Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Actress Erica Bradshaw @ The Inspired Word in NYC

Actress Erica Bradshaw @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC spoken word poetry event, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, New York City.

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. For more info, please visit http://www.ericabradshaw.com/

The Inspired Word is New York City's hottest new poetry/spoken word series, produced by longtime writer/journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner and hosted by Erik "Advocate of Wordz" Maldonado. Past features have included such superstar performance poets as Patricia Smith, Suheir Hammad, Willie Perdomo, Vanessa Hidary, Lemon Andersen, Gemineye, and Oveous Maximus.

Videographer: Elaine Delehant (bonobofilms.com)

Music: Toni Blackman, "Babe Babe," http://www.toniblackman.com/

See more videos on YouTube.com/NYCInspiredWord

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