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Mashed Poet-atoes

March 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome to Mashed Poet-atoes!
A free show streamed online through Pittsburgh’s Steel City Improv Theater, hosted by Torrey Shineman

Featured Guest Artist: Eric Sirota

Eric “Rota” Sirota is a Best of the Net-nominated poet and public interest lawyer from living in Chicago and specializing in housing justice work. His chapbook “Giveth and Taketh” was published last year by Wild Pressed Books. Rota’s work has been featured by Button Poetry, BBC Radio, Entropy!, Barren Magazine, FreezeRay Poetry, the iO Literary Journal, and elsewhere. He is a proud member of the MMPR collective and the Assistant Executive Editor of Knights’ Library Magazine which you should submit to. You can’t miss him. He’s the tallest Jew for miles.

Poetry inspired by improv inspired by poetry!
This potato is hot, and it gets mashier as we pass it around.
A special guest artist will share a set of original performance art – which might include poems, stories, or comedy. In between each piece, we will pass the potato to a team of improvisers, and they will create a series of new scenes inspired by the material.
At the end of the show, poet and improviser Torrey Shineman will deliver the final mashed potato – a new original poem created during the show, mashing up themes and characters from throughout the night.
Mashed Poet-ato Chef: Torrey Shineman
Featured Guest Artist: Eric Sirota
Interviews Conducted by Co-Host: Tera Bevilacqua
Improvisers: Ben Amiri, Graham Boechler, Bev Conrique, Mindy Cooper, Phil Hayes, Mindy McHale, Kate Miller, Sirish Nama, Christina Powers, Torrey Shineman
Mashed Poet-ato Photo Credits: Bob Creo, Hillary Dovel, Bronwyn Enders, Shane Enders
When: Saturday, March 20th @ 8-9 pm (EST)
Cost = Free to everyone!
Where: Online!
The show is hosted through Pittsburgh’s Steel City Improv Theater, and will be streamed live via Twitch.
No need to buy a ticket or create an account. Just click this link and enjoy some experimental art and comedy:


March 20, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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