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Brooklyn, NY  

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Humana Ante Oculos "commanders of a half million fragments, entrance" (Sparticus Bookstore)

Humana Ante Oculos "commanders of a half million fragments, entrance" (Sparticus Bookstore)

Vancouver, Canada 

Margot Butler, Rodrigo Toscano, Mariner Janes (KSW Collective Archives)


Truax Inimical (Sparticus Bookstore)

Truax Inimical (Sparticus Bookstore)

Vancouver, Canada 

Donato Mancini, Andrea Actis, Rodrigo Toscano, Nikki Reimer (photo by KWS Collective Archives)


Eco-Strato-Static (Bowery Poetry Club)

Eco-Strato-Static (Bowery Poetry Club)

Bowery, NYC 

Brenden Lorber & Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Jen Scappetone)


Page 1 of Spine

Page 1 of Spine

Greenpoint 

by RT


Staging Spine

Staging Spine

Greenpoint 

by RT


Humana Ante Oculos (draft)

Humana Ante Oculos (draft)

Williamsburg 

by RT


Entity 1

Entity 1

Williamsburg 

by RT


Conception

Conception

Greenpoint 

by RT


Balm to Bilk (ACA Gallery)

Balm to Bilk (ACA Gallery)

NYC 

Rodrigo Toscano & Laura Elrick (photo by Amy King)


Part 2 of Truax Inimical (New Years, 2006)

Part 2 of Truax Inimical (New Years, 2006)

St. Mark's Church, NY  

Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Erica Kaufman)


Orphic Tents

Orphic Tents

Greenpoint 

by RT


Balm to Bilk (Post-Moot Festival)

Balm to Bilk (Post-Moot Festival)

University of Miami, Ohio 

Linda Russo & Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Lorraine Graham)


Truax Inimical (New Langton Arts)

Truax Inimical (New Langton Arts)

San Francisco 

Dan Fisher, Laura Elrick, Rodrigo Toscano, & Stephanie Young (photo by Michael Nicoloff)


Eco-Strato-Static (New Langton Arts)

Eco-Strato-Static (New Langton Arts)

San Francisco 

Laura Elrick & Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Stephanie Young)


Eco-Strato-Static (Post-Moot Festival)

Eco-Strato-Static (Post-Moot Festival)

University of Miami, Ohio  

Rodrigo Toscano and Tom Orange (photo by Lorraine Graham)


Muse of Youth Returned (!)

Muse of Youth Returned (!)

Greenpoint 

by RT


"Creativity Sucks"

"Creativity Sucks"

Greenpoint  

by RT


Kicking in with Myung Mi King Group Reading (Dixon Place)

Kicking in with Myung Mi King Group Reading (Dixon Place)

New York 

Kim Rosenfield, Laura Elrick, Chris Alexander, Myung Mi Kim, Kristen Gallagher, Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Erica Kaufman)


Eco-Strato-Static (New Langton Arts)

Eco-Strato-Static (New Langton Arts)

San Francisco 

Brent Cunningham & Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Michael Nicoloff)


Spine (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

Spine (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

San Francisco 

Dan Fisher & David Brazil (photo by Cynthia Sailers)

"The Collapsible Poetics Theater (CPT) is a particular form and practice of Poetics Theater (PT). Poetics Theater is one of the Poetic Arts (other PA’s would include visual poetry, sound poetry, textual-experimental poetry, conceptual poetry, lyrical & song poetry, movie-telling, etc)." -- Rodrigo Toscano


Spine (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

Spine (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

San Francisco 

Jocelyn Saidenberg & David Brazil (photo by Cynthia Sailers)

"The text’s polysemic qualities, its distant-associative valences, its trope recombinatory potential, its very motility, is what aerates into the performance space, is what comes into 'contact' with those in the 'contact zone'." -- Rodrigo Toscano


Spine (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

Spine (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

San Francisco 

Jocelyn Saidenberg & Dan Fisher (photo by Cynthia Sailers)


Pig Angels of the Americlypse (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

San Francisco 

David Brazil & Dan Fisher (photo by Cynthia Sailers)

"Reading from the page in hand is the moment one of the PT. The (physical, mental) act of grappling with the page is not to be thought of as a 'pre-performative' or 'as-yet-unpolished' moment. It is infolded into the art. Perusing the page, fondling it, playing with it, drawing it close, batting it away, all this is the core body-language of PT. All psychic tension, release, lunging and repelling comes from this moment." -- Rodrigo Toscano


Pig Angels of the Americlypse (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

San Francisco  

Jocelyn Saidenberg, David Brazil, Dan Fisher, Stephanie Young (photo by Cynthia Sailers)

"The tempo of any given PT piece, in fact, is to be found through this activity [of aerating the page], and most certainly not through the 'the study' of 'a character' in 'a situation'." -- Rodrigo Toscano


Pig Angels of the Americlyse (The Evergreen University)

Pig Angels of the Americlyse (The Evergreen University)

