Ignite: Capturing Fire Opening Ceremony
June 8, 2018
IGNITE: CAPTURING FIRE OPENING CEREMONY
STOKED: QUEER ANTHOLOGY READING
In Woolly's Smith/Melton Rehearsal Hall
FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 // 7 PM - 9 PM
HOSTED BY REGIE CABICO
Kick off Capturing Fire’s eighth year with electrifying performances from some of North America's most established slam poets! The evening will also include readings from Stoked Words, Capturing Fire’s landmark anthology of queer literary performance.
About Regie Cabico
REGIE CABICO, a pioneer of spoken word, is a Washington, D.C.-based poet and theater artist. He is the first openly queer and Asian slam poet to take top prizes in the 1993, 1994, and 1998 National Poetry Slams and won the 1993 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam. Television credits include 2 seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam, NPR's Snap Judgement, Tedx Talk, MTV's Free Your Mind. His work appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Mr. Cabico received 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 named Regie Cabico the "Lady Gaga of Poetry" and he has been listed in BUST Magazine's “100 Men We Love.” He has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and through Howard Zinn's Portraits Project at NYU, and performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco.