Octagon by Kristiana Colon
*Winner of the 2014 National Latino Playwriting Award*
Tucson: December 13, 2014 at 8:30pm - The Temple Lounge
Phoenix: December 14, 2014 at 7:00pm - Herberger Theatre Center, KAX
Temple of Music and Art
330 S. Scott Avenue (Downtown Tucson)
(520) 622-2823 (Box Office)
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Against the backdrop of a last-minute poetry slam competition, eight young poets traverse the stage and the tightropes of their braided desires. With three minutes to sway the judges, they must decide which is more important: the points or the poetry, the privilege of free speech and expression or the celebrity that comes along. Octagon infuses theatre with poetry slam in a way that’s never been seen, ripping open the clichés of the open mic while asking the cost of the spectacle of ripping open our wounds.
Kristiana Rae Colón is a Chicago-based poet, playwright, actor and educator. Also an Ensemble member at Teatro Luna, Ms. Colon toured the United Kingdom for two months in 2013 with her collection of poems, promised instruments, published by Northwestern University Press. In the fall of 2012, she opened her one-woman show, Cry Wolf, in Chicago while her play, but I cd only whisper, had its world premiere at London’s Arcola Theater. She appeared on Season 5 of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam.
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