The Signature Celebrates “The Decade” with Improv & Razzle Dazzle Fun

Sierra Leone, 937-241-4957                                                                                                 

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The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show celebrates 10 Years with Razzle Dazzle

DAYTON, OH – Oral Funk Poetry Productions and The Human Race Theatre Company will present What’s Your Razzle Dazzle, the third and penultimate show of The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show’s 10th season, from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 at the Black Box Improv Theater (518 E. 3rd St., Dayton). Doors will open at 5 p.m., with savory hors- d’oeuvre and “Razzle Dazzle” drinks.  Tickets are $40, and are available at

What’s Your Razzle Dazzle will showcase both the visual and performing arts during an evening featuring spoken word, improv, and atmospheric music including features  from Justin Howard, Sierra Leone & Black Box Theatre Improv Performers.

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Visual Artist Harry Sanchez will be creating a live interactive experience. His border city roots has made Harry keenly aware of boundaries everywhere and in response has developed a practice of reacting against rules and limits. His work strives to be the counter-balance in a world of conformity and is an exploration into identities based on inner and outer perceptions as well as the perceptions of identity that are created by people’s actions or inactions. He recently attained his MFA from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati and his BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is originally from El Paso, Texas but currently lives and works out of Dayton, Kentucky.

“This is a real landmark for us,” said Sierra Leone of Oral Funk Poetry Productions (OFP). “It’s amazing that in this region, and now beyond, we’ve been able to create and sustain a professional showcase of urban creative arts. That is not an easy accomplishment, but it has been so rewarding, and this event is a time to breathe together, give thanks, show love, and be one in the joy of artistic freedom.” The event will ask audience members the question, What’s your razzle dazzle?  “Your muse, your inspiration, that passion and creative spark deep within that drives you to create,” Leone said in definition. “Artists don’t create because they want to, we create because there’s something inside us that has to get out. It is not always comfortable, but when expression is desired it always find a way to come forth!

“That razzle dazzle energy burns inside all of us,” she said. “Everyone’s is different, but everyone has it. At this event, we will reveal ours, but we will also involve the audience so dress comfortable and come prepared to have fun.
“The Signature has allowed us to bring nationally recognized names to work with artists here in Dayton for a Decade. Razzle Dazzle is centered in celebrating the joys of the past ten years and also what is Beyond The Decade.

Leone will also make a special announcement at the event regarding her future and the future of their family of brands at the October 14, 2017 celebration.

The Decade Season is supported by Black Box Improv Theatre, Oral Funk Poetry Productions, Human Race Theatre Company, University of Dayton IACT, Oregon Printing, Signature Educational Solutions, Delish Café, & Tripple Croxx.

OFP Productions is known across the U.S for producing and co-presenting The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show. The shows spontaneous, edgy, thought provoking and engaging design creates the experience of a New York Off-Broadway Theatrical Revue. During the DECADE season, OFP Productions will continue to use ingenious expressions of vibrant sexy, racy, and diverse varieties of performance in one incredible two-hour experience. More information on OFP and The Signature events can be found at, home of urban creative arts.

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Sponsorship opportunities are still available for local businesses interested in increasing their visibility while investing in the arts in the greater Dayton region. For sponsorship information, contact Oral Funk Poetry Productions at (937) 241-4957.

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