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The Encyclopedia Show Presents! Series 2, Volume 3: The Zodiac

With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word on the topic: The Zodiac. Featuring (Contributor – Topic): Anne Elizabeth Moore (Best American Comics founding editor) – Aquarius; Toni Asante Lightfoot (Workshops Manager of Young Chicago Authors) – Gemini; Eric Mata (DePaul University Professor) – Aries; Laura Yes Yes (Bay Area Slam Maven) – Leo; Caitlin Parrish (Playwright) – Scorpio; Jill Summers (Silvertongue Reading Series) – Capricorn; John "from Wyoming" Ryan (Louder Than A Bomb College Slam Finalist) – Pisces; with music by Diana Lawrence (Music Director-ComedySportz).

Featuring Hosts: Robbie Q Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) and Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles) with cast regulars: Kurt Heintz ( – Fact Checker; Aaron Enskat (Former Normal Slammaster) – The Fact Checker's Fact Checker; Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet); Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet); Mike Slefinger (Actor); Evan Chung (Musician) - House Band Leader "The Encartagans"; and Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) – as Jilted Emily Rose.

About The Encyclopedia Show
The Encyclopedia Show, 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, Anis Mojgani, Laura Berger, Idris Goodwin, Cameron McGill, Kevin Coval, Derrick Brown, and Marty McConnell. For audio from previous shows and additional information, please visit 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.


Recorded Wednesday, November 04, 2009 at Chopin Theatre.

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