minstrel: Estrella Performers' Stage

oceallachain at juno.com oceallachain at juno.com
Wed Dec 13 08:15:34 PST 2000

*** Unto all performers of the Known World! ***

There will be a performer's stage available in Merchant's Row this year
Estrella War. We are encouraging all performers (bards, jugglers,
tumblers, mummers, etc) to come and participate - even the mimes are
welcome, although their safety is not guaranteed...  Times will be made
for persons or groups to book the stage in advance for their
Please prepare for 20-25 minute sets with 5-10 minute breaks as time will
be booked in ½ hour increments.  Anytime the stage is not reserved, it
will be
available for impromptu performances - feel free to make use of it.
we can keep a steady flow of performances throughout the war (especially
Thursday afternoon through Sunday).

*** Midnight Minstrelsy Madness ***

Plans are being formed to make the stage a focal point (of sorts) during
the annual Midnight Madness shopping spree.  We are hoping to keep a
nonstop progression of performers during Thursday night to entertain the
massed shoppers.  If you ever wanted the opportunity to gather a large
audience for your performances, you will likely never have a better
This is also a wonderful opportunity for wandering street performers
even those dreaded mimes again) to ply their trade, as there will be
of Merchants' Row outside of the stage area to entertain.  Come out and
help make this a bazaar (of the bizarre?) like none other in the Known
Please, make plans to participate in this first annual Estrella Midnight
Minstrelsy Madness.

Additional information/details will be made available as plans are
formalized. Look for a Performing Arts page on the Estrella web site
within the next two weeks.


Lord Daithi O Ceallachain
Deputy Autocrat for Performing Arts / Scheduling
OCeallachain at juno.com

Lord Tonis (Teunis) van Driele
(just an advisor, autocrats have too much work to do)
sghoogerwerf at uswest.net

Please email one of the above privately with "Estrella Stage" in the 
subject if you are interested in reserving stage time, along with 
preferred dates and times of performances if possible. Please 
forward this to other lists you think may be interested.

Thank you,
Daithi O Ceallachain
sometime minstrel, poet, juggler, and random storyteller
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