Live from the KKFI studios, Philip Blue Owl Hooser, Sara “Miss Conception” Glass and Natasha Ria El-Scari discuss their work and performances.
Philip Blue Owl Hooser is the co-host of The Tenth Voice on 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, as well as an actor and writer, producer, director, and educator in the Kansas City area. With a career going back to the early 1980s, KC theater goers may have seen him at The Rep, The Unicorn, the Coterie, Late Night Theater, or the Gorilla Theatre working as an actor, writer, or director. Or they might know him as the guy who gives the preshow lectures at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Philip is also the creative genius behind “Eat Their Words,” a live performance and reading of celebrity biographies in Kansas City.
There are few artists who ever reach their potential, and Sara Miss Conception is on her way to exceeding expectations. Born and raised in Kansas City, she’s made it to the coast and back, from spitting conscious hip hop in LA to organizing and overseeing artists for nationally known festivals in Minnesota and Arkansas, competing in local poetry slams to club bookings in several major US cities, there is rarely any down time for this one-of-a-kind wordsmith, and for good reason. Sara “MissConception” Glass is a lyrical dynamism not to be taken lightly. Under big, green eyes, a pretty face and with heavy lady swagger, she speaks soft words, though still sharp as daggers. Ideas so strong, she steps up and sets the bar continually higher for herself and ultimately other MC’s, male or female. There is no mistaking this unique talent as she steps on stage with style and grace defined, all while ripping the mic over dirty bass lines. You can find her online at www.themissconception.com
Natasha Ria El-Scari is a writer, Cave Canem fellow, and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals. She has opened for and introduced many great writers, singers and activists, and has been featured at a host of universities and venues nationwide. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Natasha has a BA from Jackson State University and a MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Natasha’s Black Feminist approach is reflected in her writing, poetry and performance pieces. Natasha brings the fire! She is a divorced mother of two awesome children. Once asked in an interview what makes her unique she replied, “…most people lie to themselves, but I like to reveal myself.”
Natasha’s perspective as a mother, educator, feminist, performer and artist make her a dynamic speaker and presenter for all ages. Natasha is not easily boxed in to any confines and has honed in her skills that she pulls from all areas of her experiences. She is both introspective and cathartic and is most known for her honesty about motherhood, womanhood, politics and love. Natasha Ria El-Scari is available for performance poetry, spoken word, poetry recitation, panel discussions, educational/college preparatory workshops for young adults as well as parents. Dynamic and down-to-earth, Natasha is a must experience!