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The Encyclopedia Show Presents: The Anthology Show! Featuring The Best Of Season 2

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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 wordon a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. Each month a new topic is picked from the encyclopedia and assignments are sent toa diverse group of writers, artists, poets and performers. This month: The Periodic Table of Elements. This Month: The Best of Series Two.

With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word.
Featuring (Contributor - Theme): Rachel Claff (Boy Girl Boy Girl) Dinosaurs; Lindsay Hunter (Quickies!) Serial Killers; Jill Summers and Susie Kirkwood ( The Zodiac; Dan Sullivan and Tim Stafford (Death from Below) Hockey; Matt Guenette (Author of Sudden Anthem) Fast Food; Mike Argol (Musician) Insects; Diana Slickman (Writer, Performer) Wyoming; and more from Obsolete Diseases, Explorers and The Circus!

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: Ian Belknap (Write Club) Fact Checker; Patrick Carberry (Fiction Writer); 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.

Chicago Slam Works brings together audiences, poets and arts organizations to promote the quality of oral tradition through well-crafted



Recorded Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Vittum Theater.

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