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: Keith Ecker (Essay Fiesta) on the Kickapoo Tribe; Lamon Manuel (Tomorrow Kings) on Schompton; Stephanie Shaw (Boy Girl Boy Girl) on Sarah’s Grove; Fred Sasaki (Poetry Foundation) on the Schaumburg Flyers; Arnie (CAPE) on the Nielsen Company; Stevie Edwards (Editor, Muzzle Magazine) on Sister City Schaumburg, Deutschland; Hashbrown Bob (One-Man Hip Hop Band) on Atcher; Erin Livingston (Encyclopedia Show Indianapolis) on Medieval Times; Claudia Sherman (visual artist) on IKEA; an interview with Schaumburg’s Mayor Al Larson and a poem by Zachary Schomburg (Octopus Magazine); 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 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), the house band "The Encartagans," and Emily Rose (poetry vet and house manager) as Jilted Emily Rose.
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.
Recorded Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at the Vittum Theatre.