"Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment
Would you capture it? Or just let it slip?"
- Eminem, Lose Yourself
Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word holds its FIRST EVER "American Idol" NYC Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic Night.
When: Thursday, Aug. 5
Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Phone: (212) 598-9126
Time: 7pm (open mic sign-up starts at 6:15; first come, first served)
Cover Charge: $10
Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.
Well, here's your big chance.
The first 20 people to sign up for the open mic will get a shot at not only winning a feature spot at an Inspired Word event (to appear before end the 2010) but a respectable $50 paycheck.
Here's how it'll work:
Each contestant will get ONE shot - for four minutes and four minutes ONLY (go over and you'll not only lose SERIOUS points with the judges but likely blow your chances of winning) - to show what they got.
WARNING: No hate speech of any kind will be tolerated.
The winner will be decided at the end of the night by a consensus vote from our panel of three judges, our own version of Simon, Randy, and Paula, who will offer no-hold barred critiques after each performance. Another warning: If you can't take the heat of some criticism, don't come cooking into this kitchen.
Second place winner will get 2 comps to future shows, third place 1 comp.
IF YOU'VE ALREADY FEATURED AT THE INSPIRED WORD OR SCHEDULED TO FEATURE, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS EVENT.
This will become a regular Inspired Word feature staged four times a year - in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
It'll be a great way to discover new talent.
Good luck to all of you !
"You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow."
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