The Batte Center Presents: The Mayhem Poets

Sep 22
Fri @ 8:00 pm
The Mayhem Poets
September 22, 2017
Fri at 8:00 pm
The Batte Center
McGee Theatre

"Let's go see a poetry show."

That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed "an amazing ride" by the New York Times, this mind boggling performance has been described as "The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert". These theatre-trained, comedically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.

The Mayhem Poet's unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show after winning 1st place and a grant for 100K in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then they've been touring internationally from legendary venues like Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theatre, and Broadway's New Victory Theatre; to hundreds of universities, locals schools of all grades, as well as group homes and correctional facilities. 

Suggested for Ages 13 years+



Kyle Sutton
Kyle was born in Michigan and raised in New Jersey, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Rutgers University. He is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City.

Scott Tarazevits
Scott, a 2005 Bowery Poetry Club Slam Finalist, is a poet and actor who co-wrote and performed in two spoken word plays. The New Jersey native received his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and theater from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers he co-founded/hosted the performance poetry open mic, Verbal Mayhem.

Mason Granger
Mason, originally from Willingboro, New Jersey, began his writing career as a freshman at Rutgers University in 2000. This multiple slam winner is the former co-host of Verbal Mayhem, the longest running open mic in New Jersey.