Spoken word is an oral art form that focuses on the aesthetic of word play, voice inflection and intonation. It includes any kind of poetry recited aloud such as hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and even comedy and prose monologues. Listen Up! is a 3 month-long series of intergenerational and solo workshops in which Seattle youth will partner with community members from Lake City. Inspired by the power of our community’s united voice to inspire change, Book-It is pleased to be partnering with Spoken Word Artist Meredith Arena, Silver Kite Community Arts and students from Ida B Wells Middle College High School in our collective cry to “Listen Up!”
Silver Kite’s Intergenerational Theatre Company is currently on tour with “Umbrella,” an original theatre and storytelling performance based on the life stories of its cast members.
“Umbrella” stars 5 men and women, ages 17 – 80, who share personal stories and memories related to the common object of an umbrella. The performance contains music, dance, storytelling, theatre, and a conversation with the audience after the performance.