The Greatness:  Gameshow of the Arts

The show where a show where arts meets smarts and hilarious chaos

The Greatness: Gameshow of the Arts

Derrick Brown, Your Terrific Neighbors, The Booze Brothers, Performance Poetry: Mindy Netifee vs. Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Pat Sirios, Sci-Fi Improv: Coldtowne Theatre Sci-Fi Saturdays’ Star Force vs. Super Apocalypse

Thu, January 31, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

North Door Main Stage

Austin, TX


This event is all ages

The Greatness!: Game Show of the Arts, hosted by author and Write Bloody publisher Derrick Brown, and curated by a team of local performers and arts organizers, will present a fast paced monthly showcase of performers who will compete in their respective genres in the first half of the show, and in a game show following intermission. Each month, three coaches (Michael Graupmann, Holly Lorka, and Phil West) will each invite two artists in a specific genre, such as literature, comedy, or theater, who will perform head to head, five minutes each, with the audience voting on which performance they like best. The winners of those head-to-head competitions will face off against each other – and against an audience member chosen to represent the audience, in a multi-round game show hosted by Your Terrific Neighbors' Curtis Luciani. The evening concludes with a medal ceremony honoring the performer and coach; the medal doubles as a beer opener. Slow jam dance party to follow

Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown is an American storyteller, poet and publisher who most recently won the Texas Book of The Year for Poetry for his collection, Strange Light. [1] He was born February 7, 1973 in San Francisco, CA. His Father, Cliff Brown, is an Irish, German, Choctaw and Cherokee native of Texas. His Father was a former Air Force Butcher in San Francisco, CA. Cliff Brown is a retired Emu farmer, Naval dockworker/gasketmaker that worked in Long Beach, CA and now lives in Splendora, Texas. His Mother, Nancy Counts is a church counselor from San Francisco, now living in Cypress, California. His parents are divorced.[2] He has a sister and a step-father.
Brown graduated from Pacifica High School in 1991 and became a highly decorated paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina for three years from 1991-1993.[3] He was also trained in combat arms as an Airborne Artilleryman, expert M203 Grenadier, expert Humvee Driver and expert M60 marksman. He is a disabled veteran due to hearing loss from artillery while being enlisted during the First Gulf War. He studied Speech and Debate (Forensics), Playwriting and Broadcast Journalism at Cypress College, Palomar College and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff Arizona.[4] Prior to beginning his career as a poet and publisher, Brown held numerous odd jobs, including a weatherman (Flagstaff Arizona, 1997),[5] a magician (Knotts Berry Farm, 1988 to 1990) , a singing gondolier (Naples, CA from 2000 to 2004)[6] and a writer and director for a children's show called Kidmo/Invision (1998- 2007).[7]
Venue Information:
North Door Main Stage
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX, 78702