Spoken word has an undeniable radical history. Today, however, spoken word performers often get accused of preaching to the choir and performing political consciousness for points. How can spoken word keep helping us to confront power within ourselves and our communities? How do we use it to create new ways of seeing and talking about the world? How do you unite people and make a point without sounding like everyone else?
In this workshop, writers will explore writing and performance techniques drawn from a range of art forms such as stand up comedy, improv and storytelling to experiment with the many possibilities of spoken word. We will also draw on examples of spoken word from around Southeast Asia to learn from the many ways the art form has evolved in various communities in the face of different struggles around the world.
General Admission: $40
Golden Ticket: $100 (includes Opening Night, Closing Night Party, and two workshops)