Diverse Voices in Theatre
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Diverse Voices in Theater

Our Audience Applauds

"SLAMBoston" is a plus for the city of Boston. A unique theater experience that is entertaining yet deals with important contemporary issues. I enjoyed every minute." said Carin Doben, of the North Shore.

"The acting this month was as good as what I've seen in New York," said Alice Leidner, audience member at the March Meisner Slam.

"Every month I come gives me hope," said Sue Streeter of Arlington. "All these voices that don't usually get heard playing together in one night."

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Combining the wild excitement of poetry slams with live theater, SLAMBoston is a unique ten minute play festival. 6-9 plays compete for a cash prize in a night of raucous audience participation and celebration of diversity in America. Our new slams happen over the course of one to three evenings. We reverse the order of plays on the second evening and/or third evening to eliminate the benefits of going last. It's more fair and more exciting and even more unpredictable! Come volunteer to be a judge!

SLAMBoston turned out to be the real Hit of the week. Eight brand new plays, none of them over fourteen-minutes long, were given the Olympic-Judging treatment, with five judges giving 9.3 - 8.95 scores and Lyralen Kaye acting as breakneck ringmaster for the evening, wrote Larry Stark of Theatre Mirror. "Acting, directing, playwriting, there was solid work everywhere. Another Country Productions has managed to make these into Must-See evenings of high-voltage theatrics. Don't miss their next one. (I won't!)"

The Slam provides a fun, exciting and edgy platform for bringing together a broad spectrum of diverse plays and the audience that supports them," says Lyralen Kaye, Artistic Director. "In this year's Grand Slam, the winning plays from the last six months include African-American plays (one about Mary and Jesus) as well as lesbian, gay, feminist and mixed race plays; and 5 writers were local!"


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Upcoming Slams Can Be at Your Theatre or School!

SLAMBoston, Diverse Voices in Theatre, is now available to be franchised to your company or performed at your school! If you are interested in using our registered trademark, and in acquiring our blueprint for administering, organizing and marketing the slam, or if you are interested in bringing the slam to your school, contact Lyralen Kaye at 617-939-4846.

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