Friday, November 6 @ 7:30pm
Under the Hammer
158 Sydney Road Coburg
Has an Open Mic?
Book tickets at http://trybooking.com/Booking/…
Presented with the support of Melbourne Spoken Word, Brisbane poet and performance artist Scott Wings is bringing you his spoken word-inspired physical theatre show, Colossi for one night only in Melbourne.
Limited space to book to avoid missing out. Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start.
Scott Wings’ COLOSSI is a bigger, funnier, crazier exploration of performance, imagination and mental health than anything he’s ever done before. With a history of spoken word, theatre and hip-hop, the award winning Brisbane based entertainer has fused it all into a physical comedy of grand proportions. COLOSSI is a return to raw storytelling: no props, no tech, just unadulterated fun and imagination – with Scott’s trademark social commentary firmly in place. COLOSSI is the story of Scott and his imaginary friend Jack. They battle trolls and ride dragons, rap with fairies and eat tacos, but when the titular COLOSSI stomp through, Scott can’t find the right words to defeat them and escapes into denial and regret. A powerful one-man show by one of Australia’s most celebrated performers, COLOSSI is an event that will change how you perceive stand-alone performance and leave you breathless with the potential for imagining.
One of Australia’s leading performance poets, entertainers and funny men, Scott Wings, has launched himself on stages throughout the country. A visceral, heart warming, dramatic and subtle performer, Scotty has constructed a diverse style like no other performer in the country. Once known as Darkwing Dubs, in 2013 Scotty changed his stage-name to accommodate a growing fan base of all backgrounds.
The Dan is Melbourne’s longest running weekly poetry venue is now in its 25th year. Every Saturday between 2pm-5pm, The Dan O’Connell Hotel becomes, The Home of Poets. The Dan is a community of poets, who support each other’s work, and endeavour to improve their poetry. Some of the poets that perform at The Dan have been writing poetry for decades, but many, are just starting their poetry journey.
The Dan is also, for people that love to see poets performing their poems. Our poetry audience can listen, and watch the open mic, with a drink and a meal in front of them, you will hear words from around the corner, and around the world. It’s free entry, and everyone is welcome on the open mic.
Give yourself the gift of a living performance, come and experience Poetry @ The Dan O’Connell. Put your name on the blackboard and be part of the open mic. Co-ordinated and MC’d by the Dan Poet’s Collective, Libby, Steve, Anne, Norman and Tim.
Alison Whittaker reads ‘Murrispacetime’ as part Blakwork, reading for the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program, at The Wheeler Centre in August 2018.
Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales. She now lives in Sydney on Wangal land, and is recently returned from the US, where she received a 2017 Fulbright Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship to complete a Master of Laws (LLM) at Harvard. Her poem MANY GIRLS WHITE LINEN received the Judith Wright Poetry Prize in 2017. She is the author of Lemons in the Chicken Wire (Magabala Books), the debut collection that established her as a powerful new voice in poetry.
Her next book, Blakwork (forthcoming from Magabala), is a stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire and critique. Blakwork is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge: an incomprehensible loss, and the poet’s fearless examination of the present.
Jennifer Compton performing ‘in the museum of the wars’, which received an Honourable Mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Jennifer Compton lives in Melbourne and is a poet and playwright who also writes prose. When it comes to the poetry side of things she likes to have it every which way possible. She very much likes winning the Newcastle Poetry Prize and being given the big cheque. And she also very much likes the hurly burly of the open mic.