Saturday, April 30, 2011

New York City Slam for Poets, Actors, Spoken Word Artists, Storytellers - Thurs, May 5!

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word's Slam Master Jam for Poets, Actors, Spoken Word Artists, and Storytellers. Hosted by 3-time Def Poetry star Gemineye.

This is the second leg of 5 Inspired Word slams in 2011. The winners of the first 4 slams will be eligible to face off in the championship finals in Dec. for $500 in total prize money: $300 (+ paid 2012 feature spot) for 1st place. $100 for 2nd. $75 for 3rd. $25 for 4th.

Time limit escalates from 3 minutes to 4, then to 5, as one advances.

DISCLAIMER: No $$$ prizes awarded for THIS leg of the 5-leg series.

When: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC
Phone: (212) 598-9126

Doors open @ 6:30pm, show starts @ 7:30pm.

Cover Charge: $10



20 slots, three rounds:

First round - 20 (3-minute time limit)

Second round - Top 4 (4-minute time limit)

Third round - Top 2 (5-minute time limit)

Guidelines: strict time limit each round (though there's a ten-second grace period; if the person goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score), must be original work, must be a different piece each round (so MAKE SURE you bring THREE pieces).

Of the scores the person receives from five judges, the high and low scores will be dropped and the middle three get added together, giving the person a total score of 0-30. The highest scores in each round advance.

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