This month's topic: Mythical Beasts. Featuring (Contributor – Topic): Britteney Conner and Jesse Welch (Louder Than A Bomb Collegiate Champs) – Chupacabra; Lisa Buscani (National Poetry Slam Champion) – Banshee; Edward Thomas-Herrera (BoyGirlBoyGirl) – Quetzalcoatl; Jocelyn Prince (National Forensics Champion) – Chimera; Brandie Madrid (Songstress) – Centaur; Kristiana Colon (HBO Def Poet) - Vagina Dentata; Q (Fresh EmCee) – Cerberus; Adam Gottlieb (Flautist, Louder Than A Bomb Champion) – Rhinogrades; Nate Marshall (Spoken Word Revolution Redux) – the Kraken.
With cast regulars: Kurt Heinz (E-Poets.net) – Fact Checker; Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet); Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet); Evan Chung (Musician)- House Band Leader; "The Encartagans"; and Jilted Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) – As Jilted Emily Rose.
About The Encyclopedia Show
Young Chicago Authors presents The Encyclopedia Show, brought to you by 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 topic randomly selected from an encyclopedia. Def Poetry Jam vets, writing professors, slam poets, stand-up comics, fiction writers, artists and performers then volunteer to elaborate on specific entries.
Recorded Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at Chopin Theatre.