The Poetry Center and the Office of Student Activities at Passaic County Community College present, “Louder Than Words,” a spoken word performance. The free program will take place on Thursday, March 1 at 1:15 p.m. at the Founders Theater at PCCC (corner of Memorial Dr. and Ellison St.).
reg e gaines, Angela Kariotis and Nicholas Rodriguez will perform their own original work. All three performers have distinct professional backgrounds, and have worked extensively with underserved urban youth, using poetry, dance and music to address social change.
reg e gaines is a two-time Tony Award-nominated playwright and Grammy Award-nominated lyricist, who has published four books of poetry, edited the 2015 poetry anthology, A Year In Ink, and scored the PBS documentary, Senior Year.
Angela Kariotis is a writer, performer, and educator, who teaches at Seton Hall University. Her work encapsulates the legacy of social protest theater. Kariotis’ visceral and fluid presentations have resonated with audiences, and received favorable reviews, throughout the United States.
Nicholas Rodriguez is a Juilliard graduate and Fulbright Scholar, who has taught and performed regionally and internationally. His choreography has been presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jacob’s Pillow and throughout South America. Rodriguez is also a playwright and his poems have been published in the Paterson Literary Review.
Parking is available in the PCCC Visitors Lot at the corner of Memorial Dr. and Ellison St.