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Encyclopedia Show AZ host Nick Klemp performs a parody of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” for the Explosives show on Oct. 8, 2011.
Encyclopedia Show AZ ‘Social Media DJ’ Andy Stone performs as Aaron Burr for the Vice Presidents show on Jan. 27, 2012.
Poet Shawnte Orion performs an original poem titled “Cheese” for the Moon show on Mar. 25, 2011.
Andy Kersh performs an original poem for the Explosive show on Oct. 8, 2011.
Andie Flores uncovers injustice in the history of Tempe, Arizona for the Explorers show on Jan. 11, 2013.
Tim Henaughan performs an original parody of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables for Encyclopedia Show AZ: Fast Food on Feb. 9, 2013.
The Encyclopedia Show is a monthly, multi-genre, age-integrated presentation of creative performances on a central theme taken from an ACTUAL encyclopedia. Each local contributor is assigned a specific subset of the central theme on which to write and perform. The piece should demonstrate a bit of exposition of their particular subset, though the story/poem/monologue/song/video/shadow-puppet theatre need not be based on actual facts. Quirkiness and creativity is welcomed, as are fashionable falsehoods.
The Encyclopedia Show is also a world-wide event, started in Chicago by Robbie Q and Shanny Jean, it now encompasses at least a dozen cities!
The AZ show takes place at the Empty Space in Tempe, and is sponsored by The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. If you would like to learn more or find out how to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact us or follow us on Twitter.