Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 8pm
Everett presents Open Stage, a monthly event for young performers featuring house dance troupe Case Closed! and hosted by Everett’s Edgar Viloria & Bianca Bevilacqua. Open Stage happens on the first Friday of each month from 8 to 9:30 p.m., immediately following the Friday Night Live comedy show at 7 p.m.
“Dear Mr President” performed by spoken word poet Christopher Johnson, hip hop dancer Sokeo Ros, and musician Rachel Rosenkrantz Riemer with Ari Brisbon and Joseph Henderson. This performance will ask questions about the roles that race and class play in shaping one’s interactions with law enforcement and the criminal justice system in America. Christopher has direct experience with the prison system and his poetry will touch upon some of those experiences.
The aim of Open Stage is to give local youth performers a forum to show their talents in front of a live audience. Each show will feature a different headliner and local hip-hop theater troupe Case Closed! Audience members will have the opportunity to sign up for a 5-minute performance slot before each show.