Date: April 10, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joan Lescot, Executive Producer
Additional Contact: Alice Ensor, Coordination Manager
URBAN POET’S SOCIETY
Monday night Poetry Series at The Theatre District, April 11th through May 2nd.
All Proceeds benefit Covenant House, Los Angeles.
The Theatre District introduces a Monday night Poetry series with the Urban Poet’s Society.
Beginning Monday, April 11th and continuing through Monday May 2nd at 8:00 p.m., Urban Poet’s
Society will present a Monday night series of performed poetry with all proceeds benefiting
the Covenant House of Los Angeles.
Urban Poet’s Society is a small group of Poets and actors attempting to present an alternative
to Open-Mic poetry readings. Urban Poet’s Society members meet on a regular basis to develop
and refine their work, with a fully rehearsed and staged performance being the ultimate aim.
The opportunity to communicate and have dialogue about the work gives the Poets freedom to
explore more theatricality in their process, and to work in a communal environment on getting
their message across.
Members of Urban Poet’s Society for the upcoming performance series include Sandy Lawson,
Stacey Renae, Vanessa Robertson and Summer Spinks.
PERFORMANCES: begin Monday, April 11th and will continue through Monday, May 2nd 2005.
Show times are 8 p.m. each Monday night.
TICKETS: Suggested donation of $10. All proceeds benefit Covenant House Los Angeles.
THEATRE: 804 North El Centro, Hollywood, California, two blocks North of Melrose,
One Block East of Vine
ABOUT COVENANT HOUSE:
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing
shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth. It was incorporated in New York City in 1972
and has since expanded in the United States to Anchorage, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort
Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, New Orleans, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis,
Washington, D. C., and, outside the United States, to Toronto, Vancouver, Guatemala, Honduras,
Mexico and Nicaragua.
In addition to food, shelter, clothing and crisis care, Covenant House provides a variety of
services to homeless youth including health care, education, vocational preparation, drug abuse
treatment and prevention programs, legal services, recreation, mother/child programs, transitional
living programs, street outreach and aftercare.
Finally, the Covenant House Nineline (1-800-999-9999) received 51,000 crisis calls from youngsters
all over the United States who needed immediate help and had nowhere else to turn.
ABOUT THE THEATRE DISTRICT:
The Theatre District is a non-profit theatrical arts organization producing stage plays and a
variety of artistic and outreach programming under the guidance of Artistic Director Macario
Gaxiola. The Theatre District is dedicated to presenting honest dramatizations of the human
experience, devoted to artistic integrity, accessibility and providing educational opportunities
in the arts.
Urban Poet’s Society is a new Poet Actor group at The Theatre District dedicated to fostering
the theatrical nature and process of poetry as a performing art.
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