Beau Sia @ Urban Voices 2010

Beau Sia
Beau Sia
is a Chinese-American poet from Oklahoma City.

Beau has been featured in the award-winning film Slam and the documentary Slam Nation. As an author, Beau wrote the poetry book ‘A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge’. A few of the anthologies his work appears in, include, ‘Def Poetry Jam on Broadway… and more‘, ‘Why Freedom Matters‘, and ‘Spoken Word Revolution‘.

Beau has two spoken word CD’s, ‘Attack! Attack! Go!’ and ‘Dope and Wack‘. He was a recipient of the California Arts Council Writer-in-Residence grant for Youth Speaks in 2001-2002, and was the lead artist for the Creative Work Fund. Beau has appeared on all seasons of HBO’s ‘Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry‘ and has also performed on ESPN’s 2000 Winter X-Games, Showtime! at The Apollo and the 2003 Tony Awards.

He is one of the original cast members in Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, a 2003 Special Event Tony Award Winner, and has recently toured with Declare Yourself, a project dedicated to increasing the number of young voters in this past 2004 election. He has toured internationally from South Africa to Amsterdam and is currently working on a new theater piece for the opening of the Museum of the Chinese in America in New York City. He is the 2008 recipient of the Local Hero Award from KCET for Asian American Heritage Month. He was recently a part of the ensemble cast of Jonathan Demme’s “Rachel’s Getting Married” released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2008.

Poetry Festival

Joburg: Sat 23 October 2010 @ Bassline , Newtown, 8pm

Cape Town: Wed 27 October 2010 @ Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch, 8pm

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