A NEW LIVE EVENT OF SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCES

STRONG LANGUAGE: A SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE EVENT

Spoken Word is a performance art that is word-based. It is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play such as intonation and voice inflection. Although spoken word can include any kind of poetry read aloud, it is different from written poetry in that how it sounds is often one of the main components.

Spoken Word is a broad designation for poetry intended for performance. Though some spoken word poetry may also be published on the page, the genre has its roots in oral traditions and performance.

Spoken word can encompass or contain elements of rap, hip-hop, storytelling and theatre. Characterised by rhyme, repetition, improvisation, and word play, spoken word poems frequently refer to issues of social justice, politics, race, and community. 

Spoken word is written on a page but performed for an audience. It relies on a heavy use of rhythm, improvisation, rhymes, word play, and slang.

It is an important medium because it addresses critical thinking, democratic engagement, and empowers the voice through verse.

STRONG LANGUAGE will be a special performance event from Screenstage Studios offering actors an opportunity to engage with this powerful method of working. We will be offering a range of new material written by Screenstage's Artistic Director and from which a suitable piece will be mutually agreed upon and chosen for each performer. Dates and venues for Strong Language in the Glasgow and Edinburgh areas will be arranged for this autumn

Please apply by sending a 60-second monologue (any personal choice of material) on smartphone video, along with your personal details and contact information - and a recent head shot to:

email@screenstage.net