FINALS - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - April 15th, 730pm show! Superbowl of Queer Slam! Feat Queen Sheba From Atlanta!
Tickets available at www.buddiesinbadtimes.com
5 cities 7 poets, one winner to be decided! Join us for Hot Damn It’s A Queer Slam Finals at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre! Our third season has already been a huge success. We’ve been running LGBTQPIA2S+ slams in towns all over Southern Ontario and the poets who have been a part of this have been spectacular. Come see these incredible beings of earth compete for the title of Hot Damn It’s A Queer Slam Champ!
The champ will go on to compete in Capturing Fire, the International Queer Summit & Slam in Washington DC. The money we raise from tickets tonight will go towards travel and accomodations. We are so happy for each of these poets who’ve won queer slam in their towns.
Our competing poets are...
The Illiterate Poet
Now let’s meet our infreakingcredible feature. Queen Sheba from Atlanta Georgia! Born in Detroit, MI, now living in Atlanta GA - Queen Sheba is founder of Poetry vs. Hip-Hop a nationally touring production, Int’l 4 Countries Slam Champion, two time National Poetry Slam Champ, three time Regional Poetry Slam Champ and a iWPS (Individual World Poetry Slam) & WOWps (Women of the World) Finalist. Sheba is also a featured performer on season two of Verses and Flow, brought to you by Lexus on TV One, and has been on Spoken, a featured poet on All Def Poetry Digital, Lyric Café on BET, 106&Park, the Apollo and the feature length film Spit. Sheba has six albums, two of which were up for a Grammy under the Spoken Word category and she is a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee. Her works have appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines including Vibe Online and the focus of college student’s papers. Queen Sheba has two books: From Foster Care to Fame short stories and poems too long for three minutes and Run Ugly! A motivational book for runners. With a Masters in Poetry from Queens University Spoken Word artist, motivational speaker, comedian, and bathroom concert singer, Sheba tours internationally and has conducted performances and workshops at over 200 colleges and universities domestic and abroad.
YouTube: Domino Affect-All Def Digital Poetry: https://youtu.be/Qt9Ae175JD0
YouTube: We Are the Women All Def Poetry: We Are the Women Live in LA!
YouTube: The Real Period Poem – Toronto, Canada When Sisters Speak 15
Connnect: @thequeensheba @poetryvshiphop – EVERYTHING! IG, FB, Twitter, ReverbNation, YouTube
Past Shows Season 3 - 2016/2017 - winner - TBD!
Past Shows Season Two - winner Kay Kessirer
HOT DAMN AT TORONTO PRIDE!!!
Trans and Gender Non Binary Stage (North Stage) Sun June 28th 2:30-4pm
We are so proud to be a part of this year's Pride Weekend in Toronto! Come find us at the North Stage, There will be an open mic sign up and a head to head competition and a showcase moment for the winner! Come cheer and join in the show, we cannot wait!! Catch some of the best voices in Queer Slam like Kay Kassirer, Ki Notshenorhe, KT Job and more!