The days are winding down until SLAM! debuts at the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Festival!
For months, I’ve been working hard to gather local spoken word performers and Fringe veterans together into a cast of competitors for a bonafide poetry slam tournament. I’ve taken on many roles in this production including producer, promoter, and of course, performer, and I’m excited to see what will come of this art/social experiment.
We’re taking our familiar slam format into the Fringe playground to show off to the neighbourhood theatre kids. Let’s see if we pick up a few new audience members and poets for next season! And in the meantime, let’s celebrate our words in front of a new crowd…with a few special guests along the way! (Stay tuned to Winnipeg Poetry Slam social media to find out!)
I want to thank some of my fellow cast mates who have risen above and beyond to offer their time and energy towards helping me along. Rob Malo’s confidence and performance experience, Kimmy Zeglinski’s personal support and knowledge of all things Fringe, and Larysa Musick’s design skills have all helped to make this thing a reality (that’s her image design above)!
Visit our SLAM! landing page for a rundown of the show, and follow the scores and standings as we move towards the last show of the run – the SLAM! Championship Final!
I’ll be on stage at the Roblin Centre in the Exchange Campus of Red River College on these dates:
Saturday, July 22 – 3:30pm
Tuesday, July 25 – 1:45pm
Friday, July 28 – 12 noon
Also, I’ll be joining Larysa Musick, Mike Johnston and former WPS feature Beatox (Adam Fainman) at the CUBE for an outdoor performance on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm!
Then, I’ll be just about ready for a nap, eh?