Regie Cabico
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SPEAKOUT Tigertail's LBGTQ teen spoken word project — featuring Regie Cabico


[Note that these events already took place.]

• Events and workshops
  February 2 through 7, 2014

• Reading & Performance
  Betsy Hotel
  Wednesday, February 5

• Teen Slam
  Miami Beach Botanical Garden
  Thursday, February 6


All events are FREE

The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach


Click for a Google map to The Betsy
There are several parking garages convenient to The Betsy, including one just east of Ocean Dr. on 15th St.

Click for a Google map to MB Botanical Gardens

Regie Cabico returns to Miami for a SpeakOut week residency! SpeakOut, a LGBTQ teen spoken word project, includes workshops in public high schools, slams and performances, and artist residencies. Regie Cabico is a nationally recognized Asian-American gay poet, writer and playwright from Washington, DC.

In addition to his work in the schools, Regie will perform at the Betsy Hotel on Wednesday, February 5 and lead SpeakOut a teen slam at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. All SpeakOut events are free and open to gay-friendly persons.

SpeakOut grows out of Tigertail Productions' existing and highly successful WordSpeak teen spoken word project, which brings poets and performers to Miami each year to lead workshops for teens. Tigertail also sponsors and coaches a WordSpeak team of Miami teens who attend the national Brave New Voices spoken word youth slam and festival in the summer. Tigertail produces a book and a CD of the teen poems. Gay teens from the SpeakOut project have the opportunity to participate in the main WordSpeak program adding their unique voices to Miami's youth culture.

Regie Cabico's work appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution, Chorus and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He co-edited Poetry Nation: A North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry and was guest editor for Beltway Poetry Quarterly. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith and Allen Ginsberg. Through Howard Zinn's Portraits Project at NYU he has performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco.

He is a recipient of a 2008 Future Aesthetics Arts Award Regrant from The Ford Foundation/Hip Hop Theater Festival, three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships for Poetry and Multidisciplinary Performance, The Larry Neal Awards for Poetry 2007 (3rd Place) and 2008 (1st Place), a 2008 DC Commission for the Arts Poetry Fellowship. He received the 2006 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers for his work teaching at-risk youth at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Other recipients include Arthur Miller, Sharon Olds, Stephen King, Amy Tan & Edward Albee. He is a former Artist In Residence at NYU's Asian Pacific American Studies Program and has served as faculty at Banff's Spoken Word Program and Kundiman. As a theater artist, he has directed two plays for the 2007 & 2008 Hip Hop Theater Festival – Elegies In The Key Of Funk and The Other Side. 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 he has been listed in BUST magazine's 100 Men We Love.

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