Experience the spoken word transformed into unforgettable stories before your very ears. Word Festival is a celebration of storytelling, spoken word and hip-hop theatre. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest and UntitledTown Book and Author Festival the Weidner Center is proud to curate this inaugural season. Whether it’s hip-hop, personal history, punk, funk, Shakespeare, or something yet unheard, all you have to do is listen.
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WORD FESTIVAL EVENTS
And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears
November 14-16, 2019
A contemporary Cherokee woman and her father embark on an incredible 900-mile journey along the “Trail of Tears.” Her destination? To truly understand her own identity and the conflicts of her nation.
Think Theatre Words and Music: A Program of Monologues
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 • 6:30pm FREE EVENT
Collaboration has never sounded better. UW-Green Bay Theatre and Music faculty join talents to masterfully blend spoken words and musical notes. The result is a surprising (and delightful) conversation between music and voice.
The Q Brothers present Othello: The Remix
Friday, February 14, 2020 • 7:30pm
Acclaimed artists, the Q Brothers, refresh Othello with original rhythms, rhymes and beats. Commissioned by the Globe Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, it’s an irresistible hip-hop take on the Bard fused with fun and energy.
(M)iyamoto is Black Enough
Thursday, February 20, 2020 • 7:30pm
Punk, poetry funk, acid new music, steelpan drums, or cello—you must listen! (M)iyamoto is Black Enough mashes rhymes with driving and hypnotic beats that speak directly to the issues of our times and pushes audiences to their feet.