hosted the third installment of this series, themed “Subterranean.” With excellent organization and a firm curatorial hand, “Writing Without Walls” continues to realize its promise as a welcome addition to the Bay Area scene.

In “Nobody’s Dragging ME Under” Roberta D’Alois decribes a teenaged girl’s desperate efforts to fit in with the cool kids until something goes terribly wrong.

Jeff Gibson’s “Max” describes a young man’s disturbing confrontation with a friend’s descent into madness.

The shattering effects of war on a child who endures the bombing of Panama are explored in Teresa Walsh‘s “Jose and the Hemisphere.”

In Matthew Gordan’s humorous take on the vampire fad (“From Bathurst to Transylvania”), a hapless fan attends a showing of “Nosferatu” under extremely odd circumstances.

Lastly, Charles Kruger (yes, yours truly) shares some “Classroom Vignettes At The Juvenile Hall” that might be more true-to-life than we’d like to imagine.