This smack down is a poetry journey you won’t want to miss. Produced in collaboration with the Toronto Poetry Project, this lively and entertaining bout of poetry is the final round of a four-part poetry slam featuring winners from three previous competitions held during the summer.
Hosted by, and featuring performances by, Canada’s favourite Folk/Hop/Poetry duo, Atomic Wednesday. There will be games, poetry, prizes, music and so much more! Cash bar.
Mark Andrada is a Canadian Comedy Award winning performer/writer/director. On stage Mark originated the role of Swan/Chief in the world premiere of Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical. Mark has worked as a puppeteer for The Canadian Opera Company and as a clown for Canadian Stage, Zero Gravity Circus, and (with a terrific amount of unsuccess and irony) at a comedy club called Clownz in Quezon City in the Philippines. One time, Mark designed the lights for Dinosaurs Unearthed!, an animatronic dinosaur exhibit at the Detroit Science Centre. Neat, huh? markandrada.com is rarely updated but go for it. You can catch him most Friday nights as a part of Catch 23 at Comedy Bar in Toronto.
Britta B. is a Toronto-based spoken word poet, emcee and arts educator. Her works have been featured on TEDx, The Walrus Talks, CBC Radio’s Day 6, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Britta is currently a member of the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab.
Robyn Kaur Sidhu is a Queer, Punjabi-Canadian poet based in what is colonially known as Hamilton, Ontario. She is enrolled at McMaster University, where she pretends to know what she wants to do with her life. She is the Burlington Slam Project’s 2018 Grand Slam Champion. Robyn is also the 2018 American National Poetry Slam Rookie of the Year. She has performed on national and international stages. She is trying to live her best life always. You can find Robyn slithering through thrift store aisles or online @Robyn_Sidhu