Saturday, February 26, 2011
Yenny Love, Rich Story, Boris Zilberman + Open Mic @ The Inspired Word - March 3
Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word features actress/poet Yenny Love, former Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team member Rich Story, and stand-up comedian Boris Zilberman.
There will also be a 15-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians).
When: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Phone: (212) 598-9126
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Cover Charge: $10
Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.
Yenny Love is poet, actress, and producer who has been appeared in various hip hop music videos, on television, and in independent and feature films (such as John Singleton's Shaft). She has performed poetry at many popular New York City venues, including the S.P.I.T. Open Mic Series at Rebel Diaz Arts Collective, Feed your Soul, Nuyorican Poets Café, Urban Juke Joint, La Pregunta Arts Café, and the Soule restaurant. She's also appeared in El Desafio La Gran Batalla (a Latino reality show of Survivor for Univision) and has a lead role in the very popular new web series by film Director Tony Clomax, “12- Steps to Recovery." Love is currently working on developing her own company, Love Productions.
Born and raised in Harlem, NY, Rich Story is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team member as well as a founding member of The Silent Poets. He was also a finalist for the Soundbites NYC Poetry Festival Indie Slam 2008 and the 2009 Soundbites NYC Poetry Festival 2009. Committed to youth development, he works for the Harlem Children Zone and has worked as a counselor for special needs children, led writing workshops at a youth shelter and has also facilitated weekly discussion based lessons for youth offenders at Rikers Island.
Boris Zilberman is a stand-up comedian, improviser, and writer from New York City who absolutely loves an audience, and once opened for famed lawyer/Professor Alan Dershowitz. He's appeared as a comedian on MTV, New York Comedy Club, the Astoria All-Stars Show, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the People's Improv theater, and as a spoken word performer in Birthright Israel Presents: Monologues, a spoken-word/hip-hop show directed by Def Poetry Jam star Vanessa Hidary.