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Saturday, April 15, 2017
ARTFARM Shakespeare Slam VII seeks performers to Speak Truth To Power May 6
2015 Shakespeare Slam, photo by Ben Jordan
The Middletown based theater company ARTFARM is seeking
performers for Shakespeare Slam VII:
Speak Truth To Power. The event, which will take place on Saturday, May 6
at 7 pm, is a fund raiser Hamlet.
for this summer’s Shakespeare in the Grove production
The Shakespeare Slam is a unique
performance/party in which performers raise money by recruiting patrons to support
their performance by donating to ARTFARM. The performers who raise the most
money are awarded prizes, and prizes are also given out for creativity, absurdity,
inspiration and power. The theme of this year’s Slam is “Speak Truth to Power” –
performers can present any piece (original, classical, modern – not just
Shakespeare), up to two minutes long, which addresses this theme. Creative and
anachronistic presentations are encouraged. Two
minutes of any rant, poetry, music, madness, dogma, manifesto or revolution
that you care to bring to the stage.
The Shakespeare Slam features plenty of great food, wine,
beer, live music, Elizabethan and post-Elizabethan Shenanigans, and the Slam
performances. Professionals, amateurs, and young people are all encouraged to
perform. Performers must have a minimum of $50 in sponsorships to take the
stage. This year’s Celebrity Host is State Rep. Matt Lesser.
Tickets to the Slam are $25, though performers attend for
free. The event will take place at the Community Health Center, 675 Main
Street, Middletown. For more information about performing, sponsoring a
performer, or attending Shakespeare Slam
VII, go to www.art-farm.org, or email