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Oceanside Theatre Presents Evening Of Poetry & Storytelling

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April 27 in honor of National Poetry Month

San Diego Poet Laureate Jason Magabo Perez Presents Homecoming

April, 2023 – Oceanside Theatre Company presents an evening of poetry and storytelling in honor of National Poetry Month with San Diego Poet Laureate Jason Magabo Perez and other local poets. Having grown up in Oceanside, Magabo Perez comes home to share his work and engage with the community on Thursday, April 25 at 7 PM. He will be reading works from his three hybrid collections of poetry and prose and discussing their connections to Oceanside. The readings will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by OTC Board Member and local activist Jimmy Figueroa.

A graduate of El Camino High School and proud alumnus of Oceanside public schools, Magabo Perez is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies at CSU San Marcos. Much of his work stems from his experience growing up in Oceanside as a Filipino-American and child of immigrants. His readings at Oceanside Theatre Company draw from his three hybrid collections of poetry and prose: I ask about what falls awayPhenomenology of Superhero and This is for the mostlessTickets can be purchased through OceansideTheatre.org or by calling the box office at 760-433-8900. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for general admission.

About Jason Magabo Perez

Jason Magabo Perez serves as the San Diego Poet Laureate 2023-24. Magabo Perez is the author of three hybrid collections of poetry and prose: I ask about what falls away, Phenomenology of Superhero (Red Bird Chapbooks) and This is for the mostless (WordTech Editions). Magabo Perez has also written and performed three staged, multimedia performance works: The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito (Kularts, Inc. and others, 2009-2016); You Will Gonna Go Crazy (Kularts, Inc., 2011); and Blue Bin Improvisations: Performing Yonie’s Archive (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and MexiCali Biennial, 2018). Magabo Perez’s work has also appeared in publications such as WitnessThe Feminist WireEntropyMarías at Sampaguitas, and Interim. Previous recipient of a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, former Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Art and Thought, Magabo Perez has been a featured performer at notable venues such as the National Asian American Theatre Festival, International Conference of the Philippines, San Francisco Public Library, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and La Jolla Playhouse. Perez is an Associate Editor of Ethnic Studies Review, Community Arts Fellow at Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies, and a core organizer with The Digital Sala. Currently, Perez is an Associate Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies at California State University San Marcos. Of important note, Magabo Perez is a proud alumnus of Oceanside public schools including King Middle School and El Camino High School. JasonMagaboPerez.art

Event Details: Thursday, April 27, 7 pm – Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for general admission Tickets can be purchased through OceansideTheatre.org or by calling the box office at 760-433-8900.

About Oceanside Theatre Company

Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC), the resident professional theater company operating the Historic Brooks Theater in downtown Oceanside, is a focal point of the Oceanside California Cultural District (OCCD). OTC’s mission is to produce professional theatrical, visual art, and musical productions for the entertainment and enrichment of the community, present educational opportunities in the arts for children and adults, and provide a safe, state-of-the-art public venue for expansion of artistic endeavors in North San Diego County and greater Southern California. OTC produces a four-show mainstage theater season in the 198-seat venue, as well as a Music Series, play readings and various other events in the adjacent black box theater, Studio 219. An important part of OTC’s mission is inspiring and sharing the arts with local youth through the Youth Theater Arts Program, which includes Summer Theater Camps and Youth Theater Arts Outreach in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside during the school year. To learn more visit www.oceansidetheatre.org.

Oceanside Theatre Company | 217 N. Coast Highway,, 219 N. Coast Highway,, Oceanside, CA 92054

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