April 20, 2010
4:00 p.m. –5:30-
(located in Maltby)
The Typewriter Girls are making a second pilgrimage to Slippery Rock University as guests of the English Department, this time under the guise of performing for the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival; however, as is often true of their rowdy and occasionally overly enthusiastic troupes, they have slightly more subversive intentions. They intend to reveal to the citizenry a piece of poetic truth which struck them while communing with nature spirits on their last trip to Slippery Rock: Green Poetry. With Escape Artist/Magician/Performer Dave Doyle and Upright Bassist Spat Cannon in tow, the Typewriter Girls will venture to make sense of and enact a truly green poetic existence, by employing all manner of creative devices from the various subcultures and activities that might lend themselves to a more holistic and environmentally friendly existence. Join them for poetry, collaborative writing, comedy, improv, games, and magic–all in the name of poetic sustainability!
The Typewriter Girls Dada-bred performances are collage-work theatre formed from sketch comedy, poetry, music, collaborative writing, dancing, and a little magic. In essence, they strive to embody the Comte de Lautréamont’s creed “poetry must be made by all.” They have established a great track record in accomplishing this, having worked with a wide range of the Pittsburgh area’s non profits, including The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Dress for Success, Planned Parenthood, The Books for Prisoners Campaign, and The Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh. They’ve also gifted glimpses of their well-ordered literary chaos to cities across the country such New York, Philadelphia, and Denver.
All are invited to this free, unforgettable performance!