This Month – Series 2, Volume 9: Wyoming
With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word on the topic: Wyoming. Featuring (Contributor – Topic): Bill Ayers (UIC Professor of Education) University of Wyoming; Diana Slickman (Writer, Performer) Lost State of Absaroka; Kelly Tsai (HBO Def Poet) Rock Springs Massacre; Amy Everhart (2009 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion) Nellie Taylor Ross; Bryan Bowden (Instructor Second City Training Center/Blewt! Productions) Wyomen's Suffrage; Ben Clark (Writer) Little People & the Pedro Mountain Mummy; Adam Hart (Publisher/Editor Apparatus Magazine) Johnson County War; Barrie Cole (Writer, Performer) 307 Area Code; Dave Snyder (Rooftop Gardner) Buffalo Bill; Hera Shakir (Tribe Called West) Devils Tower; Sheila Gagne (Second City Student) Jellystone National Park; Nina Coomes (Old 16-Year Old) Uranium Mining.
With hosts Robbie Q Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) and Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles) and cast regulars: Kurt Heintz (E-Poets.net) Fact Checker; Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet); Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet); Evan Chung (Musician) - House Band Leader "The Encartagans"; and Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) –as Jilted Emily Rose.
About The Encyclopedia Show
Winner of a 2009 Orgie Theatre Award, The Encyclopedia Show is brought to you from the quirky minds of poets and producers Robbie Q Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney. The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. Each month a new topic is picked at random from the encyclopedia and assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets and performers. Past contributors have included Bill Ayers, Marc Smith, Paul Sereno, Anis Mojgani, Idris Goodwin, Lisa Buscani, Cameron McGill, Kevin Coval, Derrick Brown, and Marty McConnell. For audio from previous shows and additional information, please visit www.encyclopediashow.com
The Encyclopedia Show draws its novice and notable talent from Chicago Area and National Artists in the Slam, Academic and Youth artists' communities.
About Chicago Slam Works
Chicago Slam Works brings together audiences, poets and arts organizations to promote the quality of oral tradition through well-crafted poetry. www.chicagoslamworks.com.
Recorded Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at Vittum Theater.