reg e gaines

Reg is author of three books, "24/7/365", "Head Rhyme Lines", "The Original Buckwheat", and "2 B blk & wrt." on B.A.G. Lady Press. His poetry can be found in the anthologies "Word Up", "Aloud, Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Cafe", "The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry" and "Bum Rush The Page". Reg's own B.A.G. Lady Press has released "Brick City Blues", the result of a 16-session poetry workshop he led as Writer-N-Residence at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in 2001.

In 1993, Reg appeared on MTV Spoken Word Unplugged, the Fightin' Wordz Series and headlined the MTV Free Your Mind Spoken Word Tour. He has performed his poetry on The Arsenio Hall Show, The Jon Stewart Show, MSNBC's Edgewise and Def Poetry on HBO. In 1994, Reg's "Please Don't Take My Air Jordans" was the first poetry CD released by Mercury Records. His Countee Jail Records has released Show & Tell, Hush Project, and film scores including Senior Year, a 13-episode series for PBS.

Reg is a two time Tony Award nominee, a Grammy award nominee and a Bessie Award winner for Best Book/Lyrics for "Bring In Da Noise Bring In Da Funk". His jazz musical, "Other Aspects", was the 2003 Downtown Urban Theater Festival (NYC) Best Play Award winner. Reg served as artistic director for the 2004 DUTF and his play, "Murphy's Law", has been shown at The Cherry Lane Theater in New York.

Reg's theater directing credits include his own "Other Aspects, Blak" by Marcella Goheen, "Mongo Affair"; Aaron Davis Hall's 25th Anniversary Celebration with Miguel Algarin and Amiri Baraka; Regie Cabico's "Straight/Out", Maarteen van Hinte's "OJ-Othello", "Sadico" by Aileen Reyes and The Brick City Playas' "Brick City Blues". His film directing credits include "Underground Voices" starring Saul Williams and Jessica Care Moore.

Reg can be seen in "If Trane Wuz Here" with Savion Glover and saxophonist Matana Roberts. The piece pays homage to the music of John Coltrane and began a 10-city tour in celebration of Black History in February 2006. Reg is Writer-N-Residence for San Diego City College's City Works Literary Magazine Volume 12 and is writer and director for The Instant Theater Project which has performances in July 2005 at The Penn @ Sixth Theater in San Diego.

Reg developed the "Theatricalization Of Poetic Expression" workshops at scratch theatrical (NYC) and has facilitated workshops around the country for the New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival in conjunction with Youth Speaks in San Francisco. Bio is from:

http://www.theworldstage.org/popwe.html#fall17of20

See Grand Slam Champions/1991.

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