Get Lit Players

The Get Lit Players (GLPs) are an award winning, professional performance troupe comprised of teenagers ages 13-19. Selected through a competitive audition process, the Get Lit Players travel across the nation performing both classic and spoken word poetry to inspire their peers. They meet Saturdays from 3:00pm-6:30pm and receive free performance and writing training by expert mentors. They have collaborated with John Legend, Queen Latifah, Questlove, and more, and they have performed at the Kennedy Center and even the White House!

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Meet the 2021-2022 GLP Coaches:

Austin Antoine is a performance artist that blends music, poetry, and theatrics. After graduating California Institute of the Arts, Austin has sustained artistic success through touring performances, musical collaborations, and hosting creative workshops. His work can be seen with Sofar Sounds, Guinness Book of World Records, TeamBackPack, and Joomanji. He is also featured in the 2021 film "Summertime", directed by Carlos López Estrada. His latest EP The Rest is History is now available on all streaming platforms.

Aman K. Batra is a Punjabi-American poet from Artesia, CA. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in Creative Writing, and is currently obtaining her MFA in poetry at Antioch University. She has toured the nation as a TEDx speaker, a National Poetry Slam finalist, and a member of the 2016 and 2017 Hollywood Slam Team, performing at 100+ colleges, universities, and poetry venues. Aman’s poetry is heavily tied to her commitment as an educator and an activist. Her work has been featured on All Def Poetry, Button Poetry, Vibe, BeSe, The Huffington Post, and the Fight Evil With Poetry Anthology. For more, follow her website: