Word Up! (Poetry) (60 min.)
Word Up! consists of one theme, six poets from around the city, three rounds, and one winner. This event won’t be your typical slam. The audience will play a large role in the performance as three random audience members will be chosen to be judges. Only the best poets move onto the next round. As a special twist, the audience will be asked to provide inspiration for the final two poets; those poets will improvise their final poems for the judges to be crowned the winner. The winner of this slam will be automatically be invited to the next Word Up! showcase and win a cash prize.
Technical requirements (all shows)
- 4 chairs
- General blackbox lighting
- General black box sound (CD player + microphone)
- Backstage area (formal or pipe and drape + backstage tables)