What is WORDS! ?
- WORDS! is an exciting new twist on the TV reality competition.
- WORDS! is the original mixed genre competition.
- WORDS! challenges the competitors on the strength of what they say, not how they say it, or even how they look saying it.
WORDS! is a reality competition that takes singer-songwriters, comedians and poets and puts them together to compete. The contestants are given a topic and they must write original material based on the topic given to them. SO, for instance, if the topic is ‘happiness’, then the comedian must tell jokes about happiness, the poet must write poetry about happiness, and the singer-songwriter must sing an original song about happiness. All material must be original works written or co-written by the performer.
The competition starts with auditions in nine cities. From those auditions, nine performers are chosen to compete in each city. The nine chosen competitors in each city will be comprised of three poets, three comedians and three singers. They will compete to see which artist will go on to the next round.
The final round can be made up of any genres, depending on which artists were the strongest in each city. The final round will be two shows, The first will narrow the field from nine to three, and the final show will pick the winner, who will known as “the Wordsmith of Wordsmiths”.
Topics are chosen by the show. In the past some of the topics have been “My Muse”, “Silence” and “Haters”. Who knows what they will come up with next.
There are also twists to the show such as, each competitor may create the topics for a round, or the performers may have to switch genres and do something outside of their comfort zone.
Get Ready! WORDS! is going back on the road. New Shows. New Talent. New Stars. Our next series of taping will begin in April 2016.
Look for us this summer in the following cities:
- Indianapolis, IN
- Gary, IN
- Chicago, IL
- South Bend, IN
- Louisville, KY
- Cincinnati, OH
- Columbus, OH
- Nashville, TN
- Des Moines, IA
- St. Louis, MO
- Kansas City, MO
The Indianapolis, IN taping of Words was huge! See some of the pics from the December 11, 2011 taping and announcement of the Wordsmith of Wordsmiths.
Congratulations to the winner of the Words Show in Gary, IN on February 25, 2012, Miss Teeya Skipper, who rolled in all the way from Central State U In Ohio! This singer really showed true talent in its rawest form.
Special shout to comedian Donald Martin, who J. Anthony decided to also take out to L.A. to perform at the J. Spot!!! See, you never know what to expect from a Words Show!
The Atlanta, GA taping of Words was on April 11, 2012 and it was off the chain. So much talent, so litle time. ATL showed up and clowned.
But the standout performance and win went to…Indy/Atlanta’s own, poet extraordinaire, Tasha Jones.
Check out the Words sizzle reels on Youtube and get ready, Words is currently being shopped to networks for 2017 TV season!!! Stay tuned for the next auditions!