Tigertail 30th Season of Art & Soul
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Playwright, Comedian, Queer Poet Comes to Miami for Tigertail's SpeakOut 2010

Regie Cabico won a Nuyorican Poets Café 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 is a recipient of 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 described as "a high-energy star and a whirlwind of great comedic timing". He is considered one of the up-and-coming Asian-American stand-up comics.

During his residency, Regie Cabico will lead workshops for students at Miami-Dade public high schools, hosted by individual Gay Straight Alliances/ Safe Schools South Florida and other groups. The public high schools involved include Homestead Senior, Dr. Michael M. Krop and North Miami Beach Senior. Other workshops will take place at the Miami charter school, Art & Mind and Pridelines. 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. Free roundtrip bus transportation will be provided to students attending from participating high schools and Pridelines.

The SpeakOut program and Regie Cabico residency is made possible in part by a grant from the GLBT Community Projects Fund at Dade Community Foundation, Greater Miami's permanent endowment made possible by generous donors since 1967, ES Moore Family Foundation, Miami Dade Public Library, Miami Dade Public Schools, Miami River Inn, Books & Books, Safe Schools of South Florida, the C/APP Alternate ROOTS program with funds from the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Tigertail is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPNN). This project is made possible in part by support form the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors to the National Performance Network include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. For more information visit www.npnweb.org.

Season partners and supporters for our 30th season include: Aquarius Press; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; Audrey Love Charitable Foundation; Barefoot Wine; Biscayne Times; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; Centro Cultural Español (CCE); The Children's Trust; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Dade Community Foundation; Dorsch Gallery; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Dance Association; Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; Funding Arts Network; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Grolsch; MiamiArtZine; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria, MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; River Lounge; Safe Schools South Florida; The Sain-Orr Royak DeForest Steadman Foundation; Rain Organics; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Southern Arts Federation; VSA Arts of Florida; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM and our many private supporters.


January 29, 2010
8:00 pm


(Note that this event has already passed.)

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