I Got the Mic is searching for Wordsmiths!

We’re looking for Wordsmiths from around the world – signup to perform! (Wordsmiths include: poetry (verbal), poetry reading, spoken word, literature, storytelling, Hip Hop/Rap (Acapella),  comedy routines, and prose monologues)

I Got the Mic is searching for Ghanaian Talent!

We’re looking for Ghanian (or Ghanian inspired) talent in poetry/spoken word, literature, visual art, music, dance, fashion, and culinary.  If you’d like to perform or be showcased on “I Got the Mic: Poetic Experience,” sign up now. We can’t wait to see what you have!

I Got the Mic: Poetic Experience Details

On August 22nd, 2020, WACO Theater Center in association with Eli Lu Entertainment and Richard Lawson Studios will premiere “I Got The Mic: Poetic Experience” online. 

Co-Artistic Directors of WACO Theater Center, and Co-Owners of Richard Lawson Studios, Tina Knowles Lawson, and Richard Lawson, are executive producers on the project, along with Philadelphia twins sisters, Eli and Lu Bevins, Co-Founders of Eli Lu Entertainment. 

Fixated on wordplay, metaphors, expression, and creative storytelling, “I Got The Mic: Poetic Experience” is a virtual show featuring a Poetry Jam that showcases poets, spoken word artists, and wordsmiths from around the world. Each showcase will consist of a featured poet or spoken word artist, a youth spotlight, a musical guest performance, DJ, visual artist highlight, and a special guest co-host. Additionally, each show will be integrated with segments on “The Evolution of African Culture,” focused on the diasporic flow of Africa’s Influence on arts and culture worldwide. This alignment to I Got the Mic’s programming is for the fulfillment and purpose of elevating and connecting African heritage and culture with U.S. descendants. Season one will kick off with the lens centered on Ghana. Furthermore, the Evolution of African Culture will dive into Ghanaian influenced poetry, literature, fashion, visual art, music, culture, and more.