Friday April 6th // 8:30pm // Advance $15 Door $20Buy Tickets
5 cities, 7 poets, One Grand Prize Winner. We bring this incredible 2SLGBTQPIIA poetry slam to stages all over North America. Each of these poets tonight have been winners in their towns, Guelph, Peterborough/Nogojawinong, Hamilton, Tkaronto & St Catharines and tonight they’ll bring their best to the battle. We’ll have some celeb judges too! 15 adv/20 door and if you need to PWYC let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner gets a trip to Washington D.C. to participate in Capturing Fire Slam the international queer summit & slam! There are beads available for anyone not wanting to be phtographed and you’ll not want to miss, also there is a mature content warning.
We open with Story teller, Actor and Faciliator Teddy Syrette’s Didjimawin. Witch is a short theatrical performance that explores themes of addiction, acceptance and relationships. This exploration of self-identity of a 2-Spirit bingo player growing up on a reserve, is everything you’d imagine it to be. This piece is full of humour and personal reflection that addresses addictive behaviour and the impact it has on individuals, families and community. Watch out for flying balls during this performance and that isn’t a “tucking” joke. It is now. We got a glimpse of it earlier this season and are so very ready!
And our incredible feature my gosh we love Witch Prophet so much, We cannot wait for this joyous night.
OPERATIC SOUL / ALTERNATIVE R&B
Witch Prophet is an evolution of Toronto based, Ethiopian/Eritrean singer/songwriter Ayo Leilani. A soundscape of vocal layers, loops and harmonies on a bed of hip-hop, jazz and soul-inspired beats.
She has shared the stage with and opened for acts like TheeSatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, Lido Pimienta, Diana King, Shad, Njena Reddd Foxxx, The Cliks, Rae Spoon, Zaki Ibrahim, Kae Sun, LAL, and Michie Mee to name a few.