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Philostoria Open Mic FEAT SHAWN RANDALL

  • Bowery Poetry 308 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)
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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: Shawn Randall is an actor, poet, singer-songwriter, musician, freestyle emcee, and producer. Born and raised in Brooklyn. He is the founder and host of Symphonics Live. Symphonics Live is a multi-disciplined evening that showcases the finest singer-songwriters and poets in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, the show promotes Generosity, Love, Integrity, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through the performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has been featured at the Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Highline Ballroom, Joes Pub, and is currently in residence every month at The Bowery Poetry Club. Shawn has extensive experience in the theater, working with the acclaimed Blue Man Group, and performing at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, the Bardavon Opera House, The Kennedy Center, INTAR Theatre, La Mama E.T.C., and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Earlier Event: September 29
Bowery Poetry Fundraiser Showcase