(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston presents poet Regie Gibson in a streaming concert on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 8pm ET as part of the “Celebrity Series at Home” Neighborhood Arts Community Concerts virtual concert series. This performance is sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP.
Poet and literary performer Regie Gibson presents his powerful, evocative, and lyrical works in this performance from his home.
Tickets for the digital concert are free with RSVP and are available online at celebrityseries.org/productions/regie-gibson-poet. To browse the entire “Celebrity Series at Home” series and learn more about all of the free and paid performances, visit: celebrityseries.org/athome.
About Regie Gibson:
Literary performer and educator, Regie Gibson, has lectured and performed in the U.S., Cuba, and Europe. Representing the U.S. in Italy, Regie received both the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone and the Europa en Versi Award for Performance Poetry in LaGuardia di Como, Italy. Himself and 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, and NPR programs. He’s served as consultant for the NEA’s “How Art Works” initiative & “The Mere Distinction of Color”: an exhibit examining the legacy of slavery at James Madison’s Montpelier home.
He’s composed texts for The Boston City Singers, The Mystic Chorale, Boston’s Handel + Haydn Society, and received two Live Arts Boston grants for the development of his first play, "The Juke: A Blues Bacchae", in which he uses Euripides’ Greek tragedy to explore African-American spiritual & musical culture. He has received a Brother Thomas Fellowship from the Boston Foundation, and is the co-creator of Shakespeare to Hiphop’s “Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy” — a literary/musical theatrical performance focusing on the life, works, and lasting influence of William Shakespeare.
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. The Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 81 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience—on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods–everywhere.
Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2020-21 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, and to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose generosity supports Arts for All! and help fulfill our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. Individual and Institutional supporters include the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, Leslie & Howard Appleby, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Coxe, Amy & Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., First Republic Bank, Foley & Lardner LLP, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, George & Lizbeth Krupp, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Outside the Box: A Production of the Boston Arts Summer Institute, Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation, Anonymous, and many others.
Arts for All! programs are also made possible by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds of the Celebrity Series of Boston.