Dny Strack -
One of the Top Performance Poets in Texas
Strack is the Slammaster of the Austin Poetry Slam, 2010 Austin Grand Slam Champion and a regular feature at
venues throughout central Texas.
Danny was a member of the Austin Poetry Slam Team in 2007, 2008, 2009
2010. In 2007, Danny also won 1st place
in the Southwest Shootout Individual Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, New
regional competition between 20 teams from across the southwestern
States. In 2008, Team Austin performed
on finals stage at the National Poetry Slam, ultimately taking 3rd
overall in Madison, Wisconsin. Danny has
performed in hundreds of poetry slams over the years, reading over 200
different poems in the process. He's won
over 30 slams, reading over 38 different poems in these winning slams
alone. He also served as a regular host
of the Austin Poetry Slam in 2009.
of the slam poetry world, Danny regularly performs, features, and runs
workshops at open mics, schools, and music venues throughout Texas and
beyond. Danny's performance oriented poetry is frequently
by high school and college students in forensics competitions.
Other Projects / Theater / Film:
Danny is a member of Smoke and Mirrors Cabaret, an Austin
based performance troupe currently booking shows throughout
Texas. Danny serves primarily as host, writer,
juggler, magician, and occasional buffoon – as the need
serves. Smoke and Mirror's 2010 debut show, Carnivalesque
was a great success in its showing at the HighBall, and they are now
developing their next show, Blood, Bath, and Beyond. Danny's
juggling is improving all the time.
performed in the 'Haiku Death-Match', which received the 'Best of
Award three years in the annual FronteraFest Theater Festival at the
Theatre in 2005, 2006 and 2008. In
2006, he also wrote, directed & starred in the short
FronteraFest play Zowie
Kapow, and starred in the short, satiric independent film, "Gravity:
Fact or Fiction" released by Jollyville Pictures. In 2010,
Danny's one man poetry show, Growth,
won a FronteraFest Best-of-Fest award.