Totally Positive Productions announces Spoken Word Talent Competition

CHICAGO, IL – Totally Positive Productions is searching for positive youth Spoken Word Artists for its upcoming “Education” Spoken Word Talent Competition 2013 which will be held at Gorilla Tango Theatre (Bucktown) on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The winner will receive $300.00, but before performing in the competition, hopefuls must first audition at one of three dates to ensure that the message and/or performance are free of derogatory messages and profanity.

“The winner will not only be judged on style and delivery, but their content must be clean and family friendly. We don’t allow our participants to use any derogatory or negative language in their music and spoken word piece in our competitions,” said Taj Jones, the organization founder and director. “We are about promoting our youth who uplift and respect themselves. This is to give them an outlet and to showcase those youth doing right.”

Auditions are being held at Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647). Audition dates and times are as follows:

Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.

To register for auditions or for more information, contact TPP at 773.488.9553.

This event is sponsored by “Special People In Need” and “Chi-Vas White of ONELLW Clothing”.


Totally Positive Productions (TPP) is a not-for-profit organization started in 1993. Its mission is to produce Positive Rap, Singing, Dance and Spoken Word Talent Competitions as well as positive “Off the Street” activities for youths and young adults as a deterrent to drug and gang involvement.

Totally Positive Productions can be found online at or at and

Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown is a year-round theatrical venue where audiences of all ages can consistently go to see a wide variety of talented artists. GTT exists to provide artists with an opportunity to produce their work in professional environment. GTT was created by Second City- and IO-Chicago-trained Dan Abbate and boasts an 80-seat performance space. GTT Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. With shows for both children and adults, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details.

1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 – 773.598.4549