2014-2015 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

February 7, 2015

Poetry Theatre: A FREE Two-Hour Workshop with reg e gaines

Come watch reg lead 10 aspiring actors, singers and poets through an open two-hour performance workshop. The workshop may or may not culminate in a performance... you never know.

A must-see for all teachers, performers and art lovers!

Free and open to the public. No reservations necessary.

For questions and further information, email Luna's Artistic Director, Cheryl Katz at [email protected].

reg e gaines

reg e gaines

reg e gaines is a Tony Award nominated playwright and Grammy nominated lyricist, Bring in da Noise/Bring in da Funk, a Heideman Award Finalist, The Beatles Killed Jazz, and winner of the 2003 Downtown Urban Theater Festival's Best Play Award, Other Aspects. Directing credits include, Jerry Quickley's, Live from the Front, Marcella Goheen's, BLAK, Regie Cabico's, Straight/Out, Brick City Players, Brick City Blues, Lisa Jesse Peterson's, Lesson On The A Train, Aileen Reyes', Sadico, Underground Voices, and Other Aspects.

reg has four books of poetry including, The Original Buckwheat and Abstract Sax, and appears in the anthologies, Aloud: Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Café, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Bum Rush The Page, City Works Literary Magazine and The Paterson Literary Review. This former Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Champ has read his poems on, The Arsenio Hall Show, Jon Stewart Show, MTV's Spoken Word Un-Plugged, Woodstock '94, MSNBC's Edgewise and Seasons Four/Five of HBO's Def Poetry. His work as a composer includes the score for, Senior Year, a thirteen episode series for PBS.

reg has facilitated his popular, "Is Poetry Theater?" workshops during various residencies including, University of Southern California, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles Windward School, New Jersey Juvenile Correctional Faclity, The Nuyorican Poets Café, Voz Alta Project Gallery, The World Stage, Beyond Baroque, Farleigh Dickinson University, The Rosa Parks Performing Arts Academy, Passaic County Community College, Jersey City Performance Arts High School, Montclair Public Library, LA City Stage and Scratch DJ Academy, co-founded with Jam Master Jay and Rob Principe.

reg's solo performance piece, "The Last Celebrity," premiered at Art House Production, February 2013. It has since been produced in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York and New Jersey, most recently during Black History Month 2014 at New Jersey City University, The Nuyorican Poets Café, The New Jersey Juvenile Correctional Facility and various branches of the Jersey City Free Public Library System. He is currently writing/producing the Hip-Hop musical FREE, scheduled for workshops/performances at University of Wisconsin-Madison and School of Excellence in South Bronx, Fall 2014. reg will return for his seventh season as Artistic Director of the 2015 New York City Downtown Urban Theater Festival.

Poetry Theatre: A FREE Two-Hour Workshop with reg e gaines

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