BGP Founder / Director: Katie Watkins Wisnosky
Founded in 2011, The Breaking Ground Poets (BGP) is a volunteer-run organization rooted in the belief of storytelling, self-expression, and educational programming. We seek to partner with youth (ages 14-19) to further extend their intellectual and artistic development. We are committed to providing youth opportunities to engage in free writing workshops, open mics, poetry slams, festivals, and touring poet performances. The organization also competes in the International Poetry Festival, Brave New Voices, each summer. This evening’s showcase is a celebration of youth voice through hip hop and spoken word!
Saturday October 3rd at 6:00 pm
Poetry / Spoken Word
Afternoon Music at The Ritz Rated PG
Featuring Skip Monday, Mollie Edsell & more
Enjoy an afternoon of intimate music with fantastic regionally based artists! Special guests include Mollie Edsell, who has been writing songs and performing across NEPA in her signature acoustic/soulful style since she was eleven years old, and the dynamic duo of Skip Monday. Skip Monday, comprised of Kaylin Karr on Guitar/Vocals and Nathan Montella on Drums, has taken the region by storm and fast become local favorites! Other special guests will also round out this showcase of sweet original music!
Saturday October 3rd at 2:00 pm
Sometimes Naked, Always Alone… Rated PG-13
Written by Lawrence S. Pugliese
Presented by FreeSpeak and Some Productions/ E.W. Conundrum
This production will be a multi medium, multimedia experience designed to inspire a sense of community and a sense of self. This production will craft a series of several conversations including individuals with different human experiences about various aspects of life: Love, Hate, Faith, Politics, Money, Sex, the Soul and so on. The conversations will not be scripted but each will have several topics set as its focus. Audience participation will be encouraged with a roving microphone introduced at the end of the piece. E.W. Conundrum & FreeSpeak and Some Productions has produced stage, television and radio pieces for upwards of twenty years.