1012 N Noble St.
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The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. This Month – The Village of Schaumburg.
Featuring (Contributor – Theme): Keith Ecker (Essay Fiesta)The Kickapoo Tribe; Lamon Manuel (Tomorrow Kings) Schompton; Stephanie Shaw (Boy Girl Boy Girl) Sarah’s Grove; Fred Sasaki (Poetry Foundation) The Schaumburg Flyers; Arnie (CAPE) The Nielsen Company; Stevie Edwards (Editor Muzzle Magazine) Sister City Schaumburg, Deutschland; Hashbrown (One-Man Hip Hop Band) Bob Atcher; Erin Livingston (Encyclopedia Show Indianapolis) Medieval Times; Claudia Sherman (Visual Artist) IKEA. Featuring an interview with Schaumburg’s Mayor Al Larson and a poem by Zachary Schomburg (Octopus Magazine).
With hosts Robbie Q Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) and Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles); cast regulars: Fact Checker Ian Belknap (Write Club); Patrick Carberry (Fiction Writer); Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet); Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet); Edward Thomas-Herrera (Boy Girl Boy Girl); Lindsay Hunter (Quickies!); Evan Chung (Musician) - House Band Leader "The Encartagans"; and Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) –as Jilted Emily Rose.
"The most artful sideshow in the city.” -Time Out Chicago
Winner of a 2009 Orgie Theatre Award, The Encyclopedia Show is brought to you from the 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 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, Cin Salach, Roger Bonair-Agard and Derrick Brown. For audio from previous shows and additional information, visit The Encyclopedia Show website.
The Encyclopedia Show draws its novice and notable talent from Chicago Area and National Artists in the Slam, Academic and Youth artists’ communities.
"Do it now!" -Chicago Tribune
Chicago Slam Works brings together audiences, poets and arts organizations to promote the quality of oral tradition through well-crafted poetry. For more information, visit the Chicago Slam Works website.