Uncultivated Rabbits presents: Project V.O.I.C.E.

Tuesday, January 14, 2010
UC Irvine, Student Center, Doheny Beach A

6:30: OPEN MIC - everyone is welcome!
7:00: Opening Act, Uncultivated Rabbits
7:15: Featured Performance, Project V.O.I.C.E.

Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression) is a national movement that celebrates and inspires youth self-expression through Spoken Word Poetry. Conceived in 2004 by Sarah Kay, Project V.O.I.C.E. encourages young people to engage with the world around them and use Spoken Word Poetry as an instrument through which they can explore and better understand their culture, their society, and ultimately themselves. Project V.O.I.C.E. brings together performance, writing, and a supportive environment to inspire youth to recognize that their views are significant, valid, and necessary.

Sarah Kay, the founder and director of Project V.O.I.C.E. is a Spoken Word Poet who grew up in New York City and began performing her poetry when she was only fourteen years old. Sarah was featured on the sixth season of the television series Russel Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry Jam, where she performed her poem "Hands." She has performed side by side with Spoken Word superstars like Beau Sia, Taylor Mali, Buddy Wakefield, and many others. In 2004, Sarah founded Project VOICE to encourage teenagers toward creative self-expression through Spoken Word workshops.

Phil Kaye, Project V.O.I.C.E.'s co-director, is from Southern California, and has been writing and performing spoken word poetry since he was seventeen years old. Phil has shared the stage with such Spoken Word legends as Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown, and Amir Sulaiman. Phil is the creator of "Beyond Color" – a SoCal lecture series that explores the deep roots of racism and marginalization in modern society. Phil is currently the Head Coordinator of a program called Space in Prison for the Arts and Creative Expression (S.P.A.C.E.), and sets up arts workshops in the Rhode Island Prison System.

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