Mayhem Poets
Dayton Live Presents

Discovery: Mayhem Poets

Apr 17, 2025

60 Minutes

No Intermission

Description

“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 POETS’ unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on the Today Show after winning first place and a grant for $100k in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then, they’ve been touring internationally and spreading their mission to reshape society’s view of poetry.

The MAYHEM POETS are Scottt Raven, Mason Granger, Mikumari Caiyhe, and Kyle Rapps.

CORE SUBJECT AREAS

Language Arts
Music

RESOURCE GUIDE

Resource Guide coming soon!

Age Recommendation

Best for grades 4th-12th.

Accessibility

We recognize that the heart of an arts organization will always be the people we bring together and experiences we share.

The 11:30 a.m. performance will be sign interpreted and/or audio described upon request. Indicate your need for interpreted and/or audio description by calling 937-637-8267 no later than FIVE weeks before the performance. Understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.

Ticket Information

HOW TO ORDER TICKETS

Just click the “BUY TICKETS” button below to order your tickets! You’ll be taken to the order form.

If you’d like to request ticket or transportation scholarship assistance, visit our Discovery Series Scholarships page.

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Carolyn Seymour

Manager – Education & Engagement
carolyn.seymour@daytonlive.org
937-637-8267

Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.

Mayhem Poets

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Showtimes

Day
Date
Time
Thursday
Apr 17, 9:30AM
Thursday
Apr 17
9:30AM
Thursday
Apr 17, 11:30AM
Thursday
Apr 17
11:30AM