On behalf of the entire ODI Staff, thank you so much to everyone who came out last night. It was a truly special evening, with so much raw talent, passion, and courage. Carlos Andrés Gómez wowed us all and has truly made his mark on the Dickinson community. Please stay tuned for pictures and more commentary in the coming days. I think we can all safely conclude that Zinn would be proud. As Carlos Andrés Gómez said to us all, he would be proud of how we are deconstructing "his societal fishbowl" that we find ourselves in. Let's make everyday a 10 out of 10, and keep fighting the good fight.
Hope to see everyone at the DEPOT at 7pm tomorrow night. I can personally attest to how incredible this year's student performers are going to be and everyone should be excited for Carlos Andrés Gómez who has performed with the likes of Savion Glover, and Talib Kweli, and stared in Spike Lee's #1 movie, INSIDE MAN. We are going to have great food, great company, and truly celebrate the voices of Dickinson. See you all there.
After some craziness in the office over the past few weeks, we have finally narrowed down who will be performing at this year's Diversity Monologue Contest (ON SUNDAY!). This year's Dickinson student performers will be, Charlotte Jones, Court Noyes, Sarah Welch, Gaven Trinidad, and Fabian Hernandez. As mentioned previously, Carlos Andrés Gómez will be this year's special guest and a guest judge as well! Spread the word and get all of your friends to come out to the DEPOT on Sunday night at 7pm. Hope to see you ALL there!
It's official. This year's Diversity Monologue Contest special guest is Carlos Andrés Gómez. Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, and playwright from New York City. A former social worker in Harlem and the south Bronx and public school teacher in Philadelphia and Manhattan, Gómez has performed at over 200 colleges and universities and toured across North America, Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards. He is a two-time International Poetry Slam Champion, most recently winning the Buffalo/Niagara International Poetry Slam in June 2010 against top slammers from across North America after placing first at the Toronto International Poetry Slam Championships in September 2006. Carlos co-stars in Spike Lee's movie "INSIDE MAN" (Universal Pictures) with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen. Most recently, he showcased his talent in MTV's first ever poetry slam alongside hip hop luminary Talib Kweli. His bio and accomplishments go on... for more information please check out http://www.carloslive.com/.
We feel so lucky to have him as this year's special guest. We just found out also that he has performed with Andrea Gibbson who graced the Dickinson Campus with her outstanding performance this past fall. We are in for a treat. We wanted to announce this as soon as possible, so stay tuned for more info about Gómez. More of our favorite videos of Gómez are to come. Stay tuned!
Auditions will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week! Please feel free to still reach out to us if you are interested in auditioning and we will find you a time. Audition pieces only need to be 2-3 minutes long. Please feel free to comment here with your email address, or email firstname.lastname@example.org!