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.
POSTY Poetry & Spoken Word Special Delivery is a new fortnightly open mic event hosted by Hamish Danks Brown a.k.a. Danksta Downunder. All welcome to distribute and sort their poetry on stage and to deliver it in any language. The Post is well located on the corner of Brighton Road and Inkerman Street. If you’re coming from North of the Yarra catch the number 3 or 67 trams from Swanston Street and get out at Stop 34 right outside the pub. It’s a very warm and welcoming venue with good food and drinks.
Thabani Tshuma performing ‘Newton’s Apple,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Thabani Tshuma was born and raised in Zimbabwe but has been globe-hopping for the greater part of the last decade and as such, considers himself somewhat of a cultural nomad. Whilst writing for as long as he can remember, he’s only actively engaged in the Melbourne Spoken word scene this past year. Thabani’s poetry is an aperture through which he views his world and the way he interacts in relation to others. Thabani studies journalism with the aspiration of immortalizing himself by leaving a dent in the literary world.
Rhiann Isaacs performing ‘Black on Both Sides,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Rhiann Isaacs is an outspoken Afro-Guyanese poet that has nurtured a love for words and storytelling from a young age. Rhiann’s pieces are explorative narratives that mainly centre around identity, Pan-African issues and mental health. As a rising artist, she brings energy and passion to the stage as she treats each poem as living art pieces that deserve to take up space. Expect transparency and straight forward expression from beginning to end.