WordXWord, in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum, presents the Rockwell Project - 11 poets present 10 spoken word pieces using Norman Rockwell illustrations drawn from a hat as prompts. Exploring the expected and unexpected in responding to their prompts, the poets will perhaps challenge the listener to an unconventional if not uncomfortable view sparked by the works of Norman Rockwell.
The poets, ranging in age from mid-teen to waaaaay old-enough-to-know better, include Kate Abbott, Cory Desmond, Curtis Asch, Alex Hicks, Grace Rossman, Epiphany Thomas, Lisken Van Pelt Dus, Kevin Peterson, Jonathan Stinson, Bruce Garlow and Seth Brown.
A special presentation of the award-winning short documentary “Norman Rockwell's World... An American Dream” (1972, 25 min) will precede the performance.
Free coffee/tea plus a cash bar and light fare for purchase will be available.
The Rockwell Project
Whitney Center for the Arts
42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
6P Doors Open
6:15 Pre-performance screening of "Rockwell's World... An American Dream"
7P - The Rockwell Project
Parents/guardians are advised that the performance may contain mature content.
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