Slam Poetry

Slam Poetry offers a rigorous, multidisciplinary learning opportunity through the arts that builds students’ ability to express themselves in a confident, clear and meaningful way. Through a series of 10 in-class residency sessions and an optional culminating Poetry Slam competition, students learn literacy skills of writing and public speaking from a professional poet teaching artist.

Through participation in the Slam Poetry program, students will:

  • Increase their awareness of the various poetry devices, techniques and forms;
  • Enhance their performance skills;
  • Improve their writing and speaking skills;
  • Enhance their vocabulary;
  • Learn to generate ideas through writing and brainstorming.

For more information, contact Rebecca Pogue at or 404.733.5329.


To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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