Monday, August 15, 2011

Actor Rock Wilk + Poet E. Amato + The Truth Urban Theater Group + Open Mic - Thursday, Aug. 18

The Inspired Word presents actor/playwright/poet Rock Wilk and The Truth Urban Theater Group + special guest poet E. Amato + 15-slot open mic open to all kinds of artists

Hosted by 3-time HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye.



An actor, a playwright and a poet, New York City's own Rock Wilk is also a socially and politically charged vocalist and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. He creates all of this art while riding the subways of NYC. Along with being a Nuyorican Poet's semifinalist and 2010 runoffs qualifier for The Nuyorican's national team, Rock also was recently a featured performer for Amnesty International at an event for human rights.

He has worked as a studio and touring background vocalist for many years, most recently singing with the legendary Patti LaBelle and contributing vocal and horn arrangements to the Grammy Award winning Les Paul compilation album, LES PAUL AND FRIENDS. Rock's music can also be heard on such TV shows as MTV's "The Real World" and "Making The Band," among others.

He is currently developing his play, BROKE WIDE OPEN, a one person show, which was presented in July of 2010 at undergroundzero, as part of the Playgroundzero Festival at PS 122 in Manhattan. In September of 2010, BROKE WIDE OPEN was also mounted as a 3 week, 12 performance workshop at The Medicine Show Theatre, also in NYC. Rock is currently touring BROKE WIDE OPEN all over the United States. BROKE WIDE OPEN will also be presented as part of The Camden Fringe Festival in London, England, in August of 2011.

For more info on Rock, please visit http://www.brokewideopen.c​om/home.html.

The Truth Urban Theater Group, a youth/young adult theater organization based out of Long Island, New York, takes the audience on an emotional journey with a riveting performance using poetry, music and drama. Their passion has earned them the National NAACP-ACT-SO Gold medal, a headline spot at the Nuyorican poets cafe and countless invitations to perform at colleges, festivals and state functions. For more more, please visit http://www.thetruthplay.we​

E. Amato is privileged to perform her words around the world. Her first poetry collection, Swimming Through Amber, was published in 2010 by Zesty Pubs. In 2011, she competed as a storm poet at WOWps and is a member of the Los Angeles Slam Team. Down Home, her performance venue, made its international debut at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh in 2007, earning 5 star reviews 2 years in a row. She was an Associate Coordinator for Youthspeaks’ Brave New Voices in 2004 as well as coach of the beloved Peace4Kids team.


When: Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC
Phone: (917) 703-1512

Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm

Show starts @ 7pm

Cover Charge: $10


Please join us on Tuesday nights as well for our all-open mic nights! Same time, same place!

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