Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Inspired Word's (Le) Poisson Rouge Night - Thursday, Oct. 14!
Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC poetry/spoken word event, featuring one-woman-show sensation Erica Bradshaw, Inspired Word "American Idol" contest winner Glennwood Urbz, and the angelic sound of singer/songwriter/musician Jenna Maranga. Also, a 12-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but also to comedians, storytellers, singers, and musicians).
When: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010
Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge (downstairs Gallery Bar)
158 Bleecker Street (between Sullivan and Thompson)
Time: 7pm (open mic sign-up starts at 6:30)
Cover Charge: $7 before 7:30, $10 after 7:30
Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.
Erica Bradshaw is a professional Actor and emerging Playwright. She began her professional acting career in the world-premiere Off-Broadway production of Arthur Millers’, Mr. Peters Connections, starring Peter Falk, at Signature Theatre, NYC. She worked in various New York theatres until departing for Los Angeles in 1999 where she was a founding member of, ‘Bitches Funny’, an all female sketch comedy group opening for such acts as Andrew Dice Clay and Eddie Griffin at The Comedy Store and Masquers Cabaret. While in Los Angeles Erica performed in several productions including, Antigone. Tertiary. Sexxx (2001 LA Weekly Award Nominee Best Comedy Direction) and The Exonerated, (Nominated for five Ovation awards 2002). Moving to New York in 2005, Erica immediately landed a Court Clerk role on Law and Order: SVU, it was slated to be a one day day-player role and has parlayed into a five year recurring role on the hit television series. In 2009, Erica worked on ‘The Good Wife’, with Julianna Marguiles. So far in 2010 Erica has a Tribeca Film festival commercial and an LG commercial running. Also, Erica debuted her solo show, ‘White America Hero’ and most recently she played Larenz Tate’s sister – LaQueefa, on the F/X show ‘Rescue Me’ starring Dennis Leary.
Barefoot and usually draped in a floral gown, Jenna Maranga utilizes her dark melodies and minimalist acoustics to whisk away an audience to a bygone era of musical purity. Currently a student at New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, Jenna has just begun to perform on the beautifully chaotic streets of New York City as if they were the wooden porches of her backyard.
Glennwood Urbz, the winner of The Inspired Word's first ever American Idol Open Mic contest. was the Alabama Slam Champion in 2005 and Alabama's Spoken Word Artist of the Year in 2007. He's also the founder of Speak Art youth poetry and the co Founder of The Loveshooter Lounge Open Mic Experience. A lifelong resident of Birmingham, Alabama, he has performed in Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans and many points in between.