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Mic Control

Workshop by David A. Romero

AGES: 16+ 

$1,000 (plus travel and lodging)

Download workshop description (coming soon)



Multimedia presentation and poems - 45 minutes

Simple performance exercises - 25 minutes
Student writing time - 20 minutes
Advanced performance exercises - 30 minutes

Total time: 120 minutes (2 hrs)



In this performance-based workshop incorporating lessons of Hip Hop along with traditional theatre techniques into the performance of spoken word, participants learn an integrated system of performance called microphone control. What are the three elements of microphone control? Control of your equipment, control of your audience, and control of yourself.


Participants learn how to master the forces, both internal and external that will help them improve as spoken word artists, compete in slams, and apply those lessons to any performance discipline they choose.





Mic Control has been presented at:

 Ventura & Oxnard Community Colleges



David A. Romero has not yet developed a flyer template for this workshop. If you decide to book Mic Control, Romero can design a flyer for the event for no extra fee.



Longer workshops, as well as multiple sessions, to culminate in a student “Slam,” (poetry competition) can be negotiated.

Professional-looking books and chapbooks to collect student work produced during workshops to be made available two months after workshops are conducted can also be negotiated.

*All workshops include a performance from David A. Romero.


**Workshop requires projector, projection screen, laptop connection, sound system, microphone and microphone stands (as many as you can find for the students to practice with). Paper and writing utensils are encouraged to be provided by students or host institution(s). 

$500 (plus travel and lodging)

Download workshop description (coming soon)

Travel and lodging can be handled in two ways: 1) the university makes the arrangements on Romero's behalf (preferred) or, 2) Romero makes the arrangements and is reimbursed with the total check.

Can’t afford the rates? Contact Romero with an offer and see if he can write off the difference as a charitable donation! 

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