Olympia, WA 

Jason Conger, Rodrigo Toscano, Riva Roller, Clare Alexa Sammons (photo by Laura Elrick)

"And given that each entity is as equally endowed with tempo-power as the next, and given that each is completely independent of the other (herein lies the anarcho-communistic politics of the contact-group) the whole notion of 'major' and 'minor' characters is anathema to the CPT." -- Rodrigo Toscano

Jason Conger, Rodrigo Toscano, Riva Roller, Clare Alexa Sammons (photo by Laura Elrick)


First Box "the ape of us...how far we've come" (The Evergreen University)

First Box "the ape of us...how far we've come" (The Evergreen University)

Olympia, WA  

Lil Luce, Holly Melgard (photo by Laura Elrick)

"To wit, the threat of each entity completely re-routing or even scuttling a given reading—through intentionally messed up intonations of a given text—remains constant." -- Rodrigo Toscano


CPT Studio Work (Steinhardt Recording Studio)

CPT Studio Work (Steinhardt Recording Studio)

New York 

Rodrigo Toscano & Laura Elrick (photo by Jason Conger)


CPT Studio Work

CPT Studio Work

New York 

Jason Conger (photo by Laura Elrick)


CPT Sound Engineer

CPT Sound Engineer

New York 

Balan Villanueva (photo by Jason Conger)


Spine "you've already smothered your new god's spirit -- stand down!" (Yockadot Festival)

Spine "you've already smothered your new god's spirit -- stand down!" (Yockadot Festival)

Alexandria, VA 

Rodrigo Toscano, Tom Orange, Jeremy Gardner (photo by Kaplan Harris)


Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, VA 

Rodrigo Toscano, Jeremy Gardner, Tom Orange (photo by Kaplan Harris)

"CPT intends to stand to the hard left of social life, so that the scaffolding of the language that constitutes our social lives can have 'play', so that PULSE (as that’s what we call ideological mitochondrial activity) can have its say near-criminal selfish 'say' (hooray)." -- Rodrigo Toscano


Pig Angels of the Americlypse "and these puercos sin destino --  que?"

Pig Angels of the Americlypse "and these puercos sin destino -- que?"

Alexandria, VA 

Kelly Brown, Jeremy Gardner, Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Kaplan Harris)

“The main 'scenario' at hand (again, literally) for each entity (and the contact-group by extension), is the choice, bodily choice to engage Force, Oppression, Hegemony, and the Live Bait of Liberation.” -- Rodrigo Toscano


Spine "does anyone here have a developed sense of bookspeak?" (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Spine "does anyone here have a developed sense of bookspeak?" (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Mel Nichols)

"Through poetic arcing of pulse moments, each entity hails the others, each is aware of each other’s presence, though direct (vain!) imbroglios are avoided so that the contact-zone remains as free of egotisms as
possible." -- Rodrigo Toscano


Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Tom Orange, Rodrigo Toscano, Jeremy Gardner (photo by Mel Nichols)


Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Mel Nichols)


Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Mel Nichols)


Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia 

Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Mel Nichols)


Spine (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

Spine (Poets Theater Jamboree 2007)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Tom Orange & Jeremy Gardner (photo by Mel Nichols)


Humana Ante Oculos (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Humana Ante Oculos (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Gregory Stuart (photo by Mel Nichols)


Humana Ante Oculos "mars of / mournful / final / rocky / resting places" (Yockadot Festival)

Humana Ante Oculos "mars of / mournful / final / rocky / resting places" (Yockadot Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Gregory Stuart (photo by Mel Nichols)


Humana Ante Oculos (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Humana Ante Oculos (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Gregory Stuart & Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Mel Nichols)


First Box "box! play! box! play! play! box! box! play!" (Yockadot Festival)

First Box "box! play! box! play! play! box! box! play!" (Yockadot Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Rod Smith & Tom Orange (photo by Mel Nichols)


First Box (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

First Box (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Rod Smith (photo by Mel Nichols)


Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Spine (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Tom Orange (photo by Mel Nichols)


Pig Angels of the Americlypse (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Jeremy Gardner & Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Mel Nichols)


Humana Ante Oculos "neptune of / emerald-distant / lonely / costly / enlightment" (Yockadot)

Humana Ante Oculos "neptune of / emerald-distant / lonely / costly / enlightment" (Yockadot)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Gregory Stuart (photo by Mel Nichols)


Humana Ante Oculos (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Humana Ante Oculos (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Gregory Stuart, Jason Conger, Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Mel Nichols)


Humana Ante Oculos "new information" (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Humana Ante Oculos "new information" (Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Gregory Stuart (photo by Mel Nichols)


Humana Ante Oculos "jupiter of / citizen-big / orbitry of / micro / clandestine / basura" (Yockadot)

Humana Ante Oculos "jupiter of / citizen-big / orbitry of / micro / clandestine / basura" (Yockadot)

Alexandria, Virginia  

Gregory Stuart, Rodrigo Toscano, Jason Conger (photo by Mel Nichols)


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