Arts & Teens Workshop: Comedic Poetry
May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts & Teens: Comedic Poetry takes place on May 28th from 5:30-7:30PM central with writer and performer Timothy David Rey!
Arts & Teens workshops are low-key, interactive, and free to ALL teens of all experience levels. Meet creators, make something, and leave inspired. Brought to you by the Urban Gateways Teen Advisory Council.
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Timothy David Rey is a writer/ performer who works in poetry, plays, and monologue (both fictional and autobiographical). He teaches creative writing and performance throughout the city of Chicago and its suburbs.
He is a 2015 Semi-Finalist for the Guild Literary Complex’s Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award, and one of the winners of Project Exploration (The Poetry Center of Chicago 2004). He is the co-founder of the LBGT Solo Performance Showcase, Solo Homo (2002-2011). Timothy’s plays and performances pieces have been seen and heard at venues throughout Chicago as well as out of state and in Panama (translated into Spanish).
Timothy’s writing has appeared in magazines and journals including Musings During A time of Pandemic: A World Anthology of Poems on COVID-19 and I Can’t Breath: A Poetic Anthology of Fresh Air (both edited by Christopher Okemwa, Ph.D., 2021) and Black Horse Review. ‘His book of poetry and performance, Little Victories, was published in 2012 by NewTown Writers Press. Timothy has performed at the Poetry Foundation, Steppenwolf Theater (Lookout Series), New York City’s International Fringe Festival, New York Shakespeare Exchange ‘Voices’ project, as well as The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts.
Special thanks to Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for Arts & Teens workshops and Urban Gateways Teen Advisory Council programming!