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Directed by Monica Williams
BAM’s annual showcase of spoken word returns with a dynamic interdisciplinary performance including music and dance.
This year’s star-studded program includes nationally and internationally recognized talent: Steve Colman, Tony Award-winning co-writer of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam; Ashley August, 2013 New York City Youth Poet Laureate; Dominique Morisseau, a playwright, actress, and spoken word artist; poet and author Mahogany Browne; artist and activist, Lah Tere, and poet Suheir Hammad. Also featured are musical guests the Mighty Third Rail and Brooklyn’s own DJ Reborn.
The Irene Diamond Fund
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
The SHS Foundation
Ashley August is a college sophomore, and New York City’s 2013 Youth Poet Laureate.
Poet Mahogany L. Browne is the poetry program director of the Nuyorican Poets Café.
Baba Israel has performed on five continents with Outkast, the Roots, and Bill Cosby.
Co-author and star of Russell Simmons’ Tony-award-winning Broadway show Def Poetry Jam.
This performance poet is the author of breaking poems, winner of the American Book Award.
Brooklyn’s DJ Reborn has worked with legendary artists like the Roots and Talib Kweli.
This award-winning trio includes Darian Dauchan, Ian Bagggette, and Curtis Stewart.