We’re back at it again tonight at 9pm. It’s a special night though, we are celebrating the birth of Breath In Poetry Collective member Dirt Gritie, member of the inaugural Edmonton Poetry Slam Team Mary Pinkoski and long time supporter of Rouge Poetry and the founder of the Unveiling Africa Foundation Chichi Imoka. Come out and celebrate with these wonderful people. The poetry as always will be hot, the music will be amazing and we’ve got guest host comedian Sterling Scott. It going to be hype! See you tonight!!
Recently, Notebook Nick had a chance to step outside of the poetry community to check out some of the theatre at the Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 Ave). Andy Garland is a regular at Rouge Poetry, and has also competed in Breath In Poetry’s Slam Series. Upon mentioning that he’d written a play that had worked its way to production, some of us here at BIP were intrigued. Notebook Nick managed to secure himself a seat on opening night and was blown away.
“Sea of Green” centers around the elections and the fiasco that followed this year in Tehran, Iran. It paints a picture of the elections from multiple viewpoints ranging from civilian bakers and merchants, to foreign journalists, to the country’s government militia. The play itself started as a poem, and the language throughout was rich; brimming with metaphors and imagery that depicted the chaos that followed the announcement that the election was rigged in favour of the incumbent President.
For anyone who’s remotely interested in foreign politics, expanding their worldview, or an evening of great entertainment, go see this play. It’s accompanied by two others in an evening dubbed “From Cradle to Stage: An Evening of One Act Plays” that the Walterdale Playhouse puts on every year. Doors open at 7:45, show starts at 8 pm. “Sea of Green” will be running until May 28.
No! Rouge Poetry is not over. We are still at Rouge Lounge, each and every Tuesday night bringing you the best in Spoken word and music.
Tuesday, May 25th we’re celebrating, Breath In Poetry Collective member Dirt Gritie’s birthday! The poetry will be hot, the music will be hot and we’ve got special guest host, comedian Sterling Scott! You’ll laugh till it hurts..we promise!
In the meantime come out tomorrow night for your weekly installment of poetry and music!
We’ll be at Rouge Lounge tomorrow night for your weekly installment of spoken word.
Come out and support your local poets and musicians!
Stay tuned for a recap of the slam and pictures
Hey poetry lovers,
Rouge has been cancelled tonight due to the less than awesome weather we’re experiencing right now. We’ll be back in action next Tuesday! See you then