Everyone has a story to tell. When shared, these stories deepen mutual understanding and spark community dialogue. Slam Poets @ Alley Theatre’s mission is to teach students vital skills necessary to cultivating and nurturing their own dynamic voices. This program will instill students with the courage to articulate and defend their most personal ideas and experiences in a public forum.
Slam Poets is a 10-day residency that can be conducted in-person or virtually, and days can be booked consecutively or spread out over multiple weeks. This program can serve one classroom or a whole grade level. Each residency culminates in a Poetry Slam competition customized for your school, and winners are invited to compete on the Alley Theatre stage at the annual Spring Slam!
• TEKS aligned with ELA, Writing, & Theatre curricula.
• Expands essential writing skills.
• Strengthens public speaking and performance skills.
• Affordable and flexible to meet your school’s needs.
2023 tEEN gRAND sLAM
Participating in Slam Poets @ Alley Theatre creates poised, proud, quick-thinking and creative young adults. Students draw from their personal wealth of knowledge and experience to write and share their unique stories and emotions through performance in a welcoming community atmosphere. In Teen Grand Slam 28 middle and high school students from the Alley’s partner schools compete for a cash prize.
Teen Grand Slam is hosted by and featuring dynamic and powerful Houston Slam artists Rain, BlackBluez, and Earl the Poet.