WHO WE ARE
The poets of The Whirlwind Company have arrived. Mindy Nettifee (Long Beach), Brian S. Ellis (Boston), Jon Sands (New York) and Mike McGee (Everywhere) are here to electrify your world. These "dream journalists" have not come to pose easy questions. This is four of the brightest personalities of the performance poetry world uniting on an adventure of word and experience. Widely acclaimed storytellers from every corner of the country who seek a unique and powerful theater event. These lively characters have read from street corner to opera house, nationally and internationally for crowds of thousands to settings intimate as your living room. The Whirlwind Company is ready to bring their whole lives to the table. Prepared to reveal all the secrets. The best parts of the written and spoken word on display to create a lasting human connection.
IS IT DIFFICULT TO STAGE?
Not in a million years. The Whirlwind Company has been assembled as a low-maintenance, high-energy act that requires very little from organizers seeking a low cost performance that still packs an uppercut punch. 5 microphones, a PA system, and a table to sell merchandise are all that's required for performance poetry at its freshest. Far more engaging than a band, far less stressful than a band load-in and performance.
DID YOU SAY MOST ACCLAIMED PERFORMANCE POETS?
Did I !?! Between this collection of word hitters rests multiple National Poetry championships, finals appearances, writer-in-residences, television & radio appearances (HBO, MSG, NPR, CBC), countless North American tours, both individually and as part of collectives (The Last Nerve, The Revival Tour, The SpillJoy Ensemble, Tons of Fun University), seven full-length poetry collections, and unlimited local acclaim from four of the best cities for poetry and performance in the world.
WHY WILL THIS BE UNIQUE?
Mindy, Mike , Jon & Brian have never been strangers to the printed word. This is no secret. This group, however, was assembled as a collection of the most dynamic writers who also make room-captivating performance a way of life. Each is adorned with a particular style providing windows into the future of poetry. They are compact packages of audience interaction, music, laughter, and perspective that leave audiences grasping the air for more
WHAT ELSE YA GOT?
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