Black Poetry Theatre presents "SPIT: So much more than words"
A Dramatic Reading and Q&A About the show:
Come and enjoy a dramatic reading of a new play entitled SPIT written by spoken word artist and playwright S.M. Micko. After the reading, the audience will have a chance to offer feedback and ask questions of the writer. Featuring a cast of some of the areas best spoken word artists in the area. Includes an opening performance by Micko.
SPIT tells the story of the nationally ranked Uptown Poetry Slam team based out of the Java Jive coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA. Led by slammaster Jamal Rush, the team has been close to a national championship for six years straight, but have yet to bring the trophy home. This year they feel confident, but life may have other plans for them. In addition to preparing for competition, each member has to prepare to face their own personal obstacles. You may think you understand what goes on in the lives of poets, but you really have no idea. There is so much more than the words. Come find out the price poets have to pay to SPIT. This is another Black Poetry Theatre Production.
The author, S.M. Micko, is a nationally known touring spoken word artist currently residing in Charlotte, NC. He has been a member of the Art Amok Slam Team out of Atlanta, GA and the Respect Da Mic Slam Team out of Charlotte, NC. While in Atlanta he also was the slammaster of the Skinny Bully Slam Team. He is renown for his passion filled poetry and energetic performances.
Black Poetry Theatre presents the Stage Play
“Verbal Portraits of SHE!”
Written by: Nick Knardirell
“Verbal Portraits of SHE!” is both a creative production and poetry gala.
It is a celebration of womanhood. The gala serves to inspire, uplift,
encourage and unify women. Each piece of poetry provides a different view
of the plight of a woman.
Black Poetry Theatre presents "The GAME" - Durham, NC
“Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and it's up to him and only him (through his reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be.” –writer Ayn Rand.
A simple man, James is a hard worker. He comes from a family that has never had much so he is always looking for more, but he’s never done anything illegal. He has seen how that ends up so he would rather work construction, cut lawns, sell incense, clean buildings, or anything else for a dollar. College wasn’t his thing, so he has been out in these streets getting his hustle on. Question is how long can he resist doing something wrong? With a beautiful temptress offering him the deal of a lifetime and his girlfriend at home wanting to start a family, will James go against his better judgment? Little does he know that his decisions will have an impact far greater than he could ever imagine.
Every year, George and Hank meet to play chess. It is a friendly game between two old friends. They pick a quaint spot and play a game that has been played for centuries. Only this chess match has special significance. These two players are God and the Devil and they are playing for dominion. The pieces are human lives, the board is a city on earth, and strategy is simple…don’t lose. This year George has chosen Durham, NC as the place to play the game. Hank has chosen James as the key piece. Faith will be tested, good and evil will battle, and lives will never be the same.
“The Game” is the second production this season for Black Poetry Theatre. Poet, playwright, songwriter, emcee, performance artist, writer, and educator Dasan Ahanu is the writer and co-director for the production. It is his fourth play with the company.
The cast consists of notable poets, emcees, and actors from the area. It is co-directed by Church da Poet. Black Poetry Theatre is proud to present another original production to the community.