USS March 22

Union Square Slam presents EBONI HOGAN and Open Slam 3.4

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Union Square Slam presents EBONI HOGAN and Open Slam 3.4
March 22, 2016 7:00 PM
March 22, 2016 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Union Square Slam
March 14, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
USS March 22

WOOOOOOOO YOU KNOW WHAT? EBONI HOGAN, THAT’S WHAT!!! Come on out and get your life!!

6pm: Free Poetry Workshop with Sara Emily Kuntz
7pm: SIgn-ups for Open Mic and Slam
7:30pm: Open Mic
8:00pm: Feature
8:20pm: Slam


Please note: the Bureau is closed on Tuesdays. We open at 6 PM for the Union Square Slam.


208 W 13th St, Rm #210
All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible // $5


About our Feature:

Eboni Hogan is a Brooklyn-based poet, playwright, screenwriter, actress and arts educator. She studied theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. In 2012, her play “Foreign Bodies” was produced by the Culture Project and Poetic Theater Productions as part of the Women Center Stage Festival at The Living Theater. Her most recent play “30,000 Teeth” had its first reading at the National Black Theatre of Harlem as a part of their I Am Soul reading series. As a performance poet, she has toured extensively, performing in over 65 U.S. cities, as well as internationally in Germany, Austria, India and Ghana. In 2010, she was crowned the Women of the World Poetry Slam champion. As an actress, she has appeared in the indie film “Moon & Sun” and the short film “Where You Go” which will be screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The pilot episode of her web series “The Pudding Club” is currently available online. Eboni is also the English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator for Fresh Ed (Urban Arts Partnership). When she isn’t writing curriculum or making art, she’s trying to convince her 3.5 year old son to eat actual food.


About our Slam:

::Union Square Slam National Team Competition::

There are 3 quarters of competitive poetry slam, each culminating in a Semifinal. Each quarter consists of six open slams (one or more of which is a New Shit slam — competition in New Shit slams counts towards your total points!)

Each open slam will :
consist of up to 8 poet competitors
have a 3 min time limit for each round with a 10-second grace period
will go from 8 in the first round to 5 in the second round and 3 in the third round (this is subject to change depending on the number of competitors that night — see below)
be scored cumulatively — the winner of the night will have the highest cumulative score from all three rounds.

At the end of each quarter, the poets with the 8 highest cumulative scores FOR THE QUARTER, are invited to compete in Semifinals. If a qualified poet opts out, then the next highest ranking poet qualifies. Semifinals are run using the same rules as the Open Slams. The top two highest ranked poets in each Semifinals bout will advance to Finals Stage, along with the top two winners of the Last Chance slam.