The New Generation of Slam, hosted by Ashley August. Signups and doors at 8pm.
** We are inviting back this seasons slammers for this last chance slam. Slots left will be open will be given to the next in line. 5 Slam Slots (3, 3-minute poems), first come, first served.
$10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $7 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2738229
Your feature this week is TAYLOR STEELE a Bronx-born, Brooklyn-based writer and performer. She graduated from The New School with a degree in Culture & Media, receiving honors in Screen Studies. During her time as a student there, she studied under the tutelage of such illustrious screenwriters and filmmakers as Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby) and Caveh Zahedi (The Sheik and I). For her senior thesis, Taylor wrote and directed a staged reading of her play “Heaven, Go Easy on Me,” a study in micro-aggressions and colorism.
She has also served as a dramaturge for La MaMa’s resident director, Zishan Ugurlu and her 2014 production of “Marathon Dancing: Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense.” Taylor then went on to write and perform two solo pieces with the direction of Zishan Ugurlu for productions at La Mama. In March 2016, her 10-minute play “I Tell Medusa I’m Lonely” was up for 3 nights at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre.
Her written work can be found at such esteemed publications as Apogee Journal, HEArt Journal, Rogue Agent, Death in a Midnight Choir, Blackberry Magazine, and many more/forthcoming. Her chapbook Dirty.Mouth.Kiss will be available Fall 2016 on Pizza Pi Press. Taylor has worked as a content writer for The Body is Not an Apology, Drunken Boat Journal, and Philadelphia Printworks. She is an internationally ranked spoken word artist. Most importantly, Taylor is a triple-Taurus who believes in the power of art to change, shape, and heal.
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