The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show Closes the 10th Season of Urban Creative Arts with “BEYOND THE DECADE”

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Sierra Leone, 937-241-4957

Decade Season of The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show

Closes with Beyond The Decade December 1 Show

Dayton, Ohio (November 8, 2017) – Oral Funk Poetry Productions will close its decade season with the dynamic Off-Broadway-inspired “Beyond The Decade,” an evening starring Jessica Care Moore, Georgia Me, and Queen Sheba. The production will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St. from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec 1, 2017.

Advance tickets for the December 1 season finale are $25, available by calling 937-228-3630 or visiting The Signature’s page at The Signature Lounge and full bar will be open pre-and post-show. 

Sierra Leone, Co-founder and Creative Director of Oral Funk Poetry Productions explains, “This high-energy evening will close the decade season with the same fiery authentic energy that has carried OFP through the season.  Live rollercoaster ride performances by three fierce and prolific spoken word artists will close out this 10-year milestone. She continues, “Having the opportunity to partner and host our productions at The Loft Theatre, collaborate with the Cincinnati Arts Association, host our first Signature Improv collaboration at the Black Box Improv Theatre and now returning to our home theatre to close out the season featuring three legendary Poets.” Has come a decade season to remember.

NNBB_500x500since 2012, the Nasty Nati Brass Band has fired up the Ohio landscape, performing at the Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest, Cincinnati Jazz& BBQ Fest, the Greenwich, Cleveland’s Bop Stop, BluJazz in Akron, and Blues Alley in Washington, DC. NNBB embodies traditions from New Orleans, Ohio Funk, Jazz, R&B, and Historically Black College and University Bands. The nine-member ensemble always leaves audiences wanting more.

JESS1Jessica Care Moore the Founder, Black WOMEN Rock and a Detroit Native. She is the winner of the Alain Locke Award. Featured poet on Karriem Riggins Headnod Suite & Jeezy’ s Church in these streets, Black Tea -The legend of Jessi James-signed music artist on Talib Kweli’s Javotti Label. CEO, Moore Black Press, Author of Sunlight Through Bullet Holes and the forthcoming, We Want Our Bodies Back and Apollo Theatre Legend.

DSC_2641Georgia Me is an Atlanta native and resident who has propelled her love of poetry into a mighty heralded career! Anointed as the Queen of Spoken Word.  She has appeared 7x on Russel Simmons HBO DEF POETRY also starring in the Broadway adaptation earning a TONY AWARD. She has won numerous awards domestic and international, including an EMMY AWARD and PEABODY. Georgia Me has appeared on Verses and Flow, Lyric Cafe, The Today Show, Carson Daly, the Monique Show and so many others!  Recently completed a 2017 Tour with 2xGrammy award winning Miss Jill Scott.


Queen Sheba is an Int’l 4 Countries Slam Champion, two-time National Poetry Slam Champ. Sheba is also a featured performer on season two of Verses and Flow, brought to you by Lexus on TV One. Sheba has a Masters in Poetry from Queens University Spoken Word artist, Sheba tours internationally six albums, two of which were up for a Grammy under the Spoken Word category and she is a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee. Queen Sheba has two books: From Foster Care to Fame short stories and poems too long for three minutes and Run Ugly!

23167949_10155253139473867_261924217773220136_nErin Smith-Glenn is the featured Visual Artist. She is an assistant professor of art, advisor of the Visual Arts Club and proud alum of Central State University. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Cincinnati with a concentration in 2D drawing and painting. Erin has exhibited works in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois, respectively. 

For the last decade, Oral Funk Poetry Productions has been devoted to providing a platform for the authenticity of spoken word to meet the prestige of live theater. The Signature has earned a reputation in the Midwest for being edgy, thought provoking, groundbreaking, funny, engaging, sexy, diverse and spontaneous. More information is available online at, Home of Urban Creative Arts

The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show is sponsored by our seven-year partner, The Human Race Theater Company, our Leading Sponsor-University of Dayton IACT, along with Oregon Express, WYSO – 91.3, Delish Café, Signature Educational Solutions and Tripple Croxx Entertainment 

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