Cotuit Center for the Arts will present an evening of performance and poetry by the nationally recognized Excelano Project on Saturday evening, February 2 at 8.
The Excelano Project is a spoken word collective based at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Their poets have been featured at the White House, on HBO in the documentary "Brave New Voices," at the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe, on Broadway, and all around the world.
Hannah Van Sciver, a Marstons Mills native and a 2010 graduate of Cape Cod Academy, joined The Excelano Project in her freshman year at U Penn. An active participant in Cape Cod's vibrant poetry, theatre and music scene from a young age, she interned and performed at Cotuit Center for the Arts while in high school. She organized this event with her fellow Cape Cod artists, friends and family in mind.
"It's thrilling to be bringing The Excelano Project back to Cape Cod for an encore performance after selling out our show here last spring," Ms. Van Sciver said. "We are a diverse group of artists and performers with unique stories to share. We are especially excited about this opportunity to perform our heartfelt poetry on Cape while also raising funds for WE CAN, a wonderful non-profit which shares our intense commitment to the importance of 'finding one's voice.'"
The Excelano Project is known for their striking performances, and provocative, lyrical poetry. The Excelano Project has made a name for itself performing on their own campus as well as touring and competing at the national level. They are recent repeat winners of the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational title, the "national championship" for college spoken word troupes.
Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Additional donations are welcome. Proceeds will benefit WE CAN's programs, which empower women of all ages to achieve lasting positive change. Established in 2001, WE CAN serves women Cape-wide with four major services: information and referral; mentoring; legal services and workshops; training and support groups. Since 2001, WE CAN has empowered Cape Cod women of all ages successfully to navigate challenging transitions such as career change, job loss, illness, retirement, divorce, isolation or personal setbacks.
Call 508-428-0669 for tickets, which will also be sold at the door, if available. The box office will be open one half hour prior to show time. Please be aware that latecomers cannot be seated. This performance is recommended for mature audiences.