Photo Flash: SLAMPOONED! At Single Carrot Theatre
Single Carrot Theatre closes its second complete season in Baltimore with a comedy, Slampooned!, opening Friday, July 10th. The completely original, ensemble-created production revolves around a group of slam poets who hope to try their hand at the second annual National Poetry Slam in Chicago in 1991.
"1991 was the year when slam took off," says director Aldo Pantoja. "It was a time when poets wanted to get on the mic and spit their poetry, not just recite it. It became their culture."
Press notes explain "Single Carrot ensemble members spent two months rigorously studying the art form and history of slam poetry (a style of poetry meant for performance and competition), and created the show in hopes of both giving exposure to the under-appreciated art form and also have a little fun with it along the way. The production weaves together live action, multimedia, and, in the spirit of actual poetry slams, audience participation. Historically, slam winners have been decided by untrained, unqualified judges. Judges are usually picked (at random) out of the audience."
In Slampooned!, judges for the competition portion will be picked out of the theater audience, and the scores given will affect the winner of the competition, and thus the ending of the production.
"This show is both a celebration and a roast of slam poetry" says Pantoja, "Audiences should expect a night of poetry, media, laughter, some improvisation, and of course, free beer and wine."
Slampooned!, Single Carrot's second original full-length comedy (the first, 2008's critically acclaimed, box-office smash Sects and Violins) runs through Sunday, August 2nd.
July 10th - August 2nd Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
Single Carrot Theatre 120 W. North Ave (at Load of Fun) Baltimore, MD 21201
$15 for Adults, $10 for Students, Seniors and Artists
443-844-9253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore's Only Ensemble Theatre www.singlecarrot.com
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