Welcome to HHS Theatre Slam Poetry
"I want to provide my students with another outlet to express whatever it is that they are going through, so I started the Slam Poetry Team."
Who Are We?
The Slam Poetry Team is a group of young artists not just reciting original poems, but utilizing their life experiences and theatrical education to bring their poems to life through performance.
What Do We Do?
Poets will write, rehearse and prepare for public performances. Poets will also be chosen to perform in various events including the HHS Black History Show in February, the Talent Show, and the Night of Original Plays on May 8th and 9th and to represent the HHS Slam Poetry Team at numerous competitions around Houston.
When & Where Do We Meet?
As a valuable member of the team, you will be expected to attend ALL poetry rehearsals in the Black Box held from 3:15pm - 4:20pm. Typically there are 1-2 Tuesday rehearsals a month.
Poets are also encouraged to attend the greater Houston Youth Poetry Workshops which are free performance workshops the first Friday of each month from 6:30pm – 8:00pm for youth ages 13-19. These workshops take place in downtown Houston at Discovery Green.
If you’re you looking to hone your skills, meet other young writers and work with professional performance poets- attend the Youth Poetry Workshops.
Due to limited spots and rigorous schedule, the team may already be filled. However you can always attend competitions and support our team and local young artists. If a slot becomes available your interest and commitment needs to be known for consideration.