Wednesday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and Poetry Event For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
Tonight's host is Regie Cabico & Danielle Evennou
Regie Cabico is one of the country's leading innovators and pioneers of The Poetry Slam having won 3 National Top Prizes and winning The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam. Bust Magazine ranked him in the "100 Men We Love" and The Kenyon Review called him the Lady Gaga of Poetry. He has appeared on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and NPR's Snap Judgement. A former Artist-in-Residence for Asian Pacific American Studies at New York University, Regie's work is published in over 40 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.
Judson Lewis is a poet, performance artist, and Co-Producer of The Encyclopedia Show DC.
Possessing impeccable charm and humor, he has performed in various Universities, performance festivals, coffee shops, summer camps, and street corners. He also suffers from being too sexy (sorry ladies turns out he’s gay).
Known for variety, his work ranges from poems like Chick-Fi-Gay: The Quest for The Forbidden Chickento the performance art (parody) of Iselle Skyhug HeHe. Watch yourself though, after rubbing himself in shaving cream he may just throw the noodles you’re enjoying at the wall.
Our Tribal Statment
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.