Young Chicago Authors (YCA) 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 topics picked at random from the encyclopedia.
This month's topic is "Vice Presidents" and features: Aaron Enskat, Normal Poetry Slammaster on Song Qingling; Naomi Ashley, folkish singer, on Walter Mondale; Ryan Heneberry, National Forensics finalist, on William Rufus King; Mary Fons, Neo-Futurist, on Adlai E. Stevenson; Lindsay Muscato, journalist, on Floride Bonneau Calhoun (wife of John Calhoun); Jasmine Houston-Burns, Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Gold Medalist, on Geraldine Ferrero; Marty McConnell and Andi Strickland from The Morrigan Reunion Show on Dick Cheney; Sarah Becan from Short Pants Press Comics on Al Gore; Dan "Sully" Sullivan, HBO Def Poet, on Aaron Burr; Greg Pickett, Rootabega Slam Champion, on Dan Quayle; Sarah Winters, Alice Thatcher, and Raina Sun on Sarah Palin; and Ashley Hart, 2009 Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam All-Star, on George H. W. Bush. Cast regulars include: Kurt Heinz from E-Poets.net as Fact Checker; Tim Stafford, HBO Def Poet; Joel Chmara, HBO Def Poet; Evan Chung, house band leader of "The Encartagans"; and Jilted Emily Rose, poetry vet and house manager, as Jilted Emily Rose.
This event contains some explicit language.
Recorded Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at Chopin Theatre.