The Youth Are The Truth - Part 1

April 5, 2021

    Monday, APRIL 5 AT 8PM

    free and open to the public

    Woolly Mammoth is thrilled to partner with Spit Dat on monthly spoken word performances. All performances are free and open to the public.

    The Youth Are The Truth - Part 1

    Spit Dat: MONDAY, APRIL 5 on Zoom!
    Virtual Lobby Opens at 7:30PM, Event from 8-9:30PM
    Facebook Live Stream Begins at 8PM

    Spit Dat will celebrate the voice of youth throughout April and May - In recognition of National Poetry Month, no better way to celebrate, that shining a light on the future of DC's poetry scene.

    Get the chance to spit alongside our fantastic hosts and features on the OPEN MIC! The list is filling up fast, so if you want to get on the mic, sign up for a slot here and don't forget to book your tickets!

    About the DC Youth Slam Team (DCYST): Split This Rock's DCYST uses poetry to teach and empower youth from the DC metropolitan area to speak up about issues of social justice. With annual travel to regional and national poetry slam festivals, the team provides outstanding opportunities, training, and a platform for talented youth to develop their writing, performance, and public speaking skills with guidance from mentors and teaching artists. The team is a year-long program for youth in DC and the surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia (affectionately called the DMV area). Young people must be between the ages of 13-19 and live in the area to be eligible for the team.

    April Features:

    Charlotte Maleski is a poet, tap dancer, black belt, and award-winning filmmaker attending high school in Arlington, Virginia. She is also the inaugural 2020 Arlington County Youth Poet Laureate. Her poetry explores gender, queer identity, and mental health. She carries poetry into her other artistic interests, to explore how different mediums can collide. In 2019, she qualified at the countywide level for the Optimist International Oratorical contest, and she is an alum of the University of Virginia’s Young Writers’ Workshop. Since discovering spoken word at a middle school open mic, she has dreamed of being on the DC Youth Slam Team. Three years after her first performance, she has been invited back to local middle schools as a guest speaker on poetry, and is excited to be a new member of the 2020 team.

    Kashvi Ramani is a writer, actress, songwriter and singer from Northern Virginia. She has just graduated middle school, and will be pursuing a dual program in high school -- Entrepreneurship at the Academies of Loudoun and Theater / Film at Rock Ridge Performing Arts High School. This is her first year participating in both slam poetry and the DC Youth Slam Team, but she has been writing songs, poetry, scripts, and other forms of writing for much of her life. In second grade she won her first poetry competition, going on to win $5k for her school after writing a rap in fourth grade, and was granted a Silver Medal at the National Level for her submission to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.