Tigertail - Art Out Loud - Season 2012-2013

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Tigertail Art Out Loud - Season 2012-2013
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SpeakOut Residency and Reading



Monday - Friday
January 14 - 18, 2013

January 17, 2012
Slam 6:00 pm

Registration: 5-6 pm

January 18, 2013
8:00 pm

(Note that this event is in the past)


The event is FREE

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach


Click here for a map and easy directions to Books & Books Coral Gables

Click here for a google map to Miami Beach Botanical Gardens


Tigertail brings back Regie Cabico, a nationally recognized Asian-American gay spoken word poet/writer/playwright from Washington, DC. Cabico offers interactive performances and workshops throughout the week of January 14 - 18, with slam on January 17.

Regie Cabico has been featured on two seasons of Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on HBO. He has won top prizes in the 1993, 1994 and 1997 at national poetry slams. His poetry appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution and Slam. He was also featured in MTV's "Free Your Mind" Spoken Word Tour. Regie is the recipient of three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships for Poetry and Multi-Discplinary Performance. He is a regular performer at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. He was a collaborating artist in Rhythmicity at The Humana Festival of New American Plays (2002-2003) season. He has directed two plays for the 2007 and 2008 Hip Hop Theater Festival: Elegies in the Key of Funk and The Other Side. He has been artist-in-residence for New York University's Asian American Studies program and at Deanza College. He is the artistic director of Sol & Soul, an arts and activist organization in Washington, D.C.

Following the extraordinary power of Regie's SpeakOut residency in 2010, Tigertail asked him to return for our 2013 SpeakOut. During his residency, he 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 high schools involved include Dr. Michael Krop Senior High, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High, New World School of the Arts, North Miami Senior High, and Miami Arts Charter School, as well as 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 LGBTQ teens, hosted by Regie Cabico at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens on January 17. 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 between 13 and 19 years old and material must be gay friendly. No reservations are needed. Those interested in the Open Mic and Slam must register at the event between 5:00 and 6:00 pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens.

Finally, Regie will read and perform his writings and poetry on January 18 at Books & Booksin Coral Gables. This event is free and open to the general public.

Season partners and supporters for Tigertail's 33nd season include: Aquarius Press; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; The Children's Trust; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Clarke Foundation; Consulate General of Brazil; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Consulate General of Japan; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Dance Association; Funding Arts Network; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Japan Foundation; John S. & James L. Knight Foundation; JPMorgan Chase; MiamiArtZine; Miami Beach Botanical Garden; 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; 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; Joseph H. & Florence A. Roblee Foundation; Safe Schools South Florida; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; South Arts; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; The Miami Foundation; VSA Florida; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM; Wells Fargo and our many private supporters.