Join OUTCentral Oregon and Hunter Lee Hughes for Open Mic.
In collaboration with OUTCentral Oregon and writer, director, and producer of "Guys Reading Poems," Hunter Lee Hughes, step up to the mic and read your favorite classic poem, or your own personal work of up to five minutes. All community members are welcome to read and attend.
Registration is open to the first ten people who wish to read, and ten additional spots will be open at the event for spontaneous readers.
Hunter Lee Hughes (writer-director-producer) created "Guys Reading Poems" after immersing himself in poetry books left to him by his late grandmother Kathleen. He committed to write and direct Guys Reading Poems with the hope of effectively combining visual poetry with narrative storytelling in a feature film.
Hunter's previous directing effort was the comedy narrative webseries "Dumbass Filmmakers!", launched in 2012, which won four awards at L.A.WebFest, including "Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series." Hunter also wrote and produced "Winner Takes All", which screened at ten international film festivals before being acquired for distribution as part of the "Black Briefs" collection of dark short films. Most recently, he wrote and directed the theater piece, "Nathaniel Quinn, Filmmaker" which had its world premiere at Highways Performance Space in Los Angeles on August 31st.
Hunter's two previous plays, "Fate of the Monarchs" and "The Sermons of John Bradley", were mounted in Los Angeles, with "Fate of the Monarchs" being chosen as "Critic's Pick" by BackStage West and "The Sermons of John Bradley" winning "Best Leading Actor in A Drama Male" by StageSceneLA.com for the 2008-2009 Season.
Hunter's favorite poet is Rumi.