PolitiKos 2015 Set for 11/5-8 at The Kraine Theater

politiKos 2015 (Israela Margalit, Founding Artistic Director) NYC's only political theater festival, , is happy to announce five special guest poets as part of their OPEN MIC event on Thursday, November 5th. Poets will include Advocate of Wordz (Nuyorican Slam Team Member), MuMs da Schemer (star of the HBO series OZ),Mahogany Browne (Slam Mistress of the Nuyorican Poets Café), Yadira De La Riva (Jerome Foundation Grantee), and Adam Bowser "ShadowKat" (2-time Grand Slam Nuyorican Finalist). The event will be hosted by Darian Dauchan (New Word Artist for Urban Word NYC) and open to anyone who wants to sign up and participate.

OPEN MIC is one of five events in the first annual politiKos Festival, which is currently New York City's only political theater festival. Other shows include Winning the Future, a satirical cabaret by Up & Down Theater on November 5th at 7pm; a presentation of Education, a new play by Brian Dykstra on Friday, November 6th at 7pm;Ten For The Price Of One, an evening of drama, comedy, satire, and songs by Arthur Kopit, Dominique Morisseau, Brian Dykstra, Michael Bradford, Libby Emmons, Colin Greer, Israela Margalit, with Up & Down Theater and the Living Theater, under directors John Eisner, Margarett Perry, John-Martin Green, and Christina Roussos, on Saturday, November 7th at 7pm and Sunday November 8th at 2pm.

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Moonlight Theatre Productions will present the first annual politiKos 2015: A Political Theater Festival(Israela Margalit, founding Artistic Director), a new political theater festival of drama, comedy, satire, songs, and opinions from left, right and center, that gives voice to celebrated as well as to emerging playwrights, poets, and performers. politiKos is about politics in the broadest sense of the word, hence the "K" from the Greek: of, for, or relating to citizens. The festival will run November 5-8 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($0-$18) may be purchased in advance at www.horsetrade.info/politikos-2015-festival.

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