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Philostoria ft Juella Baltanado

  • Bowery Poetry 308 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

Philostoria - The Open Mic With A Twist
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Bowery Poetry is the place for poets, and that also means this is a place for your voice, your art, and your STORY. Philostoria brings you the stories that shape the art, the vision, and the heart of every poet that shines their light into the world from our stage. We are building a community of poets, which not only showcases relevant work, but also uncovers the person behind the poems!

HERE'S THE TWIST: Before each performance, the host will ask the poet to join them on stage for a short chat, and ask a simple question: what's your story? The host will also have a list of prepared, random, insightful, philosophical, or food-related questions from which they will pick one to ask the poet before each performance!

In the interest of equal-opportunity intrusiveness, at the end of the evening, the crowd also gets to head to the stage to ask the host some questions!

It's an open mic, and so do you! Just remember - it's 3 minutes per person!

So - WHAT'S YOUR STORY? Join us at Philostoria and tell us all about it! Tell your friends, or better yet - come by and bring them with you!

About the feature:

Juella Baltonado is a Filipino singer/actress based in New York. She holds a BA in Music with a concentration in vocal performance (classical, musical theater, and jazz styles), and an MA in Music History. She currently works in various art non-profit organizations such as The Public Theater, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Juella works to highlight Asian American stories on stage or in film.

Instagram: @juellabaltonado


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