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!
Slam poets @ Alley Theatre Residencies are taught by two of Houston's most talented Slam Poets: Vincent “BlackBluez” Johnson and Sharon “Rain” Young. Get to know them here.