MAY 3 • 7:30PMBuy Tickets
Tickets: $20 | Limit 8 tickets per mailing address
DOORS 6:30PM • SHOWTIME 7:30PM
The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change your perception of poems through slam poetry and spoken word shows. Scott and Kyle met at Rutgers University in 2000, drawn together by a love of the spoken word and open mic nights. They started a group called “Verbal Mayhem” that performed at the college weekly, and lasted long after they graduated. Deciding to continue their love of poetry and the spoken word, they formed the Mayhem Poets and continued to tour around the world. They’ve performed everywhere from New York City to Liberia and even on The Today Show. In 2007, Mayhem Poets won the Microsoft Idea Wins challenge and used the prize to open Slam Chops, a spoken word poetry club in New York City. Since then they’ve been touring internationally from legendary venues like Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theatre, and Broadway’s New Victory Theatre; to hundreds of universities, locals schools of all grades, as well as group homes and correctional facilities.
Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts
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