Joshua “Scribe” Watkis © Duane Cole

The Old Black Maple

NAC Hip Hop Theatre Festival

2024-02-03 19:00 2024-02-03 20:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: The Old Black Maple

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/35007

In-person event

Anchored by rhyme, word play, and storytelling, spoken word is a powerful medium that blends poetry and performance. These artists have plenty in common with rappers—with some poets counting themselves as both—finding their creative homes in complex cadences and improvisation, with or without a beat. Co-curated and hosted by poets Rose-Ingrid Benjamin and Joshua “Scribe” Watkis, they and artists Ikenna “Open Secret” Onyegbula, Brandon Wint, Jadyn...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 3, 2024

February 2024

  1. Feb 3 2024
    Saturday

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

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Joshua “Scribe” Watkis © Duane Cole
MayaSpoken
Brandon Wint © Anjalica Solomon
Ikenna Onyegbula © Nagat Bahuma
Jadyn Hardie-Bardy © Phil Garstka
Rose-Ingrid Benjamin
Theatre Musicals
  • In-person event
  • English
  • Ages 16+
  • ≈ 90 minutes · No intermission

Anchored by rhyme, word play, and storytelling, spoken word is a powerful medium that blends poetry and performance. These artists have plenty in common with rappers—with some poets counting themselves as both—finding their creative homes in complex cadences and improvisation, with or without a beat.

Co-curated and hosted by poets Rose-Ingrid Benjamin and Joshua “Scribe” Watkis, they and artists Ikenna “Open Secret” Onyegbula, Brandon Wint, Jadyn Hardie-Bardy, and Ottawa’s Poet Laureate MayaSpoken will bring their words to life with a series of creative live readings. 

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jan 29
Jan 30
Jan 31
Feb 1
Feb 2
Feb 3
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:30 pm Black Out Night
Feb 4
© Joshua “Scribe” Watkis
© MayaSpoken
© Brandon Wint
© Ikenna Onyegbula
© Jadyn Hardie-Bardy
© Rose-Ingrid Benjamin
  • Co-Curator, Co-host Joshua "Scribe" Watkis
  • Co-Curator, Co-host Rose-Ingrid Benjamin
  • Performer Ikenna "Open Secret" Onyegbula
  • Performer Maya "MayaSpoken" Basudde
  • Performer Brandon Wint
  • Performer Jadyn Hardie-Bardy