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The PERFORMERS SHOUT!

Posted in MODERN DAY STORYTELLING, ONE MAN SHOW, SHOUT OUTS AND BIG UPS, THE PERFORMERS BLOG, THEATRE, Uncategorized, UPDATES on 18/05/2009 by Zena

The Performer has just posted two blogs now.

Comedy and Tragedy

From the tone of the first one , the blog will be upfront, no nonsense “tell it like it is” addition to the “Security” family.

Here’s an excerpt “…If you’re a performer already you will know what its like to experience the rush of a good show and the depression of a bad one. If you’re not, then …. well, just imagine it being a gorgeous day outside the window and by the time you’ve your halter neck, or shorts and flip flops on, and you get to the front door…. it’s a hail storm. (Don’t you just hate it when that happens.)

Now multiply that by 5 to up to 50 million and you’ll be getting close to what euphoria and like being the schizophrenic head of a modern day performer. No disrespect intended but “bipolar” comes to mind.”

The Performer will be make many performance related contribution in the form of helpful tips, journal entries interviews from professionals and more. We’ll keep you posted.

Meantime, click to check the Performers blog.

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The Man that Is Will Power

Posted in ARTIST'S STYLIN' AN PROFILIN', HIP HOP THEATRE, INTERVIEWS, MODERN DAY STORYTELLING, ONE MAN SHOW, VIDEOS, WEBSITES TO WATCH, ZENA'S BLOGS on 05/05/2009 by Zena

willpower1HEY!! Thanks for dropping in to the “Security” blog. Zena here. As a writer and performer of this phenomenon called the “one woman show”, I had to take some time out today to big up a man who inspired me soooooo much. If anyone who is considering a life as a spoken word artist and wants to contribute to their community through the art of spoken word, theatre and rap, this guy is definitely someone to study. As a modern day storyteller and “Griot”, he is the epitome; actor, rapper, playwright, mentor.

Will Power. Name alone makes you wanna know more. Well, hit the vid links and the peep the website to see why I’m ravin’ about the man. What’s a Griot? (Gree-yot or Gree-yoh) “Griots are also orators, lyricists and musicians and they train to excel in all three art forms.” To find out a more click here.

This video is wicked because the character is an super cool agony uncle from back in the day. Everyone should have one of them. Click here for WILL POWER IS “OLD SCHOOL RAPPER”: LITTLE SISTER.

Now this video is good for those people who wants to get a quick culture hit on the connection between rap and Greek mythology. “Is there one?”, I hear you say. Let Will break it down for you. Click to here to WATCH WILL SPEAK ON BEING A MYTHOLOGICAL RAPPER ON THE BILL MYERS SHOW.

And DEFINITLEY check the articles on his website: WWW.WILLPOWER.TV

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No More Shrines by Algernon Dennis Brookes

Posted in ALGERNON'S BLOGS, MODERN DAY STORYTELLING, Uncategorized on 10/07/2008 by algernondennis

I did find this newspaper article. This is something I feel very strongly about. I see too may of these things and though I can appreciate the sentiment, i do not appreciate the reasons for why they are there. Its like they catching like some kind of flu.  No. I don’t like it. I don’ want to see it. This article wouldna be so sad if I didna agree wis the lady who wrote it. – Algernon

“One side effect of the recent spate of teenage knife crime has been the proliferation of roadside shrines to those killed.
Recently I passed the spot where Ben Kinsella died,
where there is an arresting display of flowers, banners and soft toys.
Such tributes are now a depressingly familiar sight.”

HERE IS A LINK TO THE ARTICLE