Monday, July 2nd at 9 pm – 10:30 pm
Join us for DC’s only weekly variety open mic (poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, etc-ing) where the show is appropriate for all ages (please and thank you to performers). Each week includes a featured artist and guest co-host, as well as resident co-host Gowri K.
- Sign-up list opens at 8:30 pm
- Show starts at 9:00 pm
- $ 7 donation
Guest host: JOSEPH LMS GREEN
Joseph LMS Green is a performance poet and educator with more than eight years of professional experience. As a solo artist and member of the Intangible Collective, Joseph has performed at venues and schools throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. For five years, he has coached the Hayfield Secondary School Forensic Speech Team. A four-time qualifier and participant in the National Poetry Slam, he has twice represented the Oneonta Slam team as their Grand Slam Champion, as well as Slam Richmond and DC’s Beltway Poetry Slam Team, which ranked 5th in the nation in 2011. After representing the Beltway Poetry Slam at the 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam, Joseph is the 16th ranked poet in the world. Joseph is currently producing his first book of poetry, recording his second full-length spoken word album, and working to create the first city-wide youth slam in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia under the Louder Than a Bomb banner.
Page to Stage is a class held by Knowledge Commons DC, a free school where classes are taught by the community. The class aimed to help new poets or poets new to the stage to develop a poem from the page to performance. Students have been working through June on these poems and this feature will be their inauguration into performance art!