Playwright, Comedian, Queer Poet Regie Cabico Comes to Miami January 25-29, 2010
Regie won a Nuyorican Poets CafÃ© Grand Slam and received multiple top prizes in National Poetry Slams. He performed two seasons on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” His work appears in over 30 anthologies. He has received numerous awards, including one from the Ford Foundation. His plays have been produced at the Humana Theater Festival, Kennedy Center Play Lab and Joe’s Pub, among others. Regie is considered one of the up-and-coming Asian-American stand-up comics.
Regie Cabico will read and perform his writings and poetry on
Friday, January 29
Books & Books, Courtyard
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Free and open to the public
During his Tigertail SpeakOut residency, Regie Cabico will lead workshops for students at Miami-Dade public high schools and elsewhere. SpeakOut workshops train LGBTQ youth in writing and speaking skills within a medium that blends poetry, theater and hip hop culture and also provides opportunities for LGBTQ teens to perform their work.
The youth component of the residency culminates in a SpeakOut Open Mic and Slam for GLBT teens, hosted by Regie Cabico at the Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street, Miami Beach, on Thursday, January 28. This is an opportunity for teens to read and perform their poetry, as well as to experience Cabico’s performance work. There is no charge to attend but each participant must be under 21 years old and material must be gay friendly. No reservations are needed. Those interested in the Open Mic and Slam need to register at the event between 5:00 and 5:30pm at the Miami Beach Regional Library.
For more information on all events, and for video of Regie, go to www.tigertail.org.