SEASON 21 | DECEMBER 2008
Hosted by Zell Miller III
An innovative experiment in theater where the worlds of hip-hop, spoken word, and improv collide to give you one of the most original nights of entertainment you will ever experience. Spoken Word Artists and Hip-hop MC’s will be lead by Zell Miller, III. The Improvers will be lead by one of the best in the business: the crazy funny Ted Rutherford. The energy of a Slam poetry event, the word play of Hip-hop culture, and the “Yes and” principals of improv combine to create Flow!. Featuring performances by Ebony Stewart, a hot new female rap group "Graffiti Tongue", Black Listed Individuals, and many, many more. The night will also feature DJ S.T.A.T.I.K. 3 nights only.
ABOUT ZELL MILLER III
Zell Miller III is an interdisciplinary theater/performance poet. His recent show, Radio Silence: a word opera, which premiered at The VORTEX received the award for Outstanding Original Script (B. Iden Payne Award). His one-man show my Child, my child, my alien child, won Best Original Script in 2007 from the Austin Critics’ Table. Zell is also the creator and co-producer of the Hip-Hop Theater Explosion which features poets, MC’s, DJ’s, dancers, and musicians in a theatrical variety show. He hosts “Speaking the Spoken: The Art of Verse” a monthly open mic series at The VORTEX. He has been a featured poet at South by Southwest Music Fest and has opened for legendary artists such as Nikki Giovianni and The Last Poets. As one of the premiere hip-hop theater artists in the country, Zell is proud to bring this art form to his home city, Austin.
Funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.