Story Tapestries presents Magnifying the Word, an interactive, spoken word and poetry workshop and performance. It’s the perfect opportunity for anyone—at all levels of experience—who want to build their skills and learn from experienced spoken word artists.
Spoken Word & Poetry Workshop
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Studio Theater | $15
Regie Cabico, a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion, will lead a 1-hour workshop where you can experience how spoken word and poetry transform everyday life. Regie will teach you writing and stage techniques to help you become a confident performer, and how to develop your stories, characters, monologues and scenes. Bring a poem and life story or share what you write in the workshop.
Spoken Word & Poetry Performance
8 pm – 9:30 pm (no intermission) | Studio Theater | $25
Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and later taking top prizes in three national poetry slams. He appeared in two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, NPR’s Snap Judgement and MTV’s Free Your Mind. His work appears in more than 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Regie is a recipient of the 2006 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers for his work teaching at-risk youth at Bellevue Hospital. As a theater artist, he received three New York Innovative Theater Award Nominations for his work in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind with a win for Best Performance Art Production. The Kenyon Review recently named Regie Cabico the “Lady Gaga of Poetry” and has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg, and Lupe Fiasco.
Spoken Word & Poetry Workshop and Performance – $30
Workshop and Performance Tickets
“I am a poet informed by my identity as a Filipino American and openly queer artist, affected by the marginalization of those communities and the disenfranchised voices in mainstream American art. I strive to push my poetry & performance with comedy and danger, driving them to the gleeful edge, turning emotions on a dime.” – Regie Cabico
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