We're back at the Drake with a special slam featuring TPS Team champ Luke Reece! You'll be treated to one of Toronto's top poets, if not Canada's!
In a failed attempt to escape Presto Luke left his hometown of Mississauga under the guise of becoming a Toronto-based artist. He strives to share authentic and engaging stories with audiences through his work as a producer, playwright, poet and educator. He is the Producer for Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company Obsidian Theatre, along with being the Co-Creator and Operations Manager of Dark Nights conversation series. He continually seeks opportunities to empower and support young-in-craft artists with his collective Little Black Afro Theatre, creating spaces for artists to develop work with and for the communities they come from. After becoming the Toronto Poetry Slam (TPS) Grand Champion in 2017, Luke went on to captain the 2017 TPS team that competed at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and placed first in the country. He also competed in Vancouver in 2018 at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam and placed 2nd. He has facilitated workshops, performed, and hosted events for Young People’s Theatre, Crow’s Theatre, The Paprika Festival, CANVAS Arts Action Programs, Union Station, Playwrights Guild of Canada and the International Festival of Authors.
$7 cover. All ages.
As always anyone can compete in the slam or open mic. Signup at 730pm sharp with the host.
Note we get PACKED at our Saturday night slams so you don't want to arrive much past 730...