Whitman on Walls! (WoW!)
Whitman on Walls! (WoW!) is the new hybrid event bringing living poets and film together, outdoors. A drive-in movie meets poetry slam. In response to the host of performance cancellations in 2020, Compagnia de' Colombari turned Karin Coonrod’s original production of MORE OR LESS I AM into seven short films.
Recorded over three weeks, with over 50 performers from all over the world, the films embody Whitman's words. Each film is followed by a local poet who stands and "talks back to Whitman" in their own words, challenging or quarreling with him, thus weaving together film and live recitation.
Coming soon to a city near you:
May 28, 2022 Bolton Museum Art Gallery Bolton, UK
June 7, 2022 Conway Hall, London, UK
August 5, 2022 Congress Square, Portland, Maine
August 18, 2022 Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
August 20, 2022 Venice Island Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
September 16, 2022 Gaelic Park- Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
September 17, 2022 Momentum Festival, Toledo, OH
September 22, 2022 The Custom House, Newburyport, MA
September 29, 2022 Brooklyn Bookends Festival, Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, Brooklyn, NY