Saturday, December 25, 2010

Video - Actor/Poet Brian Dykstra @ The Inspired Word NYC Poetry/Spoken Word Event

Actor/Poet Brian Dykstra @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, One and One Bar/Restaurant, Manhattan, NYC.

Dykstra is a poet, playwright, and actor. He is probably the only person to have appeared on an episode of Chappelle's Show and HBO Def Poetry in the same season. Currently he's gearing up for S.W.A.P. '10 with the S.W.A.P. Poets for their December dates at The Tank, and his one-man Xmas show for adults, called HO! at 79th street Theatre Lab - Now called The Drilling Company Theatre. Those two shows are going up at about the same time, so if he has to be at two places at once, he'll burn that bridge just before crossing it. He's writing a play about the failure of Education in this country and how artistic expression in students is suppressed called "Education" while also writing a hip hop play about how easy it is to sell out called "The Tyranny of Clarity." He's just back from playing Ellyot Chase in Private Lives. For more info, please visit

The Inspired Word is New York City's hottest new spoken word poetry series that happens every Thursday night in downtown Manhattan, 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 great performance poets as Patricia Smith, Suheir Hammad, Willie Perdomo, Vanessa Hidary, Lemon Andersen, Gemineye, and Oveous Maximus.

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