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.
Every second Wednesday, behind the bookshelf in Sooki Lounge’s secret downstairs ‘nook’, you will find a collection of Belgrave’s local creatives opening their chests and sharing their heart with one another.
An incredibly supportive environment where each poet is greeted with genuine applause.
Winner of the Midsumma Festival Queer Poetry Slam, Nikki Viveca, performs ‘Asexual Love Poem’ at the Malthouse Theatre.
Queer comedienne Nikki Viveca is a prolific performer in standup, spoken word and improv. Her solo storytelling shows include The Lazy Show, about her love affair with laziness, and Asexual Healing, about her lack of interest in actual love affairs. She has been a featured performer three times at women’s spoken word night Mother Tongue, as well as appearing in many queer and alternative events such as Trans Magic, Taint and Lemon Comedy. She can be seen at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Three Dollar Bill, Completely Improvised Potter and her new solo show, The Cake Bride.
In its 4th year, the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s only national arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word and is named after the former 2010 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence, Emily XYZ, who left a deep impression on many of today’s Queensland spoken word artists. It is open to applicants Australia-wide.
The winner receives $1,000 and publication with Melbourne Spoken Word.
Previous winners include Quinn Eades, Benjamin Wild, and Manna Marvel.
The 2018 Selection Panel was Daisy Lavea-Timo, Benjamin Solah.
Winner: Anisa Nandaula / I hate you
Anisa Nandaula is the 2016 Queensland poetry slam champion, the runner up Australian poetry slam champion and nationally renowned poet. This published poet has performed her work at festivals around the country such as the Queensland poetry festival, Townsville Multicultural festival, Women of the world festival and African Australian film festival. Her unique and captivating exploration of identity and politics has been showcased at the Sydney Opera house, Slama Lama ding dong in Melbourne and Adelaide writers center. Her combination performance, engaging use of language and profound ideas can capture the heart of any audience. She is a published author releasing her debut collection titled Melanin Garden.
Highly Commended: Joel McKerrow / The Brave Ones
Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, speaker, educator, community arts worker and one of Australia’s most successful internationally touring performance poets having performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world since 2010. Based out of Melbourne, Australia he is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice’ (2010-2013). Joel was the third ever