2023

Event Description

Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson

Literary Performer & educator, Regie Gibson, has lectured & performed throughout the U.S., Cuba & Europe. Representing the U.S. in Italy, Regie competed for & received both the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone & The Europa in Versi Award in LaGuardia di Como. Himself & his work appear in “love jones”: a film based on events in his life. He is a National Poetry Slam Champion, has featured on HBO, several TED X events & various NPR programs including On Point & Radio Boston. He served as consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts “How Art Works” initiative & “The Mere Distinction of Color”: an exhibit at James Madison’s Montpelier, examining the legacy of slavery. Regie has performed with Castle of our Skins Chamber Music Ensemble(Boston, MA), The Elgin Symphony Orchestra(Elgin, IL), & Lexington Symphony (Lexington, MA). He has composed texts for The Boston City Singers, The Mystic Chorale, & the Handel+Haydn Society. He has received several Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards & the Walker Scholarship for Poetry from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center,. He has received a YMCA Writer’s Fellowship, a Lexington Education Foundation Grant, and is a Brother Thomas Fellow. He has garnered several Live Arts Boston Grants— two to develop his first play, The Juke: A Blues Bacchae which uses elements of the Euripidean tragedy to explore African-American music, history and spirituality. He performs regularly with Atlas Soul: a world music ensemble, Shakespeare to Hiphop, & is co-creator of the Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy: A multi-media performance focusing on the influence of William Shakespeare. He teaches for Clark University & lives in Lexington Massachusetts.

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