WORDSFest (formerly WORDS) is Chicago's first urban arts festival featuring over 35 artists and performance groups in poetry, sketch comedy, hip-hop, music, and dance. The popular annual Black History month show produced by The Second City Outreach & Diversity Program in association with DMG Freedom Productions culminates its four year history by expanding the WORDS community into an annual festival in a stellar line up of Chicago's hottest and newest diverse performers.
Up to 20 performers including seven African American sketch comedy troupes, will be showcased in classic WORDS scenes, improv, rap battles, solo performances, original poetry, music and an all female line up on scheduled nights. Artists and performance groups include: HBO Def Poet, Kevin Coval, International songstress award winner, Ugochi, sketch comedy by Straight & Nappy, kevINda, Pimprov, with original music by Chicago emcee Jeff Baraka and Motep.
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