7th Annual Des Moines Teen Poetry Slam

April 23, 2019

On Friday, April 19, we hosted finals of the 7th Annual Des Moines Teen Poetry Slam! Congratulations to Jocelyn, Kaleb, Bri, Andrea, LaNeeta, and GRAND SLAM CHAMP Jazzy for qualifying to represent our city at Brave New Voices this summer!

Much love to Russhaun, founder of New Division Productions, for capturing the magic.

Womxn Showcase

March 8, 2019

The RunDSM Collective produced its very first show, the Womxn Showcase on Friday, January 18th at the Vaudeville Mews. Performers included Sharane Calister, Emily Lang, Miavliag Lee, Queen Kenzie, Maddy Cox, Champagne Harrington, Courtney Smith, Colo Chanel, Brenda Vasquez, Maddie Johnson, Jalesha Johnson, and Cc Baby. A portion from the proceeds were donated to Planned Parenthood and The Young Women’s Resource Center.

Special thanks to the show curators: Courtney Smith, Maddy Cox, Cc Baby and Maddie Johnson.

+ Deepest gratitude to Betty Hill for capturing the magic!